Industry News

  • Nuvilex To Enter Cosmetics Industry

    October 2, 2012
    • Nuvilex, Inc., an international biotechnology provider of cell and gene therapy solutions, announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary, Austrianova Singapore Pte Ltd (ASPL) has received notice that the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) h…


  • Wacker Taps NRC For Biotech Products Europe

    October 2, 2012
    • Wacker has tapped Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC) to handle distribution of certain products for personal care applications in most parts of Europe, effective Sept. 1. For applications in personal care and cosmetics, NRC will from now on distribute…


  • Yellow Wood Acquires Parfums de Coeur

    October 2, 2012
    • Yellow Wood Partners has acquired Parfums de Coeur (PDC), a provider of mass-market fragrances sold in the US including Body Fantasies, Designer Imposters, and BOD Man. In addition, the company’s brands are sold in a growing number of…


  • ICMAD Moves To New Headquarters

    October 2, 2012
    • The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) has moved to 21925 Field Parkway, Suite 205, Deer Park, IL 60010; 800-334-2623; Email: info@icmad.org. More info: www.icmad.org…


  • WFFC Honors Galvin of Parlux At Open Dinner

    October 2, 2012
    • At its 30th anniversary open dinner on September 20, WFFC honored Kathleen Galvin, VP of marketing and creative, Parlux Fragrances. Galvin has led the successful development and launch of…


  • Coppertone Named in Lawsuit

    October 2, 2012
    • Three plaintiffs have argued in their New Jersey federal complaint that Coppertone’s sunscreen products fail to protect against the cancer causing longer rays of ultraviolet-A radiation despite its “full defense” claim. Cal…



  • SkinMedica, Mass General Hospital Form Accord

    October 2, 2012
    • SkinMedica will collaborate with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for the research and development of pigmentation products, the Carlsbad, CA company announced. The exclusive agreement involves screening and evaluating a library of rough…


  • P&G Brings Relief To Hurricane Victims

    October 2, 2012
    • Procter & Gamble has provided services to families and individuals in need of showers, restrooms and personal care items as well as laundry and temporary power use in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. The P&G Relief Center was stationed i…


  • Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    August 31, 2012
    Croda Completes IRB Acquisition


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • AkzoNobel, Corn Products Form Alliance

    August 31, 2012
    • AkzoNobel Global Personal Care, a business of AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, has formed a strategic alliance with Corn Products International/National Starch. The alliance will position AkzoNobel as the global distributor of Corn Products&rsqu…


  • Ultimate Skin Health Symposium Is Nov. 9-11

    August 31, 2012
    • Zein E. Obagi, will serve as director of the 24th Ultimate Skin Health Symposium (www.ultimateskinsymposium.com), a three-day breakthrough skin rejuvenation program taking place at the Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills, California from Nov. 9-11,…


  • Formulating with Precision At Nanometer Scale

    August 31, 2012
    • The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (COLL) has scheduled a symposium on “Formulating for Precision at the Nanometer Scale” at the 245th ACS Spring 2013 meeting, scheduled for April 7-11, 2013 in New Orleans. This sym…