Industry News

  • OPI Founder Schaeffer Retires, Heffner Exits

    December 3, 2013
    Coty has announced the retirement of OPI Founder and CEO George  Schaeffer. Schaeffer, who will continue to work with OPI’s management team through a newly created role as OPI’s strategic board advisor, will focus on The Schaeffer Fa…


  • Jafra Signs Three-Year Deal with Beauty Bus

    December 3, 2013
    Jafra Cosmetics International, Inc. has signed a three-year partnership with Beauty Bus Foundation, the national nonprofit organization that provides free beauty and grooming services and pampering products to terminally or chronically ill people and…


  • Nu Skin Picks Up New Honors

    December 3, 2013
    Nu Skin Enterprises has received several awards recognizing the company’s business performance, management team and product innovation. The company’s most recent accolades come from The Golden Bridge Awards and The Consumer World Awards.…


  • Evonik NA Sites Earn Cosmetic GMP Confirmation

    December 3, 2013
    With the confirmation of another three facilities in Hopewell, Janesville and Mapleton, Evonik has raised its number of cosmetic GMP (ISO 22716) certified production sites to 10. ISO 22716 refers to the manufacturing process of cosmetics as well as…


  • CEW Honors Unilever For Empowering Women

    December 3, 2013
    Cosmetic Executive Women has honored Unilever with its Corporate Empowerment for Women Award, recognizing the company’s commitment to cultivating a workplace environment that provides opportunity, empowerment and skills for women. Gina Boswell,…


  • AkzoNobel’s Chelate Earns DfE Label

    December 3, 2013
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given AkzoNobel’s Dissolvine GL biodegradable and bio-based chelate its Design for the Environment (DfE) label. EPA awards the DfE designation only to chemicals that pass the strict DfE criteria…


  • Coty To Market Miu Miu Fragrances

    December 3, 2013
    Coty Inc. and Prada Group have forged an exclusive partnership to create, develop and distribute a signature line of fragrances under the Miu Miu name. The deal marks Miu Miu’s first entree into the world of prestige fragrances. Created in 199…


  • High Ridge Brands Helps Launch ‘Shower The People’ Program

    December 3, 2013
    High Ridge Brands is donating up to three million showers-worth of soap, shampoo, conditioner and other personal care essentials to impoverished families across America by linking with non-profit organization Family-to-Family. The Stamford, CT-based…


  • Lauder Ladies Join Billionaires

    Lauder Ladies Join Billionaires' Club

    November 15, 2013
    Granddaughters of Estée are worth $1.4 billion each, says Bloomberg.


  • Not at Home for the Holidays

    Not at Home for the Holidays

    November 12, 2013
    More Americans prefer shopping to giving thanks.


  • Nanotechnology in Dermatology

    Nanotechnology in Dermatology

    November 12, 2013
    New book specifically addresses nanotechnology in consumer skin care products.


  • Industry Vet Scott Widro Creates a New Company

    November 4, 2013
    With a successful, award-winning career spanning more than 30 years with Chanel, Calvin Klein, Estée Lauder and, most recently, Gurwitch Products, Scott Widro has embarked on a new enterprise—Supply Chain Remedies (SCR). The focuses on e…


  • La Foundation La Roche-Posay Honors Pediatric Dermatologist

    November 4, 2013
    Andrew C. Krakowski, MD, is the first winner of  the “Dermatologist from the Heart” program in the US,  which was launched in partnership with La Fondation La Roche-Posay. Dr. Krakowski, pediatric dermatologist from La Jolla, C…


  • Kemin’s Sustainably-Grown Rosemary Production Hits High Levels

    November 4, 2013
    After investing millions of dollars to develop a sustainable, agronomic approach to growing scientifically-advanced rosemary more than 50% of Kemin’s rosemary production is certified as Sustainably Grown following a third-party audit conducted…


  • Dow Extends Care Product Rights To Nexeo

    November 4, 2013
    Continuing to strengthen the commercial relationship between both organizations in the personal care market, Dow Consumer & Industrial Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has extended distribution rights to the sun care produc…