In golf, a lower number is better when it comes to the final score—but not for L’Oréal USA. The company’s recent annual “Fore the Children” charity golf event on Sept. 15 recorded a higher number than ever before,… Read More »
The state of sunscreen regulations is in flux. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently signaled its intention to regulate future sunscreens in the US differently. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, former FDA deputy, wrote an article in the New… Read More »
Happi spoke to Frédéric Boned, senior director global marketing and innovation for personal care at DSM, and David Paxton, global consumer and market insight manager, about the company’s new Beauty Connection platform and how market and consumer insights are incorporated into DSM’s innovation strategy. Read More »
Chemtec Chemical Company, an Innospec Company, and West Coast personal care ingredient distributor, added two new specialty chemical suppliers—Chemyunion and Cedar Concepts.
Micki Olsen, director of operations, commented, “We are v… Read More »
On Oct. 27-28, Mike Fevola, Ph.D., and Dr. Janet Drobits Windisch will run an introduction to polymer science course with special emphasis on the cosmetic industry. The two-day class will be held at the SCC national office in New York City.
Polymers… Read More »
In the industrial and institutional (I&I) wipes sector, market leader Clorox Professional Products and various smaller brands like Metrex Research and Spartan Chemical are growing faster than the overall market, according to a recent report publi… Read More »
This month’s column covers a few news items from newspapers and magazines pertaining to the cosmetic industry—it is also my farewell piece. I have enjoyed writing Gleams & Notions for almost 27 years, but it is time now to retire. The… Read More »
Safic-Alcan Group’s cosmetics activity in the US was officially slated to start on Sept. 1, 2015, within its subsidiary ChemSpec Polymer Additives. This approach is in line with the strategic vision of the group to expand geographically in coun… Read More »
Staying on top of and in compliance with Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulations and hazardous waste regulations is no easy task. And it’s no secret that California has among the most aggressive environmental laws and regulations in the US.… Read More »
CHINA and BRAZIL: Evonik’s two new production facilities for cosmetics ingredients in Shanghai (China) and Americana (Brazil) were recently certified in accordance with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard.
“This create… Read More »
What does every leader need? Followers, of course. An army of one, whether in the boardroom or in a barroom brawl, doesn’t have nearly as much impact as when he or she comes armed with people who believe in you or have your back. Unfortunately,… Read More »
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 »
New products are the lifeblood of consumer product companies, and suppliers feel the same way about new raw materials. Here are two that are said to be improvements over existing chemistries.
A new addition to Lubrizol’s Carbopol line is Car… Read More »
Sustainable, non-GMO, all-natural, organic—the terms appear across product categories. There’s no doubt that the world’s getting greener, and natural products within the personal care space are gaining in importance among consumers… Read More »