Desert Essence added three hair-styling products to its line. Coconut Shine & Refine Hair Lotion restores shine with cactus and agave and strengthens with vitamin E. Coconut Soft Curls Hair Cream hydrates and conditions with vitamins A and E and safflower oil. Coconut Hair Defrizzer & Heat Protector moisturizes and protects with cactus, agave and yucca.
Monkey Sea Monkey Doo skincare products are intended for babies, children and those with sensitive skin. The allergen-free line contains no gluten, soy, dairy or oats. Products include a 3-in-1 shampoo, lotions, bodywash and conditioner in cherry scent and an unscented 2-in-1 shampoo plus bodywash.
Dolphin Organics has expanded its offerings with the DO Naturals line. The line is 100% natural and hypoallergenic. The line includes a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, body wash and moisturizer in Just Berry natural fragrance. Mineral sunscreens (SPF 32, 50) are also available.
Xlear, Inc. has a new all-natural kit geared toward the sinuses. The Sinus Care NETI is made with xylitol and comes with one sinus rinse bottle, six packets of XLEAR xylitol refill solution and one free XLEAR sinus spray sample. Clinical studies have found that xylitol is effective in both relieving nasal discomfort and promoting dental health.
Greener Days LLC makes a new organic bug spray called Greener Ways. The 100% Deet-free insect repellent incorporates oils like citronella, lemongrass and cedar. The spray contains no added chemicals, alcohols, scents, plant surfactants, soaps or glycerin, and is appropriate for those with delicate skin, says the company.
The MelanSol line of sun care products, distributed by Oceana Naturals, LLC, now includes Sunburn Relief Gel. The product helps soothe sunburned or sun-stressed skin with ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, bio-melanin, green tea, calendula and chamomile. All products in the MelanSol line now feature the seal of NPA’s Natural Certification.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals, LLC introduces Daily Defense Cream with SPF 17, which nourishes, hydrates and protects skin. It includes astaxanthin from Hawaiian microalgae to fight the appearance of fine lines. The cream includes beta-glucan to help skin lock in moisture. For SPF protection, Daily Dense Cream SPF 17 uses tocotrienols derived from palm.
Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Formula SPF 40 lotion contains Hydresia safflower seeds that offer a controlled release of moisture. Sun protection is provided by titanium dioxide (7.5%) and zinc oxide (10.0%). This product contains no parabens, animal ingredients, artificial fragrance or colors and was not tested on animals.
Evofem, Inc. offers the Softcup menstrual cup as a new sanitary napkin/tampon alternative. The product is easy to insert, but the company says it fits better than a tampon and can be worn up to 12 hours without removal. The Softcup is made from a “non-irritating plastic containing medical elastomer and polyethylene.”
New from derma e is Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Crème. Formerly known as Eye Bright Dark Circle Crème, this product now has a new name and an enhanced, more effective formula containing skin-brightening madonna lily, bearberry and niacinamide. Enriched with antioxidants green tea and Pycnogenol, this crème helps reduce the look of aging, puffiness and dark circles for brighter, rested and radiant eyes.