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  • Aloe Vera Is Bridge To Vitamins

    September 11, 2007
    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…


  • Awareness Is Key In Marketing Antioxidants

    September 11, 2007
    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…


  • Women Love Cosmetics But Brand Loyalty is Low

    September 11, 2007
    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…


  • Baby Boomers Lead In The Green Wave

    August 6, 2007
    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…


  • Bug Bites Are Leading Beauty Buster in Survey

    August 6, 2007
    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…


  • Dove Webinar Launches Real Woman Campaign

    August 6, 2007
    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…


  • Foot Care May Surpass $900 Million

    July 12, 2007
    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…


  • Burts Bees Sets Natural Standards

    July 12, 2007
    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…


  • Naturals, Anti-Aging Drive Makeup Market

    July 12, 2007
    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…


  • Aquafina Taps Into Skin Care Market With Beauty Line

    June 11, 2007
    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…


  • Doctor Touts Proven Skin Care Ingredients

    June 11, 2007
    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, &…


  • Consumers Spending More On High-End Indulgences

    June 11, 2007
    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…


  • Cosmeceutical Conference To Take Place June 11-12

    May 2, 2007
    The cosmeceutical sector is the fastest growing segment in the personal care industry. To find out the latest trends and issues in this dynamic segment, be sure to attend the 4th annual Cosmeceuticals conference, sponsored by Strategic Research Inst…


  • P&G Dominates List of Successful New Products

    May 2, 2007
    Gillette hasn't lost its edge since being acquired by Procter & Gamble. The company's Fusion shaving line was the top new product launch in 2006 in the non-food category, according to Information Resources, Inc.’s 2006 New Product Pacesette…


  • Higher Feedstock Prices Burn the Candle Industry

    May 2, 2007
    Despite major expansion during the 1990s, the U.S. candle market’s growth has dimmed slightly since 2003. The market, estimated at $2.3 billion in 2006, has experienced success across all consumer groups, but lower-cost alternatives and lack o…