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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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—…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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).…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…