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Oct 30, 2008 | 11:11 AM CDT

Estée Lauder Opens Renovated Color Innovation Center

The center, located in Markham, Ontario, will enable research scientists to expand color cosmetics’ shades and enhance products through technical advancements.

Oct 15, 2008 | 01:48 PM CDT

Soliance Announces New Subsidiary

Soliance US Corporation intended to strengthen company's position in the U.S. active ingredient market.

Oct 14, 2008 | 12:16 PM CDT

Integrating Science and Nature

By: Nancy Jeffries

Skin care products for spa and home spa use are reaching new levels of sophistication thanks to some very interesting ingredients providing functionality and marketing impact.

Oct 14, 2008 | 11:35 AM CDT

Chemical Reaction: The Chirality of Life

By: Steve Herman

The proteins produced by nature are made from polymeric chains of 20 amino acids. What if there are more amino acids available? Then new proteins can be constructed with novel properties.

Oct 14, 2008 | 09:03 AM CDT

Rhodia and KCI Sign Marketing Agreement

Marketing agreement for conditioning polymers in response to growing demand; manufacturing capacity increased.

Oct 13, 2008 | 10:01 AM CDT

Cosmetic Hybrids Create Confusion Among Consumers

By: Katie Schaefer

New cosmetics innovations are creating subcategories that cross over into industries outside of beauty, leading to hybrids of cosmetics that can confuse consumers.

Oct 10, 2008 | 03:44 PM CDT

Delivering on Antiaging Potential

By: Nancy Jeffries

Technical advances in delivery systems have profound implications for the personal care industry.

Oct 09, 2008 | 10:43 AM CDT

The Value of Green Processing

By: Stephanie K. Clendennen, PhD and Neil W. Boaz,…

As consumers’ quest for natural in every aspect of a product continues, a comprehensive story of overall ecological impact of product will be required—and green processing is part of that story.

Oct 07, 2008 | 12:30 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: The Power of Soap

By: Steve Herman

We sometimes forget that the benefits of our industry go beyond simple beauty, and some of the most elemental and taken-for-granted products, combined with the marketing knowledge pioneered by the companies in our industry, can save millions of lives.

Oct 03, 2008 | 04:40 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Green Chemistry—Safer from the Start

By: Steve Herman

A scientist and educator suggests that making products safe from the beginning would help safety, environmental and regulatory issues disappear, and the general public less likely to view the industry as insensitive purveyors of toxic materials.