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The Skin Cancer Foundation salutes two executives at gala

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK The Skin Cancer Foundation held its annual Skin Sense Award Gala on Oct. 12, honoring Al Robertson, general manager and CMO of Energizer Personal Care, and Gabriel Tanbourgi, president of BASF Care Chemicals, for their leadership roles in promoting skin health.

The event, held at the Pierre Hotel in New York, attracted roughly 350 people.

“The Skin Sense Award Gala is always a very special night for the foundation, and we deeply appreciate everyone’s support in making the evening a success,” stated Perry Robins, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “We know that people are well-aware of the dangers of the sun. However, our research tells us that most people still resist making sun protection a part of their lifestyle. Clearly, there is much work to be done, which is why the Gala is so important.”

Showing their support for the cause were actors Kevin Navayne of “CSI: New York” and Tony Sirico, formerly of “The Sopranos,” and an array of notable guests from the fashion, music, food and reality TV industries. Attendees included acclaimed food critic Gael Greene, musicians Sylvia Tosun and Matt White and fashion insiders Richie Rich and Nole Marin.

Sam Champion, weather anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” hosted the night’s festivities. Champion has battled skin cancer and has done much to raise awareness about the disease.

The program also included a special performance by piano iconoclast ELEW, known for his melding of ragtime, rock and pop, called rockjazz. For the first time, the Gala included an exclusive after party.

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Vaseline turns 140

BY Antoinette Alexander

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Vaseline petroleum jelly, which is a Unilever brand, is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a new online campaign and the launch of a new cocoa butter variant, as well as new packaging.

Vaseline petroleum jelly was first discovered in 1859 by Robert Chesebrough, a 22-year-old chemist from Brooklyn, N.Y. Chesebrough traveled to Pennsylvania to study the oil extraction and refinement process and was drawn to a byproduct of the oil refinery process used by the riggers to help aid the healing of cuts and burns: petrolatum. He took some of the substance home with him and, after testing, discovered he could extract a skin-friendly version of the material. In 1870, Chesebrough introduced the product to the public as Vaseline petroleum jelly, and by 1974, it was being sold nationwide at the rate of a jar a minute.

To celebrate its history, Vaseline is compiling the ultimate list of uses by inviting fans to share how they flip for Vaseline petroleum jelly. The campaign coincides with the launch of new packaging that features a flip cap, making it easy to use with one hand. In addition, a new Vaseline petroleum jelly rich condition cocoa butter variant is joining original Vaseline petroleum jelly and Vaseline petroleum jelly baby on store shelves.

The success of Vaseline petroleum jelly can be attributed to its many uses, which range from skin care and beauty to athletic, household and more. In beauty, makeup artists keep the product handy to set makeup in place and prevent red lipstick from sticking to teeth. It can be applied to skin after shaving to soothe legs, to eyelids as a daily moisturizer and all over the body to act as a protective barrier.

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Target salutes beauty award winners

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Beauty shoppers love to hear what editors and beauty addicts have on their must-have list, so it is most fitting that Target has dedicated an endcap to a handful of award-winning products.

The endcap features a sampling of CoverGirl products for lips, eyes and face that have landed awards from Allure, Redbook, CEW and InStyle.

For example, the display features Simply Ageless foundation by CoverGirl and Olay, which was a CEW beauty winner in May 2009, and CoverGirl Outlast lipstain, a winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty.

 

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