Shoppers Drug Mart announces opening of Murale beauty store in Ottawa
TORONTO Shoppers Drug Mart on Friday announced that its new retail beauty store, Murale, premiered on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Place d’Orleans in Ottawa.
The beauty store is the first Murale location to open in Canada and will feature an unprecedented assortment of luxury, dermatological, fragrance and niche brands from around the world.
“We’ve brought the best in beauty brands and expertise together in this fantastic new beauty destination,” Jurgen Schreiber, president and chief executive officer of Shoppers Drug Mart said. “Murale is unlike any other beauty offering in North America with its unique combination of leading beauty and dermatological products and professional, expert services and consultation.”
The beauty boutique will feature luxury prestige cosmetics brands including Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Lancome and Nars, among others, each with their own area for interactivity and application. The store’s fragrance section includes more than 75 men’s and women’s scents from fragrance houses and designers like Prada, Donna Karan, Chloe, Cartier and Etat Libre d’Orange. Offering personalized beauty advice, Murale Beauty Masters will be on hand to assist customers in finding cosmetics and fragrances suited to their needs and also provide expert makeup applications.
Murale’s dermatological area is equipped with professional assessment tools and the latest in topical treatments and nutra-cosmetics, the Canadian retailer stated. Within skin care, Murale will feature Natura Bisse, Vichy, Murad and Darphin.
In addition to leading products, expert consultation and advice, Murale will offer services including the Benefit Brow Bar in Canada and a menu of more than 30 professional beauty and spa services available in two private cabines located adjacent to the dermatological area.
“Murale is a truly unique experience that promises to delight, surprise and inspire everyone to find their own beautiful,” Shelley Rozenwald, president of Murale said. “We’ve travelled the globe to create the finest assortment and we’re thrilled to bring these beauty discoveries and treasures to Canadians. With the opening of Murale, we will debut many exciting exclusive lines that have never been available before in Canada and some first to North America.”
The second Murale flagship location will open in Galerie Place Ville Marie in Montreal on Dec. 7. The company plans to open between five and seven additional locations in Canada in 2009.
XanGo launches Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care brand
SALT LAKE CITY Global nutrition leader XanGo announced today at its sixth international convention here the release of its new personal care brand, Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care.
The brand contains a mangosteen BioActive X3 Complex™, a package of three xanthone-rich ingredients that boast 30 times more antioxidant potency than green tea, prevents inflammation, increases the natural production of collagen and protects the skin from the oxidizing effects of free radicals. The brand also contains toxin-free ingredients and green chemistry technology in self-adjusting formulas.
“With Glimpse, you get a product that is high-performing in its delivery of powerful skin nutrition from the mangosteen,” said XanGo senior vice president Beverly Hollister. “It helps soothe and calm the skin, protect against environmental stressors, and defend against free radicals—all of which lead to aging. Glimpse is the perfect blend of beauty, skin nutrition and natural ingredients.”
Glimpse works for men and women of all ages living in different climates and uses two systems that both include a cleanser, serum, toner and moisturizer for $200. One system is reserved for normal to dry skin and another for normal to combination skin. Glimpse’s self-adjusting formulas change their effects with the changing needs of the person’s skin. The company claims that the more someone uses it, the more its nutrients target specific needs. XanGo’s Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care is available from XanGo’s 1 million independent distributors or online at www.xango.com.
Radius toothbrush celebrates 25-year anniversary
KUTZTOWN, Pa. Privately owned toothbrush and floss manufacturer Radius Toothbrush turns 25 this year. On Nov. 25, 25 years ago, Radius sold its first product‹the Original Toothbrush‹to a New York City retailer who purchased 24 of them. She called back the next morning reporting she had sold out, already had a waitlist for the next order and was going to need more.
This marked the beginning of a successful business that now resides in Kutztown, Pa., though it was created on the British Virgin Island of Tortola and established in Manhattan. Its original president, Kevin Foley, still operates the company, and his daughter, Saskia Foley, recently joined the team.
Radius manufactures various unique styles of toothbrushes, floss and travel cases. New York independent pharmacies initially showed interest in the toothbrushes, and the rest of the country followed. Radius products can now be purchased at Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Shoppe, Duane Reade, Loblaws and thousands of other U.S. retailer locations.