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TruKid introduces non-toxic hair care and bath products

BY Adam Kraemer

TruKid, recent winner of a 2008 iParenting Media Award, has announced the launch of its all natural hair care line, featuring products such as Silly Shampoo, Cool Conditioner, Dancing Detangler and Bubbly Body Wash.

TruKid founder—and mother of six—Jennifer Adams Bunkers said, “We think of our skin as a line of defense against toxins and pollution in the environment, but that is not the case. Our skin is a gateway for everything going into our bodies and blood stream. All TruKid products are free of toxins such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), phthalates and synthetic fragrances because skin absorbs a big percentage of everything we put on it.”

Made with all natural, soothing ingredients such as pro-vitamin B5, aloe and scented with beneficial, essential oils, the product line is designed for kids to develop healthy habits by using color-coded products and easy to read symbols for body, face, and hair so kids can recognize each product and its use.

“All of my products are made with kids in mind,” Adams Bunkers stated. “My kids don’t like the herbal smell that usually comes with being an ‘all-natural’ brand, so I made sure all TruKid scents were fun, light and most importantly, kid-approved.”

With the commitment of chemical free products, the company stated, comes affordable prices. All products of the new hair care line are about $10 or less and come in 8 oz and travel sizes.

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Revlon hires Westman as global artistic director

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Revlon has signed makeup artist Gucci Westman to serve as global artistic director, providing Revlon with expertise on new products, shade development and working on set with Revlon’s global brand ambassadors.

“Gucci brings tremendous talent and insight on trends in makeup and fashion to Revlon. We are looking forward to working closely with her,” stated David Kennedy, Revlon’s president and chief executive officer.

In addition to ongoing brand development, Westman will be involved in Revlon’s philanthropic activities. To date, the beauty company has donated more than $65 million for research, counseling and outreach programs to support women’s health and participating breast cancer programs.

“I am excited to join the Revlon family,” stated Westman, who is married to Rag & Bone designer David Neville. “Revlon is a leader in bringing innovation and on-trend products reflecting modern glamour to women around the world. I am also very proud to work with a company that has done so much for the advancement of women’s health and, in particular, in fighting women’s cancers.”

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Waldock promoted to new vp position at L’Oreal USA

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK L’Oreal USA has promoted David Waldock to the newly created position of senior vice president of business and sales development for the Consumer Products Division, which includes L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York-Garnier and SoftSheen-Carson.

Waldock, who has more than 20 years experience as an executive with the L’Oreal Paris brand sales team, reports to Joseph Campinell, president of the Consumer Products Division of L’Oreal USA.

Waldock most recently served as senior vice president of sales for the division. His new responsibilities include developing business strategy across the division, leveraging cross divisional brand assets and resources, instituting new merchandising strategies and commercial policies and building customer-centric partnerships through supply chain initiatives.

In related news, Lorraine Coyle has been appointed vice president of sales for the L’Oreal Paris brand, replacing Waldock. Previously, she served as vice president, national sales manager of L’Oreal Paris.

In her new post, Coyle reports to Carol Hamilton, president of L’Oreal Paris.

Assuming Coyle’s role as vice president, national sales manager is Jacquelyn Madsen, reporting to Coyle. Madsen has a 22-year career with the division, having held increasingly important positions both in the New York sales department and in the field.

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