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Sally Hansen to launch myriad of new hand, nail products for 2009

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Coty Inc.’s Sally Hansen brand is looking to jazz up the hand and nail care categories in 2009 with an arsenal of new and innovative products that will be available in March.

For nails there’s the new salon-style French Manicure Pen Kit, Insta-Dri Nail Color, Quick Care Nail Treatment Pens and the new Nail Art Pen. For healthy hands, Sally Hansen is also launching the new Salon Hand Care Collection.

Beauty mavens can easily create a French manicure at home with the new Salon French Manicure Pen Kit. The pen set features a fine-point precision tip for an accurate French white tip and the second pen is used to deliver soft, sheer color that seals and finishes nails. It is available in Petit Couleur, Le Bon Bon, La Peche Glace and La Tulipe shades. The price is $12.95.

Sally Hansen is taking fast-dry nail color to the next level with the debut of its ?Insta? Collection. Insta-Dri Nail Color is a quick-dry, high-shine nail color that features a new Perfectionist Brush for fast, flawless application with one stroke per nail. Each nail takes just seconds to paint and 60 seconds to dry. For major shine and strength that lasts, the formula features an Exclusive Flexiglass Complex. The price is $4.95 each.

For those looking to turn their nails into works of art, there?s the new Nail Art Pen. The precision-tip pen allows women to instantly customize their nails and toes and is great for creating a custom French manicure as well.  The mistake-proof pen wipes off instantly since it is a water-based formula. It is available in such shades as silver, gold, black, blue and hot pink. The price is $7.95 each.

Sally Hansen has also extended the pen technology into the nail treatment segment and has developed a range of nourishing nail care and repair treatment pens. The collection includes a Quick Care Cuticle Treatment, Quick Care Growth Treatment, Quick Care Strength Treatment and Quick Care Clean-Up For Manicures. The price is $9.95 each.

For healthy hands, there’s the new Salon Hand Care Collection featuring a Moisturizing Creme for Dry, Sensitive Skin; a Severely Dry Chapped Hand Remedy; a Fast Absorbing Hand & Cuticle Creme; and a Two Step Renewal System for the Hands (a hand scrub/brightening and firming hand creme with SPF 20). The price is $7.95 each.

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Bailey steps down from head of Personal Care Products Council

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON The Personal Care Products Council president and CEO, Pam Bailey, is stepping down at the end of the year to assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Serving as interim president and chief executive officer for the Council is Mark Pollak.

“The Council executive committee has been very pleased with and supportive of [Bailey]’s leadership, and I was unable to persuade her to stay. Pam was clearly torn between her enthusiasm for our board and industry and the opportunity at GMA,” said Council chairman, Dan Brestle, in a message to the Council board.

The Council is now searching for a successor. The executive committee has asked Pollak, currently executive vice president of strategic initiatives and assistant secretary, to serve as interim president and chief executive officer.

Bailey assumed her position with the Council (then known as CTFA) in April 2005. Under her leadership, the Council has implemented a rebranding and name change that reflects a broader and more contemporary mission. In addition, she guided the Council through the implementation of the Consumer Commitment Code as well as enhancements to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Program.

“These strategic initiatives have put the Council on a strong footing to play an active role in legislative and regulatory processes at home and abroad that are critical to the success and growth of this industry,” Brestle said.

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Market research shows explosion of new men’s grooming products

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHICAGO Men’s grooming products are not only on the rise but manufacturers are increasingly developing products for advanced male grooming as they try to stay one step ahead of the evolving market, according to new research from Mintel.

According to the provider of consumer, product and media intelligence, so far in 2008 the number of new men’s personal care products in the United States has tracked at more than 500. This marks a substantial increase from 375 products launched in 2007.

Globally, Mintel has recorded more than 3,600 new men’s personal care product launches to date in 2008.

But beyond volume in the marketplace, Mintel has also seen an increase in the number of men’s personal care products designed for advanced grooming.

Specifically, Mintel sees growth in four areas of advanced grooming:

• Lip, eye and hand-specific products

• Make-up and self-tanning products

• Anti-aging and exfoliating ingredients

• Organic, natural and ethical

“In contrast to women’s personal care, the market for men’s grooming is just opening,” said Taya Tomasello with Mintel Beauty Innovation. “Our research shows men are far less likely than women to use skin care products like moisturizers, exfoliants or even body washes. So tailoring new products to the needs of beauty-inexperienced males will help manufacturers expand the advanced men’s grooming market.”

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