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News and information on sun care products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Bare Republic, Suncayr win DSN/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Award

Bare Republic won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Award for its line of mineral sunscreens and Suncayr was a finalist.

CeraVe tackles UV rays with sunscreen line

The CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen collection is available for the face and body in SPF 30 and SPF 50 varieties.

Sephora will donate $25 from the sale of each limited-edition Sun Safety Kit to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Sun care no longer is just about warm weather, an increasing interest in products for daily use is opening up the segment to more shoppers throughout the year.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products currently on the market in the United States.

Nuvothera, a Fort Worth, Texas-based biotech company, is bringing a new psoriasis-focused OTC treatment to market.

L’Oréal's La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV, a battery-free wearable electronic that measures UV sun exposure, is activated by the sun.

Derma E and Coppertone each rolled out new innovations within their sunscreen lines, which help protect skin against harmful UV rays.

Sun care has become a serious business that has moved from a seasonal segment to one that thrives almost all year as consumers engage in more outdoor activities and travel to regions where they will need protection against sunburn.

Attitude won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers' Choice award for its EWG-verified sun protection collection, and Sanria 26 was a finalist for its EezySun Snap Packet single-use sunscreen.

The Indianapolis, Ind.-based company is offering a number of new items in its botanical line of sun care products.

Avon's Skin So Soft Bug Guard collection features insect repellent, DEET-free bug sprays and lotions that also help protect against Lyme Disease-carrying ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, no-see-ums, sand flies and biting midges, the company said.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson is looking to strengthen its position in hair care by agreeing to acquire Vogue International, a privately held personal care products company, for approximately $3.3 billion in cash.

J&J said the acquisition will include the OGX collection of shampoos, conditioners, treatments, styling products, body care and bath products, the FX line of hair styling products, and the Proganix and Maui Moisture hair care lines.

ORLANDO — NO-AD Sun Care has become the first mass market sunscreen product line to go both paraben- and retinyl palmitate-free.

Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products, while retinyl palmitate is a form of vitamin A that has antioxidant properties.

"While there is no evidence that sunscreens with paraben or retinyl palmitate pose an issue," said Krisztina Toth, Brands and Trade Marketing Manager, NO-AD Sun Care, "many customers and consumers wanted a paraben- and retinyl palmitate-free product."

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