Features


  • Ebb Tide?

    Ebb Tide?

    As the recession gathered strength during the past two-and-half years, so too did the appeal of private label laundry detergent. But a couple of national brands managed to buck the trend and more innovative formulas may be on the way.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.05.10

  • Fresher, Cleaner, Longer, Stronger

    Fresher, Cleaner, Longer, Stronger

    Household cleaners are counting on novel fragrances with staying power to drive sales.
    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 01.05.10

  • In the Zone

    In the Zone

    The right delivery system takes key ingredients where they need to be so they can be the most beneficial to the skin.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 01.05.10

  • What to do about Sustainability

    What to do about Sustainability

    Ready to go beyond green? Here's a roadmap to get you started on your journey.
    Darrin C. Duber-Smith, Green Marketing, Inc. 01.05.10

  • The Sunscreen Race

    The Sunscreen Race

    A march to 100 and beyond.
    Steven Q. Wang, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dermatology Division 01.05.10

  • On Fertile Ground

    Beauty Garden is a new concept by research company Mintel which describes the growing trend for vegetables, fruit and herbs in cosmetics. Imogen Matthews discovers the significance of this trend and provides recent U.S. examples from Mintel's Global New Products Database.
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant to In-Cosmetics 01.05.10

  • Eco-Friendly, Vegetable-Based Esterquat from Evonik

    Eco-Friendly, Vegetable-Based Esterquat from Evonik

    Evonik researchers detail the benefits of an eco-friendly and vegetable-based esterquat for hair conditioning and skin care applications.
    11.25.09

  • The Mane Attraction

    The Mane Attraction

    Will 2009�s product rollouts save the lackluster shampoo and conditioner category?
    11.24.09

  • Cleaning Breakthroughs

    Cleaning Breakthroughs

    Multinationals and smaller household cleaning companies have made big breakthroughs in product formulations that are more environmentally-friendly than ever.
    11.24.09

  • Ready, Set, Active

    Ready, Set, Active

    Active ingredients are creating a new generation of more efficacious skin care products.
    11.23.09

  • A Polished Act

    A Polished Act

    OPI is more than a nail lacquer�it�s become an iconic brand with the staying power of Coke or Apple.
    11.23.09

  • How Science Is Shaping the Future of Beauty

    The trend for effective anti-aging treatments is prompting cosmetic brands to look beyond traditional formulations to discover more effective, science-driven alternatives. Researchers at Mintel and the Jump France Group explain what lies ahead for beauty formulations.
    11.23.09

  • Its a Wash

    Its a Wash

    Shower gels give a boost to the personal cleanser market, as sales rise 5% in 2009.
    11.09.09

  • Survival or Revival?

    Survival or Revival?

    Still reeling from a disastrous 2008 holiday season and plummeting sales through the first half of 2009, fine fragrance marketers hope autumn launches and holiday promotions provide some much needed relief.
    11.09.09

  • IP Trends In Hair Care Polymers

    IP Trends In Hair Care Polymers

    Intellectual property trends are revealed by careful study of emerging patent applications. This article reviews the past six months of published U.S patent applications that pertain to polymers in hair care.
    11.09.09

  • Phosphate-free Automatic Dish Detergents

    Phosphate-free Automatic Dish Detergents

    Cognis researchers explain why formulators dont have to settle for poor performance when creating an ADD thats good for the environment.
    11.09.09

  • How Green Is Your Cleaner?

    How Green Is Your Cleaner?

    The poor economy may be hampering sales, but green offerings continue to blossom in the industrial and institutional cleaning category.
    11.06.09

  • Up Close and Green

    Up Close and Green

    Heres a closer look at the terms and organizations that are impacting the global natural and organic marketplace.
    11.06.09

  • Different Shades of Green

    Different Shades of Green

    Theres no denying that the environmental movement is reshaping the economy. But how diverse companies achieve their objectives is a different story altogether.
    11.06.09

  • Wipe Out?

    Wipe Out?

    Although the recession has slowed growth in some sectors, wipes remain an active category with marketers rolling out new products.
    10.13.09