Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Wella Funds Sassoon Scholarships Through 2017

    December 3, 2013
    Ten aspiring hairstylists and 10 licensed beauty professionals have been awarded the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, continuing a commitment by Wella, the salon professional division of…


  • Commercial Cleaning Industry Votes Clorox Product Best Cleaning Agent of 2013

    December 3, 2013
     Clorox Professional Products Company’s Clorox Urine Remover won the 2013 ISSA Innovation Award for Best Cleaning Agent at the ISSA/Interclean North America Conference in Las Vegas. (For more on ISSA, see page 91 in this issue.) The annua…


  • Unilever Sells Trio of Ethnic Hair Care Brands To Strength of Nature

    December 3, 2013
    Unilever has signed an agreement to sell its Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Pro-Line Comb-Thru brands to Strength of Nature. Financial terms were not disclosed. The sale, which excludes TCB’s business in Africa, is expected to close this month.…


  • L’Oréal USA Honors Women in Science

    December 3, 2013
    L’Oréal USA has named and honored the recipients of the 2013 L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science. Celebrating its 10th year, the program is a national initiative that recognizes and rewards five outstanding US-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.


  • L’Oréal USA Golf Outing Raises $575K for Hospital

    L’Oréal USA Golf Outing Raises $575K for Hospital

    November 4, 2013
    A total of 530 golfers turned out Sept. 10, 2013 for the sixth annual L’Oréal USA “Fore the Children” charity golf event, which raised $575,000 to benefit the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. Hosted by L&rsqu…


  • Target Rolls Out Sustainable Product Standard

    November 4, 2013
    Target’s new Sustainable Product Standard will initially focus on the personal care, beauty, household cleaning and baby care product categories. Beginning in October, Target will ask vendors representing 7,500 products in household cleaners, p…