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Ennis named president of Revlon International

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Revlon’s board of directors has elected Alan Ennis as a director of the company and president, Revlon International, effective March 1.

He will remain EVP and CFO, a post he has held since November 2006 after having served as SVP, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. In addition to his role as CFO, he has overseen the company’s international business during 2008. He joined the beauty company in March 2005 as SVP, internal audit. Before that, he held several senior financial positions with Ingersoll-Rand Co. 

The election of Ennis will increase the size of Revlon’s board to 11 members. The company will continue to have a majority of independent directors on its board. 

“Alan has demonstrated strong leadership skills and excellent strategic capabilities, and I am confident that he will continue to successfully lead our strong finance organization and that our international business will continue to grow profitability under Alan’s leadership,” stated David Kennedy, Revlon president and CEO. 

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Nature’s Gate launches new lotion

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Nature’s Gate is launching for 2010 its new Glow Lotion, which moisturizes skin while gradually adding a hint of color for a natural looking glow.

The formula features dihydroxyacetone, a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane that won’t wash away with soap, water or sweat. The lotions are enriched with an exclusive blend of seven natural moisture boosters including sodium hyaluronate and vegetable glycerin. To protect the skin from signs of aging, the formula is infused with vitamin E and apricot kernel oil.

The Glow Lotion, available in light and medium shades, has a suggested retail price of $12.99 each. It is slated to hit stores in May.

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Shady Day to offer exclusive sun protection lip balm

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Shady Day, a maker of sun protection wipes and face sticks, has teamed up with the Aim at Melanoma Foundation to offer an exclusive organic sun protection lip balm with a portion of the proceeds from sales going to support the foundation.

The Protect Your Pout lip balm, which is 82% organic, is currently available at Ricky’s NYC locations for $8. 

“The numbers surrounding melanoma among young women are frightening,” stated Jennifer Odell, president of Shady Day Inc. “We hope this new product and our support of the Aim at Melanoma Foundation will help fight the melanoma battle on two fronts. The fact is that more young women are putting themselves at risk everyday by not using sunscreen. And even those young women who protect their faces and bodies need to be aware of the dangers of sun damage to their lips.”

According to recent research released by the National Cancer Institute, the melanoma rate among young women had doubled between 1973 and 1980, and increased by another 50% by 2004. 

The foundation honors the memory of Charlie Guild, a young woman whose life was cut short by melanoma at age 26. Today, the foundation, started by her family, is dedicated to providing direction and focus on an international level to preventing, informing and finding a cure for melanoma. 

The foundation is at the forefront of legislative efforts nationwide requiring access to skin cancer education and protection and for more stringent regulation of sun tanning salons, in particular, requiring in-person, parental consent for minors. In addition, the foundation and its advisors are creating the world?s first melanoma tissue bank to provide researchers with access to actual melanoma tissue samples from around the world for research and study.

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