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April 1, 2010

Happi Anti-Aging Seminar Sponsored by ISP

International Specialty Products (ISP) will sponsor Happi’s Anti-Aging Breakfast Seminar, which will take place May 19 at Opia Restaurant in New York City. Breakfast begins at 8:15 am, with presentations to start at 9 am. Speakers include:

• Dr. Diane Berson, dermatologist
• Dr. Karen Burke, dermatologist
• Carrie Gross, CEO, Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care
• Ann Marie Nelson-Bogle, assistant VP-marketing, La Roche-Posay

ISP is a leading supplier of anti-aging ingredients for the skin care market. The company offers a wide range of biofunctionals, designed by the industry-renowned team at the ISP Global Skin Research Center in Sophia Antipolis, France.

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CIBS Innovation Committee Holds Networking Event

The CIBS Innovation Committee hosted its second networking event on Feb. 18, featuring Jamie Thomas, women’s editor for, a search engine tailored to streamline the latest trends for creative and product development professionals.

Jamie Thomas of with CIBS president Charles Marchese and Estée Lauder’s Kelle Jacob, CIBS committee member.

The event, which was held at La Pomme, began with networking and welcome from co-chair Ukachi Anonyuo.Fellow committee member Kelle Jacob introduced speaker Jamie Thomas as “an amazing talent in the fashion and trend industry.”

Thomas’ presentation covered upcoming trends in beauty and fashion through hair, clothes, and most importantly packaging trends.She explained the four driving themes that shaped the upcoming trends for fall and winter 2010: shadows, silence, noise and montage. For each theme she tied in the packaging aspect of each trend saying that we should expect to see layers, lace, nature references, and animalistic packages.

“Everything seemed to go off perfectly. I’d also like to thank our speaker for the evening, Jaime Thomas, for an interesting view into the world of coming trends. The multimedia presentation was perfectly integrated with the venue to create a trendy and congenial atmosphere for networking,” said 2010 CIBS president Charles Marchese.

The committee’s next event will take place at the end of April.NPA and NaTrue To Harmonize Standards

U.S.-based Natural Products Association (NPA) and NaTrue, the International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association in Brussels, Belgium, will work toward establishing a mutual recognition agreement. Once in place, the agreement would mean that products complying with either the NPA or NaTrue standard would be recognized by each body as compliant with their harmonized standards, the organizations announced yesterday.

Both parties hope to have the formal agreement in effect by summer of 2010.

The NPA standard was launched in May 2008 and more than 340 products and ingredients have been certified to date. The NaTrue standard was launched a few months later, with more than 390 products certified, including natural, made with organic, and organic products. In addition, the NaTrue standard is open to raw material certification. Several hundred other products are in the process of being certified by both trade associations.

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Helen of Troy Buys Pert Plus and Sure

Helen of Troy Limited has entered into a deal to acquire the Pert Plus hair care and Sure antiperspirant and deodorant businesses from Innovative Brands. According to chairman, chief executive officer and president Gerald J. Rubin, the brands will generate approximately $65 million in annual sales for Helen of Troy’s Idelle Labs division, which sells Infusium 23, Ogilvie, Brut, Vitalis, Final Net and Sea Breeze products.

“We are very pleased to acquire the Pert Plus and Sure brands from Innovative Brands,” said Rubin. “We have a growing position in hair care styling and personal grooming with our innovative appliance and accessory businesses and adding Pert Plus and Sure will enhance our role as a comprehensive provider of solutions for our hair care and personal grooming consumers and styling professionals.”

The deal is expected to close at the end of the month.

Follow Evonik On Twitter

In order to deliver the best and most updated information about new products possible, the Consumer Specialties business unit of Evonik has started a new service on its Twitter page, EvonikCS. According to the company, EvonikCS will provide the latest information about its comprehensive portfolio of personal care products.

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All the Working Ladies: NAFE Names Best Places To Work

Where are the best places for women executives to work? According to the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), Johnson & Johnson cracks the top 10. Other companies to make the list were Avon Products, Colgate-Palmolive, Macy’s, Inc., Procter & Gamble and Walmart.

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Bosley Gets On the Beauty Bus

Bosley Professional Strength is now the official non-profit partner of the Beauty Bus Foundation. According to the company, it will support the foundation both financially and with product donations.

In addition, Bosley will be a primary supporter of the first Beauty Bus Foundation Beauty Drive on April 25, which will include beauty treatments, brunch and a silent auction.

The Beauty Bus Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for homebound, terminally or chronically ill patients and their primary caregivers.

The group provides in-home beauty and grooming treatments, free of charge, to empower its clients, help them maintain dignity and give them respite during a difficult time.

Johnson Diversey Is Now Diversey

Johnson Diversey, Inc. is changing its name to Diversey, Inc. and Johnson Diversey Holdings, Inc. is changing its name to Diversey Holdings, Inc., both effective immediately. The corporation’s operating companies are also changing their legal names to reference Diversey. Concurrent with the name change, Diversey, Inc. is adopting a new corporate identity, branding and tagline, “for a cleaner, healthier future.”

The Diversey name dates back to 1923, with the formation of Diversey Corporation in Chicago. It eventually became known as DiverseyLever, and, in 2002, Johnson Wax Professional acquired the company from Unilever NV.

“Simplifying our name to Diversey and adopting a meaningful, unified global brand image derives from our commitment to provide our customers and their employees with superior and sustainable cleaning, sanitizing and hygiene solutions,” said Diversey president and chief executive officer Ed Lonergan. “Our new brand strengthens our ability to communicate the benefits of our high quality products and services.”

Natural Health Science Distributes Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is the specific brand of French maritime pine bark extract featured in the Anti-Aging & Cosmeceutical Corner column on p. 30 in the February 2010 issue of Happi.

The material is manufactured by Horphag Research and distributed in North America by Natural Health Science.

According to Natural Health Science, not all French maritime pine bark extracts are created equal and each one on the market has different properties.

“As a branded ingredient, we have invested millions of dollars in research and safety data to ensure the efficacy of Pycnogenol,” said Cheryl Costanzo, director of global communications, Natural Health Science. “This and our proprietary manufacturing process sets Pycnogenol apart from other generic pine bark extracts in the industry.”

An updated version of the article can be found at: antiaging-cosmeceutical-corner

More info: Natural Health Science,Hoboken, NJ, 201-459-0300,email:,

FDA Cosmetic Regulation Workshop Is April 29

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) will host the 29th edition of its FDA Cosmetic Regulations Workshop at The New York Athletic Club in New York City on April 29.

The recent change in administrations has already resulted in FDA’s increased oversight of products the agency regulates, according to ICMAD. This educational event presents a unique opportunity to hear and question some of the federal officials most responsible for the enforcement of regulations in the cosmetic and personal care industries.

Dr. Linda Katz, director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors in the Center for Food Science and Applied Nutrition, will provide an update and overview of FDA’s current cosmetic programs. The 2010 update will cover some of the latest regulations governing our industry, with ample time for questions and answers.

The cost for each day is a modest $255 for members and $355 for nonmembers, with a discount for early registration. The cost includes meals and all written materials. Online registration is available.

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Jeen International Relaunches Website

Jeen International Corporation has revamped its website, The new website is designed to allow users to quickly explore and find information that they need. The website is searchable by INCI name or trade name. Also, visitors may select and download any of Jeen’s product specifications, material safety data sheets, and even download the product brochures.

Visitors may also click on the Formulary section and search through current formulations for bath and shower, color cosmetics, hair care, skin care and sun care.

“The new site has been re-designed to provide a more user-friendly experience that enables existing customers and prospects to gather information about current products used and the latest in Jeen’s new technologies,” said Adam Perle, president, Jeen International.

CIBS Presents Gene Roberts Scholarship

The Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers (CIBS) association held its monthly luncheon on March 10 in New York City. During the luncheon CIBS awarded the Gene Roberts Memorial Scholarship to Anthony Mele.

Roberts, who for many years worked in purchasing at Dana Perfumes, was influential in the development of CIBS during its formative years. He was also a past president of the organization.

Prior to Roberts’ passing, the board established the Gene Roberts Award, given to a senior in the packaging department at Rutgers University. After Roberts died, CIBS renamed it the Gene Roberts Memorial Scholarship.