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  • ‘Selfies’ and Rising Plastic Surgery Rates

    April 1, 2014
    Ellen Degeneres took a star-studded one during the Oscars, and even President Barack Obama has been in a few…The rise of ”selfies” is having a huge impact on the facial plastic surgery industry according to a new study by the Ameri…

  • It’s ‘Amine’ World

    April 1, 2014
    World demand for amines will rise 3.8% annually to 7.0 million metric tons in 2017, led by robust growth in China, as well as strong gains in other developing economies throughout Asia, the Africa/Mideast region and South America, according to data f…

  • Beauty Fares Well in 2013

    March 5, 2014
    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’

    February 7, 2014
    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

    February 7, 2014
      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

    February 7, 2014
    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…

  • New Weapons in the War 
On Acne and Rosacea?

    New Weapons in the War On Acne and Rosacea?

    February 3, 2014
    Dermatologists see benefits in the use of probiotics

  • Belk Taps Accenture for Data

    Belk Taps Accenture for Data

    January 24, 2014
    Awarded contract for multichannel customer experience.

  • A Reason To Smile in the Pro Oral Care Category

    January 1, 2014
    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

    January 1, 2014
    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?

    January 1, 2014
    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

    January 1, 2014
    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?

    December 3, 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

    December 3, 2013
    $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

    December 3, 2013
    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…