Pocketderm—an online service that offers customized prescription creams for acne and anti-aging—has relaunched as Curology. Founded by dermatologist Dr. David Lortscher, the firm links patients with licensed healthcare professionals and c… Read More »
The worldwide market for prescription dermatological drugs exceeded $21 billion last year, growing 7.9% from 2013 to 2015, according to Kalorama Information. Driving forces include growth and aging of the population, new products and technologi… Read More »
After a decade of research, Zapne, LLC, has released its signature acne treatment, Zapne ($39.95), an all-natural product.
Zapne’s system works in two steps: the face is prepared with a natural salicylic acid wipe, then a light, pre-measured ma… Read More »
By Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription
Published September 1, 2015
The concept of nanotechnology was introduced in 1959 by Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist. In the past 46 years, nanotechnology has made a lot of progress, and this column will briefly review recent developments in this field.… Read More »
Essential oil has been frequently talked about as a key component of China’s personal care market. By definition, an essential oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it… 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… Read More »
McKinley Resources, Inc. has teamed up with Woresan GmbH, a German manufacturer that specializes in fermented ingredients. McKinley agreed to exclusive US distribution of Woresan’s rye ferment product line, Woresana.
It is a 100% natural probi… Read More »
Vantage Specialty Ingredients now has two new technologies in its product portfolio. Curoxyl and Curcylic—formerly offered by Essential Ingredients (Ei)—are now available at Vantage Specialty Ingredients.
Curoxyl Benzoyl Peroxide Gel USP… Read More »
Sales: $1.6 billion
Key Personnel: Satoshi Suzuki, president and chief executive officer; Naoki Kume, director and vice president, finance; Yutaka Den, chief global business officer.
Major Products: Skin care, cosm… Read More »
El Segundo, CA
Sales: $130 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Dr. Howard Murad, chief executive officer and founder; Richard Murad, general manager; Jeff Murad, vice president, new product development; Hilarie Mura… Read More »
Galderma Laboratories, L.P., and the National Rosacea Society have launched “Break Up with Your Makeup,” billed as an educational campaign and contest to empower those with rosacea to feel more confident in their own skin.
According to r… Read More »
Today’s consumers are looking for skin care products that work faster and better. Thus, manufacturers need ingredients that deliver great results. The new McKinley Skincare product line includes an assorted group of active ingredients, which ar… Read More »
The third time is definitely not the charm. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to StriVectin, Moy-Fincher Medical Group and Skin Authority LLC.
According to the letter sent to StriVectin (following a December… Read More »
Acne care brand Dr. Lin Skincare is now stocked at Meijer.
“Meijer has been an excellent pioneer among Midwestern retailers, so I am excited to extend my skin care line from my practice in Beverly Hills to their valuable shoppers,”… Read More »
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… Read More »
Masks attract today’s consumer with the promise of immediate results in treating a variety of skin flaws. New formats and formulations that address individual needs appeal to consumer looking to try something different without spending a fortun… Read More »
Many compounds incorporated into topical formulations are in their solid particulate form. Examples include zinc oxide in diaper rush ointment and in calamine lotion for chicken pox, sunscreens containing both titanium and zinc oxide and more as well… Read More »
Looking across the global skin care market, the facial mask is probably one of the few categories where Asia dominates. This is especially true in China, where, in recent years, the mask has become the fastest growing category. According to Ogil… Read More »