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Unilever’s CFO to leave company by year-end

BY Antoinette Alexander

LONDON Unilever CFO, James Lawrence, will leave the company at the end of the year, the company announced on Thursday. A successor has not yet been named.

Lawrence, who joined the company in September 2007, will make himself available in the New Year to facilitate a smooth transition.

“It’s been an excellent time for me and I have made many good friends among my colleagues in the company. I’m delighted that Unilever is in such great shape for our shareholders and, having seen the company through an important period of transition, I’m now looking forward to pursuing new opportunities,” Lawrence stated.

Added Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, “We’d all like to thank Jim for the valuable experience and perspective he brought to Unilever during an important period in the company’s development. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”

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Garnier to ‘lift’ hair into 2010 with HerbaShine

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Garnier is taking haircolor to a new level in 2010 with the launch of its new Garnier HerbaShine color creme with bamboo extract, the first and only ammonia-free haircolor with bamboo extract that offers a “soft lift” in color in 10 minutes.

The product is neither a semi-permanent nor a demi-permanent, but is what Garnier refers to as a “soft lift” (level 2+) because it can lift hair up to a single level, covers gray (up to 70%) and provides natural results without an obvious root line. To give hair natural shine and softness, Garner HerbaShine is formulated with natural bamboo extract, avocado oil and shea butter.

There are 18 shades to choose from brilliant blondes, dimensional browns, reds and tones that turn on high shine. 

The new Garner HerbaShine will be available beginning December 2009/ January 2010 and will have a suggested retail price of $7.99.

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Rimmel launches new products for 2010

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Coty Inc.’s Rimmel London is celebrating spring 2010, which marks the makeup brand’s 10th year in the United States, with its biggest spring launch comprised of seven new products for eyes, lips, nails and face.

For voluminous lashes there’s the new MaxVolume Flash Mascara that promises to deliver 14 times more volume. The mascara also features a super-sized brush that is Rimmel London’s biggest brush ever. The mascara is available in black and extreme black and retails for $7.19 each.

To give eyes a pop of color there’s the new Mono Eye Shadow in six new glam shades: Glam Ice, Spicy Bronze, Posh Peacock, Night Jewel, Royal Violet and Celestial Sapphire. The price is $3.49 each.

For lips, there’s the new Moisture Renew Lip Colour available in 24 shades. The lipcolor is packaged in an elegant metallic purple case and the formula is developed with SPF 18 and a Self Adapting Moisture Complex that features hylaronic acid, collagen and vitamins A, C and E. The price is $6.79 each.

To give lips a royal gloss there?s the new Royal Gloss Delicious Lipgloss in 10 shades. The formula is enriched with vitamins A, C and E and is packaged in a larger-sized tube. The price is $4.99 each.

For face, there’s the Blendable Blush (in four shades) and Blendable Blush & Highlighter (also in four shades) for $4.99 each. To give skin a sun-kissed glow there’s also the Maxi Bronzer for face and body. The bronzer is available in three shades and is priced at $7.99 each.

For nails the Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel comes in 31 trend, traditional and French manicure shades plus a Base & Top Coat. The price is $3.99 each.

The new spring 2010 products will be in full distribution by March.

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