Industry News

  • Petition Targets Birchbox

    December 5, 2014
    A Care2 petition is calling for a boycott of Birchbox until it agrees to contract only with companies that are cruelty-free.   “I am a diehard animal lover and started reading labels to ensure products were animal cruelty-free a few years…


  • AOCS, SCC Join Forces For Annual Meeting 2015

    December 5, 2014
     The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) and Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) have developed programming targeted for the cosmetic industry for the 106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases in Orlando, Florida, May 3-6, 2015. &nbs…


  • European Wax Center Celebrates Decade of Success

    December 5, 2014
    European Wax Center (EWC), which was founded by siblings David Coba, Joshua Coba and Jessica Coba in 2004, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. According to David Coba, CEO, European Wax Center is looking at projected growth of more than…


  • In Docs We Trust

    In Docs We Trust

    December 3, 2014
    Check out these new Kline skin care studies.


  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    December 2, 2014
    Hair care brand could fetch $7 billion for Procter & Gamble.


  • Is KIK for Sale?

    Is KIK for Sale?

    November 14, 2014
    Private label house could fetch $1.5 billion.


  • Princeton Consumer Research Expands

    Princeton Consumer Research Expands

    November 14, 2014
    Opens North American location in New Jersey.


  • Wipe Sales To Top $13 Billion

    Wipe Sales To Top $13 Billion

    November 13, 2014
    A new study by Smithers Apex projects 6% annual growth for wipes.


  • AAK Announces Price Increases

    AAK Announces Price Increases

    November 7, 2014
    AAK price increase for vegetable based fats and oils.


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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. …


  • 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…