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Feb 11, 2008 | 12:32 PM CST

FIP Names Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

Anne Dux, MD, has been named the director of scientific and regulatory affairs for the French Federation of Fragrance, Cosmetics and Toiletries (FIP)...

Feb 07, 2008 | 11:45 AM CST

European Commission to Simplify Cosmetics Directive

The European Commission has proposed simplifying Europe's Cosmetics Directive to clarify requirements for safety assessments and notification rules; provisions to ban animal tests remain untouched...

Feb 05, 2008 | 01:31 PM CST

ACC Names Managing Director, Global Affairs

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced Mary A. Irace as managing director of global affairs….

Jan 25, 2008 | 03:46 PM CST

Merck Signs Licensing Agreement with Sol-Gel Technologies

Agreements allows Merck to manufacture Sol-Gel's process to encapsulate organic UV filters for cosmetic products...

Jan 10, 2008 | 04:11 PM CST

Chemical Reaction: Biology at the Cosmetics Counter

By: Steve Herman

The combined use of prebiotics and probiotics for a targeted approach to battling bad bacteria on the skin is among the newest ingredient trends for skin and hair care products.

Jan 10, 2008 | 03:59 PM CST

Cosmetics, Drugs and Labels

By: Rick Van Arnam, Esq.

Failing to understand the distinction between the legal definition of cosmetics and drugs, and subsequent improper labeling or promotional claims, can be a costly error.

Jan 04, 2008 | 01:51 PM CST

Desmond Goddard Passes Away

One of the industry's top polymer/colloid scientists dies in sleep...

Dec 10, 2007 | 11:53 AM CST

Profile: Creating a Little Chemistry/Marie Renée Thadal

At first glance, the two don’t seem to belong together. A biochemist and a customer-centric business dynamo? But by taking a broader look at both, it makes perfect sense. They’re both about chemistry—understanding it and building it.

Dec 10, 2007 | 11:51 AM CST

Chemical Reaction: Skin Care: The Importance of Feel

By: Steve Herman

It is necessary to formulate a product with pleasing sensory attributes and to confirm the results with meaningful tests. Using systematic methods to create the proper feel and appearance is a prerequisite for a new formulation.

Dec 10, 2007 | 11:42 AM CST

Green is Mainstream in India

By: Priyanka Bhattacharya

Driven by a back-to-nature consumer trend, homegrown herbal beauty brands, and increased spending capacity and awareness, India’s natural beauty market is thriving.