ear candle

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning to consumers about the potential dangers of ear candles, and is attempting to enforce regulations on the product’s major manufacturers. 

Selling Your Share of Personal Care

For the last year, the health and beauty care (HBC) market may not have been sitting so pretty. Tight budgets left consumers struggling to justify spending on HBC when food and supplements were their main priorities.

Quit NitsQuit Nits is a complete head lice kit from Hyland’s. This product helps keep lice and nits out of hair using homeopathic ingredients like eucalyptus and Quassia amara. The product is intended to kill lice and eggs as well as prevent eggs from hatching. And, the Quick Quit Nits Everyday Preventative Spray also is available.

From Pacifica comes the new Lotus Garden fragrance. Solid perfume, spray perfume, body butter, soap, soy and pillar candles and gift sets round out this collection. “This fragrance was inspired by one particularly amazing lotus garden outside of Santa Barbara, CA,” adds the firm.

Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths from Kaia Naturals are eco-friendly, disposable cloths made of 100% natural bamboo infused with other natural ingredients to cleanse the skin. Oat amino acids gently clean the skin, organic Canadian honey offers soothing nourishment, sunflower oil removes impurities and eight citrus essential oils cleanse and purify.

dermaderma e Natural Bodycare’s Tropical Solutions Facial Scrub and Cleansing Gel remove dirt, oil and impurities, and exfoliate dull aging cells. Enriched with tropical tamanu oil, pomegranate, green tea, papaya and açaí, these formulas help renew and revitalize skin.

Nature's GateAvailable in April 2010 are a Sunless Tanner and a Faceblock (SPF 25) from Nature’s Gate. The Sunless Tanner is infused with antioxidants green tea and red raspberry as well as olive oil. The Faceblock SPF 25 is fortified with zinc oxide for UVA/UVB protection, plus vitamins C and E and moisturizing botanicals.

JASON Natural Products introduces a Family Hand Sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs, says the company. Infused with aloe, the alcohol-based product kills microbes in seconds without drying out the skin. The 2-oz size enables customers to take the product with them on the go.
SRP: $4.99

RevivaReviva Labs Inc. offers a catalyst trace mineral gel that “boosts skin response to night creams applied over it,” says the company. Its “Skin Energizing Gel” is made with a mineral-rich Hawaiian seaweed concentrate to energize skin cells so that night creams’ active ingredients absorb better.