South Korean beauty fave TonyMoly puts down U.S. roots
NEW YORK — South Korean beauty fave TonyMoly is laying down U.S. roots. With one store in New York City’s Chinatown, limited product distribution in Urban Outfitters and Sephora and a new website, the brand has opened its second Big Apple location.
TonyMoly is known for its cute, cheeky packaging and value prices, both of which go a long way to explaining the brand’s appeal to teen girls. Indeed, cuteness abounds in the new store, which is chock-full of skin care products, many of which are packaged in fruit-shaped containers and boast natural, often unusual ingredients (such as camel milk). A cooling gel with the essence of bamboo is contained in a green bottle shaped like part of the plant. A face mask comes in a shiny red (plastic) apple.
While the emphasis is definitely on skin care, there are also plenty of beauty items on display, from lip gloss with a bunny face on the cap to a compact shaped like a kitten’s face. A whitening cream is packaged in a round, black-and-white case with a panda face.
Small, white cubbies display products, and there are plenty of testers for trying out items. One display, "Tony Moly Best 8," features the top-selling eight products. A tiny salon for hair styling and makeup is located in the rear of the space.
TonyMoly (a rough translation of the name is ‘stylish packaging’) was founded in 2006.
Target to carry expanded Skinfix line
NOVA SCOTIA, Canada — Skincare company Skinfix announced this week that it would be expanding its line of steroid-free products for eczema, which has been given the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
The line includes the company’s soothing wash, a soothing lotion, eczema balm, hand repair cream and an eczema regimen kit. During September, Skinfix is working with the National Eczema Foundation to distribute eczema kits to consumers.
“Our best-selling natural eczema balm is an effective alternative to steroids, but it’s critical for eczema sufferers to manage their condition daily — not just during a flare-up,” Skinfix president Amy Gordinier Regan said. “Irritant-filled daily washes and lotions can do more harm than good to a healthy skin barrier. Our new daily Skinfix eczema regimen is a natural and effective skincare solution to maximize skin health and minimize flare-ups.”
The Skinfix line of products is available at Target, where products retail for between $15.99 and $23.99.