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  • Beauty Fares Well in 2013

    The US prestige beauty industry grew 5% in dollar sales in 2013, according to The NPD Group, Inc. in its first look at 2013 global year-end results for skin care, makeup and fragrance. Skin care and makeup each experienced healthy gains of 7%, while…

  • Men and Their ‘Vanity Affair’

    Men and Their ‘Vanity Affair’

    Younger men are more likely to use moisturizers than their older counterparts. Men might not like to admit that they have a skin care routine, but according to new Mintel research report on the male grooming sector, some 58% of men ages 18-24 a…

  • The Best and the Busts In Cleaning Products

    The Best and the Busts In Cleaning Products

      Consumer Reports’ recommendations are valued by shoppers, and the consumer advocate publication recently revealed what cleaning products it finds are worth the money and which are  “a waste of elbow grease.” For ins…

  • Non-Surgical Treatments Rise

    Nearly one in five (18%) American women have undergone one or more non-surgical cosmetic treatments, an increase of four percentage points in two years, according to Multi-sponsor Surveys’ 2013 Cosmeceutical Update. According to the s…

  • OTC/Medicated  | Skin Care
    New Weapons in the War 
On Acne and Rosacea?

    New Weapons in the War On Acne and Rosacea?

    Dermatologists see benefits in the use of probiotics

  • Belk Taps Accenture for Data

    Belk Taps Accenture for Data

    Awarded contract for multichannel customer experience.

  • A Reason To Smile in the Pro Oral Care Category

    Fueled by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% during the past three years, manufacturers’ sales of professional oral care products in the US were expected to hit $426.5 million in 2013, according to “Professional Oral Care USA&rd…

  • ‘Mixologiste’ Trend Shaping Beauty and Beyond

    Here’s a new word to add to your vocab list: mixologiste. Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC) says it is a key trend set to impact global beauty consumers this year. Mixologiste, defined by Mintel as blurred lines between beauty technology…

  • Is ‘Made in the USA’ Motivating in Personal Care?

    The latest shopper research survey conducted by Perception Research Services (PRS) indicates that shoppers are motivated by “Made in the USA” claims on packaging, as most say that they are more likely to purchase a product after noticing…

  • Top TV Brand Advertisers

    Ace Metrix, a TV and video advertising analytics service, has unveiled its 2013 Brand of the Year Watch List, a compilation of the top performing TV advertisers across 20 of most competitive categories. Brands that appear on this list have earned the…

  • Good Intentions for Holiday 2013?

    With Black Friday come and gone, the most closely watched month of the retail year is upon us. Retailers and beauty marketers alike are keeping close  tabs on consumer activity, both in stores and online.  According to the NPD Group’…

  • Spending More in Less Time

    $646. That’s what US consumers intend to spend, on average, on gifts this holiday season—representing an 11% increase over what they planned to spend in 2012, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey. The survey also…

  • The Comforts of Home... Shopping

    Shoppers feel that they get a better retail experience online than in-store—including better service, more perks and rewards, and the ability to make smarter purchasing decisions, according to new findings from WSL’s recently conducted Di…

  • Men’s Fragrance Leads the Way in the US, UK

    Men’s Fragrance Leads the Way in the US, UK

    NPD reports juices and gift sets are driving growth in the US and Europe.

  • Color Cosmetics | Fine Fragrance | Skin Care
    Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales
Rise 3%, says NPD

    Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 3%, says NPD

    Skin care sets pace gains; fragrance is flat.

  • Professional Oral Care Going Strong

    Professional Oral Care Going Strong

    Kline reports growth in dental products in the US.

  • Shoppers Favor Online Experience

    Shoppers Favor Online Experience

    New WSL research shows customer satisfaction.

  • US, UK Consumers Put (Beauty) Money Where Their Mouths Are

    US, UK Consumers Put (Beauty) Money Where Their Mouths Are

    According to the NPD Group, Inc., sales of lip products grew in the US and UK between September 2012 and August 2013, while sales were soft elsewhere in Europe. Lip segments in the US prestige beauty industry posted an 11% gain, generating $665 milli…

  • Dishwash Detergent Tested By Consumer Reports

    Cascade Complete ActionPacs leads the pack in Consumer Reports’ new ratings of 35 dishwasher detergent tablets, packs, powders and gels, but rival brand Finish took three of the four top spots with its Finish Powerball Tabs, Finish Gelpacs and…

  • Cosmeceuticals: The Gateway to Invasive Treatments?

    Cosmeceuticals: The Gateway to Invasive Treatments?

    According to new research from Toronto, CA-based Millennium Research Group (MRG), cosmeceuticals often serve as a comfortable intermediate phase between basic skin care routines and actual cosmetic procedures for those initially uncomfortable with th…