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Yes To Inc. expands its portfolio

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Yes To Inc., a marketer of natural, paraben-free personal care products that combine organic fruits and vegetables with Dead Sea mud and minerals, has expanded its Yes To Carrots portfolio to include several new lip products.

Launched in May were C Me Blush Lip Tints and C Me Shine Lip Gloss.

The C Me Blush Lip Tints are made to enhance lips with sheer, sexy color as it hydrates and protects lips. The Lip Tints come in six shades and have a suggested retail price of $4.49 each. C Me Shine Lip Gloss is a fun and flirty candy-colored gloss that imparts color with patent-like shine. The gloss is also available in six shades and has a suggested retail price of$6.49 each.

Both the C Me Blush Lip Tints and C Me Shine Lip Gloss are formulated with 95% certified organic ingredients and contain extracts from organic fruits and vegetables. A portion of the beeswax used in the products is sourced from the Tung Teya community in Africa; and all of the proceeds from the sale of the beeswax are channeled into the community to build schools, enhance healthcare and improve overall quality of life, the company stated.

Launching in July exclusively at Target are the new C Loves Shine, C Loves Color and C Loves Spring lip sets. The C Loves Shine set features two C Me Shine Lip Glosses. The C Loves Color set features three C Me Blush Lip Tints. The C Loves Spring line features three C Me Smile Lip Butters. The sets retail exclusively at Target for $7.99 each.

A portion of all proceeds from the Yes To Carrots product line is dedicated to the Yes To Carrots Seed Fund, a non-profit organization created to assist communities in need to develop self-sustaining, organic food sources.

Yes To products can be found in more than 20,000 mass-market retail locations in 17 countries. Major retailers include Target, Walgreens, drugstore.com and, most recently, Safeway and Sephora Europe.

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FDA announces voluntary recall of hand sanitizers

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary recall of some skin sanitizers and skin protectants by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc. because of bacterial contamination risk.

The products, which are marketed under several different brand names, are being recalled because high levels of disease-causing bacteria that were found in the products during a recent inspection. Some of these bacteria can cause opportunistic infections of the skin and underlying tissues. Such infections may need medical or surgical attention, and may result in permanent damage.

The FDA is warning consumers not to use any Clarcon product and to throw these products in the trash. The products that should be discarded include:

  • Citrushield lotion
  • Dermascentials DermaBarrier
  • Dermassentials by Clarcon antimicrobial hand sanitizer
  • Iron Fist Barrier hand treatment
  • Skin Shield Restaurant
  • Skin Shield Industrial
  • Skin Shield Beauty Salon lotion
  • Total Skin Care Beauty
  • Total Skin Care Work

According to the FDA, the findings of its recent inspection of the Clarcon facility are particularly concerning because the products are promoted as antimicrobial agents that claim to treat open wounds, damaged skin and protect against various infectious diseases.

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Reports: P&G to shift McDonald to CEO post

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble is expected to appoint COO Robert McDonald as its next CEO, succeeding A.G. Lafley, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Citing people familiar with the situation, the board is expected to approve on Tuesday the appointment of the former 29-year company veteran. While a P&G spokesperson declined to comment, sources told the WSJ that Lafley will remain chairman, and likely will play a hands-on role in managing the company.

The transition is expected to take place on July 1.

During his tenure at P&G, Lafley has revitalized the company and coordinated the $57 billion acquisition of Gillette Co., creating a consumer products powerhouse with more than 20 billion-dollar brands.

The recession has hampered P&G’s business as consumers are curbing spending, and in May, the company issued a lower-than-expected earnings forecast for fiscal 2010. But at least one source told the WSJ that Lafley’s departure has been in the works for at least two or three years and is not related to any dissatisfaction with his performance.

McDonald, a West Point graduate who served as a U.S. Army captain, joined P&G in 1980. He rose through the ranks quickly, managing such brands as Solo, Cascade, Tide and Dawn. In the 1990s, McDonald spent his time in Asia as P&G expanded its reach beyond North America. In 2004, he was appointed vice chairman global operations and has served as COO for the past two years.

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