Features


  • Where’s the Bounce?

    Where’s the Bounce?

    Unit dose products promised to revolutionize the laundry detergent segment. But nearly a year into their launch, category growth remains elusive.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.21.13

  • Why Business as Usual Won’t Work Anymore

    Why Business as Usual Won’t Work Anymore

    The world is changing, and not all for the better. The global detergent industry meets in Singapore to grapple with the complexities that define this New Normal.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.21.13

  • The O Factor

    The O Factor

    Olfactory, that is. Performance is job one in household care, however the fragrance must hit the right note with consumers.
    Christine Esposito , Associate Editor 01.21.13

  • Making Their Mark

    Making Their Mark

    From start-ups to companies with several years under their belt, the following firms are garnering attention in the skin care category via their topical skin treatments and DIY devices.
    Christine Esposito , Associate Editor 01.21.13

  • The Show Must Go On for SCC

    The Show Must Go On for SCC

    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ headquarters were flooded by Superstorm Sandy, but SCC executive director Bill Cowen and his staff rose to the occasion and the Annual Meeting took place without a hitch.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.21.13

  • Stay Connected

    Stay Connected

    CSPA members meet in Florida to join forces and leverage relationships between one another, associates and, in many instances, adversaries.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.21.13

  • A Colorful History

    A Colorful History

    For 50 years, chemists have searched for a formula that provides complete coverage, yet still remains gentle to the hair.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.18.13

  • Actives | Skin Care
    The Anti-Aging Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid

    The Anti-Aging Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid

    Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean looking old
    Navin M. Geri, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 11.21.12

  • Actives | Color Cosmetics | Functional Ingredients | Preservatives | Skin Care
    On the Wild Side

    On the Wild Side

    The IFSCC Congress is held in Johannesburg, South Africa, marking the first time that the Congress is held on the continent.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 11.21.12

  • Hair Care | Polymers
    Wash and Care

    Wash and Care

    The shampoos and conditioners sector grows more sophisticated and segmented with ingredient-packed products and "free-from" formulations.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 11.21.12

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Household Cleaning | Skin Care
    Green, Natural  Organic

    Green, Natural Organic

    Sustainable products are still in demand, but successful companies must find the right audience and deliver the proper message.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 11.21.12

  • Actives | Skin Care
    Taking Initiative

    Taking Initiative

    Innovative active ingredients are fueling growth within the skin care industry by way of anti-aging, specialized SKUs.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 11.21.12

  • Laundry Care | Surfactants
    Not Exactly Cleaning Up

    Not Exactly Cleaning Up

    The category continues its years-long slump, as the innovations that jump-started the detergent industry fail to materialize.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 11.21.12

  • Actives | Color Cosmetics | Pigments
    In the Mood

    In the Mood

    Here's a look at the latest innovations in mood cosmetics and the emergence of color adaptive formulations in the marketplace.
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant to In-Cosmetics 11.21.12

  • Actives | Skin Care | Sun Care
    A Learning Experience

    A Learning Experience

    The New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists scoured the globe in search of experts for its sun exposure symposium.
    Tom Branna , Editorial Director 11.21.12

  • Disinfectants | I&I Marketplace | Surfactants
    A New Normal?

    A New Normal?

    The industrial and institutional cleaning market is struggling to regain pre-recession growth rates, but some observers say the days of picking low-hanging fruit are over.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 11.06.12

  • Packaging | Personal Cleansers | Surfactants
    Tiny Bubbles

    Tiny Bubbles

    The soap category posted a small gain during the past year as marketers continue to roll out bars and washes that emphasize skin care benefits and scent.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 11.06.12

  • Fine Fragrance | Packaging
    The Sweet Smell of Success

    The Sweet Smell of Success

    The fine fragrance marketplace is bouncing back, with a variety of noteworthy launches from celebrities, fashion designers and cult classic brands.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 11.06.12

  • Hair Care | Polymers
    Unique Styling Products Via Maltodextrin/VP

    Unique Styling Products Via Maltodextrin/VP

    A clear hair styling polymer with a naturally derived and renewable profile compared to market-leading synthetic nonionic styling polymers.
    Laurie J. Marshall, Amanda Evers and Maryalice Belluscio, AkzoNobel Global Personal Care, Bridgewater, NJ 11.06.12

  • Hair Care | Polymers
    Recent Patent Applications for the Use of Polymers for Hair Care

    Recent Patent Applications for the Use of Polymers for Hair Care

    Recent Patent Applications for the Use of Polymers for Hair Care
    Robert Y. Lochhead , The Institute for Formulation Science, The School of Polymers & High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi 11.06.12