Industry News

  • Symrise Takes Stake in U.S. BioTech Firm

    October 7, 2008
    Symrise has acquired a 20% stake Therapeutic Peptides Inc. (TPI), a New Orleans, LA-based biotechnology company, giving it exclusive distribution rights for advanced cosmetic active ingredients, including peptides. “We are delighted to be ab…


  • 220 Labs Files Suit Against David Babali for WildAid

    October 7, 2008
    220 Laboratories, a Riverside, CA manufacturer of hair, skin and body products, has filed a complaint in the Superior Court of the State of California against David Babali for WildAid, LLC and others for misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and b…


  • P&G Closes Nioxin Deal

    October 7, 2008
    P&G has completed the acquisition of Nioxin Research Laboratories, Inc., a maker of professional hair care products focused on the scalp to improve the appearance of thinning hair. According to Robert Jongstra, president, P&G Professional Car…


  • Pfeiffers Beauty Division Unveils New Brand Image

    October 7, 2008
    Pfeiffer’s Beauty Division will unveil its new brand image at Luxe Pack Monaco, scheduled for Oct. 28-31. The new identity will be applied to the entire brand’s media. More info: www.pfeiffer-group.com…


  • Global Reach Enterprises Opens U.S. Perfume Business

    October 7, 2008
    Global Reach Enterprises, Union, NJ, has launched a new perfume and skin care division in the U.S. The firm’s products include Yesod perfume, which it promotes as the lost fragrance from the Garden of Eden. The company’s line also include…


  • Henkel Added to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    October 7, 2008
    Henkel has been added to the consumer goods market segment of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Only 10% of the 2,500 largest corporations are named toDJSI World in an annual economic, ecological and corporate social responsibili…


  • SDA, NEA, CDC Launch National C.L.E.A.N. Award

    October 7, 2008
    The Soap and Detergent Association has teamed up with the National Education Association (NEA) Health Information Network and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the National C.L.E.A.N. (Custodial Leaders for Environmental…


  • Presperse Hits 95% Mark in REACH Pre-Registration Process

    October 7, 2008
    More 95% of Presperse LLC’s full list of raw material ingredients and final products have now been successfully pre-registered in accordance with new REACH regulations.The Somerset, NJ-based company said that the remaining 5% of its product ros…


  • Enrique Puig Dies at 68

    October 7, 2008
    Enrique Puig, managing director of Antonio PuigPerfumes, a division of the Puig Beauty & Fashion Group, died on Sept. 18 in Seville, Spain. Mr. Puig was a well-known public figure in Spain, and an active member in the beauty industry as president…


  • Deadline for 2009 CEW Awards is Oct. 20

    October 7, 2008
    It’s time for your company to shine at The 2009 Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative beauty products of the year and the press reaches upwards of 200 million consumers through national print and…


  • Shuster Laboratories To Become STR on Jan. 1

    October 7, 2008
    l Shuster Laboratories, Inc., will change its name to STR on Jan. 1, 2009.Shuster was acquired in 2002 by Specialized Technology Resources, Inc., global consumer product testing and quality assurance company with facilities in more than 30 countries…


  • Huggies Baby Wipes Support Breast Cancer Month

    October 7, 2008
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Huggies Baby Wipes will help fight breast cancer during October—Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Month—by donating as much as $450,000 to breast cancer research and education. Huggies Baby Wipes is condu…


  • Spiro of Liz Claiborne Speaks at CIBS Luncheon

    October 7, 2008
    Art Spiro, president, Liz Claiborne Cosmetics, was the guest speaker at the June Cosmetics Industry Buyers and Suppliers (CIBS) luncheon held at Opia Restaurant in New York City. Mr. Spiro shared his experiences of his 30-year career, which included…


  • Theyre Down with Good Hand Hygiene

    October 7, 2008
    Sure some rap lyrics are dirty, but students at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School in Somerset, NJ, kept theirs clean in an effort to teach their classmates about the benefits of good hand hygiene. Students in Kaz Wright’s fifth grade class h…


  • In this Economy, Who's Got Time for Sight-seeing?

    October 6, 2008
    The IFSCC 25th Congress takes place this week in Barcelona, a gem of a city with amazing architecture, great museums and a vibrant nightlife. I was fortunate enough to travel here on business 12 years ago and was able to see many of the sights&hellip…