United-Guardian, Inc.—a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, personal and health care products and more—posted a 3.4% increase in 2008 revenue to $12.2 million. Ken Globus, president of United-Guardian, stated, “We are very pleased… Read More »
Lustre, the newest Power Powder from BioOrganic Concepts, brings together high quality natural materials found to provide impressive substantivity plus intense moisturizing and conditioning necessary for high-functioning hair care products, according… Read More »
UV protection for the hair is one of the fastest growing trends for new hair care products, as consumers have become more educated about the damage the sun can inflict on hair as well as skin. New products are currently on the shelves that claim to p… Read More »
The 5th Annual Rexam Foam Formulation Challenge invites entries for product applications—with special appeal for babies—that can be dispensed with the firm’s EZi one-touch mechanical foamer.
Open to manufacturers, contract packag… Read More »
When it comes to the men’s grooming market, it’s growing, but maybe not as fast it could be.According to a new report from Datamonitor, the male grooming market is continuing to expand, although at a slower rate than often expected. Datam… Read More »
The natural personal care market in the U.S. exceeded $2 billion in sales at the manufacturers’ level, up nearly 19% from 2007, according to a new study from Kline & Company. According to Karen Doskow, associate project manager at Kline, co… Read More »
Building on the success of the renowned Milk & Honey range, Oriflame is set to launch Milk & Honey Gold, a new and improved range of indulgent and pampering body care products. Formulated with certified organic compounds, new Milk & Honey… Read More »
In a consumer-driven environment, quality packaging is essential—and PET offers clear glass-like clarity and good barrier properties for packaging personal care products. Along those lines, M&H Plastics offers an extensive range of PET prod… Read More »
Fusion Packaging, Dallas, TX, has created Kurve, a line of airless packaging with curves for skin care products. The Kurve line includes an airless bottle in 15- and 30ml and an acrylic jar in 30- and 50ml. In addition, a 50ml airless bottle and 15ml… Read More »
Top stylists used L’Oréal Professionnel’s Texture Expert and Homme—its new line of men’s styling color and care products—to create the season’s hottest looks during New York Fashion Week. At the Zac Posen an… Read More »
After launching its own line of natural body care products a year ago, Whole Foods Market is reformulating its 365 Everyday Value shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel to meet its own natural standards.
“Whole Foods Market researc… Read More »
French skin care company Sothys is touting the new Cellu-Guard sun care line, which includes eight products for sun protection, self-tanning and after sun care. Sothys says its new generation of Cellu-Guard sun care products provides triple cellular… Read More »
BELGIUM: As of Feb. 1, the first 100 products had been certified with the NaTrue Label, a designation that defines transparent and strict criteria for natural and organic cosmetics.This international, not-for-profit certification process was develope… Read More »
SINGAPORE: Force 10’s Kawaii Tokyo cosmetics and skin care brand is available in Singapore, marking the first line of Japanese produced skin care products to earn certification under the Halal standards of Islamic law. The products are availabl… Read More »
Private equity firm North Castle Partners, in partnership with gloProfessional (part of North Castle’s portfolio) and former members of management from Avalon Organics, have formed a new company representing a union between Depth Bath & Bod… Read More »
Arch Personal Care Products, South Plainfield, NJ has forged a global distribution partnership with Centroflora Group of Brazil.Centroflora Group, founded in 1957, is a leading South American producer and developer of standardized botanical extracts… Read More »
The 6th Annual Cosmeceuticals conference, whichwill be held June 29-30 at the Marriott New York East Side, New York, NY, will again pool together renowned scientific researchers and business leaders from the dermatological and global beauty industry… Read More »
Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported that net sales in the fourth quarter of 2008 decreased 3.4% to $4.6 billion. Operating profit slipped 7% to $623 million in the fourth quarter, compared to the prior year. Sales of personal care products decreased… Read More »
Johnson & Johnson’s 2008 sales were $63.7 billion, an increase of 4.3% over 2007. Operational growth was 1.9%, with currency contributing 2.4%. Domestic sales decreased 0.4%, while international sales increased 9.7%, reflecting operational… Read More »
Prestige perfumer Inter Parfums, Inc. posted a 16% decline in net sales to $100.6 million for the final quarter ended Dec. 30, 2008. European-based product sales dropped 14% to $83.4 million, while U.S.-based figures slipped 24% to $17.2 million. How… Read More »
Helen of Troy Limited has entered into an agreement with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) to acquire the global Infusium 23 hair care business for an undisclosed cash purchase price.
Infusium 23, with its 80-plus year heritage, has establi… Read More »
Symrise solidifies its industry leadership of synthetic mint replacers with its extensive line of Optamint mint replacers and extenders.
“Mint prices have risen dramatically and will remain high throughout 2009. Manufacturers of confectioner… Read More »
Gelest has rolled out two new cosmetic ingredients, SD Surface Modification (proposed INCI: hydroxy, methyl silsesquioxane) and SS Surface Modification (proposed INCI: triethoxystearylsilane).
According to Gelest, the SD pigments and fillers are c… Read More »
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Two firms—Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and Corporate Knights—have tracked which companies are doing the best in major sustainability-related areas, such as human capital, environmental risk… Read More »
Tresses can go from flat to fabulous in no time with Garnier Fructis’ new bodifiers, Body Boost Fortifying Shampoo and Body Boost Fortifying Conditioner ($3.99 each).
Formulated with energizing ginseng along with Garnier Fructis&rsqu… Read More »
Glory for Girls, Carlsbad, CA, now offers Everyday Clarifying Lotion, Everyday Clarifying Pads and Coconut Scrub. The Everyday Clarifying Lotion combines natural AHAs to exfoliate and brighten skin, with sulfur, a powerful healing and soothing agent.… Read More »
Shaklee Corp. has embarked on its Infinite Possibilities nationwide campaign to promote “an opportunity that offers economic support to families in 2009.” The campaign kicked off Feb. 9 in Greensboro, NC with planned stops in New York Ci… Read More »
Though they may never admit, guys do care about their looks, which may explain why sales of men’s grooming products are soaring. In 2008, Mintel tracked more 500 new men’s personal care products in the U.S., a substantial increase from th… Read More »
INDIA: CavinKare Pvt. Ltd. will launch Coty’s Adidas range of personal care products—deodorant, body spray, shower gel, aftershave and eau de toilette—in India.
“We will jointly invest in building the brand in the Indian m… Read More »
Aveda, the maker of plant-derived hair care, skin care, makeup and lifestyle products, is the recipient of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) 2008 PETA Progress (Proggy) Awards for “Best Cruelty-Free Spa Products.”
In i… Read More »
The development teams responsible for Cognis’ polymeric emulsifiers Cosmedia SP and Cosmedia SPL and Laboratoires Sérobiologiques’ Dermican anti-aging peptide have both earned the company’s internal Innovation Award 2008.… Read More »
Unilever has reaped the rewards from its divestitures during the past year but going forward, results may be somewhat more sobering.
The company reported its fourth quarter profits rose 51% to $1.57 billion (at average exchange rates). For the yea… Read More »
Dow Corning has launched a new interactive Automotive Appearance Chemicals guide that provides essential formulation and application advice. The guide is available at the Dow Corning website, www.dowcorning.com/autocare.
Available for download, th… Read More »
Sweet Grass Farm, a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of all-natural hand cut soaps and household care products, has launched Chappy’s Lip Balm with SPF 15 in new stick packaging. The balms, which are formulated with olive oil, beeswax, aloe, su… Read More »
More caviar please! Alterna is expanding its Caviar line of hair care products beyond blondes, with new Caviar Anti-Aging shampoos, conditioners and leave-on conditioners for brunettes and redheads. All are said to deliver powerful antioxidants to co… Read More »
At the NASCAR Spring Cup Series Champions Week in New York last December, Gillette was given the 2008 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award. According to P&G, Gillette’s Young Guns program—which includes drivers Ryan Newman, who won the… Read More »
UNITED KINGDOM: John Lewis has been voted the UK’s favorite retailer for the second year in a row in a poll of more than 6000 consumers carried out by Verdict Research.
In the survey ,Verdict quizzed customers about where they shopped… Read More »
INDONESIA: According to a report in The Jakarta Post, PT Unilever Indonesia has opened Asia’s biggest plant for skin care products in Cikarang. The factory, which has a total production capacity of 53,000 tons, will help the company meet overse… Read More »
The Personal Care Products Council accepted the top award in the website category for its in-depth consumer information website, www.CosmeticsInfo.org, at PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards luncheon recently at the National Press Club. The award rec… Read More »
Dermadoctor Specialist Skincare celebrated its 10th anniversary last month by redesigning www.dermadoctor.com. The site retains Dermadoctor founder Dr. Audrey Kunin’s beauty advice column.
“With so many skin care products on the market… Read More »
Arch Personal Care Products’ Metabiotics Resveratrol is a biotechnological ingredient for use in anti-aging skin creams and related products. The new material is produced through the fermentation of the small molecule, resveratrol, with the mic… Read More »
For skin care products, MWV’s patented Pure Path technology incorporates the metal spring outside the fluid pathway to eliminate the risk of corrosion and discoloration because no metal comes in contact with the formula. That, in turn, lets for… Read More »
Oriflame has launched North for Men, billed as a modern skin care range for men. A key ingredient in the line is Arctic Pro Defense, which contains rhodiola root extract, an antioxidant-rich polar botanical known for its healing properties that prote… Read More »
Alpha Packaging has rounded out its family of small PET wide-mouth jars for personal care products with new 2-, 3- and 4oz jars. All three, which are built off the same 18 gram pre-form and feature a 58-400 continuous thread neck finish, are ideal fo… Read More »
Bioderbe is a new, nickel tested FDA-approved organic skin care line manufactured by Derbe, an Italian manufacturer of natural skin and hair care products, which has been operating since 1966. This collection of “intelligent cosmetics” is… Read More »
Carol Alt Raw Essentials is a new line of skin care products that feature raw ingredients that the former supermodel contends are better for the complexion because they allow the skin to absorb all of the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essenti… Read More »
Stiefel Laboratories has expanded its Revaleskin skin care system with three new products—Replenishing Eye Therapy, Intense Recovery Treatment for extremely dry/damaged or post-procedure skin and Chest/Decolletage Rejuvenating Treatment.
The… Read More »
Axe has entered the hair care game with a new line of products designed to meet guys’ needs and give them “girl-approved hair.” The line, which includes shampoos, conditioner and styling products, is being called by Unilever as the… Read More »
During the past holiday season, Murad, Inc. teamed with Red Velvet Media to send gifts to U.S. troops via Any Soldier a charitable organization supporting U.S. troops in Iraq. Murad’s clinically proven skin care products were included in care p… Read More »
GERMANY: Arch Personal Care Products, South Plainfield, NJ, has earned the 2009 BSB Innovation Prize for its Metabiotics Resveratrol, a new cosmetic ingredient with anti-inflammatory and collagen-enhancing properties that make it ideal for use in ant… Read More »