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  • The Changing Face of Beauty, Reports NPD

    February 7, 2008
    As the U.S. population becomes more and more ethnically diverse, women of different ethnic groups continue to change the face of beauty. According to The NPD Group’s Ethnic Consumer Beauty Report, not only are there differences in the types of…


  • Green Personal Grooming Moves To Mass Market

    February 7, 2008
    As the “green” products trend continues to advance, consumer demand for natural personal care products is driving a major shift from niche distribution channels to more mainstream mass retail outlets. This is fueling a sharp increase in s…


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

    February 7, 2008
    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…


  • CTFA Now Personal Care Product Council

    January 4, 2008
    As already reported on Happi.com, early last month the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) changed its name to the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC). The council’s new motto is: “committed to safety, quality & inno…


  • Research Shows Its Reigning Men In Personal Care

    January 4, 2008
    Men’s personal care is the fastest growing segment in the bath and body care category, according to the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI). In part driven by the “massification of metrosexuals,” the most critical aspect of this trend…


  • Study Shows Beauty Care Leads in Purse Contents

    January 4, 2008
    Beauty care is one of the most extensive categories represented in the average purse at 91%, according to author and consumer researcher Kelley Styring in her new book, “In Your Purse: Archaeology of the American Handbag” (Author House).…


  • Retailers Use Rewards to Boost Loyalty

    December 4, 2007
    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…


  • Este Lauder Taps Freda as President, CEO

    December 4, 2007
    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…


  • Global Natural Cosmetic Sales Approach $7 Billion

    December 4, 2007
    Sales of natural and organic cosmetics are soaring globally with revenues projected to approach $7 billion this year. New research by Organic Monitor finds that North America and Europe are the two engines of growth, comprising the bulk of the $1 bil…


  • Hand-Washing Is Not a Priority, For Students

    November 2, 2007
    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…


  • Cosmetic Preferences Vary by Region

    November 2, 2007
    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…


  • Consumers Use Cleaners For a Variety of Purposes

    November 2, 2007
    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…


  • Naturals And Organics Still On The Rise

    October 3, 2007
    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…


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

    October 3, 2007
    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…


  • Ten Years Later, Beauty Is Thriving, Says NPD

    October 3, 2007
    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…