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February 6, 2008
Rudy Giuliani might have been a great president. We’ll never know for sure, because the former mayor of New York never really got his candidacy going. Unfortunately for Mayor Giuliani, he listened to his advisors and stayed away from key prim…  Read More »
December 27, 2007
Stagflation. All you 20- and 30-somethings in the industry probably don’t remember the combination of no growth and high inflation that crippled economies around the world back in 1973. Thirty-five years may seem like ancient history for some,…  Read More »
November 29, 2007
For the past several years, we’ve devoted considerable coverage to the concept of cosmeceuticals—heck, we even have a column called Cosmeceutical Corner, written by industry veteran Navin Geria and published every other month in Happi. Ob…  Read More »
October 31, 2007
A Quat a Day Keeps Germs Away  Read More »
Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director
October 2, 2007
Summer’s long gone, but the sun care industry is hotter than ever! That’s because the Food and Drug Administration has finally issued a Final Monograph on sunscreens. The FM is far from perfect, but it does address several issues that con…  Read More »
Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director
September 15, 2007
The consumer finally gets it. Women and a growing number of men understand that food and nutritional supplements are just as important to outer appearance as any skin cream or lotion. Today’s functional foods do more than improve internal hea…  Read More »
September 5, 2007
It happens at every meeting, cocktail party and industry event. Invariably someone sidles up to me and says, “I can’t believe you published an article on...” These days, most of the conversation is focused on naturals, organics and…  Read More »
July 9, 2007
When the U.S. sneezes, the world catches a cold. Not long ago, that axiom dominated debate on the global economy. But in recent years, the growing global influence of the European Union, the rise of China and India, along with the dollar’s weak…  Read More »
Tom Branna, Editorial Director
May 29, 2007
With apologies to Kermit the Frog, introducing a green product or process isn’t easy or always the slamdunk you’d expect. This month, we report on the fast-growing market for natural personal care products, but the environmentally-friendl…  Read More »
April 27, 2007
Those Profitable Niche Markets  Read More »
April 3, 2007
Demand for “green” products has been having an impact on the personal care market for years; now the concept is re-shaping the household cleaning category, too. A growing segment of the population seeks products that are associated with t…  Read More »
March 5, 2007
There’s no doubt that cosmetic chemistry is more advanced than ever before. Today’s formulators are incorporating botanical extracts, exfoliating acids and peptides into a range of skin care creams, lotions and serums. Sure, it’s al…  Read More »
Tom Branna, Editorial Director
February 6, 2007
Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of HDS Cosmetics Lab Inc. may signal a new chapter in the anti-aging category. While a purchase price was not disclosed, sources say P&G paid as much as $90 million for the company, which markets DDF skin…  Read More »
January 10, 2007
We’re only in January, but 2007 is already shaping up to be a watershed year for the global household and personal products industry. On the top of everyone’s list, of course, is REACH, the new European regulation for chemicals which has…  Read More »
October 3, 2006
Some time in the next week or so, the U.S. population will top 300 million. At a time when other industrial powers such as Japan, Russia and much of Europe are losing population, the fact that the U.S. continues to motor along adding citizens is quit…  Read More »