News And Announcements

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 (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 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.

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Solésence Beauty Science Returns to Beauty Biz Roundtable for Third Year

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Sept. 23, 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 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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 esieracki@solesence.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.

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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.

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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.


6/8/2021 Update

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.

Read more here.


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.

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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.

Read our latest company update.


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.

Read our latest company update.


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!

Check out the many ways you can work with us and our patented, trend-driven, market-ready products here. Or just send us a message; we’d love to hear from you!


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.

Read more here.


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!