cell to cell communication between healthy cells. The end
goal is to protect and repair damaged skin in a new way. The
revolution is not just in concept but in results,” said Dr.
The formulation incorporates the powers of Indian fig
extract and vitamin C ester to stimulate cell renewal while
brightening and evening discoloration plus glycolic, lactic
and salicylic acids exfoliate to reduce the appearance of lines
and wrinkles In addition, this service features two high performance treatment room products: Murad’s Eye Lift
Concentrate and Cooling Recovery Mask. More info:
She’s played some memorable and award-winning roles, includ-
ing Aurora Greenway in “Terms of Endearment.” Now
actress Shirley MacLaine is taking on the role of Coco
Chanel in an eponymous three-hour Lifetime television
movie. The film, which follows the life of the legendary
fashion giant and creator of the world-famous Chanel No. 5
fragrance, premieres Sept. 13.
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare has unveiled new formulation of
its Rembrandt Intense Stain and Canker Sore toothpastes.
These premium whitening toothpastes are enhanced with a
unique blend of high-performance micro-polishing particles
and fluoride and are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) free, which
works to deliver powerful whitening while actively restoring
and strengthening enamel for a healthy and more vibrant
smile. Enhanced foaming ingredients create a rich and
creamy lather, while premium peppermint and spearmint
oils deliver a crisp mint flavor and cooling agents give longer
lasting fresh breath.
To launch its exclusive French-inspired mineral makeup line
Femme Couture, Sally Beauty held an online contest Aug 13-
26 with a trip for two to Las Vegas as the grand prize. Ten
winners were offered a choice of a day of pampering at a spa,
half-carat diamond Huggie earrings, a pair of posh sunglasses, a choice of two different classic perfumes, an elegant gold
bracelet, a designer handbag or gift cards.
Obagi Medical Products, Inc. announced the results of an in
vitro study of its Obagi Professional-C and Obagi-C Rx
Serums at the American Academy of Dermatology’s
Summer Academy Meeting in Chicago in July. The data
showed that Obagi-C Rx Serum (4% hydroquinone, 10%
L-ascorbic acid) provided a more than 10-fold greater
absorption of vitamin C than the leading competitive
product. The Obagi Professional-C Serum (20%) resulted
in a more than five-fold greater absorption of vitamin C
than the leading competitive product, according to the
were proven to have greater stability than the leading
competitor, which is important given that topical Vitamin
C products can be unstable thus potentially making them
“Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and is essential
for collagen production, which keeps skin looking young
and healthy. It’s also very sensitive to numerous external
conditions, so it’s important to use a formulation that has a
high level of penetration and is stable,” said Harry
Agahigian, lead investigator of the study. “The studies
showed that the Obagi Medical Vitamin C formulations
provide much better absorption and greater stability versus the competitive product.”
The patented Obagi-C Rx Early Intervention System is
a complete skin care program that corrects the early signs
of damage to help restore and maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin. Available through physicians, including dermatologists and plastic surgeons, it is billed as the first and
only regimen offering the benefits of both prescription
strength hydroquinone and stable Vitamin C in one comprehensive system.
Obagi Professional C Serums use stabilized ascorbic
acid, the only form of Vitamin C that can be readily
absorbed by the skin. Patients may choose from four different concentrations: 20%, 15% or 10% concentrations for the
skin and a 5% concentration for around the eyes.
Retailer Maurices, part of Dressbarn, Inc., has introduced its
first perfume. Sass-itude features luscious green apple and
tropical fruits paired with raspberry and warm vanilla.
According to Lisa Rhodes, executive vice president and
chief merchandising officer at Maurices, the Sass-itude was
inspired by its customers—small town, but still fashion-conscious consumers with a 20-something attitude.
Maurices operates more than 650 specialty stores in 43
states. More info: www.maurices.com
On Aug. 9, Luster Products, Inc. hit the road on the Beauty &
Innovation Tour, a six-city tour during which the company’s
design team will provide complimentary hair consultations
to consumers. Luster will also provide mini-beauty/style
makeovers, along with free products samples on its Beauty
& Innovation Tour. In addition, Luster will search for fresh
new faces and talented stylists for future advertising campaigns, product packaging and promotions.
Along with daytime activities at retail outlets and popular community events, the Beauty & Innovation Tour will
make nighttime stops at skating rinks, bowling alleys,
night clubs, movie theaters, health clubs and other venues
in each of the six cities on the tour—Chicago, Atlanta,
Baltimore, Charlotte, Memphis and Washington, D.C. The
tour wraps up Oct. 26.