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Mar 14, 2012 | 02:07 PM CDT

IMCD Acquires Jan Dekker

IMCD Group has acquired all shares of Jan Dekker International. Although the deal is effective immediately, the two companies will not yet integrate.

Mar 13, 2012 | 11:18 AM CDT

PCPC Responds to Report of "Harmful Chemicals" in Beauty Products

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has responded to a study by the Silent Spring Institute that claims to have found harmful chemicals in a variety of beauty care and household products.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:53 AM CDT

Natural and Organic Beauty Maintains Strong Demand, Expected to Grow 10% Through 2016

Kline & Company reports that in these well-established markets, natural and organic products still consistently outperform the the overall beauty market; however, emerging markets such as China and Brazil are also gaining.

Mar 13, 2012 | 07:48 AM CDT

L'Oréal, EPA Collaborate to Build Animal-alternative Test Methods

L’Oréal and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce research collaboration to develop animal-alternative toxicity tests; L’Oréal providing the EPA $1.2 million in funding in addition to safety data.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:42 PM CST

Ingredient Innovation: Inspired by Nature

By: Sara Mason

Exploring the potential of augmenting or replicating nature’s intelligence to create ingredients that are safer or better for consumer use.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:08 PM CST

Examining Skin: A Functional Barrier

By: Marie Alice Dibon, PharmD

New research reveals that we need to let the skin protect itself, and product development strategies should focus on restoring the skin barrier and, more importantly, not impair skin’s function.

Mar 02, 2012 | 03:56 PM CST

Building Shampoo

By: Eric Abrutyn

An examination of the ingredient components of shampoo, their function and examples of brands’ methods of differentiating through their use of ingredients.

Feb 27, 2012 | 09:36 AM CST

Focusing on Emerging Markets, Symrise Makes Strategic Acquisitions, Partnerships in U.S., Brazil and Europe

The fragrance company announced transactions that include an acquisition of Belmay's Brazilian fragrance business, a partnership with Swedish biotech firm Indevex, and the acquisition of U.S.-based Trilogy Fragrances.

Feb 20, 2012 | 08:33 AM CST

PCPC Responds to Recent Reports of Lead in Lipstick

The Personal Care Product's Council (PCPC) has released a statement in response to the December 2011 study on lead in lipsticks conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Feb 16, 2012 | 10:22 AM CST

Givaudan Reports 2011 Financials

The company's group sales totaled CHF3,915 million, but the strengthening of the Swiss franc and increasing raw materials costs affected overall income and revenue.