Features


  • Stay Connected with Social Media

    Stay Connected with Social Media

    An array of social media-blogs, tweets, Facebook and websites-keeps consumer product companies connected to their buying audience.
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant to In-Cosmetics 03.09.10

  • The World Comes to Paris

    In-Cosmetics, the largest personal care trade show in the world, celebrates its 20th anniversary next month in France.
    03.08.10

  • The Annual Buyer's Guide

    A comprehensive resource for raw material, packaging components, equipment and consulting services.
    02.04.10

  • Trade Association Directory

    A guide to the associations and organizations relevant to the household products, cosmetics and personal care industries.
    02.04.10

  • Sweet Tooth

    Sweet Tooth

    Will an influx of new natural products bring a smile to the sluggish oral care category?
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 02.04.10

  • Overcoming Obstacles in Cosmetic Science

    Overcoming Obstacles in Cosmetic Science

    Cosmetic chemists throughout the U.S. gathered in New York City for the annual meeting of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
    Tom Branna -Editorial Director and Navin Geria - Contributing Editor 01.05.10

  • Meeting the Challenge

    Meeting the Challenge

    From surviving and thriving in a difficult economy to working with regulators and special interest groups, the Consumer Specialty Products Association has a habit of coming through when the chips are down.
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.05.10

  • 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