Vaseline introduces dry skin formula in prescription strength
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Unilever’s Vaseline brand is expanding its Intensive Rescue line with the introduction of new prescription strength lotion for extremely dry skin.
The new Vaseline Clinical Therapy is designed to provide triple action results—instant relief, 24-hour hydration and sustained recovery to dry skin, according to the company. The formula combines a high level of glycerin and petroleum jelly. The lotion also contains dimethicone, a skin protectant active ingredient, as defined by the FDA OTC monograph.
The product is available in a 6-ounce bottle in both fragranced and fragrance-free variants. The suggested retail price is $5.49.
Skin moisturizers increase cancer risk in mice, according to study
NEW YORK A study by researchers at Rutgers University has found that skin moisturizers given to mice exposed to ultraviolet radiation increases the risk of cancer, according to HealthDay News.
The researchers, who published the study in the Aug. 14 issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, emphasized that the study was done only on mice, and they didn’t know if studies on humans would yield similar results.
The study involved exposing hairless mice to UV radiation for extended periods, which caused skin cancer. After that, they applied four common brands of skin moisturizer on the mice over 17 weeks for five days a week. The mice that received the moisturizers had an increased rate of tumor formation.
Maybelline accepting Beauty of Education nominations for 2008
NEW YORK Maybelline New York is accepting nominations for its 2008 Beauty of Education Award, honoring women who have made a difference in their communities to support educational causes.
This year marks the fourth consecutive year for the award. Each of the 10 winners in 2008 will be awarded a $10,000 grant earmarked for her educational cause, a trip for two to New York City for a gala awards event and will have a chance to have her cause showcased in a national ad in People magazine.
“This year’s award winners will be in good company,” stated Serena Giovi, vice president of marketing at Maybelline New York. “Our past awardees are a phenomenal group of women who inspire, motivate, mentor and teach in their communities every day through education. Maybelline New York couldn’t be more proud to support them. We’re looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.”