• The Skys the Limit

    The Skys the Limit

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor March 4, 2011
    Today's consumers want volume and hold in hairstyling products.

  • Suppliers Remain Optimistic

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director March 4, 2011
    Two years into the U.S. recovery, raw material suppliers to the global laundry and household care industry remain optimistic about growth opportunities.

  • ACI Builds Its Brand

    ACI Builds Its Brand

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director March 4, 2011
    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.

  • Formulating Manual Dishwash Detergents

    Formulating Manual Dishwash Detergents

    Shoaib Arif, Pilot Chemical Co., Cincinnati, OH March 4, 2011
    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.

  • Dow Chemical Gets Personal

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director February 17, 2011
    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.

  • Silicones Offer Versatility To Meet Global Personal Care Trends

    Silicones Offer Versatility To Meet Global Personal Care Trends

    Isabelle Van Reeth u2022 Dow Corning (China) Holding Co., Ltd. , Beth Johnson u2022 Dow Corning Corporation February 17, 2011
    These multifunctional materials provide a wide range of benefits in skin care, sun care and color cosmetics, according to Dow Corning researchers.

  • Coming Clean

    Coming Clean

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director January 10, 2011
    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.

  • Good Chemistry

    Good Chemistry

    January 10, 2011
    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.

  • Come Together

    Come Together

    January 10, 2011
    At the annual meeting of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, attendees learn why the association is more than the sum of its parts.

  • Alive and Kicking

    Alive and Kicking

    January 10, 2011
    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?

  • Youve Come a Long Way, Baby

    Youve Come a Long Way, Baby

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor January 10, 2011
    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.

  • Unlock the Secret To Eternal Youth

    Unlock the Secret To Eternal Youth

    Stefan Baenziger, Ph.D, Rahn AG January 10, 2011
    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.

  • Up  Coming

    Up Coming

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor January 7, 2011
    A look at some of the rising stars in today's skin care marketplace.

  • Uncovering the Controversies Which Cloud Sunscreen

    Uncovering the Controversies Which Cloud Sunscreen

    January 7, 2011
    There is much confusion surrounding the protective benefits of sunscreen. A noted dermatologist provides insight on this important segment.

  • Kinder, Gentler Detergents And Household Products

    Kinder, Gentler Detergents And Household Products

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 23, 2010
    Suppliers explain how they're developing the ingredients and solutions to create effective laundry and household cleaning products with improved environmental profiles.