Energizer Personal Care Honored for Exceptional Achievement in Skin Health

The Skin Cancer Foundation Awards Brand at Annual Skin Sense Gala

Oct 13, 2010, 17:59 ET from Energizer Personal Care

SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer Personal Care, makers of Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® brand sunscreens, was honored last night for its exceptional achievement in skin health, including its dedication to public education about sun protection and skin cancer prevention, at The Skin Cancer Foundation's Annual Skin Sense Award Gala.

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"We are honored to receive this award and are proud to be recognized as a leader in sun protection within the sun care industry," said Al Robertson, General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of Energizer Personal Care. "We're committed to our partnership with The Skin Cancer Foundation and look forward to our continued work together to provide consumers with unsurpassed education on sun care to help protect their family's skin."

The Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic brands have both carried the Foundation's Seal of Recommendation for almost two decades. Additionally, Banana Boat has underwritten the second year of the Foundation's children's education program, The Sunsational Guide to Sun Safety: Fun in the Sun 101. Robertson accepted the award on behalf of Energizer Personal Care at The Skin Cancer Foundation's Annual Skin Sense Award Gala held at The Pierre in New York City.

"Energizer Personal Care has been a long-standing partner and they are committed to helping us educate about the importance of sun protection," Perry Robins, MD, President, and The Skin Cancer Foundation "We are pleased to recognize them for their exceptional work in the sun care category and steadfast partnership with the Foundation."

The Skin Sense Award Gala honors select members in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and publishing industries for their role in helping to educate the public about the dangers of skin cancer and the importance of sun protection. The gala raises money for The Skin Cancer Foundation and its public awareness programs, and on average, it brings in about one million dollars.

About Banana Boat products

Banana Boat® sun care products feature our advanced sunscreen technology, which helps provide effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that won't break down in the sun like ordinary sunscreens. These Banana Boat products are tested and proven in the sun, not just in the lab.

About Hawaiian Tropic products

Founded in 1969, Hawaiian Tropic® Sun Care is one of the most iconic and best-known sun care brands in the U.S.  The brand offers a wide range of products in sun care segments including sunscreens, tanning, sunless tanning, kids/baby, after sun, sport and lip, with SPF ranges of up to 80. All SPF 15 and above Hawaiian Tropic® Sun Care products feature SunSure® Technology, which provides advanced UVA and UVB protection.

About The Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer.  The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research.  For more information, visit www.SkinCancer.org.

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