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16th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards to be held March 19

BY Antoinette Alexander

PARIS — The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced that they will present the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards to five women scientists on March 19 in Paris.

The event will be held at 14 rue Royale in Paris with the five Laureates and 15 International Fellows in attendance. It will reveal the findings of a report on the current status of women in science. Compiled by the Boston Consulting Group for the L’Oréal Foundation, the status report addresses the underrepresentation of women in the scientific professions and underscores the fact that the situation has improved only slightly over the past 10 years.

On the evening of March 19th at the Sorbonne in Paris the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2014 Awards Ceremony will be held in honor of the five Laureates and 15 International Fellows. It will be presided over by professor Günter Blobel, Nobel Prize in Medicine. Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, and Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L’Oréal and chairman of the L’Oréal Foundation, will be in attendance.

Throughout the program’s 16-year history L’Oréal and UNESCO have worked to support the advancement of women researchers. Every year the program pays tribute to exceptional women scientists and highlights their contributions to changing the world. Since 1998 the program has recognized more than 2,000 women around the globe (82 Laureates, including two who later won the Nobel Prize, and 1,920 Fellows).

Awardees honored for major scientific advancements that are helping solve some of society’s greatest challenges, including cancer, depression and addiction.

A network of more than 1,000 international scientists nominated candidates for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. An independent jury chaired by Blobel and composed of 12 eminent members of the international scientific community then selected the five Laureates.
 

 

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Derma e introduces sunscreens for face and body

BY Antoinette Alexander

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Skin care company derma e has introduced its first sun care products — Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion and Body Lotion.
 
“Now more than ever, consumers aren’t compromising when it comes to the health of their bodies and the health of their skin,” stated Jennifer Norman, VP of marketing for derma e.  “It’s a minor miracle to have developed such incredible natural sun care formulas combining chemical-free, nanoparticle-free SPF 30 and potent antioxidant protection, delivered with a sheer look on skin and a lightweight feel.”

With clear, nanoparticle-free zinc oxide, these formulas provide chemical-free broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. The sunscreens are fortified with antioxidants vitamin C and green tea, which are nutrients that have been shown to offer an additional layer of UV protection, help skin recover after sun exposure and curtail signs of aging, the company stated.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion and the Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Body Lotion is $19.75 each.  Both formulas are hypoallergenic, clinically tested, dermatologist tested, sensitivity tested, fragrance-free, paraben-free, gluten-free and vegan.

 

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King of Shaves returns to U.S. market with new Hyperglide razor

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — After a two-year hiatus, U.K.’s King of Shaves is back in action and ready to change the manscape of the industry with its new launch Hyperglide razor now available at Target and Target.com.

After four years of research and development, the brand has unveiled the “just add water” razor. It features a water-activated, self-lubricating cartridge that creates its own HydroGel, allowing the user to shave by just adding water. The innovation was originally developed by a U.K. university tech spin-out for use in the medical device industry to aid the easy insertion of catheters into arteries with minimal invasive friction.

“Launching Hyperglide is an iPhone moment for us,” stated founder and CEO Will King. “Competitor razors require a shave prep — gel, foam or cream — to deliver a comfortable and close shave whereas with Hyperglide, water does the hard work. I view our competitors as stuck in the ‘mechanical button phone’ era — pressing on with the old, while we pioneer the new — ‘just add water and shave.’ It’s taken four years and a $8.2 million investment to develop and perfect this technology, which is a genuine shaving world first.”

The new King of Shaves Hyperglide launched in January and is priced at $12.49 for a handle with one cartridge and $12.49 for a three-cartridge replacement pack.

 

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W.KING says:
Mar-01-2014 03:15 pm

We are DELIGHTED to be back in the USA. Having been there since 2000 courtesy, Target, followed by listings with CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade et al, our hiatus between 2011-13 was really upsetting for us, following the fall-out in what we'd hoped would be a great distribution partnership. We look forward to rebuilding our brand with drugstore chains nationwide, and full details on KoS and the USA can be found at shave dot com forward slash USA. Thanks for your support, Will King.

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