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  • 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…


  • Estée 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…