Industry News

  • A Green Approach

    March 4, 2008
    Pick up any industry publication or visit a supplier’s or marketer’s website and green initiatives appear front and center. That’s the case at Rhodia, where 33% of projects are devoted to green chemistry, according to Andrew Douglas…


  • Rhodias Novecare Unit Offers Global Solutions

    March 4, 2008
    In today’s global market, solutions to difficult formulating problems can rarely be found in one’s own backyard. That’s why Rhodia’s Novecare home and personal care unit has established re- search centers around the globe to…


  • Botaneco Works With Burts Bees

    March 4, 2008
    Botaneco, a business unit of SemBioSys Genetics Inc. based in Calgary, Canada, announced that Burt’s Bees is using Botaneco’s hydresia ingredient in two new body washes and a hand soap. “Burt’s Bees is a leader in the fiel…


  • ISP Names Chempoint.com Distributor of Personal Care

    March 4, 2008
    International Specialty Products (ISP) of Wayne, NJ has selected Chempoint.com, an internet-enabled distributor of fine and specialty chemicals, to represent ISP’s personal care product lines. All orders should be placed at www.chempoint.com.…


  • DuPont Tate & Lyle Announces Agreement

    March 4, 2008
    As a result of the strong demand for personal care ingredients made from renewable resources, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has secured Essential Ingredients as the distributor for its Zemea propanediol. Essential Ingredients, headquartered in…


  • Aveda Expands its Green Efforts During Fashion Week 200

    February 7, 2008
    Aveda, a marketer of plant-derived hair care, skin care, makeup and lifestyle products, is building on the breakout success of its Spring/ Summer 2008 Green Fashion program with an enhanced eco-friendly platform for the Fall/Winter 2008 New York show…


  • Este Lauder Creates New Position in Marketing

    February 7, 2008
    Susan Akkad has been named senior vice president corporate marketing, diversity at Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Ms. Akkad was most recently senior vice president, global communications and artist relations, MAC Cosmetics. She will report to Mar…


  • ICMAD Announces CITY Awards For Cosmetic Innovators

    February 7, 2008
    The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announces its fifth annual CITY Awards for Cosmetic Innovators of The Year. To be eligible for an award, the company must be a member of ICMAD and follow the criteria established for eac…


  • SC Johnson Makes Fortune List For Employee Retention

    February 7, 2008
    SC Johnson (SCJ) is an eight-time honoree on the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America list, published by Fortune magazine. SCJ was listed as No. 27. Fortune noted that 28% of SCJ’s employees have worked there more than 20…


  • Clinique, Allergan Collaborate For Physician Skin Care Line

    February 7, 2008
    Clinique Laboratories, LLC has collaborated with global medical aesthetics company Allergan, Inc. on a new skin care line to be sold exclusively in U.S. physicians’ offices. The range is expected to launch in the fall of 2008. As part of the…


  • OmniReliant Holdings Acquires Topical Pharmaceutical Product

    February 7, 2008
    l OmniReliant Holdings, Inc. of Tampa, FL has formally acquired the rights to a unique patented topical pharmaceutical product capable of delivering salicylic acid in a non-stick clear solid composition to treat acne. The company will use the paten…


  • Elizabeth Arden Signs Licensing Agreement with Aeffe

    February 7, 2008
    Global prestige beauty company Elizabeth Arden, Inc. has entered into an exclusive long-term global licensing agreement with Aeffe S.p.A. for the development, marketing and distribution of fragrance, cosmetics and skin care products with Italian fash…


  • P&G Signs with Appleton For Microencapsulation Tech

    February 7, 2008
    Appleton, a developer of capsule chemistries and applications, Appleton, WI, has signed a supply agreement with Procter & Gamble to provide microencapsulated specialty chemicals. Appleton’s initial project with P&G involves microenc…


  • Desert Whale Jojoba Company Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

    February 7, 2008
    Desert Whale Jojoba Company of Tucson, AZ recently celebrated 30 years in the personal care industry. The company was founded in 1978 at a time when sperm whales were being decimated, and a native desert plant was being rediscovered. As the versa…


  • Avon Partners with Suze Orman

    February 7, 2008
    Avon Products, Inc. announced a partnership with personal finance expert Suze Orman. Ms. Orman, a bestselling author and MSNBC television host, will serve as a personal finance advisor to the Avon representatives to offer money management advice.…