Industry News


  • Wacker Taps NRC For Biotech Products Europe

    • 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…
    10.02.12

  • Yellow Wood Acquires Parfums de Coeur

    • 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…
    10.02.12

  • ICMAD Moves To New Headquarters

    • 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…
    10.02.12

  • WFFC Honors Galvin of Parlux At Open Dinner

    • 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…
    10.02.12

  • Coppertone Named in Lawsuit

    • 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…
    10.02.12


  • SkinMedica, Mass General Hospital Form Accord

    • 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…
    10.02.12

  • P&G Brings Relief To Hurricane Victims

    • 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…
    10.02.12

  • Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    Croda Completes IRB Acquisition
    08.31.12

  • Croda Completes IRB Acquisition

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • Cosmoprof North America Attendance Rises 9%

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • FDA OKs Unilever’s OTC Device for Wrinkles

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • AkzoNobel, Corn Products Form Alliance

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • Ultimate Skin Health Symposium Is Nov. 9-11

    • 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,…
    08.31.12

  • Formulating with Precision At Nanometer Scale

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • World Perfumery Congress Draws More Than 900

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • Wounded Warrior To Speak At Biomaterials Science Symposium in NJ

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • Road Trip! ICMAD Hosts 2012 CITY Trunk Show

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • Arylessence Releases TrendWatch

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • BioScreen Opens Ophthalmology Test Lab In Phoenix, AZ

    • 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…
    08.31.12

  • INDA Seeks Wipes Product Entries for Visionary Award

    • 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…
    08.31.12