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  • Dial’s TV Ads

    l Dial Soap’s 2002 television commercials, based on the theme “You’re not as clean as you think,” have won their second international award: the New York Art Directors’ Club Silver award. The award will be presented to D…
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  • Chemical Technique Restores Fingerprints

    l Scientists at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN, have devised a simple chemical technique that renders faint fingerprints more readable. Freshly-washed hands and the hands of young children lack sufficient sebum to leave clear finge…
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  • Fragrance Affects Weight Perception

    A decade-long study revealed that men perceived women to be 12 pounds lighter when wearing floral-spicy perfume, according to the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, Chicago. The foundation tested more than 100 odors—including bu…
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  • Cosmeceutical Product Demand Will Increase 8.5% Annually

    Consumer demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to rise 8.5% a year to $5.1 billion in 2007, according to Cosmeceuticals, a study from The Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland. The increase will be propelled by a stream of new and advanced product…
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  • Dyson’s “Dust Mite Doctor” Delivers Spring Cleaning Tips

    l Dyson, headquartered in Malmesbury, England, produces vacuum cleaning equipment products that “work better for everyone,” according to company executives. With springtime knocking at the door, Dyson’s “Dust Mite Doctor,&rd…
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  • Teens Focus on Their Inner

    A majority of teens said their self-esteem is directly linked to their moral principles, while only 37% said it depends on the opinions of others, according to a survey by Procter & Gamble’s Secret to Self-Esteem program. The survey of 1000…
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  • Olympiad of Beauty and Well-Being Will Debut in September of 2004

    The first Olympiad of Beauty and Well-Being exhibition will be held September 10-12, 2004 at the Jacob K. Javits convention center in New York, NY. Organizer Grayson Associates, San Juan Capistrano, CA, said the educational and exhibition program is…
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  • P&G Personal Care Executive To

    Susan Arnold, president of global personal beauty and global feminine care, Procter & Gamble, will deliver the keynote address at The Health and Beauty America (HBA) Expo on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. She is responsible for the overall management of the…
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  • Outsourcing Will Help Small Chemical

    Outsourcing has emerged as a major trend in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors to offer value to custom processors, but several barriers have kept outsourcing from succeeding. At Informex 2003 in New Orleans in February, Andrew Liveris, presiden…
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  • FiFi Awards

    On June 9, the 31st annual FiFi Awards will be held at Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY. Entitled “Fragrance ‘n Art,” Fragrance Foundation executives said the theme celebrates the wonder…
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  • Today’s Detergents Use Less Water

    l Just 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater, and two-thirds of it is locked in the polar ice caps. Obviously, potable water is a precious resource. In recognition of this, the United Nations declared 2003 the international year of freshwater t…
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  • Luxury Will Thrive with Empty-Nest Baby Boomers

    l Today’s discount retail environment has forced many businesses to go as low as they can profitably go. Top luxury companies may experience a sales slow-down, but research suggests all U.S. consumers seek to satisfy their passions and desire…
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  • CE.R.I.E.S. Develops Skin Age Score

    Sixteen visual and tactile characteristics of the face can be measured to determine a person’s actual skin age, according to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology by Chanel’s Epidermal and Sensory Research and Investigation Cen…
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  • IPP&D & World Congress

    l The International Prestige Packaging & Design (IPP&D) Symposium will occur April 22-23 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Organized by the educational department of Health and Beauty America (HBA), the conference will teach marketing and p…
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  • Prestige Beauty Sales Were

    Sales in the $7.3 billion prestige beauty market were flat as a whole in 2002, but gains were recorded in makeup and skin care, according to The NPD Group, Port Washington, NY. Makeup sales increased 2.8% to $2.5 billion, largely driven by multipurpo…
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  • Extracts to Take Place this Month in

    The 13th semi-annual “Extracts: a trade show for aromatherapy, fragrance and personal care” will take place March 28-31 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show features expanded offerings and seminars on topics…
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  • CDC Report Available

    elizabeth_murphy@glmshows.com. More attendee info: (800) 272-SHOW or (914) 421-3206; Website: www.extractsny.com. l The “National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals” by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the am…
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  • Americans Cannot Live Without Toothbrushes

    The toothbrush is one of those items Americans said they cannot do without, according to a survey by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lemeson-MIT Intervention index. Forty-two percent of adults and 34% of teens said the toothbrush wa…
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  • L’Oréal and UNESCO Recognize Women in

    L’Oréal and UNESCO celebrated the fifth annual For Women in Science awards (FWIS) to advance female scientists. Women in the physical sciences were awarded $100,000 each in various regions of the world. Dr. Johanna Levelt-Sengers, scien…
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  • Teens Use Various Modes Of

    Media for teens has seen more fragmentation and alternatives in the past five years than ever before, according to a study by The Zandl Group, New York, NY. Teen girls use a full range of media, including TV, music, internet and magazines. Entertainm…
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