News And Announcements
Solésence Beauty Science is a 2023 BeautyMatter NEXT Award Finalist
Solésence Beauty Science is honored to be named as a finalist in the Best Contract Manufacturing category for the BeautyMatter NEXT Awards.
This category recognizes companies that provide services related to the production, formulation, and filling of beauty and wellness products. We are excited to be included in this list and recognized for our mission to bring life-changing skin health products to everyone. Thank you to our brand partners and team for helping us bring this mission to life. Read more about all finalists here.
Solésence Beauty Science Wins Cosmopack North America Formulation Award for Second Year in a Row
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., July 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Solésence Beauty Science, a leader in inclusive, mineral-based beauty products for skincare and makeup brands, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Nanophase Technologies, today announced that their market-ready product, Natural Glow Face Oil SPF 40+ featuring Kleair™ and Bloom™, was named as the winner of the prestigious Cosmopack Award for Formulation for the second year in a row. In 2022, the Company took home the same award for their Multi-Cultural Magic SPF 50+ Featuring Kleair™.
Natural Glow Face Oil SPF 40+ Featuring Kleair™ and Bloom™ is Finalist in 2023 Comopack North America Awards
Solésence Beauty Science is honored to have our market-ready product, Natural Glow Face Oil SPF 40+ Featuring Kleair™ and Bloom™, as a finalist in the formulation category at the Cosmopack North America Awards!
The Formulation category includes makeup, skin & body care, hair, nail and all other cosmetics. We are excited to see a Solésence Beauty Science SPF-infused beauty product make this list for the second year in a row, after our Multi-Cultural Magic SPF 50+ won the award in 2022! Read more about all finalists here.
Kevin Cureton, Solésence COO, to Speak on Sunscreen Panel at Cosmoprof North America 2023
At Cosmoprof Las Vegas in July 2023, Kevin Cureton, Solésence COO, will join Ron Robinson, Founder & CEO, BeautyStat Cosmetics in an educational session entitled: "The Evolution of Suncare: How Sunscreen Reinvented Itself." The session will be moderated by Melissa Hago, VP & Creative Director of Beauty and Wellness, Fashion Snoops. The panel "will deep dive into the cutting-edge future of suncare." Learn more about the Cosmopack Education Session here.
The Solésence Beauty Science team will be in attendance for the entirety of the trade show at Booth #1925, where we will showcase the newest concepts in the future of beauty, including claims, textures, and formats. We will also have makeup artists demonstrating SPF-infused beauty, so please sign up in advance. You may also book a 1:1 meeting with us here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Kevin Cureton, Solésence COO, to Speak at the 2023 WWD CEO Summit
Solésence Beauty Science is honored that Kevin Cureton, Solésence COO, will speak at the WWD CEO Summit on May 10, 2023! The two-day event will be held May 9-10 in New York City at Cipriani South Street, where leaders from around the world will come together to provide insightful and timely analysis on the future of beauty. Key topics will include:
- The new leadership imperative.
- The evolution of key geographies like China.
- Inside the store of the future: The new age of immersive retail.
- Creating a culture of growth designed for today’s workforce.
- Gen Z and beyond: The changing beauty consumer.
Kevin Cureton will be presenting a session titled FROM INCLUSION TO EQUALITY, where he will be joined by Emily Dougherty, Special Correspondent, Beauty Inc. Join us: Register here.
Nanophase Technologies Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023 for Solésence Beauty Science Breakthroughs
The leader in inclusive skin health joins the ranks of OpenAI, Disney, Tiffany & Co., and more
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., March 2, 2023 – Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: NANX) has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. The Company has earned the standing of No. 2 in the Beauty category, recognition of the innovations and achievements of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Solésence Beauty Science.
This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions.
Solésence Beauty Science to Debut “Beauty Now” Program, an Accelerated Path to Market for Brands, Alongside New SPF-Infused Cosmetics at Makeup in Los Angeles
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Feb. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB:NANX), a leader in minerals-based and scientifically-driven health care solutions across beauty and life science categories -- with innovations that protect skin from environmental aggressors and aid in medical diagnostics - today announced that Solésence Beauty Science will make their debut as an exhibitor at MakeUp in Los Angeles on February 16-17, 2023, alongside the unveiling of "Beauty Now," an accelerated launch program for brands.
Kleair™ Technology Announced Best in Sun/Light Protection Category at Cosmetics & Toiletries Allē Awards as Solésence Beauty Science Takes Home Win
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Sept. 29, 2022 — Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: NANX), a leader in minerals-based and scientifically-driven health care solutions across beauty and life science categories — with innovations that protect skin from environmental aggressors and aid in medical diagnostics — today announced that the Solésence Kleair™ technology won the Cosmetics & Toiletries Allē Awards in the Sun/Light Protection category. The win marks the second award that Solésence Beauty Science has received in the third quarter.
The Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) Allē Awards, previously known as the C&T R&D Awards and the International Technology Awards, is a “newly reinvented awards program bringing behind-the-scenes ingenuity in cosmetics and personal care R&D into the spotlight.” The Kleair™ technology, which is available exclusively in Solésence Beauty Science products, was reviewed and rated by an esteemed panel of experts on parameters such as sustainability, multifunctionality, novelty, and proof of efficacy, among other aspects, according to the awards website. Kleair™ was announced as the winner in the Sun/Light Protection category at an exclusive Awards Dinner attended by the Company on September 28, 2022.
Solésence Beauty Science Returns to Beauty Biz Roundtable for Third Year
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Sept. 23, 2022 -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: NANX), a leader in minerals-based and scientifically-driven health care solutions across beauty and life science categories — with innovations that protect skin from environmental aggressors and aid in medical diagnostics — today announced that Solésence Beauty Science will be attending the Mazur Group’s Beauty Biz Roundtable as the premier sponsor on September 30th, 2022.
Beauty Biz Roundtable is Mazur Group’s exclusive event for industry insiders that brings together senior executives across categories and up and down the supply chain. The one-day event features facilitated seminars and will take place in Santa Monica, California.
Solésence Beauty Science to Exhibit Cosmetics Infused with SPF at MakeUp In New York
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: NANX), a leader in minerals-based and scientifically-driven health care solutions across beauty and life science categories — with innovations that protect skin from environmental aggressors and aid in medical diagnostics — today announced that Solésence Beauty Science will be exhibiting at MakeUp in New York on September 14th and 15th, 2022.
MakeUp in New York is “a professional and convivial event connecting the most innovative and talented cosmetic suppliers with the most successful skincare and make-up brands,” according to the event website. Solésence Beauty Science, a leader in inclusive, mineral-based beauty products for skincare and makeup brands, will be exhibiting at MakeUp in New York for the first time. Solésence will showcase its market-ready products that embrace self-expression, health care, and self-care, blurring skin care with color cosmetics while providing best-in-class UV and environmental protection. Their award-winning formula, Multi-Cultural Magic SPF 50+ featuring Kleair™, will be at the show.
Solésence Beauty Science is Short-listed for Best Contract Manufacturer at BeautyMatter NEXT Awards
We are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for Best Contract Manufacturer in the BeautyMatter NEXT Awards! The NEXT Awards seeks to recognize thinkers who raise the bar and define the future, and we are honored to be among this group of finalists. Winners will be announced at the NEXT Summit in Los Angeles on September 15th. Thank you, BeautyMatter!
Solésence Beauty Science Wins Cosmopack North America Formulation Award, Announces New Market-Ready Products in Lip Category
ROMEOVILLE, IL - Aug. 16, 2022 -- Solésence Beauty Science, a leader in inclusive, mineral-based beauty products for skincare and makeup brands, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Nanophase Technologies, today announced that their market-ready product, Multi-Cultural Magic SPF 50+ featuring Kleair™, was named as the winner of the prestigious Cosmopack Award for Formulation. The Company has also debuted two new market-ready products focused on innovation in the skin and sun sector, across makeup and skin care categories.
Cosmoprof North America 2022
Solésence Beauty Science is excited to return to Las Vegas for Cosmoprof North America, where our market-ready product Multi-Cultural Magic SPF 50+ is a finalist in the formulation category at the Cosmopack North America Awards!
We'll be at Booth #56067 in the North Hall (Cosmopack) where we will be hosting the Skin Health Experience — complete with free makeup application using our market-ready makeup products. Makeup will be done by makeup artists Maggie Kerr and Gina Barrington, the same artists who have expertly applied makeup in our own photoshoots. You can sign up in advance or drop by. We'll also have espresso to sip and over a dozen market-ready skin care and makeup products to test.
To connect with us at the event, contact Ed Sieracki, VP Brand Partnerships at email@example.com.
Follow along with us on instagram @solesence. We look forward to seeing you there!
Multi-Cultural Magic SPF 50+ Featuring Kleair™ is Finalist in Comopack North America Awards
Solésence Beauty Science is thrilled to have our market-ready product, Multi-Cultural Magic SPF 50+ Featuring Kleair™ (untinted) and Kleair™ plus Bloom™ (tinted), as a finalist in the formulation category at the Cosmopack North America Awards!
The Formulation category includes makeup, skincare, and all other cosmetics. We love to see sun care play a central role across all beauty & personal care categories! Read more about all finalists here.
Solésence Beauty Science Receives Korean Patent for High-Transparency Zinc Oxide
ROMEOVILLE, IL -- June 21, 2022 -- Solésence Beauty Science, a leader in inclusive, mineral-based beauty products for skin care and makeup brands, today announced that it received in late May a certificate of patent in Korea for a new generation of high-transparency zinc oxide mineral sunscreen with enhanced UV blocking performance. The patent has been granted to Nanophase Technologies, of which Solésence is a wholly owned subsidiary.
Solésence to Sponsor the WWD Beauty CEO Summit
Solésence is excited to sponsor and attend the WWD Beauty CEO Summit in Miami, Florida! We'll be hosting the welcome cocktail hour on the first night of the event, and we hope to see you there for a Solésence Spritz as we cheers to our first in-person event in over two years! The event, titled "Beauty Unfiltered" will call on the industry's top leaders to discuss the future of the beauty industry. Follow the event at #WWDBCEO and learn more about featured speakers here. We hope to see you there!
Nanophase Technologies Announces Leadership Appointments to Support Client Growth Amid Increased Market Appetite for Solésence Products
ROMEOVILLE, IL -- March 28, 2022 -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: NANX), a leader in minerals-based and scientifically-driven health care solutions across beauty and life science categories — with innovations that protect skin from environmental aggressors and aid in medical diagnostics — today announced two newly-created leadership positions to accommodate growing demand and market appetite for Solésence products.
Solésence to Sponsor WWD Diversity Forum for Second Consecutive Year
Solésence is honored to sponsor the WWD Diversity Forum for the second year in a row, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022! The event, called "Fashioning Equity," will look at the progress made in areas of diversity and representation since last year's Diversity Forum, as well explore new ways to approach and authentically take action on equity. Join us: Register here.
Given the recent news about benzene being present in selected sunscreens, we recognize that many of our brand partners may be concerned about the potential presence of benzene in the products produced by Solésence. As some of you may know, benzene can be a byproduct of some processes used to make some raw materials and extracts that are used in personal care products, including sunscreens. To the best of our knowledge, no material used in a Solésence formula to date contains benzene at any measurable level, nor do any of the products we produce contain benzene.
At Solésence, we have a committee that approves all raw materials before we begin working with them. Our process includes requiring full disclosures for each raw material, including its byproducts, and if we do not receive a disclosure, we will not use the material in formulation. This screen is designed to ensure that the materials we are using are safe and effective. Additionally, our processes to make sunscreens do not create benzene as a byproduct. As a result, we are currently unaware of any potential benzene byproduct in our formulas.
Despite this high level of confidence in our processes, we plan to review additional options, including established USP methods for testing, to further ensure that all of the products we produce remain safe, effective, and free of benzene.
To further address any concerns, we are happy to discuss these matters with every client on an individual basis. Please feel free to contact us to further discuss this issue.
Solésence to Sponsor the WWD Diversity Forum
Solésence is honored to sponsor the WWD Diversity Forum on Wednesday, March 24, 2021! The all-day event will bring together industry leaders across beauty and fashion to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industries. Solésence COO Kevin Cureton will be speaking at 11:45am EST in a session titled BUILT TO LAST: ACHIEVING ENDURING EQUITY IN BEAUTY. Kevin will be joining many other brilliant leaders in a discussion on diversity, offering actionable ways that a brand can help transform the world into being truly inclusive. Join us: Register here.
Maggie Ciafardini Joins Solesence Beauty Science to Show the Future of Sun Care is the Future of Beauty
ROMEOVILLE, IL -- November 11, 2020 -- Solésence Beauty Science, a skin care and cosmetics product manufacturer at the forefront of mineral-based environmental protection technology, has welcomed leading beauty executive Maggie Ciafardini as Managing Director of Business Development for their beauty category.
How we are responding to Covid-19 -- November 2, 2020 Update
As we all continue to grapple with the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and everything that this challenging year has brought to our lives, we want to share our continued commitment to keeping everyone safe and healthy as we work to further our mission to enhance people's lives beyond our front doors.
How we are responding to Covid-19 -- August 24, 2020 Update
As Covid-19 continues to impact our world, we want to let you know the concrete steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our employees, brand partners, and suppliers. Here is a bit about what we are doing now.
How we are responding to Covid-19 -- March 23, 2020 Update
First and foremost, our deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has been afflicted with Covid-19. We send our blessings to those we have lost, peace to those who have lost someone, and hopes of a speedy and full recovery to those who are currently suffering.
We hope that you and yours are safe and well, and following the measures recommended by medical professionals. We ask that all who can #StayHomeStaySafe. To all our first responders and medical professionals on the front lines, we thank you for your dedication, skill, and courage. We wish a veil of protection around you so that you can safely return to your loved ones every day.
Solésence to Sponsor & Exhibit at BeautyX: Media & Influencer Summit in LA
Solésence will be exhibiting at BeautyX Media & Influencer Summit in LA on January 21st-22nd. We will have our latest trend-driven white label offerings which span from hero skin care products to health-forward color cosmetics — all featuring our patented Active Stress Defense® technology. We’ll also be offering up information on custom product development and our brand builder program for indie beauty entrepreneurs.
BeautyX Media & Influencer Summit explores the media landscape and offers panels with beauty editors and influencers who will discuss how to navigate media and social channels to build brand value. We are a proud sponsor of this event which is designed to help indie beauty entrepreneurs grow and thrive, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Colorescience wins Oprah Beauty O-Ward
We are thrilled to congratulate our brand partner, Colorescience, on receiving the Oprah Fall Beauty O-Ward for “Best Sensitive Skin Day Cream” in the Face category. The award marks the latest of a growing number of derms, bloggers, and customers who give Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 a stamp of approval. The product is featured in the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
In choosing winners of the O-Ward, O Magazine’s editors test “thousands of products to find the perfect picks” for all readers, regardless of their skin or hair type, according to the Oprah Beauty Awards homepage.
Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield is a patented formula featuring Enviroscreen Technology, which we created in partnership with them, and which protects against UV, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation in a weightless texture that blends invisibly into all skin tones.
Oprah, whose influence is so powerful it is honored at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture through 2019, has a loyal following of fans who trust her — making her, in many ways, the original influencer. According to the Oprah.com media kit, O reaches 1 in 13 women in America with an audience of over 16 million people across various platforms: O Magazine, Oprah.com, O on social and O on Alexa.
The Solésence team wishes the heartiest congratulations to Colorescience as we look forward to the exciting times ahead for all of us! #Enviroscreen #AlwaysReapply
Set A Winning Financial Strategy at BeautyX Capital Summit
Solésence will be exhibiting at BeautyX Capital Summit in New York on August 20th and 21st. We will have information on our brand builder program, which is designed to help early-stage beauty brands enter the market quickly and successfully with environmental protection products.
Beauty X Capital Summit explores the capital landscape and the range of funding options available to beauty brands, including crowdfunding and angel investors. Network with other beauty entrepreneurs and learn about the indie brand-investor relationship! We look forward to seeing you there.
Check out our product development offerings and services for brands here.
Cosmoprof North America: Stop by for coffee & innovation at booth 40475
We’ll be at Cosmoprof North America this weekend (July 29-31) and we’ll be serving up strong coffee as we offer up samples of our newest market-ready products and answer all your questions about custom product development. We’ll also be handing out our newest innovation: HealthySkin UV sensors. We’d love to meet you!
Visit us at booth 40475.
Leverage a Changing Retail Landscape at BeautyX Retail Summit
Solésence will be exhibiting at BeautyX Retail Summit in Dallas on May 7th and 8th. The event will feature top buyers and retail executives discussing market trends, the nuances of retail channels, and how to be successful in building a wholesale business in stores and on virtual shelves. The event will be capped off with a Retail Pitch Contest! We look forward to seeing you there.
Solésence to Sponsor Beauty Biz Roundtable
Solésence is thrilled to sponsor BBR17 on Wednesday, April 23, 2018, along with Global Cosmetics Industry. Looking to idea share and network with 125 mid to senior-level beauty executives? The event features roundtable discussions facilitated by industry experts on a range of topics, including clean beauty, influencer and micro-influencer marketing, scaling the business, and building a social media brand. BBR17 is currently sold out, but the wait list is open. We hope to see you there!
Solésence to Sponsor CEW West's "The New Beauty Dynamic"
Are you wondering what it takes to reach Gen Z? Or how your brand should respond to the changing notions of beauty across the globe? On June 1st, Solésence will be sponsoring the CEW West event “The New Beauty Dynamic” in Santa Monica, California. As part of CEW’s Beauty Insider Series, this two-hour event will be led by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence trend expert, Lucie Greene, as she shares her insights on what’s shaping beauty now, what’s next, and what it all means for the industry.
This event will feature Shannon Curtin of Coty, Lynn Emmolo of Rodan + Fields, and Amy Errett of Madison Reed.
For more information on this event, view their official site. We hope to see you there!
Solésence to Sponsor CEW West's "Discovering Indie Beauty"
On March 21st, Solesence will be a sponsor at the CEW West event “Discovering Indie Beauty” in LA. This two-hour event is part of the Beauty Insider Series, which brings in thought leaders and industry influencers to discuss topics that are shaping the future of the beauty industry.
This event is all about indie brands and features Britta Fleck of GLOSSYBOX North America, Debbi Hartley-Triesch of Norsdstrom, and Romain Gaillard of The Detox Market.
For more information on this event, view their official site. We hope to see you there!
Solésence And Colorescience Announce Skin Care Collaboration
ROMEOVILLE, IL -- January 31, 2017 -- Solésence, a skin care product manufacturer at the forefront of environmental protection technology, has announced a partnership with leading prestige beauty brand Colorescience in a special collaboration to develop products for skin care and protection. As part of their joint development and supply relationship, Solésence will use patented mineral skin care actives technology to develop sunscreen products exclusively for Colorescience.
Solésence joins PETA’s “Beauty without Bunnies”
We make an effort to ensure that our products are safe—and that means safe for everyone, from the raw materials we select to the processes we use to make finished products for our customers. We are thrilled to announce that Solésence white label products and custom formulations now appear on PETA’s list of cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products. Find us on Beauty without Bunnies!