Calif database lists hazardous cosmetic chemicals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials are launching a new online database to help consumers determine if the cosmetics they’re using contain harmful chemicals. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that the state Department of […]


Revlon cosmetics are on display in a New York pharmacy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Revlon to buy hair dye maker Colomer for $660M

NEW YORK (AP) — Revlon is buying Colomer Group, which sells hair dye and other products to beauty salons, for about $660 million, saying the deal will help it reach new salon customers. The transaction […]


Mariam Naficy

Mariam Naficy on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Mariam Naficy, the co-founder of, which she sold to Idealab for over $100 million. Named one of the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, her latest company, Minted is crowd-sourcing design.


Pooneh Mohajer

Pooneh Mohajer on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with serial entrepreneur Pooneh Mohajer, who co-founded Hard Candy, a color cosmetics company that rapidly grew to produced sales of $10,000,000 in less than 24 months. After selling Hard Candy to Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy in 1999, she started the global lifestyle brand, tokidoki.


FDA warns L'Oreal over anti-aging cream marketing

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is warning cosmetics maker L’Oreal SA that its website for Genefique exaggerates the benefits of the skin cream, portraying it as a drug with medical properties. The […]



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