HAPPY HOUR: Men’s grooming brand Zirh is adding a line of specialty soaps, called the Cocktail Bar Collection, to its assortment of skin care and fragrances. Each bar in the five-item range is priced at $15. The line includes the mint green Cucumber Martini, which contains vitamin C, and is designed to hydrate and soothe irritation. The line will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and zirh.com.

L’OREAL HONORS:
Laureates for the 11th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science have been announced. Chosen from five geographical regions, the laureates are Tebello Nyokong of Africa and the Arab States; Akiko Kobayashi from Asia-Pacific; Eugenia Kumacheva represents North America; Athene M. Donald hails from Europe, and Beatriz Barbuy will take the award for Latin America. The honorees will each receive $100,000 in recognition of their contribution to science and will be feted at an awards ceremony in March.

ARNICA ADORED:
Adorage, the skin care line carried in dermatologists’ offices and spas, has added a post-cosmetic procedure item to its assortment called Arnica Gel. The item, 1.7 oz. for $50, uses a 30 percent concentration of the herbal extract, which is said to have antiseptic, antiinflammatory and other healing properties. Typically arnica is used in beauty products, in everything from skin care to hair care, in lower concentrations. Adorage Arnica Gel is slated to be launched at doctor’s offices in January.

MANHATTAN EXPANSION: Skin care marketer 3Lab has expanded its distribution in Manhattan from Barneys New York to include Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Meatpacking District location. The beauty destination, at 34 Gansevoort Street, carries close to the full 3Lab range, which includes 22 facial skin care items, including M Cream, which contains apple-derived stem cells, meant to boost cell regeneration. 3Lab is also carried at saks.com and barneys.com.

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