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Amazon develops luxury beauty store

BY Antoinette Alexander

SEATTLE — Amazon.com is stepping up its game in the competitive beauty space with the launch of its new luxury beauty store.

The new store, which has no doubt caught the eye of competing prestige beauty retailers, features 24 brands, including Burberry, NARS, Jack Black and L’Occitane En Provence. Categories include makeup, skin care, nail products, fragrance, hair care, and tools and accessories.

Earlier this year, the online retailer unveiled a men’s grooming platform, featuring products just for him as well as “how-to guides” and “problem-solvers.”
 

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H.AUGUSTINE says:
Oct-18-2013 02:23 am

Cannot wait to visit the Amazon's luxury beauty store. They will be having great and amazing products. I am looking forward to buy Organic Anti Aging skincare products from this store.

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‘Road to Healthy Skin’ tour wraps up sixth year of free skin cancer screenings

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, has wrapped up its sixth cross-country journey, bringing free skin cancer screenings and prevention information to communities across America.

During this year’s tour, volunteer dermatologists detected 788 suspected pre-cancers and cancers, including 29 suspected melanomas.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and since 2008, the Foundation’s volunteer dermatologists have potentially saved 300 lives — as this is the number of suspected melanomas that have been detected since the tour began six years ago. By detecting suspected skin cancers, often in early stages, the tour and its volunteer dermatologists serve an important role in communities. The five-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98%. The survival rate declines significantly if the disease has the chance to spread. 
 


Over a four-month period, the 2013 tour made 53 stops throughout 13 states, spanning approximately 14,000 miles. Seventy dermatologists lent their time to perform screenings in the tour’s customized 38-foot RV, equipped with two private exam rooms. 
 


The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone older than 18 years see a dermatologist annually for a full-body skin-exam. The Foundation also recommends that everyone examine their skin from head-to-toe at least once a month, looking for any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. A yearly skin exam performed by a physician is important, but it’s just as important to see the doctor whenever a mole changes or grows, the Foundaton stated.
 


The Skin Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, received additional support from BASF Corp., Energizer Personal Care — the maker of Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic brand sunscreens — Leo Pharma and LLumar Window Films.

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La Roche-Posay selects first winner of its ‘Dermatologist from the Heart’ program

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — La Roche-Posay has announced the first winner of its “Dermatologist from the Heart” program in the United States, launched in partnership with La Fondation La Roche-Posay.

Andrew C. Krakowski, a pediatric dermatologist from La Jolla, Calif., has been selected as the recipient of a $10,000 grant in support of his project “MissionSkin.org,” which seeks to create an Internet-based platform for physicians to share knowledge about scar treatment.


Krakowski was chosen out of a pool of applicants who submitted proposals outlining projects aimed at enhancing patients’ quality of life. A five-member panel reviewed each submission and selected Krakowski and his project “MissionSkin.org” as the winner. He was recognized for his achievement at an awards ceremony held in Chicago at the American Society for Dermatological Surgery annual meeting on Oct. 3.


“It is truly an honor to have been chosen as the winner of the ‘Dermatologist from the Heart’ program,” Krakowski said. “As a pediatric dermatologist, I’ve met hundreds of children who have been physically scarred, and I want nothing more than to give them and countless other scar patients of all ages easy access to treatment options that will relieve them of the physical reminders of their traumas, and ultimately, make them feel better about themselves.”


The inspiration for this project came about when Krakowski observed the lack of open discussion regarding scar treatment. This area of medicine has historically been overlooked and under-appreciated, given that scars are often viewed as an expected consequence of injuries.


The goal of “MissionSkin.org” is to be “the first and only web portal dedicated to directly improving our knowledge of scar treatment and revision” according to Krakowski’s proposal. The benefit of the website is two-fold: Scar patients will be connected with local experts in their region, and additionally, dermatologists, burn surgeons, reconstructive surgeons and primary care physicians will have a forum to consult with and educate one another regarding scar treatment options.


This year marks the inaugural year of the “Dermatologist from the Heart” program in the United States, and La Fondation La Roche-Posay has plans to debut the initiative across numerous other countries in the coming years. Through this program, the La Fondation La Roche-Posay seeks to further its goal of making the skills, knowledge and expertise of dermatologists available to the broader public.

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