Features


  • Not So Plain Jane

    Not So Plain Jane

    Mineral cosmetic company Jane Iredale celebrates 20 years of carving a niche for itself in the beauty industry.
    Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor 02.07.14

  • Homeward Bound

    High-tech devices can improve skin or remove unwanted hair and the consumer never has to leave her home. These new tools of the trade continue to capt
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 02.07.14

  • Dermatology’s Critical Role In Product Development

    Dermatology’s Critical Role In Product Development

    Innovative ideas at prestige skin care counters and on drugstore shelves can often be traced back to the doctor’s office. Here’s a closer look at how dermatology and professional skin care impacts the mainstream.
    Imogen Matthews, In-Cosmetics 01.01.14

  • Take a Closer Look at these Burgeoning Brands

    Take a Closer Look at these Burgeoning Brands

    Here’s a look at the latest contenders in the billion-dollar skin care arena.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 01.01.14

  • Nature’s Bounty Grows

    Nature’s Bounty Grows

    Consumers continue to crave “natural” when it comes to personal care. Their appetites are satiated by naturally inspired SKUs as well as brands that offer no comprises when it comes to their final formulations.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 01.01.14

  • Now Smell This!

    Now Smell This!

    Fragrance plays an important role in every household-cleaning category. No wonder why marketers are devoting more resources than ever to product perfumery.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.01.14

  • A Laundry List Of Innovation

    A Laundry List Of Innovation

    Unit dose formulas have made the biggest splash in the laundry detergent category in the past year, but formulators still have more ideas to spur growth in a sluggish category.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.01.14

  • A Passion for Pants (and shirts, too)

    As fabrics become more complex, Procter & Gamble researchers look for new ways to care for them.
    Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor 01.01.14

  • Taking the Lead

    Taking the Lead

    As the Consumer Specialty Products Association celebrates its centennial, it gives a nod to the important role that strong leadership plays in the Association.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.01.14

  • Blinding Them with Science

    Blinding Them with Science

    The scientific community must issue a clarion call for good science, said the keynote speaker at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.01.14

  • The Role of Antioxidants In Dermtological & Cosmetic Formulas

    The Role of Antioxidants In Dermtological & Cosmetic Formulas

    Free radical oxidation is the basis of the aging process because it causes permanent deterioration of the skin cells and supports structure by decreasing elasticity and resiliency.
    Mohinder Singh, PhD, Consultant to Blistex Inc 12.03.13

  • Burn Rate

    Burn Rate

    Sun care product sales have expanded nearly every year during the past half century as consumers learn the importance of proper UV protection.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 12.03.13

  • The Actives Arsenal

    The Actives Arsenal

    Key ingredients are driving efficacy in the skin care category.
    Christine Esposito , Associate Editor 12.03.13

  • Anti-Aging Remains A Timeless Topic

    Anti-Aging Remains A Timeless Topic

    Marketers and suppliers jammed the conference room and exhibition hall at Happi’s annual Anti-Aging event, held Oct. 29 & 30, 2013 in New Brunswick, NJ.
    The Happi Staff 12.03.13

  • Subtle Addiction

    Subtle Addiction

    The role of fragrances in cosmetics, including scent trends by country, will be in focus at In-Cosmetics 2014, which will take place in Hamburg, Germany, April 1-3, 2014.
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant to In-Cosmetics 12.03.13

  • ‘A Head’ of the Class

    ‘A Head’ of the Class

    Marketers strive to deliver hair-healthy formulations when it comes to shampoo and conditioner products.
    Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor 12.03.13

  • Amplify Nature To Accelerate Beauty Benefits

    Properly leveraging plant cell culture technology can maximize cosmetic efficacy, according to researchers at Sederma and the Institute of Biotechnology Research.
    Sonia Dawson and Denise Gabriele and Robert Dal Toso, Ph.D., Sederma Inc, Instituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche 12.03.13

  • Amyris Celebrates 10 Years

    Amyris Celebrates 10 Years

    Saving children from malaria and protecting sharks from squalane hunters.
    12.03.13

  • The Cost of Clean

    The Cost of Clean

    Building operators and facility managers are learning how eliminating dirt and killing germs can improve their balance sheets.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 12.03.13

  • Singing in the Rain

    Singing in the Rain

    The past 12 months may go down as one of the worst years ever for sun care sales, yet, despite the lousy weather, Steve Taylor, CEO of Sun & Skin Care Research, has plenty of reasons to smile.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 11.04.13