Industry News

  • FDA OKs Unilever’s OTC Device for Wrinkles

    August 31, 2012
    • Cynosure, Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a home-use, over-the-counter device for the treatment of facial wrinkles. The device, which was developed in partnership with Unilever, is…


  • Cosmoprof North America Attendance Rises 9%

    August 31, 2012
    • Celebrating 10 years in Las Vegas, Cosmoprof North America this year boasted the highest attendance and participation, according to show organizers. The event, which was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from July 22–24, featu…


  • Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    August 31, 2012
    • Croda International Plc has completed the acquisition of IRB (Istituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche SpA.), an Italian company that is a global leader in the emerging market of active ingredients obtained by plant stem cell culture. Acco…


  • Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    August 31, 2012
    Croda Completes IRB Acquisition


  • Color & Pigments 2012 Is Oct. 24-26 in Miami

    August 1, 2012
    • The “Future of Pigments and Color Cosmetics Summit” will unite the leading pigment experts under one roof at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, FL, Oct. 24-26. Offering two separate tracks of educational presentations and num…


  • Clariant Rebrands

    August 1, 2012
    • Clariant has undergone a fundamental change in recent years, having successfully completing a restructuring phase—and the company has since unveiled a new branding endeavor. The new branding is said to translate the firm’s approa…


  • Ulta Beauty Opens PA Distribution Center

    August 1, 2012
    • Ulta Beauty has opened its new 373,000 square foot distribution center in Chambersburg, PA; it is the company’s third distribution center in the US. The retailer says this new spot is a key component of its 1,000 unit store growth…


  • Walgreens To Acquire USA Drug Pharmacy Chain in Mid-South

    August 1, 2012
    • Walgreen Co. is purchasing a regional drugstore chain in the mid-South region of the US from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings, Inc. and members of the LaFrance family. The transaction includes 144 stores currently operated under the USA Drug, Su…


  • 11th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science

    August 1, 2012
    • The Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ will play host to the 11th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science, Oct. 9-11. Joachim Kohn, Ph.D., Rutgers University, will deliver the opening day keynote address, “Perspectives o…


  • WFFC Announces 2012 Board of Directors for Chicago

    August 1, 2012
    • Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) announced the 2012 board of directors for the Chicago chapter. The officers are: president – Karen Van Kampen (Kerry Ingredients & Flavours –Americas), vice president–Mari…


  • SACI Golf Outing Is Set for Sept. 10

    August 1, 2012
    • The Sales Association of the Chemical Industry (SACI) Golf Outing is slated for Monday, Sept. 10 at Knob Hill Golf Course in Manalapan, NJ. Reservations for the outing are due Sept. 1. The price is $165 per golfer and includes golf, cart, an…


  • Robertet’s ‘Seed to Scent’ Celebrates Milestone

    August 1, 2012
    • Robertet’s latest “Seed to Scent” luncheon at the New York Botanical Garden—“Rolls Royce & The Bespoke Rose—honored how both the luxury car maker and the fragrance house transform and integrate natural…


  • L’Oréal, AKK Promote Sustainable Trade Of Shea Kernels

    August 1, 2012
    • L’Oréal and AAK have signed an agreement to develop the trade of shea kernels to improve the volumes and the quality of the raw material and to secure improved living conditions for women in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The agr…


  • Dr. Perricone To Open Happi Anti-Aging Conference, Sept. 18-19

    August 1, 2012
    (From l-r) Drs. Perricone, Linder, Downie and Alexis will all speak at Happi’s Anti-Aging Conference next month. • Anti-aging skin care is one the cosmetic industries hotte…


  • Dr. Perricone To Open Happi  Anti-Aging Conference, Sept. 18-19

    Dr. Perricone To Open Happi Anti-Aging Conference, Sept. 18-19

    August 1, 2012
    Dr. Perricone To Open Happi Anti-Aging Conference, Sept. 18-19