Catherine Stephany Beauty category director
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DSN names Stephany beauty director

BY David Salazar

In an effort to keep its finger on the pulse of the ever-growing beauty category, Drug Store News has named Catherine Stephany its beauty director. Stephany, a 20-year veteran of DSN, moves into the role from her position as a regional director.

“I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role at such an exciting time for beauty suppliers and retailers,” Stephany said. “As consumers look to retailers — particularly in the drug channel — to keep up with the latest beauty trends, Drug Store News wants to help our readers do the same, and I’m looking forward to helping make that happen.”

The appointment will be accompanied by a more robust beauty section that will feature a column by Stephany and will debut in the magazine’s April edition. It will be complemented by continued coverage of new beauty products and trends in the category on DrugStoreNews.com.

Stephany is based in Chicago, and can be contacted at cstephan@drugstorenews.com. To keep updated on the latest in the beauty category, subscribe to the DSN Beauty newsletter.

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Bubble T Cosmetics channels tea in bath fizzers line

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Bubble T Cosmetics is a beauty brand inspired by the colorful Taiwanese beverage of bubble tea. From that influence, the London-based company has been able to create a range of products that not only look aesthetically pleasing to the eye but also leave the skin feeling replenished, cleansed and hydrated.

Everything from bath fizzers to body lotions is offered by the brand, which crafts its products without the use of parabens, sulphates or animal testing. Including the bath fizzers which come in several varieties — hibiscus and acai berry tea, lemongrass and green tea, and Moroccan mint tea.

Each of the products is packed with antioxidants, color, fragrance, essential oils and the super fruit extract Goji berry, the company said. All consumers need to do to use the product is drop the bath fizzer under warm running water, step in and allow the product to brew for as long as required.

Further product information can be found on Bubble T Cosmetics’ website.

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Philips brings advancement in face, body shaving

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Men’s grooming has taken one giant leap forward with the latest innovation from Royal Philips — the Philips Norelco OneBlade Face and Body. This latest launch trims and shaves any length of hair on both the face and body. Consumers also can create any desired style of facial hair with the tool, which makes shaving simpler for the user with its glide coating and rounded tips, the Stamford, Conn.-based company said.

“Philips Norelco leverages advanced technology and consumer insights to create products that improve people’s lives. Philips Norelco OneBlade Face and Body was specifically created based on feedback from men,” Sasha Markovic, senior director of marketing at Philips Personal Care North America, said. “70% of millennial men groom their body and use multiple steps and different tools. Our own research found that one in two existing OneBlade owners also use their OneBlade on their body, so we created an all-in-one tool with which you can also safely trim and shave any length of body hair, whether on your face or the rest of your body.”

The product’s shaving technology features a cutter that moves at 200x per second, which gives users a shave that is both efficient and comfortable. Philips Norelco’s OneBlade Face and Body contains two blades, one for the face, one for the body and a click-on skin guard, which provides an extra layer of protection in sensitive areas. Also featured is a body comb to trim body in any direction. Each of the blades lasts up to four months, and the battery holds an hour’s worth of styling after four hours of charging.

Consumers can purchase the Philips Norelco OneBlade Face and Body on the company’s website, Amazon, Target, Walmart and other retailers for the suggested retail price of $49.95.

Upgrade kits for those who have already purchased a OneBlade or OneBlade Pro also are available. The OneBlade Face and Body Kit can be purchased on the compnay’s website and Amazon for the suggested retail price of $29.95. The OneBlade Body kit also can be purchased in the same locations and retails for $19.95.

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