• A Green Light for Naturals

    A Green Light for Naturals

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor June 15, 2011
    Sustainable, naturally sourced ingredients are here to stay, according to suppliers.

  • Loads of Innovation

    Loads of Innovation

    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.

  • Modified Cetyl Betaine Surfactants in Personal Care 20

    Modified Cetyl Betaine Surfactants in Personal Care 20

    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.

  • No Appointment Necessary

    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.

  • A Matter of Self-Preservation

    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.

  • Microbiological Quality Of Consumer Products

    Microbiological Quality Of Consumer Products

    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.

  • HBA 2011

    May 3, 2011
    The conference program provides insight into innovations, trends and new product developments.

  • Lighten Up

    Lighten Up

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor April 5, 2011
    The fragrance market looks brighter with new releases for Spring 2011.

  • Recent IP Advances in Polymers For Skin Treatments

    Recent IP Advances in Polymers For Skin Treatments

    Robert Y. Lochhead Ph.D, The Institute for Formulation Science/The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi April 5, 2011
    Here's a review of the past six months of U.S. patent literature for intellectual property disclosures and claims that relate to the use of polymers in the treatment of skin wrinkles, irritation and inflammation.

  • Driving Forces

    Driving Forces

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor April 5, 2011
    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.

  • Smart Foam Control For II Cleaning

    Smart Foam Control For II Cleaning

    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 April 5, 2011
    A hydrophilic defoamer from Cognis has a good environmental profile, is easy to work with and improves cleaning performance.

  • A Dirty Job

    A Dirty Job

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director April 5, 2011
    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.

  • Irans Household Cleaning Market

    Irans Household Cleaning Market

    Farrokh B. Malihi, Fargol Research Group April 5, 2011
    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.

  • Burnt Offerings

    Burnt Offerings

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director March 11, 2011
    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.

  • Remedies to the Rescue

    Remedies to the Rescue

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor March 4, 2011
    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.

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