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Sunsilk launches campaign aimed at inspiring women

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHICAGO Unilever’s Sunsilk brand is looking to reach women through its new “Life Can’t Wait” campaign that will broadcast during the Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3.

The campaign, which aims to inspire women to live their own lives to the fullest, features iconographic females Madonna, Shakira and Marilyn Monroe.

“We’re proud to unveil a powerful global campaign that features three truly inspirational icons,” stated Stan Cook, vice president of U.S. hair care operations for Unilever. “They’re celebrated not only for their accomplishments but for living with passion and urgency as well as having the confidence to take leaps of faith, with their lives and their looks. Our hope is to inspire a new generation of women to do the same.”

The campaign, created by DeGrippes Gobe in Paris, was born from the global insight that hair, more than any other physical attribute, plays a crucial role in a girl’s power of transformation and self-expression. It is based on research conducted in six countries with 3,000 women.

Following the Super Bowl, the campaign will rollout worldwide, premiering in countries including India, Brazil, Thailand and Mexico. In addition, beginning on Feb. 4 the campaign will have a presence on marquee billboards in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. It will also be support by homepage takeovers on such Web sites as AOL, TMZ.com and MySpace.

In addition, starting Feb. 1, women can visit www.lifecantwait.com to post their “Life Can’t Wait” moments. A selection of global winners, including one from the United States, deemed the most inspiring will become international Sunsilk icons, and will present the United States in the global campaign.

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Borghese signs marketing deal with Del Labs

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Del Laboratories, which was recently acquired by Coty Inc., has inked a licensing deal with Borghese, a New York-based cosmetic, skincare and fragrance company, to bring to mass a Borghese nail, hand and foot care line.

“I am a very hands-on chief executive officer and I didn’t think I could put together a licensing partnership I would be happy with, but when I met Harvey [Alstodt] and the Del team I knew I had met a partner as high-quality and particular to details [as Borghese],” Georgette Mosbacher, president and chief executive officer of Borghese, told beauty editors during a launch event held Tuesday at her Uptown home.

The collection, which is comprised of nearly 100 SKUs and 48 nail color shades, is rolling out to Ulta and select drug chains, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Longs Drug Stores.

Each product is infused with Borghese’s exclusive Acqua di Vita Living Water Complex. In addition, the line is free of DBP’s Toluene and added Formaldehyde.

The nail color, which is priced at $8 each, is unique in that it features a Dual Curve Tip Brush that is custom designed to hug the shape of the nail.

For nail treatments, there’s Magnetico Adhesive Base Coat ($9), which bonds nail lacquer to the nail surface to keep manicures fresh for up to 10 days; Presto Fast Dry Top Coat ($9), which sets and seals nail lacquer in 30 seconds with a chip-resistant finish that lasts for up to 10 days; Brilliante Base & Top Coat ($9), which is a rapid-dry formula that bonds nail lacquer to nail surface for longer wear; Maximo Nail Growth Treatment ($15), which maximizes nail growth with nail-fortifying collagen, vitamin E and amino acids; Hydrati Nail Moisture Treatment ($15), which restores hydration and increases strength and flexibility; and Duro Nail Strengthener ($15), which builds a protective shield that surrounds the nail.

The collection also includes cuticle treatments, manicure aids such as Finale Fast Set Nail Spray and a range of hand and foot care products.

“This was to get us into luxury and we felt that the time was right,” said Alstodt, president of Del Cosmetics.

Alstodt added that what also makes the line unique is that it is a non-fragmented line so the entire collection will be merchandised together in the store. The displays, which will range from freestanding units to salon presentations, will vary depending on the retailer. National advertising is expected to kick off in February.

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Sinclair & Valentine introduces daily UV defense Skin Nutrition

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Sinclair & Valentine has announced the launch of its newest product, Skin Nutrition with Phytomins Daily UV Defense 25 SPF.

According to the company, what makes the product unique is that it has eliminated irritating SPF chemical screens that can make skin itch or sting. Instead, the product contains minerals like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and ultra-micronized alumina that act as a radiation shield.

The formula also contains Phytomins, which are plant-derived vitamins that promise to help repair previous free radical and UV damage by supplying skin with botanical nutrients.

The product retails for $14.99 and is available at Rite Aid and <a title="www.sinclairandvalentine.com” href=”http://www.sinclairandvalentine.com/” target=”_blank” />www.sinclairandvalentine.com.

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