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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 speakers at NYSCC Discover India Symposium 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 »
Published December 5, 2014
Innospec Performance Chemicals: has welcomed the newest member of its sales team, Dr. Vince Abraham. He will join the company as North American business director–silicones, and play a leading role in accelerating the companies’ growth of… Read More »
City of Enlightenment
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published December 5, 2014
More than 1,200 cosmetic chemists and executives came to Paris to hear the latest science and issues impacting the industry. Read More »
Less Means More
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published December 4, 2014
Companies throughout the household and personal care industry continue to make their products and practices more sustainable. Read More »
Innospec Boosts North American Team
Published November 6, 2014
Welcomes Abraham as business director of silicones. Read More »
Parsol TX Update at DSM
Published November 4, 2014
Now fully compliant with SCCS Opinions. Read More »
Published November 3, 2014
DSM’s Personal Care Business unit: recently announced several personnel appointments.  Joerg Richter, currently senior director global marketing and innovation personal care, has been appointed senior director personal care North America.… Read More »
Published November 3, 2014
Personal care chemists from around the world can receive inspiration like never before from Impact Colors’ Color Trends 2016+, a video presentation of color trends in the personal care industry for 2016 and beyond. “We are very enthusias… Read More »
Published November 3, 2014
As global cleaning product industry leaders gathered at the World Conference on Fabric and Home Care in Montreux, Switzerland, the International Network of Cleaning Product Associations (INCPA) welcomed two new member organizations: Mexican Personal… Read More »
Understanding the Role of Pollution in Skin Aging
By Navin M. Geria, Doctors Skin Prescription
Published November 3, 2014
Air pollution is a global problem, but the worst culprits are found, not in China, but in India. According to India’s Center for Science and Environment (CSE), last year New Delhi surpassed Beijing to become the world’s most polluted city… Read More »
Put Your Best Face Forward
By Cristi Stiers, global business director, Dow Consumer & Industrial Solutions
Published October 27, 2014
Cristi Stiers explains how social media is shaping skin care solutions. Read More »
INCPA Expands Into India, Mexico
Published October 7, 2014
Welcomes associations to membership. Read More »