Nix launches pesticide-free version of lice infestation treatment
LANGHORNE, Pa. Insight Pharmaceuticals, makers of Nix, on Wednesday announced the addition of a pesticide-free solution to its roster of Nix products. The new Nix PF is clinically proven to safely and effectively eliminate lice without the use of traditional pesticides.
The new Nix PF lice elimination kit includes a safe, effective and easy-to-use spray that is formulated with essentials oils, which work to suffocate lice and make lice and their eggs easy to remove. The Nix PF kit also comes with a two-step metal comb.
Peak seasons for lice outbreaks typically run from August through October—when kids are heading back to school from summer break—and in January, after the holiday vacations.
FDA, CSI recall lots of acne ointments
ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the recall of all lots of an anti-acne ointment after samples were found to contain Burkholderia cepacia bacteria.
The FDA and CSI USA announced the recall Thursday. It affects all lots of 1-ounce tubes of acne cream containing 10 percent benzoyl peroxide sold under several store brands, including Dollar General’s DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, Kroger Acne Gel 10 Percent Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication and Walmart’s Equate: Medicated Acne Gel.
CSI has said the risk to healthy users of the cream is low, but people with skin injuries or suppressed immune systems could be at risk. So far, however, no complications have been reported.
The recall does not affect any other acne medications sold at Dollar General, Walmart or Kroger.
Colomer relaunches Fanci-Full hair color line
NEW YORK Colomer USA has relaunched its Fanci-Full line of temporary hair color and has developed a new Web site.
The relaunch marks the first major update to the brand since its original debut in 1932.
The revamped line is a thicker, mess-proof formula that promises improved color results, added shine and enhanced hair volume. The new formula also has a fresh citrus fragrance. To give it a more modern look and feel, and to help it stand out among the sea of hair coloring boxes on the shelf, the 9-ounce bottle is dressed in a hot pink hue and features a custom cap.
Beginning in November, the company is promoting the relaunch with the tagline “Never Have a Gray Day,” and is targeting women aged 35 to 54. A new Web site is slated to launch later this week.
All six shades—Bashful Blond, Black Radiance (formerly Black Rage), Chocolate Kiss, Frivolous Fawn, Plush Brown and White Minx—are now hitting store shelves with a suggested retail price of $5.99.