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  • 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…


  • How Fashion Shapes Color Cosmetics

    November 15, 2005
    Although fashion trends from influential European textile shows in Milan and Paris will eventually trickle down into color cosmetics, the process can take at least six months to reach beauty products, according to experts. Haircuts take even longer t…


  • Psoriasis: More Than Skin Deep

    November 15, 2005
    Self-confidence, relationships, work and social interactions are affected by psoriasis, a chronic skin disease that affects more than 4.5 million adults in the U.S., according to a survey by Beyond Psoriasis, a collaboration between The National Psor…


  • Spas Get Ready For Baby Boom Influx

    November 15, 2005
    Baby boomers are expected to take advantage of medical spas this year for preventative health treatments, according to Spa Finder magazine, New York. Also, more businesses are expected to use spas to build relationships, motivate employees and manage…


  • CDMA Meets in Philly March 15-17

    November 15, 2005
    The “Managing today for tomorrow” spring meeting of the Commercial Development and Marketing Association (CDMA) will be held March 15-17 at the Union League of Philadelphia. The meeting will feature the special presentation, “Achiev…


  • HBA’s PCITX Offers Advance Technical Conferences April 13-14 In NY

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Highlights Top Everyone’s List

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Nutrition Better Indicates Cavities, Not Fluoridated Water

    November 15, 2005
    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…


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

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Cosmetic Foot Surgery May Not Lighten Your Step

    November 14, 2005
    The recent rise in cosmetic foot surgery is very risky, according to medical professionals. Some surgeries include shortening of toes, narrowing of feet and injecting the fat pad with collagen to alter the appearance of feet and enable them to fit be…


  • Flavor and Fragrance Demand to Hit $4.4 Billion

    November 14, 2005
    Demand for flavor and fragrance manufacturing in the U.S. will grow 3.5% a year to reach $4.4 billion in 2007, according The Freedonia Group’s “Flavors & Fragrances” study. This will be driven by consumer interest in natural and…