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  • Global Male Grooming Market Rebounds in 2012

    March 14, 2013
    The global male grooming products market has rebounded, with most significant growth occurring in Asian regions, with India in particular posting a 32% increase in 2012, according to the recently published Male Grooming Products: Global Market Brief…

  • Youthful Skin More Important Than Designer Clothes?

    March 14, 2013
    Better to not look like a leather handbag than have the hottest designer one on your arm. According to results from a recently released Syneron Consumer Beauty Insights Survey of more than 1,000 women over age 25, 79% said that having youthful skin w…

  • Home Nail Care Market Booms In Weak Economy

    Home Nail Care Market Booms In Weak Economy

    March 14, 2013
    • The US nail color and care market fared well during the economic slump, as women tightened their purse strings and turned to at-home nail care options versus pricey spa alternatives. The nail color and care market in the US grew 72% since 200…

  • Prestige Beauty Healthier in US

    March 14, 2013
    According to NPD, US prestige beauty sales rose 7% last year, ahead of growth posted in many other regions of the world. Prestige Beauty Growth by Country: 2012 vs. 2011 Country $ Percent Change US…

  • Point, Click, Groom

    Point, Click, Groom

    February 12, 2013
    Says Mintel • While “made for men” beauty products are now mainstream, the latest research from Mintel reveals that online retailing is the ultimate shopping channel for American men when it comes to beauty. According to Mintel, th…

  • Lysol and Tide Ads Resonate According to Ace Metrix

    Lysol and Tide Ads Resonate According to Ace Metrix

    February 12, 2013
    Ace Metrix has named the top TV brand advertisers and ads of 2012 and the Top 20 most effective individual ads of the year, a list representing the highest scoring ads across 28 industries and nearly 6,000 ads during the past year. Among the 2012…

  • Professional Nail Market Remains Hot in 2012

    Professional Nail Market Remains Hot in 2012

    February 12, 2013
    The explosive growth in sales of professional nail care products outshined resilient but modest growth rates in other cosmetics categories, posting more than a 25% increase globally in 2012, according to Kline’s exclusive Professional Nail C…

  • US Cosmetics and Toiletries Sales Rise 3.1-3.6% in 2011

    US Cosmetics and Toiletries Sales Rise 3.1-3.6% in 2011

    February 1, 2013
    According to preliminary data from Kline, US cosmetics and toiletries sales will rise 3.1-3.6% this year—that’s ahead of last year’s 2.4% growth, according to the Parsippany, NJ-based research company. The prestige channel is the…

  • WWF Unveils 2011Palm Oil Scorecard

    WWF Unveils 2011Palm Oil Scorecard

    February 1, 2013
    Companies in Europe, Australia and Japan are buying more certified sustainable palm oil than ever before, but urgent action is still needed to avoid the irreversible loss of tropical forests, according to WWF’s 2011 Palm Oil Buyers’ Sco…

  • Household Products

    February 1, 2013
    Bathroom Cleaner: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber with Febreze(1,2) AirFreshener: Glade Cashmere Woods Collection All-Purpose Cleaner: Windex Mini Concentrated Refill Pouch Bath Tissue: Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Dish…

  • Health & Beauty Category

    February 1, 2013
    Health & Beauty Category Baby Care: Johnson’s Natural Kids 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash Acne Treatment: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex Anti-Agin…

  • Better Homes and Gardens, BrandSpark Name Best New Products

    February 1, 2013
    Better Homes and Gardens and market research firm BrandSpark Inter-national, have named the winners of the 2012 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards (BNPAs), which honor consumer packaged products in categories including health and beauty…

  • Men’s Grooming Market Shows Growth and Opportunity

    February 1, 2013
    According to a new men’s grooming consumer report conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., more than 9 in 10 men (ages 18+) are using some sort of grooming product today, which can include facial and body skin care, shaving, hair care and fragrance. H…

  • Facebook ‘Like’ and Twitter Symbols Influence Purchases

    February 1, 2013
    For better or worse, this button can influence shoppers, according to a new study conducted by the University of Miami. Facebook’s ubiquitous “like” button can entice a consumer or scare her away—depending on what she’s…

  • Teens Increase Beauty Spending

    Teens Increase Beauty Spending

    February 1, 2013
    It appears that teens are growing more comfortable with spending their money (or their parents’ money) once again—and that’s good news for the cosmetics industry. Piper Jaffray’s 23rd semi-annual “Taking Stock With Teen…