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  • CR Shines Harsh Light on Some Sunscreens

    June 1, 2015
    Consumer Reports, which recently tested 34 sunscreens, found that nearly a third didn’t meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%. But there’s good news in the report: many of the sunscreens Consu…


  • Green Household Cleaning

    June 1, 2015
    When it comes to spring cleaning, are homeowners going green at greater rates? Sales of green household cleaning products in the US grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% from 2007 to 2010, according to Packaged Facts. However, the marke…


  • Granny Trend, Co-Washing Are Big in 2014 Pro-Hair Care

    June 1, 2015
    Was the “granny trend”—where women of all ages colored their hair shades of silver and gray just a media craze? According to Kline Pro, the company’s product-level database, hair colorant sales within the brights and silver sh…


  • BASF Marks 150th Anniversary with Celebration in Germany

    June 1, 2015
    GERMANY: BASF celebrated its 150th anniversary on April 23 at the Feierabendhaus in Ludwigshafen. “One hundred fifty years is a special company anniversary—an opportunity to look back and reflect, but also to look forward,” said…


  • Moberg Pharma Buys Balmex from Sanofi

    June 1, 2015
    SWEDEN: Moberg Pharma AB has acquired Balmex from Chattem, the US Consumer Healthcare Division of Sanofi. The purchase price was $3.9 million, according Moberg Pharma. Balmex is best known for its diaper rash treatments. An adult line for soothing…


  • Revlon Acquires CBBeauty And Its UK Distributor

    June 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: Revlon has acquired global fragrance management company CBBeauty for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition also included the UK distributor, SAS & Company. Founded by Corrado Brondi in 2011, UK-based CBBeauty distributes and m…


  • American Crew Names All-Star Champion

    June 1, 2015
    ITALY: American Crew, a professional leader in men’s grooming, announced Sergiy Shapochka from Ukraine as the Champion of the 2014-2015 All-Star Challenge, an annual global competition to recognize the best men’s hair stylist in the world…


  • Skin Care Conference Postponed To 2016

    June 1, 2015
    SINGAPORE: The Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia, originally scheduled to be held on July 8-9, 2015 in Singapore, will be postponed to July next year, according to event organizers. “Our two highly successful London-…


  • PartyLite Continues Donation To Global Earth Hour

    June 1, 2015
    SWITZERLAND: Participating for the second time in the annual Earth Hour event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), PartyLite, donated nearly €30,000 to the Global Earth Hour Movement. Contributions were raised at more than 10,00…


  • Left to Their Own Devices

    Left to Their Own Devices

    May 15, 2015
    Skin care device sales have room to grow


  • ‘Tis the Season for Beauty

    May 1, 2015
    Seasonality isn’t just for food; it’s a key beauty trend, according to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC). Rather than simply using the change of seasons as a reason to introduce color stories or scents, beauty manufacturers are incr…


  • Getting Green Growing Again

    Getting Green Growing Again

    April 30, 2015
    New opportunities for environmentally-friendly products.


  • Going to the Dogs

    April 27, 2015
    Pet ownership on the rise in the US


  • Opportunity Awaits in P&G

    Opportunity Awaits in P&G's Beauty Business

    April 14, 2015
    New Kline report looks at the company's span of personal care.


  • Fredric Brandt Dies at 65

    Fredric Brandt Dies at 65

    April 6, 2015
    A pioneer in Botox treatment.