Gary A. Neudahl, The HallStar Company July 6, 2011 || A skin care product works best when it is uniformly distributed over the stratum corneum, remains within the confines of the stratum corneum and retains its chemical integrity for the duration of use. A HallStar researcher offers some suggestions on how to protect skin from UV, water loss and other maladies.
Tom Branna, Editorial Director July 6, 2011 || When the Great Recession was raging, consumers began to pull back from making green purchases. Industry observers insist that these shoppers are coming back, but who gets to decide what's green and what isn't?
Tom Branna, Editorial Director June 16, 2011 || The Consumer Specialty Product Association's midyear meeting celebrates those who get through life's tough spots to reemerge wiser and better for their struggles.
Rau2019eda Asad, AkzoNobel Global Personal Care June 16, 2011 || An AkzoNobel researcher details the benefits of a new family of water-soluble cellulose derivatives. These ingredients provide rheology modification, improvethe aesthetics of personal care formulations, deliver beneficial properties and enable the formulation of differentiated consumer products.
Christine Esposito, Associate Editor June 15, 2011 || tube and bottle. The entire packaging process is on marketers minds these days from raw material procurement to what happens after customers squeeze out that last drop of product.
Christine Esposito, Associate Editor June 15, 2011 || The salon hair care industry took a hit during the recession as consumers put the breaks on discretionary spending. But is this market-where hairstyle and product trends are born-ready to bounce back?
Tom Branna, Editorial Director June 15, 2011 || Washloads, that is. Henkel and Procter & Gamble are delighting consumers with several new laundry product launches that may help push the industry forward and category sales higher.
Susan X. M. Dong, Branko Sajic and Anatoly Dameshek, Stepan Companyu00adu00adu00ad May 3, 2011 || Stepan researchers have developed a mild surfactant, derived from natural feedstocks, that works effectively with various hydrotropic surfactants to improve viscosity, foaming and mildness in hair and skin care products.
Christine Esposito, Associate Editor May 3, 2011 || For consumers who want to hide the signs of aging without the downtime or breaking the bank, skin care marketers say they have the right prescription.
Tom Branna, Editorial Director May 3, 2011 || If marketers think that they can rework formulations and remove tried-and-true preservation systems, they face the prospect of contamination and, ultimately, backlash from consumers and health authorities.
May 3, 2011 || The Consumer Specialty Products Association surveys the practices used to ensure microbiological quality of household and institutional products by focusing on raw material controls, finished product quality and process hygiene.