After a setting a fast pace in 2014, cosmetic chemical volume slowed in recent months, according to The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). From June 2014 to June 2015, cosmetic chemica… Read More »
Social media analytics company NetBase has released an in-depth study of social media perceptions among beauty and skin care brands and according to its findings, non-traditional cosmetic retailers such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon ranked first, third an… Read More »
E-commerce has been the fastest growing retail channel in the US beauty market, advancing at a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009, according to the recently published in Kline’s Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunitie… Read More »
In a world of inadequate sun care options, who decides which sunscreen products are available to you? In the US, the Food and Drug Administration seems to have absolute authority over the approval process that results in sunscreen products on store s… Read More »
Sales: $1.2 billion
Key Personnel: Iain Napier, chairman; Rik De Vos, chief executive officer; Chris Smith, chief finance officer.
Major Products: Household and personal care.
Comments: McBride is the No. 1… Read More »
Sales: $180 million (estimated)
Key Personnel: James Stammer, CEO; Jessica Donoghue, VP of marketing; Randy Wheaton, VP of product development.
Major Products: Dr. Teal’s Epsom Sal… Read More »
San Diego, CA
Sales: $383 million.
Key Personnel: Garry O. Ridge, president and chief executive officer; Jay W. Rembolt, vice president, finance, treasurer and CFO; Richard T. Clampitt, vice president, g… Read More »
Elmwood Park, NJ
Sales: $2.1 billion for I&I products. Corporate sales: $7.7 billion.
Key Personnel: Jerome Peribere, president and chief executive officer; Dr. Ilham Kadri, president, Diversey Care; Carol L… Read More »
Sales: $9.6 billion for the year ended June 30, 2014, but that total includes food management.
Key Personnel: H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark Eckhardt, executive vice presi… 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 »
The FDA has decided to move the goal post. It has declared that to approve a new UV filter you must surpass the requirements of a New Drug Application (NDA). The new hurdle set by the FDA is that all such ingredients must pass the stringent req… Read More »
The winners of the 2015 Product of the Year Awards—a select few chosen from the votes of more than 40,000 consumers—have been announced.
“Nearly 50,000 new packaged goods products are introduced each year,” said Rich Fryling,… Read More »
Turns out no one really needed a life-sized replica of King Tutankhamun’s burial mask with a secret compartment to store his valuables. It’s no surprise to me that SkyMall, that publication that can be found in every backseat pocket on ev… Read More »
Sunscreens have been in the headlines recently. We start the New Year with an act of Congress, The Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA), which was just signed by President Obama into law in November. Its implications will be debated extensively in the futu… Read More »
Kiran Stordalen, widow of Horst Rechelbacher, the late cosmetics entrepreneur and founder of Aveda Corp. and Intelligent Nutrients, donated $1.5 million to expand Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s Pain, Palliative and I… Read More »