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Banana Boat celebrates summer with daily giveaways

BY Antoinette Alexander

SHELTON, Conn. — Banana Boat sun care has kicked off its "101 Days of Summer" daily giveaway of prizes to help educate families on how to best protect themselves this summer.

The 101 daily prizes, will be awarded to fans on Facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand and Twitter at @BananaBoat. Prizes, which include Banana Boat product, beach totes, beach towels, gas cards and Visa gift cards, range in value to upward of $300.

With the help of The Skin Cancer Foundation and sun experts, Banana Boat will share advice and sun safety tips with families across the country and encourage them to get "Sun Certified."

Earlier this spring, Banana Boat set out to raise $101,000 for The Skin Cancer Foundation by getting 101,000 consumers "Sun Certified" this sun season. Each consumer who takes a short Sun 101 quiz on the Banana Boat Facebook page receives a "Sun Certified" badge to feature on his or her profile, and triggers a $1 donation to support The Skin Cancer Foundation’s education initiatives.

As part of its education initiative, Banana Boat also is teaming up with sun care experts, including two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and U.S. Women’s Soccer Team captain Christie Rampone, dermatologist Julie Karen and family lifestyle expert Amy Goodman. Over the course of the summer, these experts will share advice and host live conversations on the Banana Boat Facebook page.

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Costco to carry Lily.B eye cream

BY Antoinette Alexander

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The maker of Lily.B, a line of natural skin care products, has inked a partnership with Costco to carry its Lily.B multi-action rescue ultra eye cream at a special low price for a limited time at 20 pilot Costco locations in eight states.

"We were very excited when Costco approached us about Lily.B multi-action rescue ultra eye cream. After trying the product and seeing the eye cream placement in Parents magazine, Costco decided to test the product in 20 locations across the [United States]," Lily Blue LLC founder Liz Bishop said. "Through June 30, you can find Lily.B ultra eye cream in select Costco stores, specially priced at $27.99."

Lily.B products are made with natural botanicals and sea-sourced ingredients. The multi-action rescue ultra eye cream is designed to help reduce puffiness and under-eye circles while providing antioxidant protection and all-day hydration.

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P&G sues Vi-Jon over mouthwash bottle

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a private-label manufacturer and distributor of mouthwash for allegedly violating the former’s intellectual property.

P&G claimed in its suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, that Vi-Jon’s mouthwash product carries a bottle and label shape design that is too similar to P&G’s Scope Outlast mouthwash.

The lawsuit seeks to stop Vi-Jon from violating P&G’s intellectual property, including its design patents, trade dress, trademarks and copyright, and to stop the company from selling the infringing products.

"Scope has invested in significant [research and development] to bring this product to market, and we take very seriously issues related to our intellectual property and competitive advantage," P&G Oral Care group president Charlie Pierce said. "Vi-Jon is using and benefitting from our intellectual property, which we developed and promoted at great cost. We’re taking this action to prevent consumers from being misled and to protect our business."

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