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  • Relaxer Sales Continue To Slump

    September 27, 2013
    New research from Mintel reveals that natural may be the new normal in Black hair care as relaxers now account for just 21% of sales and the sector has declined 26% since 2008 and 15% since 2011. In fact, it is the only category not to see growth wit…

  • Is it Easier To Diet Than Change Skin?

    September 27, 2013
    According to a Mary Kay survey conducted by Wakefield Research, even in this diet-obsessed society, 59% of Americans feel they are more able to solve their weight challenges over their skin care issues (41%). In Wakefield’s survey—which i…

  • Young, Broke and Bearded

    September 27, 2013
    Is it the laid-back style of young hipsters that have fueled the trend in beards—or is there another reason why young men are leaving the razor behind?  According to data by Kantar Worldpanel, since 2005, 13% of men aged 18 to 24 have stop…

  • Restaurant Traffic Up 1% in Q2 But Less “Family Dining”

    September 27, 2013
    US restaurant traffic increased by 1% percent in the second calendar quarter of 2013 compared to same quarter last year while consumer spending, driven primarily by average check growth, increased by 3% over last year, according to The NPD Group, Por…

  • Spring 2014 Color Trends from Pantone

    September 27, 2013
    Placid Blue, Hemlock and Cayenne are among the top colors for women’s and men’s fashion for spring 2014, according to Pantone, which unveiled its Fashion Color Report Spring 2014. “This season, consumers are looking for a state of…

  • Gaps Remain in Understanding Importance Sun Protection…

    September 27, 2013
    A new nationwide online survey conducted by Harris Interactive shows that many Americans are uninformed about sun protection, regardless of the season. They also are unaware of the risks of sun exposure and who is at risk for sun damage.  …

  • ....but are docs helping?

    September 27, 2013
    Physicians mention sunscreen at a low rate during patient visits, even to patients with a history of skin cancer, according to a study by Dr. Kristie L. Akamine and colleagues at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Researchers used the National Ambulato…

  • Gen Y Women Begin Fighting the Signs of Aging Skin

    Gen Y Women Begin Fighting the Signs of Aging Skin

    September 24, 2013
    New NPD findings show that select SKUs are key in routines.

  • Color and Care Drive
US Prestige Beauty

    Color and Care Drive US Prestige Beauty

    September 18, 2013
    Sales rise 6%, according to NPD.

  • Melanoma Treatment
Moves Closer to Reality

    Melanoma Treatment Moves Closer to Reality

    September 17, 2013
    FDA grants priority review to GSK drug

  • Good News and Bad News

    Good News and Bad News

    September 6, 2013
    Unemployment numbers and birth rate fall in US.

  • Global Prestige Beauty Shows Varied Results in First Half

    September 4, 2013
    Consumers in some parts of the world are still cautious when it comes to cosmetics. According to The NPD Group, the global prestige beauty market experienced mixed results in the first half of 2013. The US prestige beauty industry posted an 8% gain,…

  • Improved Outlook on Future Spending, Says Unity

    September 4, 2013
    The tide has finally turned and affluent consumers are gaining confidence and spending more as a result, according to Unity Marketing, which is predicting strong back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.  The Stevens, PA-based boutique market…

  • Taking a Closer Look At Corporate Responsibility

    September 4, 2013
    Models of corporate responsibility continue to evolve, particularly as consumers become increasingly interested in the social responsibilities of the companies behind the products and services they buy. But does it really matter to consumers? That&rs…

  • The Five Second Rule

    September 4, 2013
    The kitchen is the heart of the home, but according to study released by Kelton Research (in connection with Bissell Homecare), 77% of Americans say their kitchen floor isn’t always as clean as it could be and 68% percent say it isn’t alw…