A floral blend new from Mrs. Meyer’s.
Products range from a dish soap ($3.99) with soap bark extract to a laundry detergent that boasts 68 loads ($15.99) and contains anionic surfactants from plant-derived sources, cotton extract, borax, dirt- and stain-fighting enzymes, and, of course, essential oils.
More info: www.mrsmeyers.com
Estée Lauder Rolls Out Primers for Spring 2012
Estée Lauder rolled out matte and illuminating formulations.
The Estée Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer is a light-diffusing, velvety formulation that refines, mattifies and instantly creates the look of even skin tone. The unique gel-cream formula blots away and controls excess oil as it calms, smoothes and soothes skin, so makeup looks smooth and fresh throughout the day. Soft-vision optics minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections to create an even canvas. Skin-calming green tea and vitamin E help rebalance and perfect skin’s texture.
The Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer ($32) instantly awakens dull skin, illuminating and highlighting skin with dewiness. The modern hydro-gel texture immediately adds brightness, luminosity and radiance as it conditions skin so makeup looks smooth and fresh. Soft-reflection optics enhance the look of skin’s translucency and smoothes the look of pores and imperfections to create an even, supple canvas. Special hydrators and skin-soothing vitamin E, rice bran extract and shea butter nourish skin.
More info: www.esteelauder.com
Inner Glow by Dr. Hauschka
Organic castor seed oil is a prime ingredient in this new product.
Used in the lipstick formulas, the certified organic oil has moisturizing properties to leave the skin soft and supple, according to the company.It also has a “barrier” function to provide protection against environmental aggressors.
More info: www.drhauschka.com
Dr. Brandt’s Debuts Flexitone BB Cream
Dr. Brandt’s new BB cream ($39) applies the power of “flexitone,” Dr. Brandt’s tone-blending technology, to perfect and correct most skin tones, textures and types, according to the company. SPF30/PA+++ protects skin from UVA/UVB rays and helps prevent photoaging, while pearl powder increases radiance. Lysophospholipids and perilla oil smooth the surface of skin. A plant-based oxidative shield provides powerful antioxidant benefits, effectively brightening skin tone, protecting against free radicals and rejuvenating the complexion, according to the company.
More info: www.drbrandtskincare.com
All ‘Mighty Pacs’ Hit the Laundry Aisle
Sun Products has rolled out All Mighty Pacs, its own single-use, pre-measured doses of super concentrated laundry detergent. The detergent, which can be used in hot or cold water, is sealed in a water-soluble film. Sun Products is selling All Mighty Pacs in a 10-count trial size as well as a 72-count package.
More info: www.sunproductscorp.com
Green Babies Adds SPF 30 Sunscreen
Organic baby brand Green Babies has added a broad-spectrum, zinc oxide-based SPF 30 sunscreen ($16.99) to its body care line. Offered in either unscented or lightly scented with tangerine essential oil, it contains 20% non-nano-sized zinc oxide and remains water resistant for up to 40 minutes, with natural pine bark resin as the water-resisting agent.
More info: www.greenbabies.com
Flameless Candles from Energizer
Energizer is looking to light up the home with its new launches.
At the International Home + Housewares Show, Energizer recently showcased its newest home décor category, flameless wax candles.
According to the company, Energizer Flameless Wax Candles, made from real wax, are a stylish alternative for consumers looking for the ambiance and warmth of a traditional flamed candle, according to the company. Consumers can expect to find the LED wax candles in popular scents and colors fashioned in votive, pillar and glass jar styles this summer. Identifying upcoming trends in the candle marketplace, combined with consumer insights, led to the creation of a varying line, aptly named the Trendy Collection, which reflects in-vogue textures, scents and colors in stylish interior design that appeal to consumers.
Vichy’s Body Oil Delivers SPF 30
Vichy’s Capital Soleil SPF 30 Luxurious Protective Oil ($28.50) is a skin-conditioning body oil that offers high, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a sun-kissed radiant glow. It contains natural white grapeseed oil and vitamin E for defense against almost all types of skin-aging free radicals. In addition, it is formulated with a waterless base and a patented gelling polymer that can help prevent moisture loss without preservatives, safeguarding the skin from allergic reactions and irritation, according to the brand.
More info: www.vichyusa.com
Zinn Beauty Powered by Argan Oil
This new skin care line is sold at Ulta stores.
More info: www.zinnbeauty.com
Spring Nail Collections from OPI and Orly
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning May 2012 in professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret and Ulta, for$8.50 each.
Also joining the trend of nail polish marketers linking up with film studios for limited edition releases is Orly International, which has a limited-time nail color collection partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows.”
The collection will include four lacquers, with names and shades that reflect the dark humor conveyed in the film, including: Mysterious Curse, a purple duo chrome shimmer; Buried Alive, a rich brown shimmer; Grave Mistake, a deep red crème and Decades of Dysfunction, a pale pink crème.
Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter, “Dark Shadows” is set to open this month. The Orly Color Collection, inspired by the movie, retails for $8.50 each at orlybeauty.com and Sally Beauty and Ulta.