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Aug 19, 2007
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Organic Skin Care Company to Launch Luxurious Gift Sets

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Organic skin care company Raw Gaia announces the launch of three luxurious gift sets from its distinctive range of living skin care products. The gift sets will be available for purchase from September 10th, in time for the Christmas shopping season.

Raw Gaia is quickly becoming a very popular organic skin care brand. Using only organic, vegan, and as much as possible, fairtrade ingredients, products are hand-made through a special low temperature process in order to retain all the life energy, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and EFAs in the ingredients.

As a result, Raw Gaia’s skin care products are unusually pure and have wonderful moisturising and healing qualities.

The gifts sets to be launched are:

Pamper Box:

This complete skin care set will give your face and body the living nourishment it truly deserves. Containing some of Raw Gaia’s best selling products, this is a real pampering treat for yourself and as a gift for your loved ones! (RRP: £48)

Contents:

• For Her Daughters Living Moisturiser. A beautiful feminine cream with revitalising rosehip, evening primrose and palmarosa. 60 ml jar

• Floral Face Toner. An uplifting and refreshing spray that helps to tonify, balance and revitalise all types of skin. With rose otto, neroli, palmarosa, chamomile and melissa. 100 ml bottle.

• Living Facial Cleanser. Leaves your face wonderfully cleansed & nourished. Made with cold-pressed oils, essential oils & floral waters with outstanding anti-bacterial & nourishing properties. 100 ml bottle.

• Wildcrafted & Fairly Traded Shea Butter. Rich in vitamins A, E & F, it is a fantastic moisturiser for the body and makes the skin feel wonderfully smooth. 90g jar.

• Sun-dried Green Clay Face Pack. A wonderful detox face pack that gently draws out toxins and environmental pollutants under the skin in order to heal and clean while giving your face a nice lift and glow. 65g jar.

• Sweet Orange Living Lip Balm. A soothing vegan lip balm with zesty orange essential oil. It helps nourish & heal dry & chapped lips as well as to promote the growth of new skin cells. 10 ml tin.

Lovely Box:

A great starter pack to experience the benefits and sensual nourishment of Raw Gaia’s living skin care range. It includes Raw Gaia’s new Detox Living Massage Bar, which is great for drawing out toxins and beautifying the skin as well as the Sweet Orange Living Lip Balm, which helps to nourish and heal chapped lips. (RRP £29)

Contents:

• For Her Daughters Living Moisturiser. A beautiful feminine cream with revitalising rosehip, evening primrose and palmarosa. 60 ml jar

• Floral Face Toner. An uplifting and refreshing spray that helps to tonify, balance and revitalise all types of skin. With rose otto, neroli, palmarosa, chamomile and melissa. 100 ml bottle

• Detox Living Massage Bar: A lovely massage bar that helps to break up and draw out toxins that lie just below the skin’s surface while at the same time, softening and beautifying the skin. With cacao butter and detoxifying essential oils.

• Sweet Orange Living Lip Balm. A soothing vegan lip balm with zesty orange essential oil. It helps to nourish and heal dry and chapped lips as well as promote the growth of new skin cells. 10 ml tin

Baby box:

The vast majority of baby skin care products contain chemicals, parabens, heated oils, etc. and lack any living qualities. This gift set will allow parents to give their babies of one of the most pure and nourishing skin care available anywhere. Includes the For Her Babies Living Cream, created for very sensitive skin and ideal for conditions such eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. (RRP £27)

Contents:

• For Her Babies Living Cream: A pure & soothing herbal cream, with healing calendula, comfrey and St John's wort. Effective for nappy rashes & conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Unscented. 60 ml jar

• Massage Oil For Her Babies: A gentle & pure baby massage oil that is calming and highly nourishing. With macerated lime blossom oil, which has wonderful relaxation properties. 50 ml bottle

• Floral Water Spray For Her Babies: This floral water spray helps to cool and heal delicate or inflamed skin. With chamomile, lavender and rose otto, which have a calming, balancing effect.

Further information about these gift sets can be found at: http://www.rawgaia.com/organic-skin-care/gift-sets-1275.asp (Please note that gift sets will be available for purchase from September 10th onwards)

Notes for editors:

Raw Gaia is currently the only company in the world producing a full range of living skin care products. These are hand-made using only organic, vegan and unheated ingredients, free of any chemicals, through a low temperature process. This offers two advantages over traditional high-temperature methods: it ensures that all the natural nutrients beneficial to skin are retained and avoids the creation of toxic compounds.

For information about Raw Gaia please visit http://www.rawgaia.com. Company information, product details and previous releases can be found at Raw Gaia’s new press centre at http://www.rawgaia.com/press-centre.asp

For additional details, to arrange an interview or to obtain high resolution images, please contact Hector Bolanos, via the details below:

Raw Gaia
Brighton, UK
Tel: 01273 311 476
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Colgate Buys Out Tom's of Maine Body Care Company

http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2006/03/22/colgate_will_buy_toms_of_maine/

Colgate will buy Tom's of Maine
$100m deal may help boost sales of leader in natural products niche
By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff | March 22, 2006

Tom's of Maine -- a niche brand whose renown as a socially responsible maker of natural products exceeds its market share -- is selling itself to Colgate-Palmolive Co. for about $100 million, the company said yesterday.

Best known for toothpaste, Tom's of Maine got its start in 1970 by making a phosphate-free laundry detergent. Over the years, cofounder Tom Chappell, 63, poked fun at major brands like Colgate, saying they put artificial additives in their toothpastes while Tom's of Maine used natural ingredients.

Chappell said he will continue to run the brand from its Kennebunk headquarters. None of the privately held firm's approximately 170
jobs will be lost, he said.

''We'll be a stand-alone subsidiary," said Chappell. ''And we have a commitment from Colgate that our formulas will not be tampered with.

Colgate-Palmolive of New York plans to keep the Tom's of Maine brand name and hopes to use its significant distribution network and
marketing muscle to boost sales. With annual revenue of nearly $50 million, Tom's of Maine said it can grow faster with Colgate in what Colgate estimates is a fast-growing $3 billion US market for natural oral-care and personal products.

''People are more and more concerned about what's going in and on their bodies," said Bruce Cohen, a strategist in the San Francisco
office of the consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates.

''Tom's has been around for a long time and they have very passionate employees and very passionate consumers. People who use Tom's
products use all of Tom's products -- the toothpaste, the deodorant, and facial products. And they're evangelical about it. You can't say that about Colgate toothpaste."

Other New England companies that focus on natural ingredients have also sold to bigger players in recent years. The list includes ice
cream's Ben & Jerry's (Unilever PLC); Nantucket Nectars of Juice Guys fame (ultimately bought by Cadbury Schweppes); and Stonyfield Farm yogurt (Groupe Danone, a French company known for its Dannon brand yogurt).

While entrepreneurs at these kinds of companies do financially well for themselves while running them, they can reap bigger returns by selling their firms.

''At some point, some of these guys just might want to buy a small island off the coast of Belize," said Tobe Berkovitz, an associate
dean at Boston University's School of Communication.

Cofounders Tom and Kate Chappell said the decision to sell to Colgate was partly about broadening Tom's of Maine's reach.

''We chose Colgate as our partner because they have the global expertise to help take Tom's of Maine to the next level," they said
in a statement. ''We see Colgate as an excellent fit with our cultural values." Those values include a policy of giving 10 percent of pretax profits to community groups that benefit the environment and other causes.

During a telephone interview, Kate Chappell, 60, offered another reason to sell:

''We're not going to be here forever, and we needed to find a good home for the company."

The combination of Colgate, the global leader in oral care, and Tom's of Maine, the leader in the natural oral-care category, represents ''growth opportunities for both companies," Colgate chief executive Reuben Mark said in a statement.

Natural toothpaste currently makes up only a small fraction of what US consumers spend on toothpaste each year.

Still, it's important for Colgate to preserve the distinctiveness of a brand that found favor with local consumers, said chief executive
Fran Kelly of the Boston advertising agency Arnold US.

''Tom's has a northern New England, down-to-earth sensibility, and people like things that are unique and genuine," Kelly said. ''The
challenge for Colgate is to keep Tom's uniqueness and quirkiness alive."

Colgate won't put its name on Tom's of Maine products, Tom Chappell said. And that strikes Berkovitz as a smart move. ''You try to keep it stealthy," Berkovitz said of a buyer's strategy after buying a beloved regional company. ''I think the average person in a store thinks that Ben & Jerry's ice cream is still being mixed by two guys in a Vermont barn."

Colgate plans to buy 84 percent of Tom's of Maine. The Chappell family will retain the rest. The sale is expected to close in the
second quarter.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com. Globe staff writer Jenn Abelson contributed to this report.

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