ISP acquires cosmetic ingredients maker | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 3 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 15, 2007

ISP acquires cosmetic ingredients maker

Department: Business

International Specialty Products has expanded its personal care ingredient business with the purchase of Vincience, a French maker of skin care ingredients based on peptides, plants, and marine organisms. The firm employs 47 people, including 26 researchers, and has annual sales of less than $25 million. The acquisition expands ISP's scope beyond its traditional polymer-based hair and skin care ingredients. As did the French cosmetic ingredients maker Sederma, acquired by Croda in 1997, Vincience will keep its identity and operate as a stand-alone unit within ISP.

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