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Inter Parfums Closes Rochas Deal
Published June 1, 2015
P&G sells unit for $108 million Read More »
ACI To Present at CESIO 2015
Published June 1, 2015
Eco-labeling, surfactants and more at event. Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Two US senators introduced legislation in April that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoo and skin cream. The Personal Care… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
When it comes to spring cleaning, are homeowners going green at greater rates? Sales of green household cleaning products in the US grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% from 2007 to 2010, according to Packaged Facts. However, the marke… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Consumer Reports, which recently tested 34 sunscreens, found that nearly a third didn’t meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%. But there’s good news in the report: many of the sunscreens Consu… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published June 1, 2015
The New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers Day was a success, as usual.  There were approximately 400 exhibitors and more than 5,500 attendees crowding the aisles. Among the masses, were the following exhibitors pr… Read More »
Supplier Insights
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published June 1, 2015
It’s not just the new products making news at In-Cosmetics. Leading suppliers have their own ideas about what it takes to make a successful personal care formula. Read More »
A Beautiful Vision
By Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor
Published June 1, 2015
The Fashion Group International presents its Beauty Visionaries. Read More »
Idea Contest Seeks Solution Guru
Published May 28, 2015
O’Leary of ‘Shark Tank’ to help with ISSA. Read More »
More than Moisture
Published May 25, 2015
With diabetes so prevalent in the US, a new Eucerin line is meeting the unique needs of diabetic skin. Read More »
Spectrum Buys Armor All
Published May 21, 2015
Adds car care brand for $1.4 billion. Read More »
A Sticky Situation
Published May 19, 2015
Sticker system works with sunscreen to alert the user of UV, UVB impact. Read More »
Consumer Reports Rates Sunscreens
Published May 14, 2015
Finds one-third don't meet SPF label claims. Read More »
Future Focus on Long-Term Beauty
By Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor
Published May 7, 2015
Cosmetic Executive Women provide an update on global trends. Read More »
Artistry...for Men
Published May 7, 2015
Amway rolls out new skin care line. Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
The discontinuation of the Burberry business put a damper on Inter Parfums’ 2014 sales. The company reported that sales fell more than 10% to $499.3 million, compared to $563.6 million in 2013, but that total included $130.3 million of Burberry… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
The challenges of dispersing standard silicone elastomers in water are well known. Standard silicone elastomers can be very difficult to disperse uniformly in external water phase emulsions or aqueous gels due to their inability to fit into o/w micel… Read More »
By Navin M. Geria, Doctors Skin Prescription
Published May 1, 2015
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 »
Solids and Nanoparticles Interactions with Skin
By Nava Dayan, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC
Published May 1, 2015
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 »
A Multifunctional Ingredient for Delicate Eye Contour
By Julia Comas, Cristina Davi, Elena Canadas, Albert Soley, Raquel Delgado , Lipotec SAU
Published May 1, 2015
Lipotec’s Eyedeline marine ingredient provides several benefits for the delicate skin around the eyes. It reduces vascular permeability, which is responsible for the formation of eyebags and dark circles. Read More »
Anti-Aging Moisturization
By Dr. Stefan Banziger, Dr. Stefan Hettwer, Brigit Suter, Barbara Obermayer, Rahn AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Published May 1, 2015
Researchers at Rahn develop a symbiotic moisture concept from lichen, moss and fern that hydrates the skin. Read More »
Face Valued
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published May 1, 2015
Skin care formulations that promise to protect a prized possession—one’s appearance—are always in demand. Read More »
KodaDome
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published May 1, 2015
Hair color isn’t all about hiding grays—it’s about selecting shades that reflect individuality, too. Read More »
Interior Design
By Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor
Published May 1, 2015
Nutritional products can improve and beautify skin from the inside out. Read More »
Avon Reports Q1 Results
Published April 30, 2015
North American sales continue to fall as number of active representatives decline. Read More »
Method Opens Chicago Facility
Published April 28, 2015
LEED-platinum factory handles manufacturing, bottle production and more. Read More »
Cosmetic Bill Introduced in US Senate
Published April 21, 2015
PCPC supports Personal Care Cosmetic Act; ICMAD insists it would stifle innovation. Read More »
Unilever Kicks Off Q1 With Gains
Published April 16, 2015
Sales rise 2.8% to $13.6 billion. Read More »
False Hope In A Jar?
By Rebecca Baxt, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.D., Baxt Cosmedical
Published April 13, 2015
Dr. Baxt sorts out anti-aging claims for today's skin care. Read More »
Early Spring Nail Care Tips & Tricks
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published April 6, 2015
Essie’s director of education shares some wisdom with Happi.com. Read More »
Next-Gen Hair Care
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published April 6, 2015
Kids hair care brand Glop & Glam looks to build on four consecutive years of double-digit growth by appealing to kids and parents. Read More »
Microsoft Is Watching Wash
Published April 2, 2015
And likes what it sees! Read More »
ACI Tool Offers Heads Up on What
Published April 1, 2015
Environmental impact measured by online component. Read More »
By Imogen Matthews, Consultant
Published April 1, 2015
Consumers’ attitudes toward tanning and the use of sun protection products are influencing trends within the European sun care market. Sun care usage is no longer just about protecting the skin and other sun-related health concerns, but increas… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published April 1, 2015
You are what you eat, and sometimes what you eat can provide multiple benefits. This month’s column is based upon recommendations from Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at Mount Sin… Read More »
Preservative Efficacy Testing
Published April 1, 2015
Representatives from finished product companies and suppliers provides insight on preservation. Read More »
Numbers Game
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published March 23, 2015
New skin care line targets a wide demographic with a unique approach. Read More »
NeoStrata Expands Skin Active Line
Published March 20, 2015
Unveils Dermal Replenishment hydrator at AAD meeting in San Francisco. Read More »
Dr. Teal’s Adds Detoxify & Energize Collection
Published March 13, 2015
Ginger, clay and epsom salt formulation out now at Walmart. Read More »
Burberry Bruises Inter Parfums
Published March 12, 2015
Fragrance company's 2014 sales decline 10%. Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we’re living in a selfie nation—maybe even a selfie planet. More than 93 million selfies are taken worldwide each day, and in the last year alone, the term “selfie” was mentioned over 154 mill… Read More »
Meeting the Challenges of Sulfate-Free Formulating
By Samantha Brown, Tony Gough and Virginia Kropac, Innospec Performance Chemicals
Published March 4, 2015
For many years, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) have been the mainstay surfactant base in personal care cleansing formulations. Increasingly, however, there is a move to replace these and other sulfate-containing surfact… Read More »
Water-Enriched Moisturizers Make a Big Splash!
By Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription
Published March 4, 2015
Formulators in the trend-setting beauty markets in countries such as France, South Korea and Japan are pushing a new anti-aging active—water. Few compounds are more basic, yet today, water is being billed as the ultimate moisturizer. Luckily fo… Read More »
It’s a CoverUp
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 4, 2015
A dreadful 2013 season had ripple effects in 2014. But marketers remain confident that sun care 2015 will shine brightly for several reasons. Read More »
Always in Style
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published March 4, 2015
Ashland adds a workhorse polymer to its lineup, further solidifying its place as an expert partner for brands that want to thrive in the $8 billion hair styling category. Read More »
Herbalife CEO Sees Pay Slashed
Published March 2, 2015
Herbalife Ltd cut the pay of Chief Executive Michael Johnson 36% for 2014 after the nutrition and weight loss company failed to meet performance goals set for him and other top executives, according to a recent securities filing. Herbalife said J… Read More »
Sticks & Stones for Bricks & Mortar
Published February 18, 2015
While consumer satisfaction with traditional retailers falls; there's good news for online sellers. Read More »
Acme-Hardesty Joins USDA BioPreferred Products
Published February 11, 2015
Twenty distributed items now carry USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Two well-known dermatologists and skin care brand owners have new books out. Dr. Howard Murad has released his latest book “Conquering Cultural Stress: The Ultimate Anti-Aging Secret - 3 Steps to Looking, Living and Feeling Better,” in w… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
GfK asked consumers in 23 countries what activities they regularly engage in to maintain their physical health, and, on a global basis, getting enough sleep topped eating healthy food, exercising, or taking vitamins. But in the US, spending time with… Read More »