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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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, &…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • U.S. Demand for Wipes To Reach $2.2 Billion

    April 11, 2007
    A spate of new product introductions and further segmentation of the market propelled demand for wipes in the U.S., which is forecast to increase 6.1% a year to $2.2 billion in 2011. The number and variety of wipes on the market continue to multiply,…


  • Feeling Blue in 2008

    April 11, 2007
    Blue expresses confidence, trust and intelligence, with dark blues used often by banks and large corporations. So, for 2008, ColorForward suggests a family of three very different blues: Moody Blue, reminiscent of a stormy overcast sky reflected on a…


  • Industry Shows Impressive Growth of 15%

    April 11, 2007
    Sales of natural/organic personal care continues to show the highest growth of all health and wellness categories at 24%. Sales increased from $4.9 billion in 2005 to over $6 billion in 2006 and are expected to more than double to $15 billion by 2011…


  • Anti-Aging Products Top U.S. Skin Care Market

    March 6, 2007
    Driven by demand for anti-aging products, the $5.8 billion U.S. skin care market will reach $7 billion by 2010, according to a new study by Packaged Facts. Sales of anti-aging products will rise even faster with an annual growth rate of 11.3% exp…