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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
According to consultancy company Kline, the natural personal care market has posted double-digit growth every year for the past six years. Today, natural cosmetics and skin care are estimated to be worth $33 billion, accounting for 13% of the overall… 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 »
By Ally Dai, Happi China
Published September 1, 2015
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 »
Vantage Strengthens Global Commercial Team
Published August 26, 2015
Adds two new employees in sales and marketing. Read More »
A Brand of Its Own
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published August 24, 2015
Amyris creates its own skin care solution for consumers. 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 »
Get It Here, Get It Now
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 3, 2015
Distributors play an increasingly important role in the development of successful household and personal care products. Read More »
Lipo Chemicals Is Now Vantage Specialty Ingredients
Published July 17, 2015
Supplier name change incorporates multiple business units. Read More »
Steinberg & Associates Expands Staff
Published July 16, 2015
Mo Lovelace joins team. Read More »
Scoring Big with Women’s Soccer
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published July 8, 2015
Carli Lloyd and crew have star power—but will any beauty firm be smart enough sign these soccer stars? Take our poll now. Read More »
Published July 1, 2015
CANADA: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Inc. has made a binding offer to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group.  Under the terms of the offer, IFF will pay approximately €283 million for the cosmetic ingredi… Read More »
By Navin M. Geria, Doctors Skin Prescription
Published July 1, 2015
Anti-glycation has no meaning to most consumers; hence, the claim is usually reserved for higher-priced prestige products that tend to be sold in department stores, which permits some level of consumer education, according to Sarah Jindal, senior inn… Read More »
Practical Protection
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2015
Consumers and companies alike seek milder, but effective preservation systems for personal care and household products. Read More »
Growth Opportunity
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published July 1, 2015
India’s personal care market is fertile ground for companies trying to expand their business, according to NYSCC speakers. Read More »
IFF To Acquire Lucas Meyer
Published June 15, 2015
Fragrance supplier enters cosmetics ingredients sector via €283 million binding offer. Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Industry veteran Ro Oteri has created Sixth-Man Consulting to support companies participating in the personal care industry, ranging from materials suppliers to branded marketers. He brings a wealth of commercial and technical expertise having served… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Currency headwinds continue to batter the home and personal care industry. Procter & Gamble said sales declined across all major segments in the third quarter due to a strong dollar. P&G executives predict that the dollar will drive a 5 to 6%… Read More »
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published June 1, 2015
One of the perks of working at Happi is the range of products that make it to our desks. Over the years, I’ve tried all manners of skin and hair care products, but with little or no reaction from my loved ones or co-workers; maybe I’m not… 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 »
Inconspicuous Consumption
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published June 1, 2015
The personal care industry has embarked on a journey to incorporate greener and more ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients and manufacturing processes. Read More »
The
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published June 1, 2015
Method and Seventh Generation are some of the more well-known names on the growing list of Certified B Corporations. Here’s a look at some other ‘B Corps’ in the household and personal care industry. Read More »
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published May 1, 2015
Happy belated birthday to Moore’s Law, which turned 50 years old last month…but does Gordon E. Moore’s observation have legs to last another half century? Moore’s Law, as everyone knows, is the observation that, over the his… 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 »
Dollar Derails P&G
Published April 23, 2015
Sales and profits down in Q3. 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 »
What
Published April 1, 2015
Barcelona event is less than two weeks away! Read More »
By Ally Dai, Happi China
Published April 1, 2015
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 »
Register for Rheology Symposium!
Published March 17, 2015
NYSCC event is just days away. Read More »
Lubrizol Receives GMP Certification
Published March 6, 2015
Lubrizol Corporation was awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification according to EFfCI. Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Air Products has announced changes in its network of distributors supporting the company’s active ingredients and specialty polymers for the personal care market. Effective immediately, Horn has been named distributor in the Southwest, includin… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
In his speech to Congress, President Obama underscored his intent to seek trade promotion authority (TPA) in order to aggressively reduce trade barriers for American businesses. With TPA authority, the President can broker new and balanced trade deal… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
CHINA: As the global personal care industry dives into the new year, preparations for Personal Care & Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) 2015, China’s largest cosmetics ingredients sourcing platform, are in full swing. Occupying a total floor are… 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 »
Supplier-Speak
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 4, 2015
There are plenty of pitfalls to be avoided in the global economy, but suppliers insist that they have systems in place to handle whatever issues crop up in regions and markets around the world. Read More »
Down to Business
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 4, 2015
More than 900 industry executives attended the American Cleaning Institute’s annual meeting and convention, which was held last month in Orlando, FL. 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 »
DSM Names Global Hair Care Marketing
Published February 16, 2015
Mélanie Waeckel to lead global hair care marketing. Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Coast Southwest: appointed David K. Hoff to vice president of regional operations. He will continue to lead company operations, including customer service, for the Placentia, CA facility and all other Coast Southwest locations except the territory se… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Steinberg & Associates, Inc. turns 20 this year, and the firm has rolled out a new website, SteinbergAndAssociates.com. Steinberg & Associates, Inc., founded in 1995 and headed by David Steinberg, has more than 70 years combined experience pr… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Leading global household and personal care brands such as Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal and Unilever were among 11 companies fined a total of €951.2 million ($1.17 billion) in France, according to a report by Bloomberg. The French a… Read More »
BASF Cosmetics Plant Earns GMP Certification
Published February 5, 2015
Eleven sites are EFfCI-approved Read More »
The More
Published January 29, 2015
Kline findings show ingredients are key when it comes to 'green' personal care. Read More »
Clariant Takes Stake in Beraca
Published January 23, 2015
Picks up 30% share of Brazilian natural ingredients supplier. Read More »
Steinberg & Associates Celebrates Milestone
Published January 19, 2015
Rolls out updated website to mark 20th anniversary. Read More »
Coast Southwest Names Senior Director
Published January 8, 2015
Hersey brings experience to personal care division, business development. Read More »
Get Ready for In-Cosmetics 2015
Published January 7, 2015
Event marks 25th anniversary with a focus on Turkey and the Middle East. Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
GERMANY: Clariant has successfully completed global ISO22716 and EFfCI Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. The achievement supports its… Read More »
By Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription
Published January 6, 2015
Natural product positioning has enjoyed continued popularity with brands looking to nature for concept ingredients such as stem cells and botanical extracts. This column will briefly explore moisturizing benefit-offering plant oils that are generatin… Read More »
Antitrust Regulator in France Fines Major Companies
Published December 18, 2014
P&G, L’Oreal, Unilever and more named in pricing probe. Read More »