Industry News

  • Ross Organics Opens Applications Lab

    March 9, 2006
    Ross Organic Specialty Sales, Inc., Signal Hill, CA, recently expanded its technical operations with the opening of a new applications laboratory. According to Ross executives, the new applications laboratory was opened in an effort to provide formul…


  • Fragrance Foundation Launches Advanced Certification Program

    March 9, 2006
    The Fragrance Foundation announced the launch of the Advanced Certification Program. Following their proven track record of increased fragrance sales, certified fragrance sales specialists now have the opportunity to broaden their skills and experti…


  • Airspray Announces Second Annual Formulation Challenge

    March 9, 2006
    Airspray International announced an international call for entries for the second annual Airspray Formulation Challenge, a program designed to unleash the creativity of product developers. This year, the challenge will address the potential of new i…


  • Toms of Maine Moves to

    March 9, 2006
    100% Renewable Wind Energy ● Tom’s of Maine announced that its manufacturing and fulfillment facility has moved to renewable wind energy. The change will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million pounds per year, the equivalent of p…


  • Dermatologist Tests Sculptras Efficacy

    March 9, 2006
    Palm Beach, Florida-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer is launching a clinical study to test the efficacy of cosmetic filler Sculptra to treat acne and varicella (chicken pox) scars. According to Dr. Beer, 10 participants between the ages of 18 an…


  • Pro-Line Announces Hollywood Makeover

    March 9, 2006
    Pro-Line International is launching the TCB Makeover with a Star Sweepstakes in partnership with Sophisticate’s Black Hair. The Alberto-Culver subsidiary’s sweepstakes entitled, “Taking Care of Beauty” will be giving away 10 f…


  • Jafra Parties From the Heart

    March 9, 2006
    In celebration of Jafra Cosmetics International 50th Anniversary and National Women’s History Month, Jafra Independent Consultants in the U.S. will host “Beautiful Heart Pampering Parties” throughout the nation to benefit the Americ…


  • Cosmeceuticals Summit 2006 Approaches

    March 9, 2006
    ● The two-day Cosmeceuticals Summit 2006, will be held on March 23-24 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay…


  • DW Healthcare Acquires Hill Top Research

    February 14, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH-based Hill Top Research, Inc., announced today that DW Healthcare Partners (DWHP), Salt Lake City, UT, has acquired the assets of the company. Fairmount Partners of West Conshohocken, PA, acted as the company’s investment banker.…


  • Oxonica and Croda Form Partnership

    February 14, 2006
    The European nanotechnology group, Oxonica plc, signed an exclusive agreement with Croda to distribute Oxonica’s Optisol UV absorber in the international personal care market. During the past year, Oxonica focused on increasing the awareness…


  • SDA Educates With

    February 14, 2006
    l The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) introduced a 218-page publication for companies who manufacture or supply ingredients for cleaning, laundry and personal care products to put their use in a science-based context. “Exposure and Risk S…


  • Desert Whale Jojoba and Farms Renew Certification

    February 14, 2006
    l Desert Whale Jojoba Co., Inc. announced the renewal of their QAI organic certification. This commences the Tucson, AZ-based company’s sixth year providing high quality organic jojoba and natural emollients to the personal care industry.…


  • Markwins Creates

    February 14, 2006
    Markwins International has integrated its two value divisions, Markwins Beauty Products and Markwins International Cosmetics, into a new consolidated division for the U.S. and Canada named Markwins North America. The company also announced that Jam…


  • Mary Kay Donates

    February 14, 2006
    Mary Kay Inc. will donate more than $1 million in products to 13 Atlanta-area women’s shelters in conjunction with the kick-off of its annual Leadership Conference. Mary Kay’s leadership Conference, entitled “The Power of Pink,&rdqu…


  • MGP to Break Ground For New Facilities

    February 14, 2006
    MGP’s new technical center will provide new research facilities and office space for the company’s research and development and applications technology staffs. The new office building will house MGPI’s corporate management, finance…