Unilever’s V debuts vegan personal care line
Unilever launched Love Beauty and Planet, a new vegan personal care brand, featuring shampoos, conditioners, body washes and hair and body treatments.
The products have mild cleansers and scents infused with ethically sourced essential oil or absolute, a highly aromatic oily mixture, like French heirloom lavender, Moroccan mimosa flower or Bulgarian rose.
The International Home + Housewares Show may just be a couple of months away, but Phil Brandl, president and CEO of the Rosemont, Ill.-based International Housewares Association said some interesting trends — propelled by innovative, design-driven products — are taking shape to impact several general merchandise categories in the following months.
The Tobacco Plus Expo 2018 may still be weeks away, but it is already shaping up to be one of the premier events in the quickly evolving tobacco industry, a category that is in the midst of change as new products become available. TPE is the largest business-to-business tobacco trade show highlighting tobacco, vapor, alternatives and general merchandise products available in the ever-evolving market.
Consumers are more aware than ever of ingredients, not just in their foods but in products they put on their skin. Trends that are driving the skin care category include everything from natural and plant-based ingredients to millennials rejecting their baby boomer parents’ brands to the rise of Korean pop culture. Manufacturers say drug stores can thrive in the skin care category if they freshen up their assortments with innovative lotions, masks and cleansers targeted to the younger shopper.
SinfulColors expands into makeup
SinfulColors has packed a punch in the nail lacquer category, with on-trend colors and collaborations with Kylie Jenner and Kandee Johnson. The Revlon-owned company is going beyond the nail category, rolling out a color cosmetics collection fronted by actress Vanessa Hudgens.
A recent article published in the Whole Dog Journal included a number of therapeutic ways people can address their pets’ arthritis pain relief needs, including a lengthy discussion on laser and red light therapies. A few years ago, a similar article would have likely focused on prescription-based solutions, but now the conversation often centers on alternative methods for caring for our pets.