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  • 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,&…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Study Says Slight Growth For Hair Care

    April 3, 2008
    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…


  • Upswing In Spring Cleaning

    April 3, 2008
    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…


  • 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…


  • The Pressure To Look Good Is Escalating

    March 4, 2008
    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—…


  • New Buzzwords, Ingredients Big In Naturals

    March 4, 2008
    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…


  • Study Finds Sustainability An Emerging Key to Sales

    March 4, 2008
    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…