BEAUTY CARE

What’s Hot: Creating a natural buzz

BY DSN STAFF

DURHAM, N.C. —Burt’s Bees has introduced its new Natural Acne Solutions products, positioned as the first and only truly natural line proven to help reduce and prevent acne.

The products, certified by the Natural Products Association, are made with salicylic acid sourced naturally from willow bark. In addition, the products are not tested on animals, are non-irritating and are gentle enough to use every day.

The four-step system includes a purifying gel cleanser (99.4% natural), pore refining scrub (100% natural), daily moisturizing lotion (100% natural) and targeted spot treatment (100% natural). The daily moisturizing lotion is priced at $17.99 each, while the remaining products are priced at $9.99 each.

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La Roche-Posay’s Derm AOX fights skin aging

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK La Roche-Posay has introduced its new Derm AOX Anti-Glycation + Anti-Oxidation serum, which it is positioning as the first product of its kind to fight both major causes of skin aging.

According to the company, the serum inhibits the glycation process and protects against cell oxidation to slow the skin aging process, smooth wrinkles and restore radiance.

What is glycation? Comparable to a “caramelization” reaction, sugar molecules naturally present in the skin adhere to collagen and elastin fibers, hardening them. As the skin ages, these sugar molecules create rigid bridges between fibers. As a result, skin loses suppleness and wrinkles set in. Oxidation is a result of external aggressors, like sun, pollution and stress, which trigger free radicals in the skin. The result is a loss of radiance and vitality in the skin.

The new Derm AOX Anti-Glycation + Anti-Oxidation Serum has a suggested retail price of $55 and can be purchased at select CVS/pharmacy and Duane Reade locations, as well as select physicians’ offices.

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Revlon to offer $330 million in secured notes

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Revlon, whose stock was upgraded by an analyst on improving financials and lower expenses, intends to offer $330 million in a senior notes offering, the beauty company announced on Monday.

The proceeds from the offering of the notes, due 2015, will be used to pay the total tender offer amount of its previously announced move to buy $340.5 million of senior notes due April 2011, and pay premium and accrued interest on the notes, the company stated.

Meanwhile, BMO Capital Markets analyst Connie Maneaty upgraded the stock to “outperform” from “market perform” and stated that the company’s outlook is strengthening and financials are improving.

The news pleased Wall Street as shares of Revlon hit a new 52-week high on Monday.

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