Industry News

  • Ecocert Certifies Six More TC USA Products

    November 3, 2014
    TC USA, Inc. has six products that are now Ecocert approved. Zenerbet, argan butter and lavender butter now join several other previously certified products from Zenitech. Additionally, there are three newly certified products under the ESSA Technol…

  • Salon, Skin Care Innovator Dean Rhoades Dies

    November 3, 2014
    Dean Rhoades, founder of the Dean Rhoades Salon in Beverly Hills and co-founder of DermaNew Skincare, passed away on Sept. 6 in his sleep at his Beverly Hills home.  He was 64. At the age 20, he studied at Vidal Sassoon and was quickly on his w…

  • ITW Acquires Disposable Wipes Maker

    November 3, 2014
    I&I company ITW Professional Brands (formerly ITW Dymon) and Atlantic Mills, a Lakewood, NJ disposable nonwoven wipes maker, have combined product portfolios and will now operate as ITW Pro Brands. The company’s brand portfolio includes LP…

  • Farouk Systems Celebrates Founder

    November 3, 2014
    Farouk Shami and his associates gathered to commemorate Shami’s birthday as well as a recent accomplishment; he received an honorary Doctorate of Beauty Arts from Seokyeong University. Shami is founder of Farouk Systems, a Houston, TX-based sal…

  • Amway Funds Stanford Research Study

    November 3, 2014
    A new research study, conducted by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from Amway, will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. F…

  • Puma To Leave P&G for L’Oréal

    November 3, 2014
    Puma SE and L’Oréal have signed a license agreement for beauty products. The deal is effective Jan. 1, 2015 when Puma’s deal with its current licensee, Procter & Gamble, ends on Dec. 31, 2014. …

  • DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Tapped for Tide Coldwater Pilot

    November 3, 2014
    Through a partnership with DuPont, Procter & Gamble will use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide laundry detergent, making Tide Cold Water the first brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way. Although…

  • 2015 Sunscreen Symposium Issues Call for Papers

    November 3, 2014
    A call for papers and podium presenters has been issued for the Florida Chapter of SCC’s annual Sunscreen Symposium—The Next Horizon of Sun Care Innovation & Global Regulatory Requirements—which will be held Sept. 16-18, 2015 at…

  • Estée Lauder Acquires Le Labo

    November 3, 2014
    Estée Lauder has signed a deal to acquire Le Labo, a high-end fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a distinct French heritage and an emphasis on fine craftsmanship and personalization in its products and services. Terms of the deal were…

  • L’Oréal USA To Buy Carol’s Daughter

    November 3, 2014
    L’Oréal USA is expanding its presence in the ethnic beauty category. The company will acquire Carol’s Daughter for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in New York City, Carol’s Daughter is a premier American multi-cultural…

  • Brilliant Group Opens California Facility

    Brilliant Group Opens California Facility

    October 21, 2014
    Richmond, CA site combines manufacturing, R&D and tech support.

  • Greenpeace Activist Dies

    Greenpeace Activist Dies

    October 16, 2014
    Greenpeace said Wednesday that one of nine activists charged with felony counts in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters has died. Tyler David Wilkerson was 27 when he died Oct. 6. A cause of death was not made public…

  • Estée Lauder To Purchase Le Labo

    Estée Lauder To Purchase Le Labo

    October 15, 2014
    Deal for high-end brand expected to close in November.

  • Hi-Efficiency Machines Crimp US Detergent Sales

    Hi-Efficiency Machines Crimp US Detergent Sales

    October 15, 2014
    US laundry detergent sales have slipped as high-efficiency washers call for less detergent.

  • SC Johnson To Disclose Fragrance Ingredients

    SC Johnson To Disclose Fragrance Ingredients

    October 14, 2014
    First major company to disclose fragrance ingredients