volunteering more than 197,010 hours of community service—or more than 22 years of service valued at more than
$4 million—around the world in one month to celebrate
International Women’s Day.
Mary Kay employees, independent sales force members—
as well as their family, friends and the general public—joined
together to make a beautiful difference worldwide during the
Mary Kay Global Month of Service, which was March 8 to
“Mary Kay Ash always said, ‘Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make
me feel important.’ Through our Global Month of Service, we are
touching lives and showing people in need that they are important—and that’s priceless.”
More info: www.marykay.com
•Ladibugs Hair Care is now available at more than 1,000
Great Clips locations across the country, specialty stores and on-
line at www.ladibugshaircare.com.
Developed by a team of chemists and hair care professionals,
Ladibugs Hair Care products include both lice elimination and
prevention solutions ranging from $9 to $22.
The elimination products include Ladibugs Mousse made
from a yeast based enzyme, a natural dissolver of nit glue;
Ladibugs Mint Serum, a non-toxic pesticide-free serum
blended with olive oil and peppermint that soothes the scalp
while eliminating the louse; and the Ladibugs Metal MicroGrooved Comb.
Ladibugs also carries a full line of prevention products.
•Arbonne International, LLC has created an official chari-
table foundation in the US. The Arbonne Charitable Foundation
will be a 501(c)( 3) registered charity and registrations are pending
for foundations in the other three countries where Arbonne currently does business—Canada, Australia and the UK.
Together, the four entities will operate collectively as the
Arbonne Charitable Foundation and will work to drive support
for programs that build positive self-esteem for teens, the company said.
In addition to forming positive and strategic partnerships with
established non-profit organizations, the Arbonne Charitable
Foundation will support a grant program and localized volunteer
events to further its mission.
“We want to align ourselves with like-minded non-prof-
its,” said Wendy Peloso, interim director, Arbonne Charitable
Foundation.“As we work to get the Foundation established, these
partnerships will be a key bridge to success.”
The Arbonne Charitable Foundation has established a na-
tional partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
The partnership will begin with an exciting initial roll-
out of pilot programs that feature the delivery of Arbonne
products and the volunteer efforts of Arbonne Angels—
the Foundation’s corps of donors and volunteers. Similar
partnerships with other outstanding charities will be formed
in Canada, Australia and the UK, the company said.
•Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of Nair depilato-
ries and waxes, has teamed up with Conde Nast for the
“Nair Brazilian Beauty Challenge” to celebrate the smooth
skin styles of the summer season and the launch of new
Nair Brazilian Spa Clay hair removal products for the face
and body. The sweepstakes invites women to highlight great
summer style and new fashion trends to show off radiant,
touchable skin that Nair provides for a chance to win a $2,000
shopping spree in New York City with a Conde Nast stylist,
and the full line of Nair Brazilian Spa Clay products.
•Once again, Consumer Reports is dishing on dishwasher
detergents—and it says
few leave dishware
In its latest tests, the
non-profit group added
hard-water performance to
the ratings of models first
reported on in October
2011. CR began this test
last year in response to
readers’ comments about
a white film or cloudy
buildup on dishware. The
Laundress and Method
Smarty Dish earned the
lowest marks for film and
Powerball Tabs and
Cascade Complete All In
1 ActionPacs earned the highest marks in CR’s Ratings of
nonphosphate gels, liquids, packs, pods, powders and tab-lets. Finish Quantum, top-rated in the last round of tests,
slipped to third place because of its performance in CR’s new
In tests, CR said many dishwasher detergents left food stuck
to plates or pots. Finish Powerball Tabs, the only CR Best Buy,
and Cascade Complete All In 1 ActionPacs, a CR Recommended
product, both cleaned dishes and pots well and dishware washed
in these detergents didn’t have water spots, white film, or discolored aluminum.
Detergents from Great Value (Walmart), and Kirkland
Signature (Costco) didn’t clean very well in either, according to
And, while no type of detergent was best overall, liquids
and gels tended to fall toward the bottom of the ratings, said
More info: www.consumerreports.org •
Consumer Reports has unveiled new test
data on hard water performance of ADDs.