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  • World Surfactants Congress Set For June 20-23 In Berlin

    The sixth World Congress for Surface-Active Agents will be held June 20-23 in Berlin, Germany at the Internationales Congress Centrum. It is organized by the Comité Européen des Agents de Surface et leurs Intermédiaires Organique…
    11.15.05

  • Peppermint Improves Performance

    Studies prove that smelling peppermint improves mental performance, cognitive functioning, pain threshold and tolerance, digestion and digestive processes and athletic performance, according to a White Paper by the Sense of Smell Institute (SOSI), Ne…
    11.15.05

  • All Degrees of Psoriasis Negatively Impact Life

    Approximately 1.75 million adults in the U.S. say their psoriasis is a problem in everyday life, and more than 1 million are dissatisfied with current treatments, according to an article in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology based on a poll of…
    11.15.05

  • Most American Women Are Stressed Out

    Eighty percent of American women say they are stressed out and they said relaxation at work and at home would improve daily life, according to the Suave Naturals Scent survey of 800 women. However, findings showed when budgets are tight, women are 46…
    11.15.05

  • Beauty Industry To Grow 7% A Year

    Financial analysts said the $160 billion-a-year global beauty industry is expected to grow 7% a year, more than twice the rate of the developed world’s average gross domestic product, according to HBA Health & Beauty America’s organiz…
    11.15.05

  • Tanning Agent May Prevent Skin Cancer

    Tanning agent thymidine dinucleotide (pTT) reportedly jump-starts the skin’s cancer-fighting mechanism, according to studies of hairless mice and guinea pigs by David A. Goukassian, MD, Ph.D, Boston University and published in Proceedings of th…
    11.15.05

  • Houston Has Most Damaged Hair

    Houston tops the list of cities with the most damaged hair, according to an index compiled by Procter & Gamble based on consumer habits and environmental factors such as UV levels, relative humidity, precipitation, pollution and population. Close…
    11.15.05

  • P&G Uncovers Gaps in Sunscreen Protection

    New research conducted by Procter & Gamble Beauty suggests two main reasons why some sunscreens fail to provide adequate protection: sunscreens have a gap in UVA coverage and many consumers apply sunscreen incorrectly. The research, presented at…
    11.15.05

  • Home Toilets Make or Break Your Image

    The condition of toilets most affects one’s image as a great host, according to Lysol’s survey of 1,011 adults from Jan. 15-18, conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Most survey respondents said that they check to see if a toilet is clean b…
    11.15.05

  • Rugs Are Allergies Worst Enemy

    Consumers are indoors 90% of the time, yet indoor air contaminants surpass outdoor ones, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Rug Renovating, East Orange, NJ. Symptoms of a polluted indoor environment from bacteria, mold and oth…
    11.15.05

  • Most Women Say Fragrance = Provocative

    Nearly 90% of women said being provocative makes them feel confident, magnetic (81%) and unexpectedly sexy (77%), according to a national survey of women ages 18-49 by Elizabeth Arden. Sixty-three percent of women said wearing a sexy fragrance makes…
    11.15.05

  • Active Ingredients Drive Cosmetic And Toiletry Advances

    U.S. demand for cosmetic and toiletry chemicals is expected to increase more than 5% a year to $6.8 billion in 2008, according to Cosmetic and Toiletry Chemicals, a new study from Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group. Active ingredients designed to e…
    11.15.05

  • CTFA Conference Focuses on Leadership

    The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Science Executive Leadership Conference will emphasize leadership training for science management staff. The conference is set for April 18-20 at the Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC. The…
    11.15.05

  • Anti-Aging Product Sales Soar

    The anti-aging product market rose 13% in 2003, more than double the previous two years’ 4-5% growth rate, according to NPD Group, Port Washington, NY. The firm’s research shows that products costing more than $70 made up 14% of total sk…
    11.15.05

  • Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being Targets Consumers

    Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being, the first consumer exhibition and teaching program dedicated exclusively to women’s beauty and well-being products, is set for Sept. 10-12 in New York City. The show, themed “knowledge, empowerment and f…
    11.15.05

  • P&G and OT Market Products for Teen and Tween Boys

    Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, has entered into a licensing agreement with OT OverTime LLC in which Overtime will manufacture, distribute and market a line of personal care products. The line, OT, is the first collection of personal care products…
    11.15.05

  • Value is the New Normal, WSL Strategic Retail Says: Consumers are Cautious these Days, Visit Value outlets More Frequently

    Consumer shopping behavior has changed in the past four years due to the free fall of the U.S. stock market, increased unemployment, corporate and religious scandals and the aftermath of September 11, according toWSL Strategic Retail, New York, NY. I…
    11.15.05

  • Nutrition Better Indicates Cavities, Not Fluoridated Water

    Cavities occur in 60% of U.S. preschool children, and more often in the poorly nourished, according to the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation in an article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association in January. Research…
    11.15.05

  • Highlights Top Everyones List

    Highlights were the most popular salon service in 2003, according to Sally Beauty Supply’s and Harris Interactive’s annual CelebHead survey. More than 20% of consumers ages 18-34 highlight their hair. Also, 60% of Americans visit the salo…
    11.15.05

  • HBAs PCITX Offers Advance Technical Conferences April 13-14 In NY

    The Personal Care Ingredients & Technology Exposition (PCITX) division of Health & Beauty America (HBA) will offer a two-day symposium focusing on new product development. The Advance Technical Conferences & Selected Exhibition will take…
    11.15.05