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  • Rugs Are Allergies Worst Enemy

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Home Toilets Make or Break Your Image

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • P&G Uncovers Gaps in Sunscreen Protection

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Houston Has Most Damaged Hair

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Tanning Agent May Prevent Skin Cancer

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • 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…