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  • New Skin Cancer Risk Report

    August 3, 2015
    Nationally, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime—and it appears that some states are doing better than others when it comes to prevention.    According to Vitals, an online service that…


  • Luxury’s Burning Bright in Home Fragrance

    July 1, 2015
    What’s hot in home fragrance? Luxury, according to data culled by Kline Group. US home fragrance sales set a record last year, and the luxury segment continues to drive this market, accounting for more than 50% of total market sales, according…


  • Makeup, Fragrance Drive Q1 Beauty Sales

    July 1, 2015
    In the first quarter of 2015, sales of US prestige beauty products were $2.6 billion, a 5% increase from Q1 2014, driven by makeup and fragrance, according to The NPD Group. Skin care sales remained flat after experiencing growth for the past three c…


  • Here’s Mud…and Oil…in Your Eye

    July 1, 2015
    Sure, oil and clay were recognized and used regularly by the Ancient Egyptians for their beauty benefits, but only recently has today’s modern beauty sector been abuzz with these earthy ingredients.  These two skin care textures are exp…


  • CR Shines Harsh Light on Some Sunscreens

    June 1, 2015
    Consumer Reports, which recently tested 34 sunscreens, found that nearly a third didn’t meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%. But there’s good news in the report: many of the sunscreens Consu…


  • Green Household Cleaning

    June 1, 2015
    When it comes to spring cleaning, are homeowners going green at greater rates? Sales of green household cleaning products in the US grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% from 2007 to 2010, according to Packaged Facts. However, the marke…


  • Granny Trend, Co-Washing Are Big in 2014 Pro-Hair Care

    June 1, 2015
    Was the “granny trend”—where women of all ages colored their hair shades of silver and gray just a media craze? According to Kline Pro, the company’s product-level database, hair colorant sales within the brights and silver sh…


  • BASF Marks 150th Anniversary with Celebration in Germany

    June 1, 2015
    GERMANY: BASF celebrated its 150th anniversary on April 23 at the Feierabendhaus in Ludwigshafen. “One hundred fifty years is a special company anniversary—an opportunity to look back and reflect, but also to look forward,” said…


  • Moberg Pharma Buys Balmex from Sanofi

    June 1, 2015
    SWEDEN: Moberg Pharma AB has acquired Balmex from Chattem, the US Consumer Healthcare Division of Sanofi. The purchase price was $3.9 million, according Moberg Pharma. Balmex is best known for its diaper rash treatments. An adult line for soothing…


  • Revlon Acquires CBBeauty And Its UK Distributor

    June 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: Revlon has acquired global fragrance management company CBBeauty for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition also included the UK distributor, SAS & Company. Founded by Corrado Brondi in 2011, UK-based CBBeauty distributes and m…


  • American Crew Names All-Star Champion

    June 1, 2015
    ITALY: American Crew, a professional leader in men’s grooming, announced Sergiy Shapochka from Ukraine as the Champion of the 2014-2015 All-Star Challenge, an annual global competition to recognize the best men’s hair stylist in the world…


  • Skin Care Conference Postponed To 2016

    June 1, 2015
    SINGAPORE: The Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia, originally scheduled to be held on July 8-9, 2015 in Singapore, will be postponed to July next year, according to event organizers. “Our two highly successful London-…


  • PartyLite Continues Donation To Global Earth Hour

    June 1, 2015
    SWITZERLAND: Participating for the second time in the annual Earth Hour event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), PartyLite, donated nearly €30,000 to the Global Earth Hour Movement. Contributions were raised at more than 10,00…


  • Left to Their Own Devices

    Left to Their Own Devices

    May 15, 2015
    Skin care device sales have room to grow


  • ‘Tis the Season for Beauty

    May 1, 2015
    Seasonality isn’t just for food; it’s a key beauty trend, according to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC). Rather than simply using the change of seasons as a reason to introduce color stories or scents, beauty manufacturers are incr…