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Vermont Soap develops USDA certified organic herbal moisturizer for sensitive skin

BY Antoinette Alexander

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Vermont Soap has introduced its new Green Gold organic herbal moisturizer — an age-defying beauty treatment for face, hands, neck and all sun-damaged skin.

Green Gold is a nontoxic, anti-aging moisturizer that is safe for the most sensitive skin. It replaces petrochemical-based lotions, salves, serums and balms with 100% organic plant-based ingredients.

Green Gold organic herbal moisturizer is the result of years of research by Vermont Soap into enhancing the moisturizing and healing effects of shea nut butter. Green Gold smoothes and soothes while reducing the appearance of fine line wrinkles. Green Gold goes in deep to rebuild and restore tired collagen beneath the surface of the skin, the company stated.

Vermont Soap has enhanced shea butter’s natural properties with essential fatty acids from organic hemp seed oil and with anti-inflammatory herbs like calendula, St. Johns Wort and rosemary.

Green Gold organic herbal moisturizer is USDA certified organic and bears the USDA 95% organic content seal. It contains no preservatives or artificial colors or fragrances. It is also gluten-, animal- and lactose-free. The 2.5-oz. bottle has a suggested retail price of $12.48, and the 1.5-oz. bottle is $7.98.

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Centennial anniversary of the vitamin recognized in the House

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — Honoring the 100th anniversary of the vitamin, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., last week entered into the U.S. House of Representatives’ Congressional Record remarks recognizing this special milestone, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced.

In 1912, Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk, considered the "father of vitamin therapy," first used the term "vitamin" to describe a group of bioactive substances vital to human health.

In his statement, Rep. Pallone, who is co-chairman of the Dietary Supplement Caucus and a dietary supplement industry champion in the House of Representatives, noted, "Because of [Casimir Funk’s] work, we know that vitamins are essential for good health through every stage of [the] human life cycle and that our bodies require vitamins to grow, to function, to stay healthy and to prevent the onset of disease."


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Elizabeth Arden, pop star Nicki Minaj celebrate fragrance launch in NYC

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Pop star Nicki Minaj celebrated this week the launch of her first fragrance with a larger-than-life event at Macy’s Herald Square store in New York City.

Macy’s Herald Square provided the first 300 fans to purchase Macy’s Pink Friday exclusive gift set bundle the opportunity to meet Minaj and get an autographed limited edition Pink Friday commemorative ad. 
Minaj turned heads when she stepped onto the pink carpet wearing a hot pink Armani blazer, Marni blue and white high-wasted skinny pants, Giuseppe Zanotti blue suede wedge booties, a vintage rainbow-swirled bra, pink police officer hat and striking blonde wig by Terrance Davidson.

Scott Beattie, chairman, president and CEO of Elizabeth Arden, and Jeff Gennette, chief merchandising officer of Macy’s, kicked off the event with a speech to welcome the crowd and introduce Minaj.

As previously reported by Drug Store News, Pink Friday is Minaj’s first and signature scent. The fragrance, developed in partnership with Elizabeth Arden, mixes complementary playful and sultry notes of fruits, vanilla and musks.

To learn more about the fragrance, click here.
 

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