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BOOK REPORT: Bobbi Brown's library is growing. Her second book, "Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty," goes on sale this month for $25 at Bobbi Brown Essentials counters and select bookstores.
Subtitled "Everything a teen needs to look pretty, natural, sexy and awesome," the book covers a range of makeup-related issues and touches on teen traumas like braces, acne and the prom.
The book was co-written by former Harper's Bazaar beauty director Annemarie Iverson.
As part of the promotional effort, Brown will appear at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York for a book signing on July 27.
Her last book, 1997's "Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Beauty Resource," sold 150,000 copies.
CHAMPION OF THE PEOPLE: A new award will be presented this year by the Fragrance Foundation.
Called the "Circle of Champions," the award will honor an individual who has made a newsworthy impact on the fragrance industry during the previous year. A ceremony will be held at the Sky Club this November.
HEAVY DUTY DETAILS: Alex Volkman, president of Heavy Duty Co., was honored with the Cosmetic Entrepreneur Award for Leadership last month. The award, which celebrated Volkman for outstanding business and personal contributions to the cosmetics industry, was given by the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Association (ICMAD).
Heavy Duty Co., a line of unisex personal care products with a nod to car mechanics, was started up two years ago and can be found in stores such as Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Sephora.
WATER TREATMENT: Clarins is jumping into the moisture market with two new skin care items designed to keep skin "perfectly hydrated." Moisture Quenching Hydra-Balance, in cream and lotion, and Thirst Quenching Hydra-Balance Mask, targeted at the under-40 market, will hit stores in November. Key ingredients include plant and marine extracts, such as cactus, that work to retain water where needed and regulate evaporation, according to Clarins. Naturally, skin is 60 to 70 percent water, but aging, poor diet, alcohol, pollution, as well as exposure to sun, wind and cold, can dry out skin.