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Scandle spa products expands its overseas market

BY Antoinette Alexander

DALLAS Scandle LLC, a manufacturer and wholesaler of massage candles and complementary spa products, has announced the availability of its Scandle Body Massage Candles at Barneys New York, in Japan. The Scandle Body Candle will be marketed under the name LuxuryAroma MassageMode.

“Many retailers are falling in love with The Scandle Body Candle, which produces an all natural, soothing and healthy body oil that can be used to enhance the health of the skin, while simultaneously providing fragrance and ambiance to any setting,” stated Christine White-Stanton, owner and founder of Scandle LLC. “In today’s market we are seeing more and more customers wanting all natural skin care, beauty products, and home products. Our Scandle Body Candles fit that niche perfectly by combining a body lotion that can be used for massage, manicures/pedicures, or as a daily moisturizer with the added benefits of an environmentally safe soy candle that emits less sooth and toxins into the environment than traditional paraffin candles.”

Since its inception, Scandle LLC’s Body Candles and complimentary spa products have become a treatment and retail product in more than 200 spas, boutiques, and retailers across the United States, Japan, Dubai and The Netherlands.

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Personal care co. eos Products expands line, marketing campaign

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Personal care company eos Products, launched about a year ago with environmentally friendly shave creams for women, is now expanding its portfolio to include lip care and is embarking on an extensive marketing campaign to bolster brand awareness.

For 2009, the company is now launching its new smooth sphere and smooth stick lip balms, which are both 95% certified organic and 100% natural.

The smooth sphere lip balms are available in honeysuckle honeydew, summer fruit and sweet mint fragrances. For those looking for a more traditional lip balm package, there’s the smooth stick in vanilla bean, pomegranate raspberry and sweet mint fragrances. The average price ranges between $2.99 and $3.49.

Later this year, eos is planning to also launch a line of body lotions.

The move follows the expansion in November of its shave cream collection. In November, eos added two new SKUs and, in January, added a fragrance-free formulation. Presently, the shave cream collection is available in pomegranate raspberry, lavender jasmine, island blue, cucumber melon, vanilla bliss and fragrance-free.

The non-foaming shave cream is enriched with natural aloe, oat and shea butter to soothe skin and can be used wet or dry. It is packaged in a soft-touch recyclable bottle that won’t leave a rust ring in the bathtub.

To support its product launches, eos has developed a multi-pronged marketing campaign that includes public relations, sampling at events such as the Sundance Film Festival and other celebrity outreach efforts, college outreach initiatives and in-store promotions.

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Drugstore.com partners with fashion designer to promote eco-friendly products

BY Antoinette Alexander

BELLEVUE, Wash. Drugstore.com, an online retailer of health, beauty, vision and pharmacy products, has partnered with fashion designer Jenni Kayne to offer a gift bag full of natural and eco-friendly products for mom and baby.

By visiting www.drugstore.com/jennikayne, shoppers can receive the designer Mommy Bag as a gift with a $75 purchase while supplies last. Kayne, who welcomed her first child late last year, created the canvas pouch as an alternative to a more traditional diaper bag.

Large enough to store products for a quick outing and small enough to store tidily into a stroller or slouchy handbag, the washable bag has elasticized pockets for bottles and snacks and offers a convenient way to keep baby travel basics separate and accessible.

The Jenni Kayne Mommy Bag is more than a $50 value and comes filled with full and deluxe-sized samples for mom and baby. Many of the products are from the drugstore.com Green and Natural store. The products include, but are not limited to:

  • Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion
  • Belly-bar Vanilla Dreams Milkshake
  • California Baby Calendula Cream
  • California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Bodywash
  • Susan Brown’s Baby Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer

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