Industry News


  • 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…


  • World Perfumery Congress Draws More Than 900

    August 31, 2012
    • More than 900 fragrance industry professionals from 34 different countries convened during the 2012 World Perfumery Congress (WPC), held at the MGM Grand in Mashantucket, CT. The event, which was held June 12-14, marked the first time th…


  • Wounded Warrior To Speak At Biomaterials Science Symposium in NJ

    August 31, 2012
    • At the 11th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science (which is slated for Oct 9-11 in New Brunswick, NJ), distinguished scientists will speak about bioactive materials, but a special highlight will the symposium banquet’s after-di…


  • Road Trip! ICMAD Hosts 2012 CITY Trunk Show

    August 31, 2012
    • The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) held its first CITY 2012 Beauty Trunk Show in August in New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, featuring the winners of the 2012 Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards…


  • Arylessence Releases TrendWatch

    August 31, 2012
    • In a world filled with stress and fatigue, a personal sense of well being and a desire for a balanced life are priorities that matter to Americans of all ages, according Arylessence TrendWatch, a comprehensive analysis of U.S. consumer attit…


  • BioScreen Opens Ophthalmology Test Lab In Phoenix, AZ

    August 31, 2012
    • BioScreen has opened an ophthalmology testing laboratory at its Phoenix facilities, offering comprehensive ophthalmologic safety testing. Examples of claims such as “Ophthalmologist Tested,” “Safe for sensitive eyes,&rd…


  • INDA Seeks Wipes Product Entries for Visionary Award

    August 31, 2012
    • Got a great wipe? Nominate it—or your customers’ product—for a Visionary Innovation Award, which will be presented at INDA’s Vision Consumer Products Conference, to take place Jan. 29-31, 2013 at the Rosen Centre Hote…