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Unique products help boost sales of facial cleansers

BY Antoinette Alexander

Cleaning the face of makeup, dirt and other impurities in the morning and night is clearly an important part of a healthy skin care routine, and manufacturers continue to answer the call with products that promise to deliver even greater results.

According to the most recent 52-week data from Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, sales of facial cleansers rose nearly 6% to about $635 million.

Manufacturers continue to innovate in an effort to further grow sales and capture greater market share.

For example, Neutrogena recently began offering at retail its new Ultra Gentle daily cleanser. After years of perfecting the hydrophobically modified polymer technology launched in this cleanser, Johnson & Johnson scientists have reshifted the everyday cleansing approach with the launch, the company stated. The new Neutrogena Ultra Gentle daily cleanser is designed to thoroughly remove excess oil, dirt and makeup. It promises to leaves skin feeling comfortable, never too dry or too tight, and rinses clean, never leaving behind residue.

In addition, the Clean & Clear brand recently expanded its portfolio with several new products, including the new Essentials line. The collection includes a foaming facial cleanser, a foaming cleanser for sensitive skin, an astringent, a toner and a dual-action moisturizer that works to both moisturize dry skin and fight breakouts.

 

 

The article above is part of the DSN Category Review Series. For the complete Skin Care Buy-In Report, including extensive charts, data and more analysis, click here.

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Prevalence of acne keeps treatment sales up

BY Antoinette Alexander

Acne is the most common skin disorder within the United States, impacting millions of Americans and paving the way for researchers to feverishly develop new therapies and revamp existing treatment options at retail.

While acne usually begins in puberty, the reality is that it is not restricted to any age group. Even adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s can develop acne.

According to the most recent 52-week data from Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, sales of acne products rose about 3% to roughly $400 million at food, drug and mass, excluding Walmart.

One of the newer products to hit the market is Murad’s new Acne Overnight Soothing Gel for red, irritated skin due to acne. It is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that work all night to help reduce the tenderness and redness caused by acne. The product will be available in September at such retailers as Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

In addition, the Clean & Clear brand recently launched its Advantage Oil Absorbing collection, which includes the Advantage Oil Absorbing Acne Treatment to help control blemishes and shine.

 

 

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Walgreens deploying electronic health record solutions across entire platform

BY Michael Johnsen

CARROLLTON, Ga. — Greenway Medical Technologies on Wednesday announced that Walgreens is deploying its electronic health record  solution to more closely integrate the retail pharmacy’s healthcare services. The EHR is currently in more than 200 Walgreens stores, with chainwide rollout to its nearly 8,000 locations planned to be completed by the end of summer 2013.

“With a view into a customer’s prescription, immunization and health testing record, our pharmacy staff can provide additional recommendations, such as whether the customer is due for a specific immunization,” said Tim Theriault, Walgreens SVP and chief information officer. “Greenway continues to deliver health information technology platforms that fit the innovative healthcare delivery models we are rolling out to consumer and employer markets. The deployment of EHR technology advances our pharmacy staff’s ability to provide integrated and comprehensive healthcare services in the communities where people live and work.”
 
"The WellHealth EHR, built upon the Greenway EHR platform, is part of the Walgreens HealthCloud initiative that supports the transformation of its traditional drug stores to health and daily living destinations," stated Tee Green, Greenway president and CEO. "The WellHealth EHR will deliver to Walgreens pharmacy staff a single patient view capturing their immunization and health testing history with their prescription profile.

Once rollout is complete, Walgreens pharmacy staff will have up-to-date patient immunization and health testing information combined with pharmacy information regardless of the Walgreens location where a patient received the service." The EHR also makes it possible for customers to schedule appointments and supports real-time medical billing, Green added.

Today’s announcement builds on the Walgreens-Greenway relationship that began in 2010 with the deployment of Greenway’s integrated EHR, practice management and interoperability solution, PrimeSUITE, in Walgreens worksite health centers. The worksite centers offer primary and acute care and are managed by Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens.

The WellHealth EHR scalable functionality supports additional pharmacy, health and wellness services in the future, including integration with electronic prescribing and data exchange that tracks patients throughout the care continuum.

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I.ASEBMEM says:
Aug-30-2012 10:45 pm

Healthful information to all the patients. This is the benefits of the costumers. Thanks for sharing for this great information. Keep up the good work.

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