Features


  • Hair Care | Skin Care
    Driving Forces

    Driving Forces

    Leaders in ethnic personal care talk about their latest innovations and where current R&D efforts are taking the next generation of hair and skin care products.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 04.05.11

  • Household Cleaning | I&I Marketplace | Surfactants
    Smart Foam Control For II Cleaning

    Smart Foam Control For II Cleaning

    A hydrophilic defoamer from Cognis has a good environmental profile, is easy to work with and improves cleaning performance.
    Dr. Corinna Bu00f6hme, Dr. Sabine Both, Dr. Hans-Christian Raths, Frederic Bauer and Josefine Schru00f6der, Care Chemicals, Home Care and I&I Cognis GmbH, now part of BASF 04.05.11

  • Disinfectants | Household Cleaning
    A Dirty Job

    A Dirty Job

    Sales of chemical specialties, including household cleaners, have stalled in recent years as cash-strapped consumers cut back on purchases and recession-weary manufacturers put the breaks on innovation.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 04.05.11

  • Household Cleaning
    Irans Household Cleaning Market

    Irans Household Cleaning Market

    Despite turmoil in the region, Iran has great economic growth potential, thanks to its young, educated workforce and a wealth of natural resources, which include 10% of the world's oil reserves and 14% of the world's natural gas reserves.
    Farrokh B. Malihi, Fargol Research Group 04.05.11

  • Sun Care
    Burnt Offerings

    Burnt Offerings

    The sun care market continues to post good gains, while marketers keep rolling out new products regardless of whether or not FDA issues its final ruling.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 03.11.11

  • OTC/Medicated
    Remedies to the Rescue

    Remedies to the Rescue

    They may be less sexy than their anti-aging counterparts, but OTC and medicated personal care products address a range of maladies that affect consumers' skin, how they feel and their self-esteem.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 03.04.11

  • Hair Care
    The Skys the Limit

    The Skys the Limit

    Today's consumers want volume and hold in hairstyling products.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 03.04.11

  • Household Cleaning | Preservatives | Surfactants

    Suppliers Remain Optimistic

    Two years into the U.S. recovery, raw material suppliers to the global laundry and household care industry remain optimistic about growth opportunities.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 03.04.11

  • Household Cleaning | Laundry Care | Personal Cleansers
    ACI Builds Its Brand

    ACI Builds Its Brand

    A year after its transformation into the American Cleaning Institute, ACI executives tell members that the Institute remains dedicated to getting the job done in Washington, D.C. and around the world through an effective network of partners.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 03.04.11

  • Household Cleaning | Surfactants
    Formulating Manual Dishwash Detergents

    Formulating Manual Dishwash Detergents

    An optimum hand dishwash liquid formula can be developed by using LAS, SLES and cocamidopropyl betaine and perhaps some cocamide DEA. Read on to learn how to develop a variety dishwash detergents.
    Shoaib Arif, Pilot Chemical Co., Cincinnati, OH 03.04.11

  • Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Polymers | Skin Care | Surfactants

    Dow Chemical Gets Personal

    With a deep understanding of consumer behavior, a huge R&D organization behind it and several new product launches to come, Dow Home and Personal Care executives insist that they are well-positioned to grow in the global personal care category.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 02.17.11

  • Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    Silicones Offer Versatility To Meet Global Personal Care Trends

    Silicones Offer Versatility To Meet Global Personal Care Trends

    These multifunctional materials provide a wide range of benefits in skin care, sun care and color cosmetics, according to Dow Corning researchers.
    Isabelle Van Reeth u2022 Dow Corning (China) Holding Co., Ltd. , Beth Johnson u2022 Dow Corning Corporation 02.17.11

  • Laundry Care
    Coming Clean

    Coming Clean

    After surviving the recession, the laundry detergent category has been hurt by price wars and a dearth of innovation. But a few observers insist there are signs that things are beginning to improve.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.10.11

  • Actives | Color Cosmetics | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Pigments | Preservatives | Skin Care | Sun Care
    Good Chemistry

    Good Chemistry

    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists' annual meeting included sessions on hair styling, sun protection and genomics. Yash Kamath received the Maison G. deNavarre Medal, the Society's highest honor.
    01.10.11

  • Come Together

    Come Together

    At the annual meeting of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, attendees learn why the association is more than the sum of its parts.
    01.10.11

  • Hair Care | Oral Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    Alive and Kicking

    Alive and Kicking

    Hampered by the recession, the natural personal care products market is getting back on track. But will cash-strapped consumers who switched back to conventional products return to naturals in 2011?
    01.10.11

  • Household Cleaning
    Youve Come a Long Way, Baby

    Youve Come a Long Way, Baby

    Fragrances found in today's household cleaning products are much more hip--and with good reason: scent can play a critical role in spurring consumers' interest and keeping them loyal to your brand.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 01.10.11

  • Actives | Skin Care
    Unlock the Secret To Eternal Youth

    Unlock the Secret To Eternal Youth

    Stem cells are the fountain of youth for skin. Rahn has screened uncharacterized as well as established cosmetic actives for their stem cell protecting properties and has observed impressive results for two of them.
    Stefan Baenziger, Ph.D, Rahn AG 01.10.11

  • Skin Care
    Up  Coming

    Up Coming

    A look at some of the rising stars in today's skin care marketplace.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 01.07.11

  • Actives | Skin Care | Sun Care
    Uncovering the Controversies Which Cloud Sunscreen

    Uncovering the Controversies Which Cloud Sunscreen

    There is much confusion surrounding the protective benefits of sunscreen. A noted dermatologist provides insight on this important segment.
    01.07.11