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

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen intros reef-safe collection

New additions to the Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen collection include a reef-safe SPF 50+ collection available in baby, sensitive and children’s formulas.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals’ sun care line to launch at Ulta Beauty

Ten SKUs from MyChelle Dermaceuticals’ sun care line will hit shelves at 200 Ulta Beauty locations across the nation.

Australian Gold has eliminated oxybenzone and octinoxate from its products as part of a reformulation and relaunch.

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

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.

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."

At top from left: Judy Ard, VP of HBC, ECRM; Jack Savdie, Vice President of Sales and Albert Savdie, President, Global Beauty Care; Alex Tomas, Area Manager, DSN. At bottom right, from left: Judy Ard, VP of HBC, ECRM; Peter Mulholland, General Manager Australasia at InnovaDerma Aus & NZ Pty Limited, Louise  Ferguson co-founder of SkinnyTan; Alex Tomas, Area Manager, DSN.

Banana Boat's Simply Protect sunscreen is made without oxybenzone, parabens, added oils or fragrances, and comes in sports, kids and baby formulations.

Aveeno and Coppertone are rolling out with products that not only protect it from the sun, but also nourish skin with nutrients to help keep it looking and feeling healthy.

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