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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…


  • Most Women Say Fragrance = Provocative

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Highlights Top Everyones 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…


  • HBAs 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…