Here are some Beauty News snippets from Women’s Wear Daily:
Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier plans to follow up the tattoo-inspired fashion brand’s inaugural fragrance duo — which became a surprise hit earlier this year — with a pair called Love & Luck that’s slated for December.
Australian hair removal specialist Nad’s is making its first foray into the nondepilatory business by launching a skin care line. Sue Ismiel, owner and founder of the Sydney-based company, told WWD during a recent trip to Los Angeles that the new Pura Skin collection will launch by the end of this year or early 2009. Formulated primarily as an antiacne regimen, Ismiel described the products as “problem-solving” and created after one of her three daughters, Nadine, suffered for several years from adult acne.
Elizabeth Arden is determined to put aging on hold this fall. The beauty giant, which teamed up with pharmaceutical powerhouse Allergan in spring 2005 to create a department store version of Allergan’s Prevage, is adding a new component to the franchise in November. Prevage Body Total Transforming Anti-Aging Moisturizer is being billed as the first cosmeceutical body treatment with idebenone, by Elizabeth Park, executive vice president of global marketing and general manager of Elizabeth Arden USA. “It’s designed specifically to deal with body skin issues, including stretch marks, dimpled skin and minor scars,” said Park.
With its signature gold facial in about 60 of the top spas in the U.S., Japanese beauty brand Umo is about to launch its new line of retail products, which incorporate the same ingredients that have made the gold treatment a success. The offerings, which will bow nationwide and internationally by the end of the summer, contain gamma-PGA — a compound derived from marine jellyfish and considered significantly more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. Use of the ingredient, also known as polyglutamic acid, is said to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, brighten skin and lock in moisture.
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