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BRICs Are Building Blocks for Many Companies
January 7, 2009
Personal care marketers trying to build their business should make Brazil Russia, India and China a foundation for all of their expansion plans.  Read More »
Innovative Solutions for Hair Color Maintenance
December 1, 2008
BASF researchers explain how two ingredients, ammonium cocoyl isethionate and polyquaternium-87, can help formulators create hair care products that keep color from fading.  Read More »
Clean. Condition. Color.
November 26, 2008
In mass, these three hair care categories were rather limp during the past year—and that was before the economy hit the skids. Salon products did slightly better, but will sales take a hit if customers head to the supermarket for shampoo and conditioner, or dare to color their hair at home?  Read More »
Is There a Doctor in the House?
November 26, 2008
New products mimic professional results, pique consumers’ interest and drive professional skin care product sales higher.  Read More »
Cleaning Products Go Green
November 26, 2008
While most household cleaning categories limp along, products promoted for their environmental benefits are posting double-digit gains.  Read More »
Just Brushed Fresh
November 26, 2008
Colgate rolls out Max Fresh, a multi-tasking toothpaste.  Read More »
You Could Have Had a C8
November 26, 2008
Kinerase launches new peptide-based skin care products.  Read More »
November 5, 2008
The economic downturn has consumers trading down when it comes to eating out, and the credit crunch is sure to put a damper on new business startups. But savvy I&I marketers are readjusting their game plans to get through tough times.  Read More »
Getting Personal
November 5, 2008
Masculine products and more skin care-like ingredients are on the rise as makers of personal cleansers look to connect with grooming-conscious men and moisture-craving women. But will new products from major brands keep consumers loyal as the economy continues to wobble?  Read More »
Cosmetic Chemists Meet in Barcelona
November 5, 2008
More than 1000 cosmetic chemists attended the 25th Congress of the IFSCC. Technical sessions were devoted to active ingredient research, efficacy assessment and trends in formulations.  Read More »
Green without Compromise
November 4, 2008
Nearly every personal and household care company is interested in natural solutions for their hair and skin care products or hard surface cleaners. Cognis proposes several ways to create these formulas.  Read More »
Fragrance by Design
November 4, 2008
Consumers are still willing to pay for premium fragrances during an economic downturn. Classic and designer-backed scents garner the most interest, and celebrity-driven juices are down, but not out.  Read More »
Hair Care Polymer Trends
November 4, 2008
A close look at recent patent activity reveals increasing emphasis on color, conditioning and styling applications.  Read More »
Are Multinationals Missing the Natural Movement?
November 4, 2008
Small and mid-sized personal care companies have embraced the natural trend. Meanwhile, large companies only enter the category via acquisitions.  Read More »
Placing the
September 30, 2008
Body care and brighteners are at the forefront of 2008 ethnic skin care product rollouts  Read More »