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

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

    November 4, 2013
    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

    November 4, 2013
    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?

    November 4, 2013
    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…


  • Low-Income Americans Cut Back on Basics…Like Detergent

    November 4, 2013
    A new study released by Feeding America, In Short Supply: American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials, reveals that many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal ca…


  • Holiday Sales Will Be As Expected

    Holiday Sales Will Be As Expected

    October 29, 2013
    NPD finds shoppers still seeking deals and looking online.


  •  Body Contouring is Shaping Injectibles Market

    Body Contouring is Shaping Injectibles Market

    October 9, 2013
    Kline finds non-surgical cosmetic procedures on the rise.


  • Consumers Spending More on Lip Color

    Consumers Spending More on Lip Color

    October 7, 2013
    NPD finds sales are strong in US, UK regions.


  • An Uptick in Planned Holiday Spending for 2013

    An Uptick in Planned Holiday Spending for 2013

    October 7, 2013
    Accenture releases annual shopping report.


  • 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…