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COVID-19: Cosmetics manufacturers donate hand sanitizer and personal care products to hospitals, care homes and people in need

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus and the resulting deaths are increasing daily. Even though some Brazilian states have adopted isolation measures, the number of cases will peak in June and will not begin to decrease until after this time, according to the Ministry of Health. Due to this unprecedented situation, the cosmetics industry is working to contain the pandemic.

Amend, Lowell, O Boticário, Pierre Fabre and Granado are some of the (...)

Amend, Lowell, O Boticário, Pierre Fabre and Granado are some of the Brazilian companies that will donate a percentage of their stock to help the fight against the pandemic facing the country.

São Paulo based hair care company Amend - in a joint initiative with Softcolor, Aqia, Slip and JCLOG - is producing 32,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to donate to hospitals, care homes and people in need in the city.

In the countryside of the state, hair care product manufacturer Lowell began to produce hand sanitizer in its Itapira plant. The product is being distributed freely to health institutions and care homes in the city.

In Curitiba, the brand O Boticário announced that it will increase production of antiseptic gel for its Cuide-se Bem line, utilizing alcohol with 78% concentration. Along with increasing the availability of the product in the Brazilian market, the company will also donate 1.7 metric tons of the gel to the Municipal Secretariat of Health in Curitiba, where the company is based.

In Rio de Janeiro, the French group Pierre Fabre is producing a new hand sanitizer utilizing alcohol with a concentration of 70%. The company will donate a percentage of its stock to hospitals - which are facing a shortage of hand sanitizer - and will include the product in its antiseptic line Soapelle, which is part of the Darrow brand.

Also in Rio de Janeiro, Granado - in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) - will distribute nearly 1,500 liters of liquid soap to organizations that work with children and adolescents in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings. "We feel an obligation to help those in the most need. If everyone does what they can, we can avoid the worst”, says Sissi Freeman, marketing and sales director at Granado.

Renata Martins

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