Dove makes waves with new body washes
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Unilever’s Dove brand is releasing in August its new body washes with NutriumMoisture technology.
“For over 50 years, Dove has led innovations in the skin care industry and the introduction of NutriumMoisture technology continues that tradition,” stated K.P. Ananth, Unilever principal research scientist. “We are thrilled our extensive research and testing has allowed us to be the first brand to minimize lipid damage with a liquid cleanser in order to provide intensive moisturizing benefits that strengthen and smooth skin.”
According to the manufacturer, NutriumMoisture fuses the cleansing benefits of DEFI (Directly Esterified Fatty Isethionate) technology found in the Dove Beauty Bar with a new moisturizing complex that cares for surface skin 10 layers deep. Unlike other body washes, the technology takes a dual approach to healthy skin by preserving both proteins and lipids during cleansing.
According to a four-week clinical study, the new Dove Body Wash collection with NutriumMoisture has been shown to significantly reduce dryness and improve moisturization in three weeks, reverse dryness in one week and offer a more even skin tone, according to Unilever.
The Dove Body Wash collection with NutriumMoisture technology will be offered in Deep Moisture, Sensitive Skin and Gentle Exfoliating variants.
Ulta welcomes newest director to board
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. Ulta has announced the election of Lorna Nagler to its board of directors, filling a spot vacated by Gerald Gallagher, whose term expired on June 17.
Nagler, an independent member of the board, currently serves as president and CEO and a member of the board of Christopher & Banks Corp., a specialty retailer of women’s clothing. Previously, she was president of Lane Bryant from 2004 to 2007 and president of Catherine’s Stores from 2002 to 2004, both of which are divisions of Charming Shoppes Inc. Prior to 2002, she held various senior retail management positions with Kmart and Kids R Us, as well as Montgomery Ward and Main Street department stores.
Mintel Beauty Innovation eyes trends in sun care sector of beauty industry
CHICAGO The sun care market is heating up as the newest sun-blocking products are much trendier and easier to apply than their predecessors, according to recent research by Mintel Beauty Innovation, which globally tracks new beauty and personal care launches.
“Sunscreen faces tough competition from skin care and make-up enhanced with UV protection,” stated Taya Tomasello of Mintel. “In the past 12 months, 1-in-10 new cosmetic and skin care launches contained sun-blocking ingredients. Especially now as people try to save on personal care, products that offer multiple benefits have an upper hand. Manufacturers need to show that their sunscreens provide the best UV protection, while being fun to use, convenient and good for the skin.”
Some of the trends taking place within the sun care market, according to Mintel, include:
- Spray-on sunscreen: Mintel reports that 18% of sunscreen products launched in the past year came in an aerosol can.
- Powdered sun care: The next wave of sun protection could come in powder form. This format is currently seen from a few brands like Bare Escentuals and Peter Thomas Roth, Mintel noted.
- More natural ingredients: New sun protection products claiming “botanical” or “herbal” have steadily increased in prevalence since 2005; so far in 2009, these claims have appeared on nearly 1-in-3 launches tracked by Mintel Beauty Innovation.
- Skin care-inspired sunblock: Claims such as “moisturizing,” “oil-free” and “anti-aging” increasingly appear on new sunscreen products.