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  • Dr. Perricone To Deliver Keynote Address at HBA

    With anti-aging one of the hottest categories in the industry, HBA Global Expo has tapped Dr. Nicholas Perricone for its keynote address. Dr. Perricone will present “Strategies for Understanding and Reversing The Inflammation-Aging Connection,&…
    07.14.08

  • Are Sunless Tanner Sales Fading?

    Despite warnings about prolonged sun exposure—both from the real McCoy and at the local tanning salon— sunless tanner sales have fallen since 2006. According to new data from Mintel, sunless tanner sales tallied just $181 million in 2007,…
    07.14.08

  • Green Cleaning Market is Ripe For the Picking

    Environmentally sustainable products and manufacturing processes are making big gains in the industrial and institutional cleaning products industry, but there are still substantial opportunities for companies to garner larger shares, according to re…
    07.14.08

  • Transforming Economy is Impacting Consumers

    “While analysts may disagree on whether or not the U.S. economy is in a recession, there is no question that the economy is in transformation,” Thom Blischok, president of IRI Consulting and Innovation, said in a special report on the eco…
    07.14.08

  • Consumers Look for Green and Ethics in Personal Care

    When it comes to cosmetics and personal care products, consumers like green and they like ethical busi- ness practices, according to new data culled by market research firm Mintel. The company latest reveals that the natural and organic personal c…
    07.14.08

  • Discover Beauty-Spa To Debut at Cosmoprof NA

    Following the success of Discover Beauty last year, North American Beauty Events LLC has announced plans for Discover Beauty-Spa, which will be held in conjunction with Cosmoprof North America, scheduled for July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention…
    06.23.08

  • Do Shiny Happy People Have Shiny Floors?

    Is your neighbor always smiling? She probably just looked at her toilet. According to The Soap and Detergent Association’s first National Clean Surface Satisfaction survey, shiny floors, a tidy toilet and clean countertops make consumers most h…
    06.23.08

  • CVS Unveils Cosmetic Safety Policy

    In its first corporate social responsibility report, CVS Caremark, one of the U.S.’s largest retail pharmacy chains with approximately 6,300 stores in 40 states, announced a new cosmetics safety policy in which it will remove chemicals linked t…
    06.23.08

  • More Products Boast Green Claims

    Unless you have been in a bunker for the last few years, it should come as no surprise that there has been a sharp increase in the number of new products making environmentally friendly claims. But the speed at which products are coming to market is…
    06.23.08

  • Tween Beauty: They hold The Purse and Apron Strings

    According to the NPD Group’s Insight Into the Youth Beauty Market, “tween” girls—those between the ages of eight and 12 years old—first start using beauty products at the age of 10 and may use more than two dozen differe…
    06.23.08

  • Annual Cosmeceuticals Conference Set for June

    ALM’s Strategic Research Institute will host its 5th Annual Cosmeceuticals conference on June 26-27 at the Marriott East Side Hotel in New York City. As a result of society’s fascination with looking youthful and beautiful, the globa…
    05.05.08

  • Survey Uncovers The Dirt on U.S. Hygiene Habits

    Germs are prevalent everywhere, from the surfaces we touch to the hands we shake, making us susceptible to sickness all year. To expose Americans’ fears and the rituals they undertake to save themselves from getting sick, Vicks conducted a rece…
    05.05.08

  • SPF, Whitening Agents are Key Ingredients

    Rising concerns about potential skin damage are fueling an increase in sales of sun care products among health-conscious American women who still want a sun-kissed look. But across the globe, whitening products are flying off the shelves as Chinese a…
    05.05.08

  • Professional Skin Care Substituting for Surgery

    Two new reports by independent market analyst Datamonitor show consumer desire to improve personal appearance is on the rise. Datamonitor expects spending on cosmetic surgery in Europe and the U.S. combined to top $28 billion by 2011. However, the fa…
    04.03.08

  • Upswing In Spring Cleaning

    Seventy-seven percent of Americans say they regularly engage in spring cleaning, according to The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2008 Spring Cleaning Survey conducted by International Communications Research (ICR). That number is up con…
    04.03.08

  • Study Says Slight Growth For Hair Care

    Salon product sales rose 4.2% to $3.69 billion for 2007, according to a new study from Professional Consultants & Resources. The 2007 Professional Salon Industry Study reveals that the gain is slightly better than 2006, when the industry experien…
    04.03.08

  • Study Finds Sustainability An Emerging Key to Sales

    Approximately 50% of U.S. consumers consider at least one sustainability factor in selecting consumer packaged goods items and choosing where to shop for those products, according to a recent survey conducted by Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). Th…
    03.04.08

  • New Buzzwords, Ingredients Big In Naturals

    The Benchmarking Company’s newly-released Pink Report, The Age of Naturals, which surveyed more than 1,800 women across the U.S. who regularly buy beauty products, uncovers the attitudes of two specific groups of women: those who regularly buy…
    03.04.08

  • The Pressure To Look Good Is Escalating

    In a society where beauty and celebrity is an obsession, two-thirds of U.S. consumers agree that the pressure to look good is much greater now than ever before, according to a global beauty survey by The Nielsen Company. Although Americans—…
    03.04.08

  • Teen,Tween Beauty Sales To Top $8 Billion by 2012

    After climbing 20% from 1998-2002 and continued double-digit growth through 2007, the U.S. teen (age 15-18) and tween (age 8-14) grooming products market finished 2007 racking up nearly $7 billion in sales, with anticipated growth reaching more than…
    02.07.08