Industry News

  • P&G Files Infringement Lawsuits

    February 7, 2008
    The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Laboratories of Santa Clarita, CA, for the infringement of its Herbal Essences trade dress products. The suit, filed in the United States Federal District Court for…


  • Physicians Formula Honored For Launch Strategy

    February 7, 2008
    Physicians Formula won the 2007 Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Industry Award for the Best Executed Launch Strategy of the year within the Mass Market Color category. The company was recognized because WWD saw “tremendous impact in sales, ou…


  • Floratech Now ISO Compliant

    February 7, 2008
    Floratech, a global raw material supplier of botanically-derived ingredients, has completed an internal initiative to become compliant with Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices. Carl Geffken Consultants of Guilford, CT conducted Floratech’s as…


  • Ingredient and Technology Conference Planned for March

    February 7, 2008
    “Accelerating the Future” is the theme for an ingredient/technology conference scheduled for March 17-18 at the Sheraton Tower Hotel in New York City. “This comprehensive program will be the foundation for the next generation of new…


  • Ingredient and Technology Conference Planned for March

    February 7, 2008
    “Accelerating the Future” is the theme for an ingredient/technology conference scheduled for March 17-18 at the Sheraton Tower Hotel in New York City. “This comprehensive program will be the foundation for the next generation of new…


  • Arizona Natural Resources Now Certified Organic

    February 7, 2008
    Arizona Natural Resources, Inc., a Phoenix, AZ contract manufacturer of health and beauty and personal care products, is now certified to manufacture organic products. Certification has been granted by CCOF, a USDA accredited organic certifying agenc…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…