ReportersNotebook — Beauty Care, 11/19/12
SUPPLIER NEWS — Pacific World’s at-home gel polish brand SensatioNail is gearing up for the holiday season with the launch of a limited edition 2012 holiday collection, SensatioNail Glitter Gel Polish Duos. Debuting in three festive shades — Confetti Glitz (steel gray/silver glitter), Champagne Cocktail (black/gold glitter) and Midnight Kiss (deep red/red glitter) — each set offers a traditional gel manicure with light-reflecting, sparkling effects.
NYX Cosmetics has announced new retail partnerships with Ricky’s NYC and PacSun. In early October, NYX launched into all 619 PacSun store locations, selling NYX in all three categories of the California-based company’s retail locations. Featured products include Glam Shadow Stick, Mega Shine Lip Gloss, Super Skinny & Super Fat Eye Marker, Roll on Eye Shimmer, Fabulous Eye Lashes and Studio Liquid Liner, and Liquid Crystal Liner.
In mid-October, NYX Cosmetics launched into Ricky’s NYC and will initially be sold in 28 stores. Ricky’s is the first major retailer in the heart of New York City to carry the NYX line, offering more than 384 SKUs, featuring products such as The Curve, Roll on Eye Shimmer, Soft Matte Lip Cream and Collection Noir.
Somersets, a line of shaving and skin care products from the U.K. that made its U.S. debut earlier this year at NACDS Marketplace, has officially announced its arrival in the United States.
The brand’s launch in the United States is marked with the unveiling of 11 products and is supported by the launch of a new website at Somersets.com.
Somersets already has been ordered by Duane Reade and Shopko, and is available now at DrugStore.com and Somersets.com. The suggested retail price ranges from $6.99 to $14.99.
RETAIL NEWS — Ulta Beauty has appointed Scott Settersten, VP accounting, as acting CFO. Settersten replaces Bruce Hartman, who resigned from his position as CFO by mutual agreement with the company.
The company has initiated a search for a permanent CFO. Settersten will be considered for the permanent CFO position.
New products provide value-added benefits
Sales of facial anti-aging products continued to slip — perhaps as consumers continue to watch their spending or try to navigate the inundated anti-aging market — while sales of facial moisturizers experienced an uptick, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group.
Sales of facial anti-aging products for the 12 weeks ended Oct. 7 slipped nearly 2% at total U.S. multi-outlets, which covers supermarkets, drug stores, mass market retailers (including Walmart), military commissaries, and select club and dollar retail chains, according to SymphonyIRI. Sales of facial moisturizers rose about 3.5% during that same period.
Looking to drive sales at retail, manufacturers continue to churn out products that promise to deliver added benefits and greater results.
One example is Vichy Laboratoires, which launched in October its new Normaderm Total Mat moisturizer to target all causes of shine — even sweat — for an eight-hour clean-skin feeling. Normaderm Total Mat is designed to produce an immediate and lasting matte effect by absorbing excess sebum and sweat on the skin. It contains salicylic acid in a 0.5% concentration as an exfoliating agent. Normaderm helps to unclog pores and clear imperfections, and has a retail price of $24.50.
Vichy also launched in October its new ProEven Daily Eye Corrector to target all signs of dark circles and uneven tone while addressing excess melanin at the skin surface for a more unified and rejuvenated appearance. ProEven Daily Eye Corrector has a price of $39.50.
Boots No7, which is celebrating its 77th anniversary, is shaking up the typical three-step daily skin care routine with the introduction of a new two-step cleansing and moisturizing system — No7 Beautiful Skin — that eliminates the need for a toner. In addition, the brand continues to focus on anti-aging with a new range for mature skin — No7 Lift & Luminate — that includes day, night and eye creams.
Boots brand products are available in the United States at Target, Target.com, ShopBootsUSA.com and Drugstore.com, with select No7 skin care in Ulta Beauty.
In addition, Specific Beauty — a skin care brand developed by Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, a certified dermatologist who focuses on “multihued skin tones” — has expanded its portfolio with the new Professional Moisture Complex. The patented, paraben-free moisture complex works to hydrate, calm, soothe and brighten the skin. The manufacturer’s SRP is $19.99.
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Salon looks for less
NEW YORK — Marrying its successful Salon Effects real nail polish strips with the popular gel polish, Coty’s Sally Hansen brand has once again brought innovative technology to the mass market with its new Salon InstaGel Strips.
The breakthrough technology, which is excusive to Sally Hansen, features UV-cured real polish appliqués. How it works: Cleanse nails and apply the nail polish strips, then apply the gel top coat. Cure nails under the Mini LED light and swipe nails with the cleaning pad. The strips are available in 16 solid colors and eight designs.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, dollar sales of nail care products in the mass market is expected to reach $2 billion in 2016, according to the recent “The Nail Care Market in the U.S.” report from market research firm Packaged Facts. Contributing to the explosive growth of the category: DIY professional-effect nail products.