US Patent No. 8,999,310 B1; Chuckles, Inc., Manchester, NH, has patented a keratinous fiber treatment formulation consisting of a crotonic acid/vinyl C8-12 isoalkyl esters/VA/bis-vinyldimethicone crosspolymer and an effective amount of a 50% ammonium… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,992,901 B2; Conopco, has patented a method of providing an antimicrobial effect to skin. It entails applying a composition and waiting at least 15 seconds before rinsing it off. The composition is comprised of a polymer selected from… Read More »
Sales: $1.6 billion
Key Personnel: Satoshi Suzuki, president and chief executive officer; Naoki Kume, director and vice president, finance; Yutaka Den, chief global business officer.
Major Products: Skin care, cosmetics,… Read More »
Sales: $1.7 billion
Key Personnel: Miguel Krigsner, founder and chairman; Artur Grynbaum, chief executive officer; Fernando Modé, vice president, corporative; Lia Azevedo, vice president, organizational and human d… Read More »
Sales: $1.7 billion
Key Personnel: Kazutoshi Kobayashi, president.
Major Products: Skin care, cosmetics and toiletries sold under several brand names including Decorte (formerly Cosme Decorte), AQ, Awake, Jill Stuart, Ann… Read More »
Sales: $1.8 billion
Key Personnel: Christine Courtin-Clarins, president of the supervisory board; Olivier Courtin-Clarins, managing director; Philip Shearer, chief executive officer.
Major Products: Clarins skin care and cosm… Read More »
Lake Success, NY
Sales: $120 million.
Key Personnel: Irwin Simon, founder, president and chief executive officer and chairman of the board; John Carroll, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Hain Cel… Read More »
Jersey City, NJ
Sales: $198 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Thomas Shipley and Andrew Surwilo, co-founders and chief executive officers; John Ende, chief financial officer; Darek Hrynkiewicz, chief… Read More »
Palm Desert, CA
Sales: $1.4 billion (estimated) for personal care products. Corporate sales: $1.5 billion.
Key Personnel: Bill Guthy and Greg Renker, founding principals and co-chairmen; Georg Richter, preside… Read More »
New York, NY
Sales: $10.9 billion for the year ended June 30, 2014.
Key Personnel: William P. Lauder, executive chairman; Fabrizio Freda, president and chief executive officer; John Demsey, group president; Ca… Read More »
Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), July 12-14 in Las Vegas, is celebrating the return of its successful Boutique sampling program in collaboration with HCT Group.
The sampling bar inside the show’s Cosmetics and Personal Care Pavilion will showca… Read More »
Hair salon staple Peter Coppola is expanding with a new hair care line. One of the popular products is Just Blow Blow Out Spray. Enjoy smooth, hydrated hair in less time with the heat-activated formula which is said to provide serious frizz-fighting… Read More »
Galderma Laboratories, L.P., and the National Rosacea Society have launched “Break Up with Your Makeup,” billed as an educational campaign and contest to empower those with rosacea to feel more confident in their own skin.
According to r… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,999,306 B2; Access Business Group has patented a method for improving the tensile properties of hair comprising applying to the hair a shampoo, a conditioner, or a combination thereof. The composition is comprised of a lipid and… Read More »
RUSSIA: Pharmaceutical company Nativa has announced a strategic agreement concerning cooperation in the manufacture of innovative dispensing solutions for respiratory disease treatment with Vari, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lindal Group and one of t… Read More »
In the first quarter of 2015, sales of US prestige beauty products were $2.6 billion, a 5% increase from Q1 2014, driven by makeup and fragrance, according to The NPD Group. Skin care sales remained flat after experiencing growth for the past three c… Read More »
The latest creation at Sederma is Apiscalp, a multifunctional ingredient dedicated to scalp care. According to the company, Apiscalp helps fight against dandruff, itching, dryness and hyperseborrhea to provide beauty and comfort to both oily scalp an… Read More »
Dessange Paris introduced Solar Blonde Naturale, a lightening hair care system. Hints of apple, freesia, jasmine and sandalwood impart an uplifting, sunny aroma. Rich in chamomile and citrus extracts, the Solar Blonde Naturale formula works for all-n… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,985,124 B2; Pilaris Labs LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, has patented a method for treating hair loss by reducing effects of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in a subject undergoing treatment for hair loss. The method is comprised of p… Read More »
SWEDEN: Moberg Pharma AB has acquired Balmex from Chattem, the US Consumer Healthcare Division of Sanofi. The purchase price was $3.9 million, according Moberg Pharma.
Balmex is best known for its diaper rash treatments. An adult line for soothing s… Read More »
Recent developments with the FDA and the Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA) have cast a shadow on the filter approval process in the US. In case you missed it, the FDA has basically rejected the call to speed up the approvals of the Time and Extent Appli… Read More »
Many of the trends driving growth in facial skin care are also applicable to the body care market. European consumers seek convenience and value, but also demand products that offer more than basic moisturization, such as anti-aging properties and in… Read More »