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  • Beauty Industry To Grow 7% A Year

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Most American Women Are Stressed Out

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • All Degrees of Psoriasis Negatively Impact Life

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Peppermint Improves Performance

    November 15, 2005
    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…


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

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • More Acquisitions Likely as Salon Hair Care Sales Slip: Multinationals Seek International Hair Care Companies for Growth

    November 15, 2005
    Disappointing sales growth in the salon hair care market during the past few years has spurred multinationals to acquire smaller hair care companies, according to the “Salon Hair Care 2003” study by Kline & Co., Little Falls, NJ. Init…


  • You Cant Hide From Dust Mites, But You Can Clean Them

    November 15, 2005
    House dust mite allergen concentrations get as high as 10-45 micrograms per gram of dust, according to vacuum cleaner maker Dyson. Dyson microbiologist David Sykes offered spring cleaning tips for those allergic to dust: vacuuming ceiling fans, walls…


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

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being Targets Consumers

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Anti-Aging Product Sales Soar

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • CTFA Conference Focuses on Leadership

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Active Ingredients Drive Cosmetic And Toiletry Advances

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Moderate Growth for Household Cleaning Chemicals

    November 15, 2005
    Demand for household cleaning chemicals is expected to spike 2.5% a year to $4.6 billion by 2007, according to the “Household cleaning chemicals” report by The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. Demand for wipes is expected to double by 2012…


  • Lavender Improves Sleep

    November 15, 2005
    Lavender improved sleep in men and women in a study conducted by Wesleyan University’s Dr. Namni Goel, and supported by the Sense of Smell Institute. Dr. Goel found that lavender increased the amount of time subjects spend in slow wave or deep…


  • Biocides Market Expected to Reach $1.87 Billion by 2008

    November 15, 2005
    The $1.6 billion biocides market is expected to grow 3.2% a year to reach $1.87 billion in 2008, according to Norwalk, CT-based Business Communications Company’s (BCC) “RC-224R Biocides” report. The largest biocides markets include…