Christine Esposito, Associate Editor || June 15, 2011 The salon hair care industry took a hit during the recession as consumers put the breaks on discretionary spending. But is this market-where hairstyle and product trends are born-ready to bounce back?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.