beauty products

Manuka Honey Skin Care

Created especially for dry, sensitive skin—including conditions such as acne and eczema—this award-winning line's formulations contain effective active ingredients that are so pure the user could eat them, say company officials. The line recently launched in the United States. In particular, the line's Intensive BB Gel (pictured) and its Mask are 100% natural, high-strength MGO 600+ Manuka Honey-based formulas. Visit www.manukahealth.co.nz.

Deep Steep Argan Line

This new, all-natural bath, body and skincare collection from Royal Labs Natural Cosmetics includes a liquid hand wash, a foaming hand wash, a sugar scrub, a body butter and a dry oil body spritzer. The collection uses argan oil for its instant absorption into the skin, thereby restoring lost moisture while improving softness and elasticity. It's available in six fragrances: Coconut Lime, Lavender Vanilla, Lemongrass Jasmine, Lilac Blossom, Fig Apricot and Mango Papaya. Planned distribution is at beauty, spa, gift and natural-products retailers nationally.

Executive Changes Announced at Tweezerman International

Juergen Bosse, Tweezerman International

Dr. Cornelia "Conny" Wittke will leave her position as CEO and president of Tweezerman International by the end of December, and Juergen Bosse (pictured)—who joined Tweezerman International in 2012 as general manager—will be the new CEO and president, it was announced Dec. 16.

PBA Executive Summit Offers Actionable Insights

Attendees of the first-annual PBA Executive Summit took home worthwhile insights into beauty-industry consumer trends and marketing strategies. The sold-out event—which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dec. 4-5—brought together 135 executives from top beauty companies, including Andis, DePasquale Salon Systems, Dermalogica, Joico, Matrix, OPI Products, Sally Beauty Supply, ULTA Beauty and Zotos.

Retail Sales Increased 0.6% in November

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, says the National Retail Federation. Not including automobiles, gasoline stations or restaurants, retail sales increased 0.6% seasonally-adjusted over October and 3.2% unadjusted over November 2013. Gains were consistent with NRF’s holiday sales forecast, which anticipates an increase of 4.1% over last year.