skincare products

Murad Files Lawsuit Against CVS

Murad has filed an unfair business practices lawsuit against CVS for what it says is the unauthorized selling of diverted and defaced Murad products in CVS stores and on CVS.com, the skincare company announced June 8.

In the lawsuit, Murad alleges that because CVS has no authorized relationship with it, CVS secretly diverts Murad products from unknown sources to sell Murad’s highly sought-after products in CVS stores and on www.CVS.com.

MyChelle Peptide+ Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Formerly MyChelle NoTox Anti-Wrinkle Serum, this enhanced serum now features argan plant stem cells and crocus chrysanthus to help firm the skin’s texture. It also works to stimulate collagen formation, minimize wrinkle depth and increase the skin’s moisture for increased hydration. It boasts non-toxic, non-harmful ingredients, as well as no artificial colors or scents, and is marketed as being proven to reduce wrinkle volume by 21% and depth by 19% in an eight-week period. Call 800.447.2076 or visit www.mychelle.com.

La Chemie Revigorer Invigorate Walnut Husk Scrub

Part of an all-natural, botanical skincare line, this scrub naturally exfoliates, cleanses, purifies and tones the skin. It hydrates and nourishes the skin using key essential lipids, and stimulates circulation, which helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Featuring a unique walnut husk/luffa blend, the exfoliant is both gentle and powerful. Its custom essential oil blend tones, conditions and brightens the skin, and its natural fragrance is stimulating, uplifting and energizing. Visit www.lachemie.com.

Looking Ahead: 2014 Skincare Trends

Looking Ahead: 2014 Skincare Trends
Here’s what the experts expect in trends this year—from antiaging to men’s grooming and beyond.

In the December 2013 issue of Beauty Store Business, I reviewed some of the key developments 2013 brought for the beauty industry. As we celebrate the arrival of 2014, it is time to turn our focus forward. Here is what we can expect to see in this new year, according to various skincare experts.

Read the full article in the January 2014 Beauty Store Business Digital Edition!

[Image courtesy of Ada S. Polla]

North Castle Invests in Palladio Beauty Group

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Private-equity firm North Castle Partners, which focuses on investments in consumer-driven product and service businesses that promote health, wellness and active living, has made an investment in Palladio Beauty Group in partnership with its CEO and owner Philip Solomon. Terms weren't disclosed.