National Sales Solutions goes Global with Sales and Marketing

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

National Sales Solutions (NSS), a leading provider of outsourced sales, marketing and supply chain management for consumer packaged goods companies, is pleased to announce Doug Mackenzie as Vice President of International Sales. Doug will work with clients wishing to expand distribution and grow their business outside of the United States.

Mackenzie comes to NSS with extensive experience leading sales operations of all sizes, from large corporate organizations to start-ups. His teams were responsible for sales at well-known beauty brands, first at Revlon and later at Freeman Beauty Care. Most recently he served as Vice President of International Business for W.E. Bassett Company/Pacific World Cosmetics where he was responsible for product and brand development, as well as sales and profits in over 75 countries. Mackenzie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Hofstra University in New York.

“Doug is a proven leader in international business. His knowledge at all levels of sales and distribution operations outside the U.S. will be a significant benefit to our clients as they evaluate and monetize business opportunities around the world,” says Ron Otto, President of National Sales Solutions.

About National Sales Solutions

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, National Sales Solutions is a leading provider of outsourced sales services to consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. We serve a diverse group of global clients and provide each with personal attention to their specific goals. We help clients launch new products, expand into new retailers, grow current sales or enter the U.S. market from abroad. National Sales Solutions offers a complete solution, serving most retail channels, including Food, Drug, Mass, Convenience, Beauty, Natural Products, and major Online retailers. For more information please visit


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Global Chemical EOR Market to Climb at 7.8% CAGR to 2019

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

(PRWEB) March 20, 2015

The Global chemical enhanced oil recovery market was 2,681.6 million barrels in 2013 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% to reach $ 150.35 million to 2019. The increasing demand for oil in Asia-Pacific region is projected to be a vital factor for the enhanced oil recovery market. The enhanced oil recovery market is projected to grow 400 Billion at a strong growth rate of 18.2% during the period from 2014 to 2019. The market sector of chemical enhanced oil recovery technology is evaluated to be one of the quickest developing markets for enhanced oil recovery from 2014 to 2019. Complete report is available at

The report also identifies the active and restrictive factors for the EOR chemicals market with an examination of trends and opportunities. The business sector is divided and the market value has been estimated on the basis of important regions, such as, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central & South America.

Today fossil fuel supplies more than 85% of the world’s energy. As of now, the production is about 87 million barrels every day and 32 billion barrels every year globally. That means consistently the industry needs to find twice the remaining volume of oil in the north ocean just to meet the demand target replace the depleted reserves. Almost 22 billion barrels come out of sandstone reservoir from the overall 32 billion barrels produced each year globally. The reserve and production ratios in sandstone fields have around 20 years of generation time left.

The improvement that most influences the economic matters of compound EOR in the 21st century is the change in the concentration of surfactants used in reservoir flooding. Chemical EOR in the 1970s and 1980s concentrated on “micellar” flooding with 2-12% surfactant. Presently, the surfactant concentrations are in the range of just 0.1-0.5%. The leading names in the chemical enhanced oil recovery industry market are divided into three groups which are EOR chemicals producers, service organizations and EOR chemicals suppliers or distributors. Akzonobel NV (The Netherlands), BASF SE (Germany), DuPont (U.S.) etc. are the major EOR chemicals producers whereas Baker Hughes (U.S.), Halliburton (U.S.), Schlumberger Limited (U.S.) and so on, are significant service organizations in this market. Order a copy of this research report at

With developing worldwide energy demand and depleting reserves, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) from existing or brown fields has become highly essential. Among the enhanced oil recovery methods, chemical EOR has been tagged as an expensive method. Field application has been quite totally stopped for the last two decades globally except Chine region, even if, some limited number of universities were continued with their research. Since we are confronting the challenges of replacing the depleting reserve with low-cost oil and climbing oil price, chemical EOR has shown rising interest from oil companies, particularly from national oil organizations.

Right Now, the Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology is far better than 30 years ago because of more experience, better understanding, better modelling, better empowering advancement and better chemicals at lower price adjusted for inflation. At current oil costs, oil organizations can make a high rate of return using Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery methods.

According to the report “Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR / IOR) Market by Origin, by Type, by Technique, by Application – Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019” EOR chemicals are produced primarily using three main techniques: polymer flooding, surfactant polymer flooding, and alkaline surfactant polymer flooding. Following this, the applications of chemical enhanced oil recovery industry market in the onshore and offshore oil extractions; region-wise analysis is also discussed.

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Global Stem Cells Group to Participate in the 25th Argentine Congress of Aesthetic Medicine in Buenos Aires April 9-10, 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015

MIAMI (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 has announced plans to participate in the 25th annual Argentine Congress of Aesthetic Medicine April 9 and 10 2015. More than 1,000 physicians from around the world will descend on Buenos Aires for the conference to learn and share new findings in aesthetic medicine.

Following the congress, Global Stem Cells Group and Estanislao Janowski, M.D., a plastic surgeon specializing in stem cell application in aesthetic and cosmetic medicine will conduct an intensive, hands-on course on stem cell harvesting, isolation and re-integration, to be held April 11. Janowski, a GSCG faculty member and long-time collaborator is the owner and president of Bioplastica, an aesthetic surgical center featuring the latest stem cell applications in cosmetic and anti-aging medicine.

This will be the third year Global Stem Cells Group participates in the conference, hosted by the Argentina Society of Aesthetic Medicine (SOARME). A soon-to-be-named GSCG faculty member will also deliver a keynote speech to congress attendees.

The international event, which will be held at the Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires, will feature acclaimed stem cell aesthetic practitioners from Argentina and the U.S. SOAME is a member of the Argentine Medical Association (A.M.A.) and of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine (U.I.M.E.). SOAME has the scientific support of the John F. Kennedy University in Buenos Aires and a host of national and international scientific organizations.

For more information visit the Global Stem Cells Group website, email bnovas(at)regenestem(dot)com, or call 305-224-1858.

About the Global Stem Cells Group:

Global Stem Cells Group, Inc. is the parent company of six wholly owned operating companies dedicated entirely to stem cell research, training, products and solutions. Founded in 2012, the company combines dedicated researchers, physician and patient educators and solution providers with the shared goal of meeting the growing worldwide need for leading edge stem cell treatments and solutions.

With a singular focus on this exciting new area of medical research, Global Stem Cells Group and its subsidiaries are uniquely positioned to become global leaders in cellular medicine.

Global Stem Cells Group’s corporate mission is to make the promise of stem cell medicine a reality for patients around the world. With each of GSCG’s six operating companies focused on a separate research-based mission, the result is a global network of state-of-the-art stem cell treatments.


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Rising Demand for Anti-Aging & Skincare Cosmeceuticals to Drive the Global Cosmetic Chemicals Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

San Jose, California (PRWEB) March 04, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn – Cosmetics, defined as chemical preparations for enhancing the appearance of the skin and body, are witnessing healthy growth worldwide. Manufactured using a wide variety of therapeutic agents to achieve the desired product properties and outcome, cosmetics are important lifestyle products in a society obsessed with physical beauty, youth, and achievement. Demand for cosmetic chemicals is largely reliant on the production and sales of cosmetics. Growth in the market is driven by increased consumer spending on cosmetics and toiletries and rapidly aging population with a strong emphasis on appearance maintenance. Especially poised to grow in demand are active chemical ingredients that slow down the aging process. Cosmetic products for male grooming, skin whitening, facial care and sun care are also recording strong growth, globally.

Also driving growth in the market is the rising demand for natural and organic cosmetics, which despite their higher cost compared to synthetic materials, are finding favor among health and environment conscious consumers. Future growth in the cosmetic chemicals market will be fuelled by the continuous development of novel and potent anti-aging, sun protection, and hair care products. The trend towards natural products will help drive demand for natural and active cosmetic ingredients such as, botanical extracts, enzymes and amino acids. Botanical extracts, in particular, are expected to benefit from their favorable perception as a natural and healthy option compared to conventional cosmetic chemicals such as commodity surfactants and petroleum oils. The adoption of nanotechnology in the cosmetics industry will additionally spur the development of mineral-based cosmetic chemicals with nano-sized dimensions. Skincare cosmeceuticals, such as, sunscreens and face creams, offer lucrative opportunities for the application of nano-sized chemicals in the cosmeceutical industry.    

As stated by the new market research report on Cosmetic Chemicals, the United States represents the single largest market worldwide, supported by high per capita spending on organic and natural cosmetics. Developing markets such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America are expected to fuel future growth in the market, led by a rapidly expanding base of affluent middle class population, rising standards of living, robust demand for skin lightening and whitening agents and chemicals, and globalization of cosmetic brands. Specialty Additives, including Active Ingredients, Colorants, Conditioning Agents, and Preservatives, represents the leading market segment. Emollients & Moisturizers, ranks as the fastest growing product market, driven by developments in natural and organic personal care products. In recent years, natural emollients have been finding favor among manufacturers over other animal-based and synthetic ingredients.

Major players covered in the report include Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, Ashland Inc., BASF SE, Clariant International Ltd., Sederma S.A.S, Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corp., Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, Firmenich SA, Givaudan S.A., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Koninklijke DSM N.V, LANXESS AG, Lonza Group Limited, P&G Chemicals, Solvay SA, and Symrise AG, among others.

The research report titled “Cosmetic Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, drivers, issues, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections in US$ Million for major geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Product segments analyzed include Cleansing Agents & Foamers, Emollients & Moisturizers, Fragrances & Flavors, Processing Aids, and Specialty Additives (Active Ingredients, Colorants, Conditioning Agents, Preservatives, and Other Specialty Additives).

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Firefly Global to Showcase their Wireless Digital Dermatoscope at AAD

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Belmont, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

Attending their third year at AAD, Firefly Global returns with their critically acclaimed Wireless Digital Dermatoscope. With their proven experience in developing wireless devices, the DE350 has become a staple for the dermatological and cosmetic community.

Firefly Wireless Devices set themselves apart from others in their industry by providing low cost, highly mobile communication and documentation systems which any organization can utilize with minimal impact to their time or budget. A dermatologist can track the changes of skin conditions to see if treatment is working. A Skin Care Technician can see how well a recommended product is working or know what product may work best for a customer. A hair transplant technician can use the device to count hair follicles and decide if whether or not a patient is a good candidate for hair transplantation. Firefly devices are also being used for medical education in some of the most prestigious universities in the world, such as Tufts, Brown, Harvard, and BU.

Furthermore, Firefly devices have become some of the most popular peripherals in telemedicine. While generally known for their unique wireless technology, all Firefly cameras also work natively with video conferencing platforms. This means, for a telehealth organization concerned with large deployments, there are plug-and-play ear and skin cameras for under $ 400USD.

Daniel Lucey, Firefly’s Manager of Business Development, commented: “I’m very much looking forward to this year’s American Academy of Dermatology conference in San Francisco. The DE350 is always a big hit at this show and we expect to see much of the same excitement as previous years. We’ve basically made advanced video technology easier to use and affordable for any organizations, which puts us in a great position to help conference attendees take their practice or business to the next level.”

Firefly has sold their Wireless Video Otoscope, Wireless Endoscope Camera, and Wireless Digital Dermatoscope devices in over 40 countries around the world in the ENT, Endoscopy, Audiology, Dermatology, and Veterinary Fields. Live demonstrations will be available in booth 2216 for the duration of AAD. Firefly technical specialists will be on hand to answer any questions.

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Strong Consumption in Paper and Plastic Production Drives the Calcium Carbonate Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn – Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) is an inorganic mineral that finds extensive use as a functional filler in the production of plastics, paper, and rubber. Along with talc and kaolin, the mineral is extensively used in metalloid mineral applications. Growth in the global calcium carbonate market is heavily reliant on the health of the paper, automotive, plastics, and construction industries. The paper industry’s shift from acid to alkaline-based process technology is expected to benefit demand for precipitated calcium carbonate derived from natural minerals. Consumer demand for high quality, waterproof, anti-smudge paper products will drive growth in the paper industry in the coming years. In the plastic processing industry, ground calcium carbonate finds indispensable use as an additive that helps improve surface opacity and gloss and increase impact strength of plastics. Growing demand for bioplastics is expected to spur volume consumption of calcium carbonate in the plastic processing industry.

Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) represents the largest and the fastest growing product market, supported by growing demand for paints and plastics from the construction sector in Asia-Pacific. China ranks as a major producer of calcium carbonate worldwide. The last decade witnessed the establishment of several satellite WGCC (wet ground calcium carbonate) plants in the country. Marble deposits represent the chief source of calcium carbonate for these plants. The increase in licenses granted for mining marble will additionally benefit production of premium ultra-fine wet ground calcium carbonate in the country. A key tend in the global market is the growing prominence of nano calcium carbonate. With particle sizes ranging from 1nm and 100nm, nano calcium carbonate is highly favored in plastic and rubber production due to characteristics such as high reinforcing effect, dispersion and transparency. With most of the current demand for calcium carbonate met by low- and middle-grade material, there exists huge potential for premium-grade calcium carbonate, especially in applications such as automobile paints, adhesives, cosmetics, ink, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

As stated by the new market research report on Calcium Carbonate, Asia-Pacific represents the largest and the fastest growing market worldwide. Growth in the region is led by the rise in paper production, establishment of new paper mills, and the trend towards the use of higher mineral fillers in paper to reduce pulp usage. China, in particular, is expected to remain a major growth driver spurred by increasing use in the paper and paperboard manufacturing sector.

Key players covered in the report include Excalibar Minerals LLC, Huber Engineered Materials, Imerys, Maruo Calcium Co. Ltd., Minerals Technologies Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, Okutama Kogyo Co. Ltd., Omya AG, Schaefer Kalk GmbH & Co. KG, Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha Ltd., and Solvay S.A, among others.

The research report titled “Calcium Carbonate: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry segments, trends, growth drivers, restraints, market share, size and demand projections and forecasts. Major geographic regions covered include the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East, and Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America). Product segments analyzed include Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC). End-use markets analyzed include Paper, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Plastics, and Others. The report also offers coverage on mergers, acquisitions, product launches and other strategic industry activities of major global and regional players.

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Michael D. Shetler and Shetler Security Services Provide Global Security Solutions For Entities All over the World

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 17, 2015

Shetler Security Services performs security assessments for some of the biggest brand names in the world, and in light of the recent “Je Suis Charlie” deadly shooting massacre at the Paris office of a satirical magazine, it’s not hard to see why by the end of this year, the company will have done work in approximately 40 countries around the globe.

“The truth is scary, our world has been turned upside down, and the scary thing is that it’s all real,” intones a somber Michael D. Shetler, CEO of Shetler Security Services. “I unfortunately see this kind of terrorism going on for decades because there are a lot of tormented people in this world. Lone wolf attacks, together with trained fighters who return to once peaceful countries with a burning desire to continue fighting for their cause, mean that the need for vigilance will only increase.”

For companies like the one affected in Paris, Shetler provides guards and roving patrols, and in best case scenarios for vulnerable brands, employees are trained to protect themselves through active shooter programs where participants learn basic techniques such as how to make yourself inconspicuous and hide.

Shetler is also very cognizant of the fact that public perception also affects behavior.

“These acts of domestic and international terror have a ripple effect and it often impacts the economy of the entire area where the incident took place,” reflects Shetler. “After 9-11, tourism dwindled in New York, and people in the city stayed home – it really shut things down.”

Shetler has a vested interest in this type of public perception as the biggest sporting event in America; Super Bowl XLIX will this year be hosted in the company’s own backyard at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

“The NFL does a tremendous job of securing the game and their stadiums, and together with city, county and state law enforcement personnel, you can expect a safe, fantastic experience while you’re here in the valley of the sun,” notes a confident Shetler.

Shetler points out that for years, the NFL has utilized sophisticated video security techniques such as facial recognition software to ensure that people who are not supposed to be at these events are detected and apprehended well ahead of time.

In the past, when Shetler was President of AT Systems Security, Inc., the company provided security services to Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ. This experience allows Shetler to offer a crucial tip for fans flocking to the desert for the big game.

“You know it’s going to be crowded, so be patient, but I’d also suggest enrolling in the TSA Pre✓™ , which is an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outwear and belt, as well as keep your laptop and cosmetics in your bag,” notes Shetler.

Along with the known traveler program, Shetler also offers some practical tips once you’re in town for the big game:

    Be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, such as people who don’t’ fit in. If someone’s wearing a long trench coat and it’s 80 degrees, something may not be right
    Even if you are a former football player, don’t handle dangerous situations by yourself. Contact local law enforcement instead of confronting suspects, and call 9-1-1 if you really feel like you’re in danger
    Carry your wallet in your front pocket, and women should carry their purses in front or concealed rather than open or over your shoulder or back
    Don’t use your ATM cards in dark or desolate locations, and be wary of any requests for your personal data, as information like your social security number and cell phone number are the most highly coveted assets among thieves
     Use common sense like locking your rental car and placing any valuables out of sight, and in the trunk

Last, but not least, human nature being what it is means that the sex trade will also be in the Phoenix metro area, and prostitutes and pimps will be available to lure even the most seasoned traveler.

“You can expect that law enforcement will be closely monitoring this type of illegal activity,” warns Shetler. “Why pay for a ticket to the Super Bowl, and then pay for it with jail time by doing something stupid?”

Phoenix, like Paris, also employs a sophisticated amount of cameras and video surveillance technology, and in most every public place, you’re most likely being recorded. But people, just like famous brands, have to remain vigilant according to Shetler:

“We really all need every day security, at home and abroad. And remember, large brand companies, just like U.S. citizens, can become a target, anywhere in the world, just because of their American origin.”


Shetler Security International provides security services for some of the most well-known financial institutions in the United States, private companies, universities and large events. Their staff has over a century of supervisory and executive command level law enforcement experience. This extensive and diversified combination of training, education and experience positions Shetler Security International to conduct expert consultation, evaluation, assessment and implementation of a wide variety of security industry needs, including guard and roving patrol, corporate and executive security, diplomatic and foreign theater security and technology solutions. For more information, please visit:

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Global Public Health Organization NSF International Launches Cosmetics and Personal Care Program in Response to Retailer and Consumer Concerns of Safety and Quality

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) February 14, 2014

Global public health organization NSF International has launched the NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program in response to growing concerns from consumers and retailers regarding adulteration, mislabeling and counterfeiting issues. The new program provides auditing, training, product testing, claim substantiation and certification services developed by NSF to enable manufacturers to improve the quality and safety of their products and retailers to strengthen the oversight of their cosmetic and personal care suppliers.

The NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program addresses the needs raised by new legislation, retailer-prohibited chemical lists and manufacturing-related quality issues which have driven rapid changes to the $ 300 billion global cosmetics and toiletries market. Consumer safety concerns also have fueled this need. In fact, a recent independent study conducted on behalf of NSF found that 48 percent of consumers are concerned about the quality and safety of personal care products. To help address these concerns, NSF International developed the NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program, which includes:

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Auditing: This program meets the growing demand for third-party verified compliance to cosmetic manufacturing GMP quality standard ISO 22716, which is recognized worldwide and mandated by European regulations. It also encompasses U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance criteria for cosmetic production, laboratory controls and customer complaint handling, which is essential for cosmetics imported into the United States. Manufacturers earn a graded audit that retailers use to qualify and set standards for their suppliers, and that serves as a baseline for continual improvement.

Bundled Audits for Food, Personal Care and Dietary Supplements: Many facilities produce ingredients for multiple product categories spanning food, cosmetics and dietary supplements, each of which has its own set of specific quality and safety guidelines. NSF perform audits to multiple schemes and labeling requirements including dietary supplement GMPs, food safety schemes benchmarked under the Global Food Safety Initiative, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 in addition to cosmetic GMPs. This eliminates audit redundancy and disruption to production operations while reducing costs.

Testing: This includes testing to verify label claims including “free from” substances like Bisphenol A (BPA), PABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid), sulfates, parabens and many others. NSF also screens cosmetics for contaminants to verify their safety and quality. This is in addition to substantiating compliance to regulations in Europe and the U.S. (e.g. Proposition 65). Label reviews and physical, chemical and performance characteristic comparisons against national brands are also available for retailers that have concerns regarding their private label cosmetics and personal care product lines.

Product Certification: NSF certifies cosmetics to widely accepted programs, including the EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program, which verifies that cosmetic products and ingredients do not contain chemicals of concern such as known carcinogens or reproductive and developmental toxicants. NSF International also certifies cosmetics to either the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) or the American National Standard for personal care products containing organic ingredients (NSF/ANSI 305) via NSF’s sister company QAI. These programs are important to safety-minded consumers in particular as a recent independent study conducted on behalf of NSF found that 44 percent of consumers prefer products that are independently tested and certified.

Training and Consulting: NSF provides GMP training for professionals who are involved in manufacturing and distributing cosmetic and personal care products so they can stay apprised of the changing regulatory landscape and best practices in supply chain quality. Those professionals who know how to conduct gap analyses and identify regulatory noncompliances before they become an issue will add value to the manufacturing process, and also help minimize safety and quality risks. NSF can also provide expert consulting to evaluate a cosmetic manufacturing quality and safety system, help facilities resolve complex quality problems or guide companies through the proper procedures for responding to FDA warning letters.

“The cosmetics industry is becoming increasingly scrutinized as consumers seek safer products and retailers step up to meet this demand,” said Casey Coy, Manager of NSF International’s Cosmetics and Personal Care Program. “With this new program, NSF International has applied 70 years of technical and scientific expertise to develop specialized auditing, testing and certification programs that support retailers in improving their supply chain oversight and cosmetic safety. This program also helps manufacturers demonstrate compliance to retailer requirements and U.S. and European regulations.”

To learn more about the NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program, please contact Casey Coy at cosmetics(at)nsf(dot)org or +1 734-904-2995.

Media Contact: To schedule an interview with an NSF cosmetic or personal care expert, contact Kelly Ingerly at media(at)nsf(dot)org or +1 734-827-6850.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment ( Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF International’s Cosmetics and Personal Care Program provides auditing, ingredient and product testing and certification, and training and education for the cosmetic and personal care industries throughout the entire product lifecycle. NSF International developed the only accredited American National Standard for personal care products containing organic ingredients (NSF/ANSI 305) and provides verification of cosmetic and personal care ingredients to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program.