LATVIA: A new online company is allowing consumers to create their own customized cosmetics. MixNature.com, a company operating from Riga, Latvia, has opened up what it is calling a “natural cosmetics online laboratory, giving EU consumers the… Read More »
This month’s column covers a few news items from newspapers and magazines pertaining to the cosmetic industry—it is also my farewell piece. I have enjoyed writing Gleams & Notions for almost 27 years, but it is time now to retire. The… Read More »
CHINA: The Hallstar Company has opened its Asia Pacific R&D center in Suzhou, China. Situated in the Suzhou New District (SND), Hallstar New Material Science & Technology (Suzhou) Company Ltd. will serve as the company’s R&D and tec… Read More »
The global organic personal care products market is expected to expand at a strong CAGR of 9.3% between 2014 and 2020, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.
In 2013, the global organic personal care products market was estimated a… Read More »
Symrise launched a series of freshly pressed plant juices within its Actipone range. Manually pressed without the use of any solvents, the juice varieties are fully traceable and certified organic. Their proven effects in cosmetic applications range… Read More »
Despite high interest in natural and organic cosmetic products by European consumers, the market is highly fragmented with very few brands having a strong presence throughout the region. The main issue is in the definition; natural is a very loose te… Read More »
Sales: $1.8 billion
Key Personnel: Christine Courtin-Clarins, president of the supervisory board; Olivier Courtin-Clarins, managing director; Philip Shearer, chief executive officer.
Major Products: Clarins skin care an… Read More »
Sales: $32.8 billion
Key Personnel: Michael Treschow, chairman; Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Baillie, chief human resources officer; David Blanchard,… Read More »
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists has issued its second call for papers for the 29th IFSCC Congress, Oct. 23-26, 2016, in Orlando, FL. Topics under consideration include:
Sun Protection & Beyond— Submissions may focus on increasing the… Read More »
CANADA: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Inc. has made a binding offer to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group. Under the terms of the offer, IFF will pay approximately €283 million for the cosmetic ingredi… Read More »
It may not be the pits, but it’s certainly not coming up roses, either. Regarded by many Europeans as a functional daily essential, deodorants have long been a relatively unexciting product category and posted just a 2% gain in 2013 (the latest… Read More »
Active Organics will be promoted as a brand under the Lipotec umbrella at The Lubrizol Corporation, effective immediately.
The 2011 acquisition of the Active Organics business provided Lubrizol entry into the botanical extracts and natural pe… Read More »
Agel Enterprises says it will unveil a new skin care system at its annual convention that will be held in Lyon, France in September. According to the firm, the range has been developed by a “distinguished cosmetic chemist” to &ldquo… Read More »
Floratech named Ross Organic, located in Santa Fe Springs, CA, as its new distributor in California, Oregon and Washington. The announcement was effective Feb. 1.
Floratech has been a supplier of natural ingredients for 40 years. The ingredient line… Read More »