BEAUTY CARE

Topganic, Unilever honored for new hair and ethnic products at ECRM event

BY Antoinette Alexander

ATLANTA — Topganic, a New York-based provider of natural hair care products, was the winner of this year’s Drug Store News Best New Product award for its Brazil Nut Oil Intensive Hair Mask with Keratin.

The award was presented during ECRM’s 2015 Hair & Ethnic event, held June 16 to 18 in Atlanta, and was specifically for products in those categories. Unilever took the finalist slot for its Just for Me prewash softening detangler.

The two products were selected from among eight entries, which were displayed in the ECRM hospitality area throughout the event. Buyers cast their votes based on product innovation and packaging.

Topganic’s hair care line combines natural oils, extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea to provide a natural approach to protect and nourish hair. Its shampoos, conditioners, masks and other products work to prevent further damage from chemicals, heat styling and pollution, according to the company. Accepting the award for Topganic was Elizabeth DeMaria, EVP.

Unilever’s Just For Me! hair care products are specifically formulated for the needs of children aged 5 to 14 years old. They were developed to clean and moisturize hair, reduce breakages and ease tangles. Frank Carlesimo, consumer brand planning manager – hair care category, accepted the Finalist award for Unilever.

“We congratulate Topganic and Unilever on their well-deserved awards at this year’s event,” stated Lisa Carrillo, SVP of HBC for ECRM. “We’re proud to work with Drug Store News to showcase these companies’ achievements.”
 

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Coty’s interim CEO Bart Becht to remain on board

BY Antoinette Alexander

Bart Becht, interim CEO of Coty

NEW YORK — Beauty brand Coty has announced that Bart Becht will remain interim CEO of Coty, and will also continue in his role as chairman.

Elio Leoni Sceti, who was planned to assume the role of CEO in July, has reconsidered and decided not to join Coty, the company stated.

“After further discussion, the Coty board of directors determined that leadership continuity is critical in ensuring the continued success of Coty’s strategy implementation. We certainly understand Elio’s decision not to join Coty as planned, thank him for his professionalism throughout this process and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” stated Peter Harf, director and chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of Coty.

Becht was appointed interim CEO in September 2014, following the departure of former CEO Michele Scannavini for personal reasons.

Before joining Coty, Becht served as CEO of Reckitt Benckiser from 1995 to 2011. Becht also held a variety of marketing, sales and finance positions at Procter & Gamble.
 

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Loma Lux Laboratories gets a makeover

BY Antoinette Alexander

CLEVELAND — Loma Lux Laboratories has unveiled new packaging that spotlights its patented, natural mineral technology formulations that, according to the company, have been clinically validated and dermatologist-developed to relieve the skin inflammatory disorders of acne, eczema and psoriasis.  

Loma Lux products are taken internally to help attack skin disorders at their source, gently stimulating the body’s own recovery response. The complete Loma Lux Laboratories line up includes:

•    Loma Lux Acne Pill helps relieve all types of acne. It is designed for all ages and has a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 60 count;
•    Loma Lux Eczema Pill helps relieve itch for adults and children. It has a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 60 count; and
•    Loma Lux Psoriasis to relieve itching, redness and scaling. It has a suggested retail price of $29.99 for 8 fluid ounces.
 

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