News and notes from industry suppliers.

Staying safe in the sun is a huge concern for anyone spending time outdoors. Whether your shoppers are lounging at the beach, working outside or just taking a stroll through the park, they are at risk for skin damage from the sun. Sunscreen is essential, but with so many on the market, it is difficult for consumers to know the differences and which to choose. Thankfully, there are numerous natural choices to keep skin safe from burns without coating it with harmful chemicals.

Nature’s Gate presents three new hand lotion  scents: Rose, Orchid and Cherry Blossom. They each contain organic shea butter, soybean oil and sunflower oil, which are rich in vitamins and emollients. The non-greasy formula promotes smooth skin and the botanicals in the lotions help to soothe irritated skin. The perfect solution to bring those dry, cracked winter hands into the spring season.

derma e has a new Scar Gel, said to diminish the appearance of scars, and to soften and smooth skin. The formula delivers a greater level of Panthenol, stimulates cellular proliferation, and also aids in repair, according to the firm. Says the company, “This non-oily, pleasant-smelling formula also rich in Onion, Allantoin and Panthenol, helps resolve scar tissue and encourages healthy skin naturally.”

When life deals us a bad hand, we all go through periods of feeling down, “blah“ or just plain sad. This is completely natural. But when the occasional blues turn into chronic feelings of hopelessness, there could be a problem.

Summer is the time of year when many people are hoping to look their best—it is bathing suit season, after all. But looking good takes more than just getting exercise; what goes on the skin and which nutrients go into the body can be just as important.

Saffrelax LLC. introduces an innovative approach to relieving stress, according to the company. SAFFRELAX has been specially formulated with saffron extract, shown through a body of research to relieve stress and anxiety. Saffron has also been shown to enhance memory and reduce oxidative stress on the body. The company says that with B vitamin support, SAFFRELAX helps relieve stress, increase energy and promote a feeling of relaxation and well being.

Adding to their already long list of offerings, Solgar Vitamin and Herb has now made available Astaxanthin 5 mg and 10 mg Softgels. The softgels provide astaxanthin derived from the algae H. pluvialis, which offers one of the highest concentrations of astaxanthin found in nature. Plus, according to the company, the premium formulas are free of gluten, wheat and dairy.

LaneLabs now offers Warmi, a unique vegetable and fruit extract supplement for menopause. According to the company, Warmi offers full-spectrum symptom relief, including hot flashes, mood, hormonal balance, bone health and cardio health.  The supplement is 85% organic, 100% vegetarian and was proven safe and effective in three clinical trials.