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 •  Stepan Named EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year  •  City of Hope Honors Pravana Founder & CEO Steve Goddard  •  Castanea Acquires Minority Stake in First Aid Beauty  •  Ecolab Acquires Swisher Hygiene  •  BASF Opens Tarrytown Consumer Testing Center
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Published September 1, 2015
DS Healthcare: appointed Manuel Gonzalez, a former vice president of sales for the Procter & Gamble Company, as its chief commercial officer. According to DS Healthcare, in his role at P&G, Gonzalez was responsible for managing an organizati… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
Procter & Gamble (P&G): named David S. Taylor, group president of global beauty, grooming and health care, as successor to A.G. Lafley as president and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2015.  Taylor has also been appointed to the company’s b… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
Skin care maker DS Healthcare Group of Pompano Beach, FL, will acquire WR Group, a $50 million maker of personal care products, including supplements, baby care, oral care and pet care products. The deal includes $35 million in cash and $2.5 million… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
Vitamins company NBTY, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Dr. Organic, a naturally inspired skin care line in the UK. The deal is expected to close later this year. The Dr. Organic brand, which was first sold exclusively at NBTY’s H… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
Ecolab Inc. says it will acquire the US operations of Charlotte, NC-based Swisher Hygiene Inc. for approximately $40 million in cash. Swisher Hygiene provides hygiene and sanitizing solutions for the food service, hospitality, retail and health care… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Toledo, OH, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists will hold a new “hands on lab experience” on liquid foundation emulsion technology. This course will interest those who are entering the cosmetic industry and would l… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
For the fourth quarter in a row, Colgate-Palmolive reported a decline in sales. In Q2, sales dropped 6.5% to $4.1 billion. Still, global unit volume grew 3.0% and pricing increased 2.5%, but foreign exchange was negative 12.0%. Operating profit decre… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
For the fiscal year 2015, Procter & Gamble reported a 5% decrease in net sales to $76.3 billion. Within beauty, hair and personal care, organic sales declined 1% as pricing benefits only partially offset lower volume. Innovation-driven sales gro… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
CHINA: Nestlé Skin Health has launched its Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development (SHIELD) Center in Shanghai. The center will establish China as one of the anchors in Nestlé Skin Health’s global innovation… Read More »
By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd
Published September 1, 2015
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 »
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 »
Safe, Green & Mild
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published September 1, 2015
Today’s surfactants are first and foremost efficacious, say industry suppliers, but there are a wide range of attributes that must be included in order for this raw material to find its way into a finished product. A list of new surfactants for household and personal product formulations can be found on p. 86. Read More »
Hot Components in Skin Care
Published September 1, 2015
An A to Z look at the ingredients fueling today’s skin care formulations. Read More »
An Aromatic Agenda
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published September 1, 2015
Consumers are clamoring for seasonal home fragrances that contain quality components and unique designs. Read More »
Carlyle Buys Blyth
Published August 31, 2015
Gets candle maker for $6 a share. Read More »
Get To Know the American Cleaning Institute
Published August 27, 2015
Save the date for a webinar on Nov. 12, 2015 Read More »
Paris Presents Expands
Published August 26, 2015
Beauty Distributor Opens in Chicago. Read More »
NFL Hall of Famer Returns for Lysol
Published August 26, 2015
Jerry Rice teaches kids proper hygiene. Read More »
Crest, Oral-B Team Up Orthodontist Association
Published August 26, 2015
Will raise awareness about patients' home oral hygiene routines. Read More »
The Tide Is Out in Moscow
Published August 25, 2015
Russian retailers remove US detergents. Read More »
Argan with Everything
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published August 24, 2015
Lucia Bay launches its own version of a certified-organic argan oil for men. Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
Want to reduce obesity and the diseases that go hand-in-hand with it? Get moving! That’s the advice of the Global Energy Balance Network, a new non-profit organization funded, in part, by Coca-Cola. Now, it’s always a good idea to get up… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
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 »
Twinlab Acquires Organic Holdings
Published August 21, 2015
Picks up distributor of beauty-from-within supplement brand. Read More »
Innospec Joins S&P Small Cap Index
Published August 21, 2015
Replaces Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. Read More »
2015 Beauty Ingredients Directory
Published August 21, 2015
A compilation of suppliers and their ingredients that can be applied to ingestible or topical beauty formulas. Read More »
Study Sheds Light on Sun Care Benefits of NutroxSun
Published August 21, 2015
Blend of natural grapefruit and rosemary extracts offers protection from within. Read More »
Men’s Hair Care Sales See Healthy Growth
Published August 21, 2015
The number of men’s hair care product launches in the U.K. declined by 46% in 2014, but sales grew by 2%. Read More »
Foods for Thought… And Healthier Skin!
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 21, 2015
Here’s a look at some of the newest edible ingredients that are finding their way into today’s beauty routines. Read More »
Are You Aging Well?
By Mark Menolascino, MD, Meno Clinic Center for Advanced Medicine
Published August 21, 2015
How the future of anti-aging medicine and targeted nutritional supplementation will help achieve the optimal aging process. Read More »
Nature-Based Adipose Management Cosmetics
By John Stanek, Melinda Wochner and Shyam Gupta, CoValence Laboratories and Bioderm Research
Published August 21, 2015
The number of scientifically driven topical ingredients for body sculpting and adipose management is quickly growing. Read More »
Nutricosmetics: Confined to Underdog Status or Opportunity to Outshine?
By Nicholas Micallef , Euromonitor International
Published August 21, 2015
The growing prominence of the nutricosmetics sector mirrors the consolidating bond between health and beauty. However, while various scientific studies shed positive light on nutricosmetics, thus suggesting good prospects for revenue generation, ther… Read More »
Lights Out For UV Disinfectant Tools
Published August 20, 2015
Two device makers reach settlements with FTC on false advertising. Read More »
DS Healthcare To Acquire WR Group
Published August 20, 2015
Boosts sales by $50 million with purchase. Read More »
Wrinkle Ranking from RoC
Published August 18, 2015
See where your state rates in this annual ranking that measures vulnerability to skin damage and premature aging. Read More »
Published August 18, 2015
Few things in life make me truly happy—being married to the same woman for nearly 26 years, knowing that my children have a shot at becoming successful adults, working for the same company for more than a quarter of a century...they're all… Read More »
NBTY To Acquire Dr. Organics
Published August 17, 2015
Vitamin/wellness firm picks up skin care line sold in UK and US. Read More »
Ex-P&G Exec Joins DS Healthcare
Published August 14, 2015
Manuel Gonzalez is chief commercial officer. Read More »
Ecolab Acquires Swisher
Published August 13, 2015
Charlotte, NC-based I&I business picked up in $40 million cash deal. Read More »
Naturex Releases Sustainability Report
Published August 7, 2015
Find out about the company's 2020 goals. Read More »
Millennials Are the Ones to Watch
Published August 6, 2015
What makes Millennials tick? Meredith Corporation is determined to find out, following the release of its Women 2020 research study targeting this 80 million strong consumer group. Meredith's Women 2020 proprietary study is designed to help marke… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
CVS Health Corporation and Target Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Health to acquire Target’s pharmacy and clinic businesses for approximately $1.9 billion. Through this agreement, CVS Health will acquire Target&rsqu… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Unit dose laundry detergent packs will get some unwanted publicity this fall, when the September issue of Consumer Reports no longer recommends unit dose laundry detergents in homes with young children. The article was posted online in July. “… Read More »
Tips For Healthy Summertime Skin and Hair
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published August 3, 2015
PlumHill Pure Body Essentials funder shares how to look and feel good. Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Henkel’s Schwarzkopf has won its first Women’s Health Beauty Award win in the “Best Shine Enhancing Product” category for its Ultime Diamond Color & Radiance Shine Boost Tonic. Women’s Health Beauty Awards honors th… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
JAPAN: Ushio Inc., Tokyo, has entered into exclusive license and research agreements for narrowband-spectrum ultraviolet light technology with Columbia University. The aim is to promote R&D and commercialization of an Ultraviolet Disinfection Met… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Nationally, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime—and it appears that some states are doing better than others when it comes to prevention.    According to Vitals, an online service that co… Read More »
By Imogen Matthews, Consultant
Published August 3, 2015
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 »
27. Sunstar
Published August 3, 2015
Switzerland www.sunstar.com Sales: $1.0 billion Key Personnel: Masakazu Nakamura, chief executive officer; Yoshihiro Kaneda, representative, Sunstar Group; Hiroki Nakanishi, executive vice president, Sunstar Americas, Inc. Major Products: Ora… Read More »
27. Bolton
Published August 3, 2015
The Netherlands www.boltongroup.net Sales: $1.0 billion Key Personnel: Joseph Nissim, founder; Soly Benveniste, chief executive officer. Major Products: Beauty—Collistar makeup and skin treatments, tanning products, hair care and men&rs… Read More »