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Vaseline Intensive Rescue seeks to end dry skin

BY Antoinette Alexander

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Vaseline Intensive Rescue, a Unilever brand, is on a mission to rescue dry skin this winter by sending out the Dry Skin Patrol team.

The team is comprised of real women who know what it’s like to have dry skin and is charged with putting their skin and lotion to the test at some of the country’s harshest winter activities for skin. Serving as the team’s leader is Wendie Malick, an actress and star of TV Land’s "Hot in Cleveland."

 

Vaseline Intensive Rescue, a line of therapeutic body lotions, found the women blogging about their dry skin online and sent them the product. Now, the brand has rallied the group to become ambassadors for their mission to deliver 1 million good skin days by the end of the winter season. The Dry Skin Patrol members will get face-to-face with some brutal dry-skin torture tests, including the:

  • Philadelphia Marathon;

  • Aspen Winternational;

  • Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge; and

  • John Beargrease Dog Sled Marathon.

 

At each event, Vaseline will give out free samples and offer skin care advice. All of the samples distributed will count toward Vaseline’s goal of delivering 1 million good skin days this winter.

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CoverGirl to debut NatureLuxe in January

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl is launching in January its new NatureLuxe makeup collection, which includes NatureLuxe silk foundation and NatureLuxe gloss balm.

The NatureLuxe silk foundation contains hints of natural jojoba and rosehip extracts along with cucumber water, which is a lighter alternative to a heavier-feeling emollient. The formula is oil-free and paraben-free and contains SPF 10.

The foundation is available in 14 different shades, each with a suggested retail price of $11.99.

The new gloss balm, which has SPF 15, exchanges select heavier emollients for natural mango, shea and other butters for a lighter feel.

The gloss is available in 16 different shades. The suggested retail price is $6.49 each.

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Energizer clears antitrust hurdle for American Safety Razor

BY Antoinette Alexander

ST. LOUIS Energizer Holdings has obtained U.S. antitrust clearance for the acquisition of American Safety Razor.

The waiting period for the antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired. Clearance from regulatory authorities in Germany and Taiwan now must be satisfied before closing.

Energizer stated that it will continue to seek clearance from those authorities in advance of the Nov. 23 deadline in the Asset Purchase Agreement between Energizer and ASR.

As previously reported by Drug Store News, Energizer announced in early October that it was the winning bidder for ASR in bankruptcy court proceedings. Energizer has signed an agreement with ASR to purchase substantially all of ASR’s assets for $301 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities.

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