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  • Estée Lauder Taps Freda as President, CEO

    Estée Lauder looked beyond its borders to find new leadership. Last month, the company appointed Fabrizio Freda as president and chief operating officer, effective March 3, 2008. With this move, chief executive officer William P. Lauder has c…
    12.04.07

  • Retailers Use Rewards to Boost Loyalty

    U.S. retailers of beauty products are banking on multi-channel sales and personalized customer relations strategies to maintain a competitive edge, according to a newly-published study by global management consulting and market research firm Kline &a…
    12.04.07

  • Consumers Use Cleaners For a Variety of Purposes

    While Americans may be waiting patiently for inventions like a garbage can that cleans itself and dryers that fold laundry, an SC Johnson Cleaning Innovations Survey shows they’re improvising with household cleaning products to get their chores…
    11.02.07

  • Cosmetic Preferences Vary by Region

    Did you know that Hawaii is the only state to prefer red lipstick above all other shades? In honor of its sponsorship of this year’s Country Music Association Awards (CMAs), Mary Kay Cosmetics established Cosmetics of the Country, a study that…
    11.02.07

  • Hand-Washing Is Not a Priority, For Students

    Kids in school are receiving less-than-stellar grades on basic hand hygiene, according to the third Clean Hands Report Card issued by Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). The 2007 Report Card is based on a telephone survey of parents of school-age c…
    11.02.07

  • Ten Years Later, Beauty Is Thriving, Says NPD

    Since 1997, beauty sales in U.S. department stores have grown nearly 33% and the industry has added over 1,000 brands, that’s according to the NPD Group, which is marking its 10th anniversary with a special report on the past 10 years in the be…
    10.03.07

  • Baby Boomers Plan To Spend Over $4 Billion To Look Good

    For 68% of Baby Boomers, staying attractive to the opposite sex is quite important. Despite the fact that the operative phrase among this demographic is “aging naturally,” their behaviors tell differently according to a study of more than…
    10.03.07

  • Naturals And Organics Still On The Rise

    After growing more than $2 billion to $6.1 billion between 2002 and 2006, the natural and organic personal care products market is expected to post another big increase by 2012 with projected sales of nearly $10.2 billion, according to Natural and Or…
    10.03.07

  • Women Love Cosmetics But Brand Loyalty is Low

    A woman’s love affair with skin care products—from those touting anti-aging benefits to natural/organic lotions to those containing a desirably high SPF—is a fickle one. About 33% of women who switched skin care brands during the pa…
    09.11.07

  • Awareness Is Key In Marketing Antioxidants

    A growing understanding of the relationship between lifestyle and quality of life has shifted the emphasis on age-related conditions away from treatment and toward prevention. This opens the door for antioxidant-enhanced toiletries and cosmetics, acc…
    09.11.07

  • Aloe Vera Is Bridge To Vitamins

    A recent study finds that aloe vera—a popular natural ingredient in personal care products—enhances the bioavailability of vitamins B12 and C among mature adults, according to the International Aloe Science Council, Inc. of Irving, TX. Al…
    09.11.07

  • Dove Webinar Launches Real Woman Campaign

    On July 19, Dove Hair Care hosted its first-ever live web media conference. The half-hour session featured a short film, announced the next campaign to find a Dove “Real Woman” and had a Q&A period. Dove Real Woman Shari Gunn, Dove Ce…
    08.06.07

  • Bug Bites Are Leading Beauty Buster in Survey

    What’s worse than frizzy hair in the summer? Bug bites, according to a recent SC Johnson OFF! “Summer Beauty-Buster” survey. With summer comes leisurely days at the beach, outdoor parties, backyard barbecues as well as some serious…
    08.06.07

  • Baby Boomers Lead In The ‘Green Wave’

    How much do we really care about sustainability and eco-friendly? How often do good intentions transfer into action? Are chains like Wal-Mart catching the “Green Wave” as a means to improve their corporate images? And who are the main pro…
    08.06.07

  • Naturals, Anti-Aging Drive Makeup Market

    U.S. women continue to look for more natural beauty alternatives and the fountain of youth, according to a new makeup report from Mintel. With more than 6% overall growth reported from 2001-2006, this is due to strong contributions from the natural…
    07.12.07

  • Burt’s Bees Sets Natural Standards

    What is natural? According to Burt’s Bees, ingredients that come from a purposeful, renewable/plentiful source found in nature (flora, fauna, mineral). In addition, processes that are minimal and don’t use synthetic/harsh chemicals or ot…
    07.12.07

  • Foot Care May Surpass $900 Million

    The U.S. foot care market kicked up its heels for the first time in several years with a 5.7% sales increase in 2006, reaching $793 million. Sales are expected to continue growing at a conservative pace, exceeding $900 million by 2011, according to F…
    07.12.07

  • Consumers Spending More On High-End Indulgences

    Recent studies show that people are indulging in more luxuries like fragrance, cosmetics and/or beauty products and skin care regimes. According to Unity Marketing, consumers’ confidence rebounded in the first quarter of 2007, rising two points…
    06.11.07

  • Doctor Touts Proven Skin Care Ingredients

    Just because it’s pricey and comes in a pretty jar, it doesn’t necessarily mean a product has more effective skin care ingredients, according to Arthur W. Perry, M.D., author of “Straight Talk About Cosmetic Surgery.” Often, &…
    06.11.07

  • Aquafina Taps Into Skin Care Market With Beauty Line

    The company with the tagline “make your body happy” is planning to do so in an entirely novel way. Aquafina, the PepsiCo-owned bottled water brand, is planning a foray into the health and beauty segment with Aquafina Advanced Hydration RX…
    06.11.07