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  • Few Hair Pins on Pinterest?

    September 1, 2015
    Is it enough to just have a Pinterest page? Or do brands need to be actively pinning too? L2, a member-based benchmarking and education firm that helps brands shape their digital roadmap, contends that while 70% of brands are present on Pinterest, 3…


  • Botox Remains King Of Cosmetic Procedures

    September 1, 2015
    More than 20 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2014, according to statistics released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), which has 2,700-plus board-certified aesthetic pla…


  • Beauty Brands And Social Media Buzz

    September 1, 2015
    Social media analytics company NetBase has released an in-depth study of social media perceptions among beauty and skin care brands and according to its findings, non-traditional cosmetic retailers such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon ranked first, third an…


  • Where Is the Cleaning Sector Cleaning Up?

    August 3, 2015
    The recently published Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline finds that some country markets are increasing at double-digit rates du…


  • Study Shows Changing Role of Modern Dads

    August 3, 2015
    Y&R’s “Who’s Your Daddy” study on dads in North America examines the spending habits, preferred brands, attitudes, values and behaviors of dads. The study, which highlights the underserved role that dads play in North Amer…


  • Latinas and ‘Redes Sociales’

    August 3, 2015
    Siempre Beauty III: Latinas and Social Media—a recent study which examines the role social media plays in beauty purchasing decisions among Latinas—has found that Latinas continue to outspend their general market counterparts across the b…


  • New Skin Cancer Risk Report

    August 3, 2015
    Nationally, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime—and it appears that some states are doing better than others when it comes to prevention.    According to Vitals, an online service that co…


  • Luxury’s Burning Bright in Home Fragrance

    July 1, 2015
    What’s hot in home fragrance? Luxury, according to data culled by Kline Group. US home fragrance sales set a record last year, and the luxury segment continues to drive this market, accounting for more than 50% of total market sales, according…


  • Makeup, Fragrance Drive Q1 Beauty Sales

    July 1, 2015
    In the first quarter of 2015, sales of US prestige beauty products were $2.6 billion, a 5% increase from Q1 2014, driven by makeup and fragrance, according to The NPD Group. Skin care sales remained flat after experiencing growth for the past three c…


  • Here’s Mud…and Oil…in Your Eye

    July 1, 2015
    Sure, oil and clay were recognized and used regularly by the Ancient Egyptians for their beauty benefits, but only recently has today’s modern beauty sector been abuzz with these earthy ingredients.  These two skin care textures are exper…


  • CR Shines Harsh Light on Some Sunscreens

    June 1, 2015
    Consumer Reports, which recently tested 34 sunscreens, found that nearly a third didn’t meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%. But there’s good news in the report: many of the sunscreens Consu…


  • Green Household Cleaning

    June 1, 2015
    When it comes to spring cleaning, are homeowners going green at greater rates? Sales of green household cleaning products in the US grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% from 2007 to 2010, according to Packaged Facts. However, the marke…


  • Granny Trend, Co-Washing Are Big in 2014 Pro-Hair Care

    June 1, 2015
    Was the “granny trend”—where women of all ages colored their hair shades of silver and gray just a media craze? According to Kline Pro, the company’s product-level database, hair colorant sales within the brights and silver sh…


  • Moberg Pharma Buys Balmex from Sanofi

    June 1, 2015
    SWEDEN: Moberg Pharma AB has acquired Balmex from Chattem, the US Consumer Healthcare Division of Sanofi. The purchase price was $3.9 million, according Moberg Pharma. Balmex is best known for its diaper rash treatments. An adult line for soothing s…


  • Revlon Acquires CBBeauty And Its UK Distributor

    June 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: Revlon has acquired global fragrance management company CBBeauty for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition also included the UK distributor, SAS & Company. Founded by Corrado Brondi in 2011, UK-based CBBeauty distributes and mar…