skin care

Ottilie & Lulu Skin Care

This collection of products for tween and teen skin care has added new items. It features Clean Skin Face Wipes, Everyday Facial Moisturizer & Sunscreen SPF 20, Morning & Night Gel Cleanser, Morning Pure Facial Moisturizer and Spot Blemish Treatment. Each Ottilie & Lulu product is dermatologist-approved and allergy-tested. They contain only natural ingredients that won't harm or damage young girls' sensitive skin and are full of antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins to keep skin healthy and glowing.

The Estée Lauder Cos. to Acquire GLAMGLOW

The Estée Lauder Cos. announced Dec. 19 that it has signed an agreement to acquire GLAMGLOW, the Hollywood skincare brand focused on fast-acting treatment masks designed to deliver stunning, camera-ready results. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, and the acquisition is expected to close in January 2015.

New TABS Group Study: "Specialty Beauty Stores" Draw "Heavy" Product Buyers

TABS Group—a leading technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer-products industry—released the results of its 2014 Beauty Consumer Insights Study Dec. 15 with lots of great news as well as excellent advice for what it calls "specialty beauty stores."

Online Shopping Proves Successful for Beauty Sector

Forty-seven percent of U.S. online shoppers of beauty and personal-care products have shopped more frequently in 2014 than 2013, according to a study out Dec. 16 from A.T. Kearney. “Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition” lays out the results of a consumer survey of online beauty and personal-care shoppers.

Babo Botanicals

This collection features all-natural, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free professional hair-, skin- and suncare products for extra-sensitive skin—whether babies or adults. The line includes Moisturizing Shampoo & Wash and Moisturizing Conditioner With Comforting Oatmilk and Calendula (pictured); Smoothing Shampoo & Wash and Smoothing Conditioner With Softening Berry Primrose; and Swim & Sport Shampoo & Wash, and Swim & Sport Conditioner With Soothing Cucumber Aloe Vera. Call 877.537.2226 or visit www.babobotanicals.com.

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.