Features


  • Functional Ingredients | Sun Care

    Truly Natural

    In the past decades, extensive research has been conducted to measure the safety and effectiveness of mineral oil and petrolatum.
    Harold Faust, Calumet Penreco, LLC 03.01.12

  • Sun Care
    The Next Wave

    The Next Wave

    New products that comply with FDA’s Final Rule on Sunscreens are rolling into stores. But US shoppers will continue to see products with SPFs above 50 and sprays too—which are just what they want, but remain issues the agency continues to explore.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 03.01.12

  • Laundry Care
    Tide Pods Have Landed

    Tide Pods Have Landed

    The rollout of this multi-benefit detergent is the biggest innovation to hit the laundry category in decades, insists Procter & Gamble.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 03.01.12

  • Hair Care | Polymers
    Do Your Own Thing

    Do Your Own Thing

    With no clear-cut style holding sway these days, marketers must offer a variety of products to give consumers an array of holds and shapes.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 03.01.12

  • OTC/Medicated
    Skin Care Saviors

    Skin Care Saviors

    OTC/medicated products offer relief from common skin quandaries.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 03.01.12

  • Household Cleaning | Laundry Care
    A CEO Summit

    A CEO Summit

    The American Cleaning Institute relied on its own star power to entertain and inform its members during the annual meeting in Orlando last month.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 03.01.12

  • Skin Care
    Healthy Beauty

    Healthy Beauty

    NYSCC seminar focuses on the link between nutrition and skin care.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 03.01.12

  • Actives | Color Cosmetics | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Polymers | Preservatives | Skin Care | Sun Care
    The Latest Word On Cosmetic Science

    The Latest Word On Cosmetic Science

    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists' annual meeting in New York attracted more than 1000 industry executives from around the world.
    Tom Branna and Navin Geria, Editorial Director and Contributing Editor 01.10.12

  • Air Care/Environmental Fragrance | Disinfectants | Household Cleaning | Laundry Care
    The Discovery Phase

    The Discovery Phase

    The CSPA Annual Meeting celebrates the unknown and uncovers new ways to work effectively with one-time adversaries.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.10.12

  • Actives | Skin Care
    Future Favorites

    Future Favorites

    A look at innovative skin care brands making waves in the marketplace.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 01.10.12

  • Household Cleaning | Laundry Care
    Sniff Test

    Sniff Test

    From sophisticated to simple, today's household care products feature scents that deliver olfactory pleasure and reinforce a brand's DNA to an increasingly discerning consumer base.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 01.10.12

  • Laundry Care | Surfactants
    A State of Flux

    A State of Flux

    The laundry category continues to slump, as marketers face rising raw material costs and lingering pressure from retailers. What could change all that?
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.10.12

  • Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    Nurturing Natural

    Nurturing Natural

    Consumers remain in tune with natural personal care products, and some big names in the marketplace have been gearing up to capture their attention in 2012.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 01.10.12

  • Skin Care | Sun Care
    Solar Beauty Is a Hot Topic

    Solar Beauty Is a Hot Topic

    Solar beauty is a concept that encompasses much more than sun protection products.
    Imogen Matthews, In-Cosmetics 01.10.12

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Pigments | Preservatives
    A Winning Combination

    A Winning Combination

    Lonza's $1.2 billion acquisition of Arch Chemicals creates a global leader in the $10 billion microbial control segment.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.10.12

  • Preservatives

    A Meeting of the Minds

    The Personal Care Product Council's Science Symposium featured the latest news on microbiology, quality assurance, safety and environmental issues.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 12.01.11

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Sun Care
    A Helping Hand For Sun Care

    A Helping Hand For Sun Care

    Advanced sun care products must include supportive sun protection strategies. Cosmetic actives offer attractive multifunctional benefits, such as enhanced functionality and opportunities for new claims and competitive differentiation. A Rahn researcher highlights some actives that lend themselves to sun care products.
    Stefan Bu00e4nziger, PhD, Rahn AG 12.01.11

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Skin Care
    Fully Loaded

    Fully Loaded

    Active ingredients are a must in today's anti-aging skin care products.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 12.01.11

  • Hair Care
    Crowning Glory

    Crowning Glory

    Consumers want high-quality shampoos and conditioners to smooth and strengthen hair from the inside out.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 12.01.11

  • Household Cleaning | Packaging | Skin Care

    Finding The Green

    Being green isn't so black and white these days. But figuring out how to incorporate its principles will benefit your company in the long run.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 12.01.11