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Dr. Fresh donates face masks, hand sanitizer to Red Cross

BY Antoinette Alexander

BUENA PARK, Calif. Dr. Fresh, a maker of personal care products, is donating 50,000 Infectiguard surgical face masks and 5,000 units of its Infectiguard hand sanitizer to the Red Cross to aid in Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

“With increasing public health concerns including poor air quality, the proliferation of bacteria, and lack of water, something as simple as masks and hand sanitizers can help both earthquake survivors and relief workers,” stated Puneet Nanda, founder of Dr. Fresh.

The supplies are urgently needed to stop the spread of infection from patient to patient in the disaster-hit area. Fresh water is scarce, so waterless hand sanitizers can bridge the gap when traditional hand washing is not possible, the company stated. Doctors and nurses have to treat thousands of patients with open wounds, and thus need protection when moving from one patient to the next. The surgical face masks help to protect the doctors as well as the patients from infection.

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St. Ives gets fresh-faced for 2010

BY Antoinette Alexander

MELROSE PARK, Ill. St. Ives, a skin care brand from Alberto-Culver, is launching for 2010 new facial products infused with 100% natural green tea.

To help shoppers battle acne, there’s the new St. Ives Naturally Clear green tea cleanser and Naturally Clear green tea scrub.

The cleanser promises to help reduce redness caused by acne and is made with 2% salicylic acid to clear blemishes. The daily scrub is designed to prevent blemishes while exfoliating and removing dead skin cells. The scrub is made with 1% salicylic acid.

The suggested retail for each product is $5.69.

Also new under the St. Ives brand is the St. Ives intensive healing advanced body moisturizer. The restorative hydration complex promises to rescue even the driest skin. The formula contains cocoa, mango, shea butters and vegetable-derived glycerin. The bottle contains a minimum 20% post-consumer resin.

The suggested retail price is $4.99 for an 18-fl. oz. pump and 99 cents for a 2-fl. oz. tube.

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P&G’s Jemison to retire

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced that Steven Jemison, chief legal officer, will retire in September after more than 29 years of service.

Until his retirement on Sept. 30, Jemison will serve as officer on special assignment, reporting to Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO.

Succeeding Jemison on Feb. 1 is Deborah Majoras, who currently is SVP and general counsel, and has been elected chief legal officer and secretary.

“Steve Jemison has been an exceptional leader and attorney throughout his career at P&G,” McDonald stated. “He has distinguished himself in labor and employment law. He’s demonstrated remarkable capability by leading in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa — an especially complex legal environment — and by helping to guide P&G’s Beauty business through a rapid decade of growth that included numerous acquisitions and divestitures. He worked with P&G’s board of directors as secretary during a period of significant external changes in governance and reporting. And he has led P&G’s Global Legal organization to leave an enduring legacy. His impact at P&G is significant, and he will be remembered.”

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