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Fragrance Firms See the Light

NEW YORK — Light isn’t just for beer, cigarettes and cuisine anymore.

In a bid for price-conscious and younger consumers, as well as women who may shun heavy or highly concentrated scents, fragrance firms have been introducing lighter products…

clock June 10, 1994Cara Kagan and Soren Larson

Beauty Features

Clinique Turnaround Gets Dry Skin Form

NEW YORK — Clinique is hoping to enrich the sales of its top-selling Turnaround Cream with the addition of a moisturizing version. In September, the company will launch Turnaround Cream for Dry Skin. While the product still contains salicylic acid,…

clock June 3, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

Prescriptives Plans to Shed New Light on Color

NEW YORK — For the last two years, Prescriptives has devoted itself to giving consumers freedom of choice with such items as the Pick 2 Eyes and Pick 2 Face compacts. Now the company wants to help consumers make the right choice.

This new…

clock June 3, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

Lubriderm Adds to Line – After 20 Years

NEW YORK — For the first time in nearly 20 years, Warner Wellcome Consumer Health Products is expanding its top-selling Lubriderm hand and body lotion, with three new products.

The new entries will be Seriously Sensitive Lotion, Moisture…

clock June 3, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

The Beauty of Giving Grows With the Times

NEW YORK — In the beauty industry, the Estee Lauder Cos., Revlon Inc. and Avon Products have been among the leaders in efforts for such causes as breast cancer and AIDS.

In 1955, the Avon Products Foundation was set up to provide academic…

clock June 1, 1994Cara Kagan

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Sutton Pina Adds Fragrance to Zenue Offering

NEW YORK — Sutton Pina Associates is hoping to inject some spirituality into the mass fragrance market.

The company is planning to extend its two-month-old Zenue shower and skin care line with a new women’s fragrance called Frederique by…

clock May 27, 1994Cara Kagan

Retail

Clinique Promotion a Hit at Saks

NEW YORK — Clinique’s business jumped 20 percent last week in the five metropolitan branches of Saks Fifth Avenue as the company brought its What Age Great Skin promotion to New York.

The biggest push came at the Fifth Avenue flagship, where…

clock May 27, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

The Stampede into Equine Products

NEW YORK — Mass market manufacturers are hoping to corral a barnyard concept for mainstream retailing.

For the last year or so, a growing number of people have been turning to products first designed for horses for their personal grooming…

clock May 27, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

L’Oreal Aims to Bring Excellence to the Masses

NEW YORK — The L’Oreal hair care division is hoping that the dominant type of hair-coloring product in salons will also take root in the mass market.

This July, the company will launch Excellence Creme Permanent Hair color, a cream version of…

clock May 20, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

Neutrogena Repacks Moisturizers

NEW YORK — Neutrogena is giving its moisturizers a face-lift this month.

The company has been rolling out repackaged versions of its seven-item line of moisturizers, which are distributed in about 35,000 mass merchandisers, drugstores and food…

clock May 20, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

Coty Makes a Global Point

NEW YORK — With the rollout of its Exclamation women’s fragrance overseas, Coty Inc. is out to make a more emphatic international statement.

The company will launch the scent in five countries over the next two years.

“Benckiser has…

clock May 20, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

Sassaby Tries a New Niche: Cosmetics

NEW YORK — For the last three years, Sassaby Inc. has staked its livelihood on making cosmetics organizers. Now the company is hoping to fill them.

The 144-item color cosmetics line will be aimed at young women, aged 12 to 18, the same user…

clock May 20, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

Pact Close for Chanel, Bulgari U.S.

NEW YORK — Chanel Inc. is expected to become the North American distributor for the new Bulgari fragrance, which is slated for introduction here in the fall, according to Chanel.

Bulgari Parfums USA is planning to sign a service agreement soon…

clock May 20, 1994Cara Kagan and Alessandra Ilari

Financial

ILGWU Pickets Home of Leslie Fay’s Babcock

NEW YORK — ILGWU members from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey took their escalating battle over jobs with The Leslie Fay Cos. to the doorstep of the company’s president, Michael J. Babcock, in Greenwich, Conn., on Saturday.

About 110…

clock May 17, 1994Cara Kagan

Beauty Features

Fragrance Extensions Getting a New Treatment

NEW YORK — Ancillary products were at one time simply lower-priced versions of the traditional fragrance form, providing an easy entry point for reluctant consumers.

But recently, manufacturers have set out to make layering more luxurious, by…

clock May 13, 1994Cara Kagan

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