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Dove targets dry skin relief, intros DermaSeries

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Dove is aiming to help those suffering from extremely dry skin by announcing the launch of the Dove DermaSeries line. All of the included products are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and formulated especially for those with the driest skin. Everything from a non-foaming, milky face wash to nourish the skin along to an intensive balm for an instant, on-the-spot relief will be featured in the launch, the Englewood Cliff, N.J.-based company said.

Dove’s DermaSeries also focuses on containing mild skin cleansers, which help replenish skin-natural lipids and uses luxurious textures. Moisturizers found in the line help seal skin’s moisture and contain an active a protein found in the skin called, PPAR. The protein replenishes lipids and improves the skin’s outermost layer. To accompany the launch of the new line, the Unilever-owned brand is debuting the Make peace with dry skin campaign, which is focused on encouraging users to share their personal journeys on the road to skin confidence.

“You see perfect skin all over social media. But not everyone has perfect skin – whether it’s eczema, psoriasis, acne, or whatever, the more we show it, the more people will accept it. Nobody is perfect,” Mercedes Matz, Dove DermaSeries Real Woman said.

As part of the campaign, Dove DermaSeries is launching an Instagram community dedicated to changing the conversation around what it means to live with a skin condition while creating a place of support and daily inspiration for all. Users can participate by visiting @InOurOwnSkin on Instagram, using the #InMyOwnSkinImage hashtag, and seeking further information via the company’s website.

Dover DermaSeries is available for purchase at Target, CVS, Amazon.com and mass drug retailers nationwide.

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Seventh grader’s teeth-friendly candy hits Walmart shelves

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Zollipops, the Clean Teeth Pops are just the latest product to hit Walmart’s oral health section. The retailer announced plans to distribute the product, which was created by 12-year-old Alina Morse, after it was selected at the Bentonville, Ark.-based company’s open call for U.S. products.

“Honestly, I still can’t believe it,” Morse said. “When I was seven I was at the bank with my dad and I had this idea that we could have candy that was good for our teeth and could help people. For Walmart to believe in my product and vision to give back, is so inspiring. And for both Zollipops and Zaffi Taffy to be chosen from the open call just goes to show that kids really can do anything!”

Zollipop’s are natural, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and non-GMO. Each product contains healthy sugar alternatives xylitol and erythritol, and are certified sugar-free by Sugarwise. By helping raise pH in the mouth, Zollipops neutralize acid and help reduce the risk of tooth decay, dental caries and the future development of cavities.

Aside from lollipops, the line also offers Zolli Drops, which offer the same oral health benefits as the lollipops just without the stick. They are available in natural fruit or peppermint flavors.

Zollipops commits 10% of profits to support an increase in oral health education in schools, and helps fight tooth campaign. Morse also has the 250,000 Smiles campaign, which gives away the product to schools and dentists who promote oral health education. Further information can be found on the company’s website.

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Revlon’s president and CEO steps down

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Revlon has announced that current president and CEO, Fabian Garcia will be stepping down from his role to pursue other opportunities. A member of the New York City-based company’s board of directors, Paul Meister will become executive vice chairman of the board and oversee the day-to-day operations of the company on an interim basis. Garcia will be staying on through the end of February to assist Meister with the transition of his duties.

This shift in management comes on the heels of the beauty brand also reporting a sizeable net loss as it works to integrate its previously announced Elizabeth Arden acquisition, into the rest of the company.

“It has been a privilege to serve as CEO of this iconic company,” Garcia said. “I want to thank each and every one of the women and men of Revlon whose relentless commitment and passion for the beauty business have made this company the global cosmetics leader it remains today. I also want to thank MacAndrews & Forbes for their support as we started to transform the company after the Elizabeth Arden acquisition all the way through the most recent launch of the new and exciting ‘Live Boldly‘ Revlon campaign. I’m confident that Revlon will continue to succeed as the company executes its long-term growth plan, which is already having an impact on reestablishing its status as a trendsetter and pioneer in the industry.”

Garcia joined Revlon in 2016, after spending 13 years in various leading roles at Colgate-Palmolive, which included leading the company’s businesses in Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Latin America, Europe and the Hills Pet Nutrition businesses.

Meister has served on Revlon’s board of directors since 2016 and is currently the president of MacAndrews & Forbes. He also was a co-founder of Liberty Lane Partners, a private investment company with investments in healthcare, technology and distribution-related industries.

“I’m thrilled to help lead Revlon during this transition period and I’ve been encouraged by the progress Revlon has made with respect to our extensive transformation initiatives. While we still have significant work to do, we’re putting our iconic brands at the center of our strategy to better position us in this rapidly evolving marketplace. I look forward to enhancing our operating structure, driving innovation, and strengthening the future leadership team,” Meister said.

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