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Remington supports i-Light Pro launch with new mobile app

BY Antoinette Alexander

MADISON, Wis., and RALEIGH, N.C. — Grooming products company Remington and software development firm Kadro Solutions have announced the release of the i-Light Pro mobile application for iPhone, Android and iPad, in conjunction with the U.S. release of Remington i-Light Pro Intense Pulsed Light hair removal system.

The i-Light Pro is an FDA-cleared, light-based system designed to provide professional hair removal results at home. By utilizing Kadro Mobile, the i-Light Pro product release is supported by a mobile application for an enhanced product purchase and ongoing user experience. 

The i-Light Pro mobile application enables customers to use their iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device to track and manage treatments with the i-Light Pro; join the auto delivery program; purchase the i-Light Pro and additional cartridges from their mobile device; and review product information. In addition, by utilizing the mobile Tone Matcher, potential purchasers can review sample skin tones to determine if the i-Light Pro is an appropriate hair removal system for their skin color.

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Nourish by Sensible Organics names actress Christine Taylor as celebrity ambassador

BY Antoinette Alexander

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Nourish by Sensible Organics, an organic beauty and personal care brand that launches this month exclusively at Whole Foods Market nationwide, has signed actress Christine Taylor to be its national brand ambassador.

In her new role as brand ambassador, she will be the face of the beauty brand and its products, and will help raise awareness about the numerous health and beauty benefits of using 100% USDA-certified organic personal care products.

Taylor may be best known for her starring roles in such films as "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "The Wedding Singer," "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "Zoolander.”

"Christine Taylor is an ideal choice to represent the Nourish brand as our ambassador. She is authentic in her beliefs of living a greener, healthier lifestyle; and as a busy mother of two young children, Christine can speak to her own personal journey of integrating better beauty, health and wellness solutions into her family’s lifestyle," stated Rick Ruffolo, CEO and president of Sensible Organics.

The Nourish line includes organic body wash, organic hand wash, organic body lotion, organic body butter, organic deodorant and organic exfoliating body polish. All of the products display the USDA-certified seal.

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FDA delays new rules for sunscreen makers

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON  — Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register.

The FDA ordered the changes last summer but gave manufacturers one year — until this June — to get the revised bottles on the shelf.

The FDA now is delaying the compliance dates of the 2011 final rule by six months, to Dec. 17, 2012, for products with sales of $25,000 or more, and until Dec. 17, 2013, for products with annual sales of less than $25,000.

“The 2011 final rule requirements are intended to ensure that [over-the-counter] sunscreen products are used safely and effectively. Therefore, allowing adequate time for the 2011 final rule requirements to be fully implemented is in the interest of public health. Our reassessment of the time needed for full implementation of the 2011 final rule requirements supports delaying the compliance dates by six months,” according to the announcement from the Federal Register.

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