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  • Kids Licensed Personal Care Product Sales Plummet

    August 6, 2008
    Licensed characters have usually helped sell kids’ products. But in 2007, the market for licensed kids’ personal care products fell a dramatic 39% to $291 million, according to new data from Packaged Facts. With a sluggish economy ahe…


  • Dr. Perricone To Deliver Keynote Address at HBA

    July 14, 2008
    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,&…


  • Are Sunless Tanner Sales Fading?

    July 14, 2008
    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,…


  • Green Cleaning Market is Ripe For the Picking

    July 14, 2008
    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…


  • Transforming Economy is Impacting Consumers

    July 14, 2008
    “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…


  • Consumers Look for Green and Ethics in Personal Care

    July 14, 2008
    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…


  • Discover Beauty-Spa To Debut at Cosmoprof NA

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Do Shiny Happy People Have Shiny Floors?

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • CVS Unveils Cosmetic Safety Policy

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • More Products Boast Green Claims

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Tween Beauty: They hold The Purse and Apron Strings

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Annual Cosmeceuticals Conference Set for June

    May 5, 2008
    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…


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

    May 5, 2008
    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…


  • SPF, Whitening Agents are Key Ingredients

    May 5, 2008
    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…


  • Professional Skin Care Substituting for Surgery

    April 3, 2008
    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…