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Cognis Launches Sustainability Portal

November 30, 2009

On, visitors can read more than 90 pages of data on sustainability within the industry. This new “sustainability portal” has been set up by the global specialty chemicals supplier as part of its comprehensive sustainability management efforts. It provides customers, journalists and the general public with detailed and transparent background information, facts and figures and case studies from the company’s operations. In addition, it showcases new technologies and products that will help Cognis’ customers make their own businesses more sustainable, according to the company.

According to Cognis, the sustainability portal explains the relationship between general commitment and specific policies, and between the company’s achieved market successes and future objectives. Key topics covered include the 24 Principles of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, initiatives to reduce emissions and energy consumption, and case studies demonstrating how Cognis’ products and solutions are helping customers to reduce their overall environmental footprint.

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Chemsil Debuts New Search Feature

Chemsil Silicones, Inc. now offers a helpful resource to maximize time during a search of its website. Visit and try the patent pending “Search for a Chemsil Equivalent” feature located at the top of every page. Simply enter any manufacturer’s trade name or a product’s INCI name in the search for a Chemsil equivalent field and click for instant results.

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Personal Care Products Available on

Walmart is now selling a wide assortment of personal care products online at Thousands of Walmart’s top-selling products from national brands such as Neutrogena, L’Oréal, Colgate andPantene have been added to’s online assortment.

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New Bare Escentuals Lipstick Is Voted on by Facebook Users

Savvy social networkers “glossed the vote,” picking Havana as the name of the next Bare Escentuals Buxom Lipstick. Watch out for this new shade in Sephora stores and online in the Spring 2010 collection. Havana beat out Beaver Creek, Cape Town, Kyoto and Portland as possible names.

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Stila Debuts Makeup Player

From laptops to lips and iPods to eyelids, Stila is changing the face of makeup with its new Stila Makeup Player, which rolled out in November. Part makeup artist-style train case, part media player docking station with speaker system, this portable vanity provides women with the tricks and tools that they need to create their own looks, on demand.

Upload some tunes and get pretty!
Users download tutorials from StilaBeautyTube (on iTunes, YouTube or from Stila directly) to their mobile device, dock it into the Makeup Player, and unleash their inner makeup artist. Users can pull up playlists and let the Makeup Player play favorite tunes while they finish getting ready.

The Makeup Player comes complete with the Stila tools needed to execute the looks in the initial tutorials, and there is a continuity option that allows members to receive products on a monthly basis that correspond to upcoming lessons. It retails for $69.90 and features a One Step Foundation,
Eye Shadow Trio, Lip Glaze, Convertible Color, #7 Eye Shadow Brush, Beautytube DVD and instruction card.

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