BEAUTY CARE

U by Kotex launches 2 new products

BY David Salazar
DALLAS, Texas — Kimberly-Clark’s U by Kotex brand has rolled out two new feminine hygiene products. The company on Tuesday announced the introduction of the U by Kotex Security Ultra Thin Long Pads and the U by Kotex Security Ultra Thin Overnight Pads. 
 
The Ultra Thin Long Pads are designed to be extra slim with more length for heavy flow, the company said, noting that it uses its 3D Capture Core to quickly draw in and lock away moisture. It also features a unique wing shape for a secure fit. The overnight pads include an extra absorbent zone in the back to help stop leaks, and it has uniquely shaped wings to secure the pad during sleep. 
 
“The U by Kotex brand continues to innovate its products with women's needs in mind, so they can be the best version of themselves, whether they have their period or not,” said Lauren Kren, U by Kotex brand manager, Kimberly-Clark. “The introduction of these new products is just another opportunity to positively advance the way women think about and experience feminine care.”
 
The new products roll out as U by Kotex continues its multi-year U by Kotex Period Projects, each of which is inspired by women who share the brand’s passion for creating change. Drug Store News stopped into U by Kotex’s pop-up Period Shop in May. The company has also partnered with DoSomething.org for its Power to the Period national period products donation drive, which has seen more than 314,000 products donated so far. 
 
keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Which area of the industry do you think Amazon's entry would shake up the most?
BEAUTY CARE

Walgreens launches new skin care platform with telemedicine component

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. – To help meet the growing need for skin care resources and accessible care and treatment, Walgreens on Monday introduced a new skin care answers platform available through Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app.

The platform (Walgreens.com/skincareanswers) features informational resources and content, and will also enable visitors to obtain extended skin care, including the DermatologistOnCall teledermatology service available through Iagnosis, which offers online dermatology consultations with U.S.-based, board-certified specialists.

“More than 2 million people visit our digital channels each day, and this is another way we can help address access challenges by giving our customers more convenient channels and resources to meet their health care needs," stated Greg Orr, VP digital health, Walgreens.

The skin care platform includes:

  • DermatologistOnCall, the nation’s largest teledermatology-focused telehealth network offered by Iagnosis, for online dermatology scheduling and consultation;
  • Information about common skin conditions such as acne and eczema from content partner and the leading source of health care information, WebMD; and
  • Basic skin and product recommendations through Walgreens Pharmacy Chat, which offers live online chat conversations 24/7 with members of Walgreens pharmacy staff.

“This is another example of combining innovation and convenience to deliver tools and services that help deliver quality and affordable care to our customers anywhere, anytime,” said Harry Leider, Walgreens chief medical officer. “The teledermatology offering and collaboration is a natural extension of some of the services we already provide and can serve as a resource for screening and potential early diagnosis of a variety of skin conditions.”

Iagnosis’ DermatologistOnCall network of dermatology specialists can provide diagnoses and personalized treatment plans for more than 3,000 medical conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails, typically within 24 hours of the patient submitting their online visit. Patients who have created an online profile may upload photos of their skin condition via the private and secure platform, receive relevant answers to medical questions and select to receive care from a provider licensed in their state. The cost per online consultation is $59.

“We are very excited to announce this relationship with Walgreens, which has shown innovative leadership in embracing telehealth applications that deliver a high clinical quality standard to its customers,” said Dave Zynn, CEO Iagnosis. “Consistently, 98% of DermatologistOnCall patients say they’d recommend the service to a family member or friend, and we look forward to serving Walgreens customers as they look for solutions that support their health and well-being.”
 

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Which area of the industry do you think Amazon's entry would shake up the most?
BEAUTY CARE

Is Amazon looking to give Ulta a run for the money?

BY Marianne Wilson

CHICAGO — Amazon on Thursday announced that its Prime Now ultra-fast delivery service has added its first beauty store. 

Prime members in Chicago can now order  beauty and personal care products from Merz Apothecary, a 100-years plus Chicago retail institution, and have the items delivered to their door in as little as one hour.
 
"We have thrived in business for 141 years by focusing on our customer needs, and we believe Prime Now is a natural extension of this customer-centric approach,” said Anthony Qaiyum, owner of Merz Apothecary. “As the owner of an independent, family-run business, I am especially excited for us to be able to combine our unique products and our expertise in our field with Amazon's unrivaled delivery operations. I think it is a recipe for customer satisfaction and business growth."
 
In Chicago, Prime Now currently offers tens of thousands of items from Amazon in addition to local restaurant and grocery delivery. There are more than 180 local restaurants available through the service in Chicago. The service also offers delivery from local grocery stores Eataly and Plum Market.
 
"Merz Apothecary is a family-owned, iconic destination in the Windy City and we think customers will love the convenience of superfast delivery of thousands of beauty items,” said Simoina Vasen, director of Prime Now. “We are excited to launch this new product offering in Chicago with such a beloved local brand.”
 
keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Which area of the industry do you think Amazon's entry would shake up the most?