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Stratum C menopausal skin care solution hits U.S. market

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Surrey, England-based Forme Laboratories, which specializes in menopause dermatology, has brought its Stratum C skin care line developed for peri-menopausal and menopausal skin to women in the United States.

Its proprietary ingredients include high levels of active peptides to double collagen production, combat wrinkles and lines, repair dry, itchy and less supple skin and replenish lost vitamins, the company stated. Chains of amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in the skin, and Stratum C’s active ingredients combine the optimum amount of Matrixyl, wrinkle-reducing pentapeptides, along with four further complex peptides, to hydrate, moisturize and tighten the muscles deep in the lower layers of the skin.

As the aging process accelerates during menopause, the skin changes, which causes fine lines and wrinkles to form. When the skin is less able to retain water, collagen production — which gives skin its thickness and suppleness — decreases rapidly.

“One of the active ingredients in Stratum C has been shown in studies that I carried out to increase the production of collagen by skin cells by up to 70%," stated Ian Hamley, who conducted the research at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Stratum C products contain large quantities of active ingredients to deliver long-term collagen growth and wrinkle-reducing properties, which in clinical trials, have been shown to reduce existing deep wrinkles by 45% in one month, according to the company.

In addition, Stratum C products contain hyaluronic acid, squalane and seaweed extracts to hydrate the skin. This is combined with natural sources of vitamin A and E, derived from apricot kernel and jojoba oils, to replenish the vitamins lost through menopause.

The Stratum C Menopause Repair Serum and Stratum C Menopause Protect Cream are the flagship products.

 

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Sunny Delight testing the waters with new juice drink

BY Ryan Chavis

CINCINNATI — Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announced that it would be testing a carbonated juice drink aimed at consumers looking for an alternative to energy drinks. The product, SunnyD X, is currently available in independent convenience stores and select grocery stores in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

"SunnyD X offers more than the intense taste and 100% Vitamin C you would expect — it also offers a different kind of pick-me-up — carbonated energy that is uniquely provided by a combination of three carbohydrates, as well as seven B-vitamins to help metabolize the carbohydrates into energy," said David Zellen, associate marketing director.  "Simply put, SunnyD X offers the energy teens crave without the ingredients moms tell us concern them, such as caffeine and taurine. It’s a win-win."  

SunnyD X is available in a 16-oz. can and comes in three flavors: orange, lemon line and fruit punch. The marketing plan for the beverage includes sampling at venues and locations of interest to teens, like concerts, sporting events, skate parks and beaches. A new website, SunnyDX.com, also will be utilized.

 

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Report: Proposed ballot measure aims to change North Dakota pharmacy law

BY Antoinette Alexander

BISMARK, N.D. — In North Dakota, a proposed ballot measure is on the table that, if approved, would repeal a 50-year-old section of state law that requires pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists who are licensed in North Dakota, according to a local news report.

North Dakota is the only state in the country with such a requirement and has similar ownership laws for professions such as optometry and dentistry, the Jamestown Sun reported.

The law essentially bans chain retailers like Walgreens and Wal-Mart from operating pharmacies in the state. However, there are some exceptions, including a grandfather clause for chains such as CVS/pharmacy that were in place in North Dakota before July 1, 1963, the article stated.

In order to get the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot, sponsors need 13,452 signatures by Aug. 6, the article stated.

In 2010, proponents gathered nearly 14,000 signatures for a similar measure but Secretary of State Al Jaeger rejected the petitions on a technical error because they with the list of petition sponsors, according to the report.
 

 

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