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CCA Industries ‘pleased’ with Q1 results

BY Antoinette Alexander

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — CCA Industries, whose brands include Plus+White, Bikini Zone and Nutra Nail, swung to a profit during the first quarter.

Net sales increased 14.6% to $7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from $6.07 million the prior year first quarter. Net sales of each of CCA's core brands increased during the first three months of fiscal 2015 versus the comparable period in the prior year.

"We are pleased with our first quarter business results, however we are cognizant that our niche brands compete in highly competitive categories and will continue to require the backing of smart marketing and advertising programs to deliver sustainable profitable growth. We are committed to doing just that in the months ahead,” stated Richard Kornhauser, CEO and president.

Income from operations increased $1.8 million to a profit of $98,596 in the first quarter of 2015 versus an operating loss of $1.7 million reported for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Earnings per share, on a fully diluted basis, were 1 cent from continuing operations versus a loss of 15 cents in the prior year first quarter.
 

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New ReVive Light Therapy beauty devices hits Walgreens.com, Rite Aid

BY Antoinette Alexander

DENVER — LED Technologies has teamed up with kathy ireland Worldwide to develop reVive Light Therapy. The products launched at Walgreens.com and Rite Aid this spring and include skin care devices that offer the latest technology in four key areas: anti-aging; uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation; acne and skin healing.

“ReVive Light Therapy is exquisite. This all-natural anti-aging and skin care therapy is something I truly believe in. Looking your best, from a healthy perspective is powerful. I believe reVive Light Therapy is a unique product that is able to make powerful and personal changes in our lives. These treatments from my experience are exceptional for wrinkles, aging spots, fine lines, sun damage and more,” stated Kathy Ireland, CEO and chief designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.

The FDA-approved products include —

Essential ($69) – This light therapy treatment for wrinkles or acne features 24 medical-grade LED lights. Each system includes a free peptide or blemish serum valued at $39.

Clinical C 60 ($169) – This collection features interchangeable light treatment heads with 60 medical-grade LED lights. There are anti-aging, acne and pain relief treatment kits. Each system includes a free serum or healing balm valued at $39.

Professional Panel System ($349 to 399) – This features four functions in one unit with 302 LED lights. It offers a contemporary and portable design with shortest the treatment time: eight minutes daily. It is ideal for face, neck, chest, hands and back treatments. The system includes all four treatment serums and balms (a $198 value).
 

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Color Wow Root Cover Up goes red

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Color Wow has introduced its latest shade of Root Cover Up — red.  
 


Winner of 28 major beauty industry awards, Root Cover Up is for women who color or highlight their hair. The mineral-powder formula seamlessly covers both gray roots and dark re-growth by binding with hair and perfectly in place until shampooed out, the company stated.

And now it's available in a red shade that has been tweaked and tested over the last two years to work for a variety of red tones, from ginger to copper to auburn.


"Since we launched Root Cover Up, we’ve been fielding countless calls and emails for a red shade. There are so many different shades of red that it’s been a difficult process determining the best combination of pigments to create a versatile blend. But we’ve created a shade that will work on red heads from Jessica Chastain to Julianne Moore to Florence Welch,” stated Color Wow CEO Gail Federici.
 


The new Root Cover Up shade will be available in June for $34.50 at Ulta Beauty, QVC and online at colorwowhair.com
 

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