NORWALK, Conn., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four No7 products from Boots have received the esteemed Good Housekeeping Seal after evaluation by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. For more than 100 years, the Good Housekeeping Seal has embodied product excellence and inspired consumer trust in the items that carry it. The Boots No7 products that received the Seal include:
Prior to earning the Good Housekeeping Seal, the No7 products won big in Good Housekeeping's 2010 Anti-Aging Awards, winning in four respective categories, including Best Anti-Aging Serum and Best Instant Wrinkle Smoother.
Stephen J. Lloyd, CEO of Boots Retail U.S.A. believes the Good Housekeeping Seal conveys further credence for Boots, stating, "The No7 brand is the result of in-depth research & development driven by consumer insights on aging. All products are extensively tested individually and as part of a skincare regime, working closely with a number of dermatology experts and universities to continually make new strides in skincare technology. Receipt of the Good Housekeeping Seal reinforces the brand's commitment to developing anti-aging products that are backed by science."
"We're pleased to welcome Boots' No7 brand to the great family of Seal-holding products. In addition to the products earning the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal, they were also recognized as Anti-Aging Award Winners," added Pat Haegele, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Good Housekeeping. The No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Serum in particular, lauded for its super-intensive formula, received a perfect score for firming in Good Housekeeping's first-ever Anti-Aging Awards, which tested 90 products in over 3,000 lab tests with more than 800 volunteers.
Backed by science, Boots' No7 is the number one skincare brand in the UK and available in 15 countries around the world, including the U.S. Independent testing is a driving force behind the brand's success in creating effective skincare products, utilizing state-of-the-art testing for wrinkle assessment and a database of 40,000+ consumer volunteers; testers range in age, skin tone and skin type to ensure that Boots No7 products are safe and provide consistent, clinically proven results.
Introduced in 1909, the Good Housekeeping Seal is one of the first and most recognizable consumer emblems; its rigorous clearance standards set the benchmark for product integrity both in the beauty industry and beyond, signifying the product bearing the Seal has been tested and works as promised. Per the Good Housekeeping Research Institute's criteria, all products that have earned the Seal carry a two-year limited warranty.
Boots is the UK's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. Boots branded products are available in the US at Target, Ulta and ShopBootsUSA.com and at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. First established by Jesse Boot in England in 1849, Boots has been creating and developing leading beauty brands for more than 160 years. Additional information on Boots products can be found by visiting www.us.boots.com.
About Alliance Boots
Alliance Boots is a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group offering a wide range of products and services to our customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, our two core business activities are pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling. Alliance Boots is privately-owned and employs over 115,500* people. Its wholesale and distribution network serves over 160,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from over 370* pharmaceutical wholesale distribution centres in 21* countries. We operate more than 3,280* health and beauty retail stores, in 11* countries, of which just under 3,180* have a pharmacy.
* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2011 and include associates and joint ventures.