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By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published September 3, 2008
Kemira Specialty, Inc., Northvale, NJ, has created Kemira NanoGel, an ingredient that produces a nanoemulsion at room temperature using only a blade propeller or even a spatula. When it is added at three times the amount of any oil or oil-soluble ing… Read More »
The Surfactant Market
Published September 3, 2008
Faced with rising costs, a growing emphasis on sustainability and greater demand for multifunctionality, industry suppliers offer a range of solutions for household, personal care and industrial and institutional product formulators. Read More »
Home Sweet Home Fragrance
Published September 3, 2008
Masking odor is a distant memory. Today’s environmental fragrance products eliminate pesky scents, transport people to exotic locations and look right at home doing so. Read More »
Action at the Hive
Published September 3, 2008
A Q&A with Mariah Kulp of Burt's Bees Read More »
Skin Rx
Published September 3, 2008
Ren�e Rouleau�s got the prescription for great skin. Read More »
Published August 27, 2008
Nail design pros take first, third place in contest Read More »
Published August 25, 2008
Winners to be announced Sept. 9 at dinner Read More »
Published August 12, 2008
Naturals line to make on-air debut at end of August Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
Nature’s Answer has rolled out its latest new products: Chia Seeds and Chia Meal. Chia, cultivated by the Aztecs, is an excellent plant source of omega 3 oils, is high in vitamins and minerals and also provides fiber, says the company. When mix… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
Dr. Straetmans GmbH of Hamburg, Germany has developed a new conditioning agent, which combines natural ingredient sourcing with chemical modification for best performance. Symbioquat is a second-generation liquid conditioning agent that is compose… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
Last summer, Symrise launched the cosmetic ingredient SymClariol, a multifunctional active ingredient from its successful range of 1,2-alkanediols. SymClariol (INCI: decylene glycol) is a moisturizing ingredient for topical preparations and also perf… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
Nature’s Answer has rolled out its latest new products: Chia Seeds and Chia Meal. Chia, cultivated by the Aztecs, is an excellent plant source of omega 3 oils, is high in vitamins and minerals and also provides fiber, says the company. When mix… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
Dr. Straetmans GmbH of Hamburg, Germany has developed a new conditioning agent, which combines natural ingredient sourcing with chemical modification for best performance. Symbioquat is a second-generation liquid conditioning agent that is compose… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
Last summer, Symrise launched the cosmetic ingredient SymClariol, a multifunctional active ingredient from its successful range of 1,2-alkanediols. SymClariol (INCI: decylene glycol) is a moisturizing ingredient for topical preparations and also perf… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
BioScreen Testing Services: announced the newest member of its business development team, Orly Zargar, as the West Coast business development representative for the personal care department. She holds a marketing degree from the University of Califo… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
It may be a dry heat, but the weather in Phoenix has garnered the city its fifth title as No. 1 Sweatiest City in Old Spice’s annual top 100 sweatiest cities list. Phoenix burned up the charts again to take the No. 1 spot as America’s Sw… Read More »
Published August 6, 2008
Centerchem Inc. has acquired Diow Products, Inc., a supplier of high quality ingredients and novel functional technologies for the cosmetic and personal care industries. The firm, founded by Mark Palumbo, has offices in New York and California. Mr. P… Read More »
Published August 5, 2008
Inolex Launches Spectrastat System Inolex has introduced Spectrastat, a high-performance biostatic system for preservative-free cosmetics. According to the company, Spectrastat is the first system on the market to contain CHA, a novel patented org… Read More »
Personnel Roundup
Published August 5, 2008
ISP Appoints Hani Fares As Its Senior Director Fares of ISP International Specialty Products (ISP): is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hani Fares as seni… Read More »
Published August 4, 2008
An insect repellent  is a substance applied to skin, clothing or other surfaces that discourages insects from landing or climbing on that surface. While there are products that emit ultrasound to repel insects, this column is devoted to repellen… Read More »
16. Clarins
Published August 4, 2008
France www.clarins.com Sales: $1.38 billion Sales: $1.38 billion. Key Personnel: Philip Shearer, chairman of the management board; Olivier Courtin-Clarins, managing director, research and development;  Pierre Milet, managing director… Read More »
13. GlaxoSmithKline
Published August 4, 2008
United Kingdom www.gsk.com Sales: $2.1 billion Sales:  $2.1 billion for oral care. Corporate sales: $45.4 billion.   Key Personnel: Andrew Witty, chief executive officer; John Clarke, president, consumer healthcare. Major Pro… Read More »
11. Yves Rocher
Published August 4, 2008
France www.yvesrocher.com Sales: $2.41 billion Sales: $2.41 billion for cosmetics, toiletries and home care products. Corporate sales: $2.8 billion. Key Personnel: Yves Rocher, president and chief executive; Bris Rocher, vice president.… Read More »
9. Lion
Published August 4, 2008
Japan www.lion.co.jp Sales: $2.65 billion Sales: $2.65 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $2.9 billion. Key Personnel: Sadayoshi Fujishige, president and chief executive officer; Kazuo Obayashi, senior execu… Read More »
6. Beiersdorf
Published August 4, 2008
Germany www.beiersdorf.com Sales: $6.38 billion Sales: $6.38 billion for cosmetics and toiletries. Corporate sales: $7.54 billion. Key Personnel: Thomas-Bernd Quaas, executive board chairman; Dr. Bernhard Düttmann; executive board me… Read More »
5. Reckitt Benckiser
Published August 4, 2008
United Kingdom www.reckittbenckiser.com Sales: $9.42 billion Sales: $9.42 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $10.54 billion. Key Personnel: Bart Becht, chief executive officer; Colin Day, chief financial of… Read More »
4. Kao
Published August 4, 2008
Japan www.kao.co.jp Sales: $9.6 billion Sales: $9.6 billion for personal care, household care and cosmetics. Corporate sales:  $11.6 billion for the year ended March 31, 2008. Key Personnel: Motoki Ozaki, president and chief executiv… Read More »
3. Henkel
Published August 4, 2008
Germany www.henkel.com Sales: $9.75 billion Sales:  $9.75 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $17.9 billion.   Key Personnel: Kasper Rorsted, chief executive officer; Dr. Lothar Steinebach, chief fi… Read More »
Flash, Dazzle and Pop
Published August 4, 2008
Fall’s color cosmetics draw inspiration straight from the fashion runways Read More »
Ready, Set-Go
Published August 4, 2008
Napoleon Perdis launches NP Set collection with Target Read More »
Deep Roots
Published August 4, 2008
Shobha hair removal products are based on the tenets of Indian beauty practices. Read More »
Purity by Accident
Published August 4, 2008
New York City doctor develops natural line for her patients and expands into retail. Read More »
Published July 31, 2008
New product rollouts attributed to boost Read More »
Published July 28, 2008
Contest attracts students from across the nation Read More »
Published July 17, 2008
Net sales increase 8%, mass retail share to 14% Read More »
Published July 15, 2008
Stengel to retire after 25 years of service Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Topical treatment for acne sells for $150 million Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Cutting-edge company Smashbox Cosmetics has teamed up with leading retail beauty chain Sephora for round one of the “Are You the Next Beauty Guru?” campaign powered by social media advertising platform Brickfish. The campaign, located… Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Patent No. US 7,378,085 B2 A long retention hairstyling gel has been assigned to L’Oréal, Paris. The formulation contains a fixing film-forming polymer that is a branched block copolymer consisting of n-butyl acrylate, acrylic acid, met… Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Patent No. US 7,381,693 B2 Unilever has patented a fibrous elastic gel cleansing article that is shaped like a toilet bar. It is comprised of a foamable composition that contains a foaming surfactant, a thermo-reversible gelling agent with a melting… Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Patent No. US 7,381,417 B2 Firmenich SA has been awarded a U.S. patent for a scent delivery system for surface cleaners and conditioners. The carrier and delivery system is comprised of a water miscible cationic polymer or mixture of polymers suscep… Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Los Angeles,CA-based Wet International, Inc. has developed four new Inttimo by Wet aromatherapy massage and bath oils featuring a blend of natural oils such as hemp, avocado and kukui nut in a base of sweet almond oil. The four scents include Romance… Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Acne torments adults too. A national survey conducted on behalf of Retin-A Micro Pump has found that acne can negatively impact many aspects of an adult’s life—professional, academic, physical and social—and a lack of knowledge may… Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
RITA Corp., Crystal Lake, IL, has formed a strategic alliance with Grant Industries to distribute and market Grant’s specialty silicones and cosmetic actives in the midwestern U.S. Grant Industries Inc. is an Elmwood Park, NJ-based firm that pr… Read More »
Published July 14, 2008
Cognis said its first quarter sales rose 7.1% to $1.4 billion. According to the company, all three strategic business units—Cognis Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health and Functional Products—increased sales by focusing on the innovatio… Read More »
Published July 3, 2008
Ascendia Brands Hamilton, NJ 609-219-0930 www.ascendiabrands.com Sales: $99.6 million Sales: $99.6 million for the year ended Feb. 28, 2008. Key Personnel: Steven R. Scheyer, chief executive officer; Keith S. Daniels, vice president an… Read More »
45. State
Published July 3, 2008
Cleveland, OH 800.782.2436 www.stateindustrial.com Sales: $125 million Sales: $125 million Key Personnel: Harold Uhrman, chief executive officer; Robert San Julian, president and chief operating officer. Chief Technology Officer: Mark… Read More »
43. Herbalife
Published July 3, 2008
Los Angeles, CA 310.410.9600 www.herbalife.com Sales: $144 million Sales: $144 million for personal care products. Corporate sales: $2.1 billion. Net income: $191 million. Key Personnel: Michael O. Johnson, chairman and chief executive of… Read More »
39. American International Industries
Published July 3, 2008
Los Angeles, CA 323.728.2999 www.aiibeauty.com Sales: $185 million Sales: $185 million (estimated). Key Personnel: Zvi Ryzman, president; Terri Cooper, executive vice president; Mark Moesta, vice president of professional sales; David Woo… Read More »
34. Prestige Brands
Published July 3, 2008
Irvington, NY 914-524-6800 www.prestigebrands.com Sales: $326 million Sales: $326.6 million. Net income: $33.9 million. Key Personnel: Mark Pettie, chairman and chief executive officer; Peter J. Anderson, chief financial officer; James E… Read More »