Coty's philosophy brand introduces all-over brightener and dark spot corrector, with innovative skin brightening technology that visibly improves appearance of age spots, post-acne scarring, sun damage

PHOENIX , December 5, 2011 (press release) – philosophy's newest addition to the miracle worker collection, miracle worker miraculous all-over brightener and dark spot corrector, features innovative skin brightening technology designed to visibly improve the appearance of skin discoloration associated with age spots, post-acne scarring and sun damage, as it helps even and brighten skin tone to reveal a more uniform complexion.

miracle worker dark spot corrector offers clinically-proven results:

* 92% of women had more even, brighter skin in 8 weeks
* 4 weeks – visible improvement in skin radiance
* 8 weeks – improved appearance of skin tone
* 12 weeks – improvement in skin brightness and evenness

*based on a 12-week, once daily use, clinical study

the formula features a proprietary complex, comprised of a unique blend of skin brighteners that works at multiple levels to address the appearance of dark spots. it delivers dramatic results without hydroquinone, making it suitable for those with common skin sensitivities.

"what i love about this product, is that it works through several different pathways in order to get to that endpoint of brightening the skin, giving it radiance and resilience," says dr. doris day, dermatologist.

to coincide with the launch of miracle worker miraculous all-over brightener and dark spot corrector, philosophy introduced, a microsite dedicated to educating consumers on causes of skin discoloration and benefits of using the product—it provides clinical results, before & after photos and an interview with dr. doris day.

about philosophy

philosophy, acquired by the Coty Inc. prestige portfolio in 2010, is a brand that approaches personal care from a scientific point of view, while celebrating the beauty of the human spirit. our skin care, fragrances and bath and body products are formulated with scientifically-proven ingredients. philosophy believes science can give us better skin . . . but only humanity can give us better days. born from biomedic, the acclaimed medical company that pioneered some of the most popular in-office treatments, our skin care products have long been recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. philosophy is an international skin care and cosmetics company founded in 1996 and headquartered in phoenix, arizona.

About Coty Inc.

Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by Francois Coty who is credited with founding the modern fragrance industry.

Today, Coty Inc. is a recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of nearly $4 billion. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation and creativity, Coty Inc. has developed an unrivaled portfolio of notable brands and delivers its innovative products to consumers in 90 markets worldwide.

The Coty Prestige brand portfolio is distributed in prestige and ultra-prestige stores and includes Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloe, Chopard, Davidoff, Jennifer Lopez, Jil Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Gwen Stefani, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nikos, philosophy, Roberto Cavalli, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Wolfgang Joop.

The Coty Beauty brand portfolio is more widely distributed and includes adidas, ASTOR, Baby Phat, Beyonce Knowles, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, Esprit, Exclamation, Faith Hill, GUESS, Halle Berry, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La Cross, Miss Sixty, Miss Sporty, N.Y.C. New York Color, Pierre Cardin(1), Playboy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Shania Twain, Stetson, Tim McGraw, and Tonino Lamborghini.

Coty and Puig Fashion and Beauty S.A. have a strategic partnership for the distribution of the perfume lines of Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera, Prada, Paco Rabanne, and Antonio Banderas in the United States and Canada.

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