EXECUTIVE SHUFFLE: Shiseido Co., Ltd. has named Yutaka Yamanouchi corporate officer, chief officer of international sales division, international operations headquarters. Shuichi Tanaka, president and ceo of Shiseido Europe S.A., will become general manager of Europe and the Americas Operations Department. Atsushi Sato, vice president of Shiseido Europe S.A. and vice president of Shiseido France S.A., will take Tanaka’s position.

PREP AT HOME: Shobha Tummala, founder of South Asian beauty service centers Shobha SoHo and Shobha Madison, is launching a product line. Each item ties into the hair removal services offered at her salons. There’s Leela, a light talcum powder, used to prep skin before hair removal; Devi, a fragrant rosewater toner that’s used after hair removal to reduce redness, and Chandana, a massage oil that heats up when rubbed on the skin. Products retail from $20 for the powder to $32 for the massage oil at both salons.

FACE IT: Woodbridge Labs is about to launch the mass industry’s first microdermabrasion kit to be merchandised as a permanent item in planograms. The $19.99 kit, to be sold under the Vita K brand, includes a derma brush, The new microdermabrasion kit is expected to ship to drugstores beginning in March for full distribution by April.

LICKITY SPLIT: Institut Dermed is launching a line of products specifically for sensitive skin, some of which contain extract of licorice, an ingredient company founder Lyn Ross said helps calm down skin sensitivity, as well as skin conditions such as rosacea. Sensitive Skin products, such as Hydrating Cream and Rosacea Micro Serum now are being sold at more than 150 spas nationwide and cost between $30 and to $45.

NOT LIMITED: Eileen Pierce has been promoted to vice president of product innovations, Bath & Body Works, responsible for new product development. Pierce will report to Betsy Schmalz, executive vice president of product innovations.

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