color indicator signal; and Keratin Leave-In Conditioner, which helps to detangle
while rebuilding strength and elasticity
into distressed hair.
Not only is the chemistry advanced, so
is Optimum Advanced’s packaging. The
relaxer, for example, comes in a stand-up
pouch which cuts down on contamination, and the leave-in conditioner has a
trigger-style pump designed to be much
more user friendly in the salon setting.
And there’s another plus: the relaxer has
no unpleasant odor, which should be
more than welcome by any salon team,
not to mention their customers.
A stylist’s recommendation matters, but
when it comes to skin care, advice on what
product to use often comes from sources
closer to home. Mom’s go-to fade cream or
an ever-present brand of cocoa butter bar
in the bathroom has signaled efficacy to
the next generation of consumers.
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quinone with alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates skin and vitamin E that fights
free radicals from the environment. This
triple combination product is highly effective at fading dark marks,” said Chen.
Ambi is also addressing specific oiliness and sensitivity issues with the recent
launch of Ambi Essentials Gentle Cleanser.
“This is the starting point for African
American facial care,” asserted Chen.“Our
studies have shown that African American
facial skin is extra oily and more sensitive.
This new cleanser provides deep cleaning
down to the pores without over-drying
sensitive African American facial skin. The
skin is left feeling wonderfully soft and
smooth, because it is specially formulated
for sensitive skin and it is soap free.”
According to Chen, who in her role at
J&J is also skin of cultures (SOC) platform
leader, the scientific community has taken
a greater focus on bio-diversity of skin and
has increased its knowledge of the under-
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