Sales: $120 million.
Key Personnel: Irwin Simon, founder, president and chief executive officer and chairman of the board; John Carroll, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Hain Celestial, US; James R. Meiers, president—Celestial Seasonings and Hain Celestial personal care and chief supply chain officer; Julie Marchant-Houle, general manager—personal care.
Major Products: Personal care products sold under the Jason, Avalon Organics and Alba Botanica banners
New Products: Alba Botanica Fast Fix Collection, Alba Botanica Hawaiian SPF 50 Clear Spray Sunscreen, Alba Botanica Very Emollient Fragrance Free Clear Spray Sunscreen, Alba Botanica Very Emollient Active Kids Clear Spray Sunscreen, Alba Botanica Very Emollient Coconut Rescue Body Lotion, Jason Sheer Spray Lotions, Jason Smoothing Coconut Oil (Certified USDA Organic), Jason Smoothing Coconut Body Wash, Jason Smoothing Coconut Hand & Body Lotion.
Comments: Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India, is the company behind Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason and Earth’s Best, which continue to drive growth in the natural and organic personal care categories.
Alba Botanica has launched a line of treatment items designed to deal with life’s little beauty blunders. The new Fast Fix line includes four pocket-sized remedies that provide an instant “fix” for puffy eyes, pimples, thin lips and under eye circles. The brand also expanded its consumer favorite Very Emollient Body Lotion line with the introduction of Coconut Rescue. Coconut is the latest “must have” ingredient and Very Emollient Coconut Rescue Body Lotion uses only unrefined, virgin coconut oil for deep and real moisturization.
Alba Botanica has also introduced continuous spray sunscreens in three varieties: Hawaiian Clear Spray Sunscreen – Coconut SPF 50; Very Emollient Sunscreen – Active Kids Clear Spray SPF 50 and Very Emollient Sunscreen – Fragrance Free Clear Spray SPF 50. Continuous sprays provide the convenience and ease of application, these earth-friendly sprays are all biodegradable, gluten-free, have high water resistance are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Jason has also recognized the coconut oil craze with the launch of the Smoothing Coconut Collection, made with unrefined, virgin coconut oil that is rich in skin nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants. The line includes body wash, hand & body lotion and a multi-purpose oil that is USDA Organic and provides unparalleled care to skin, hair and nails. Jason has also introduced Sheer Spray Lotions in two varieties designed for different skin types.
Avalon Organics has some big news coming later in the year—the brand is crafting a suite of new products and a whole new look.