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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 »
Room to Grow for Wipes?
September 30, 2008
The household wipes category is dominated by Clorox, but smaller players are finding their niche. In personal care, private label holds the lead.  Read More »
Standing the Test of Time
Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
September 30, 2008
When ingredients need to be tested, safety assessed and claims substantiated, the right testing facility can speed and ease the process.  Read More »
HBA 2008: It
September 30, 2008
Sixteenth annual event draws more than 16,000 beauty business experts to New York. HBA Awards presented to industry’s best and brightest.  Read More »
Profiling the Natural/Organic Personal Care User
Maryellen Molyneaux, Natural Marketing Institute
September 15, 2008
Take a closer look at who’s buying all those natural and personal care products...and the reasons behind the purchases.  Read More »
Five Brand Truths that Get Her Trying...and Buying
Alisa Marie Beyer, The Benchmarking Company
September 15, 2008
Critical consumer insights about naturals and organics, and specifically the consumer’s feelings about nutricosmetics and cosmeceuticals, are translated into five real world brand elements that encourage her to try, buy and trust natural inside/out beauty products.  Read More »
Healthy Skin Aging
Grant Washington-Smith, Roseville Consulting
September 15, 2008
A new definition brings new opportunities.   Read More »
Ayurvedic Beauty
Shyam Gupta, PhD, Bioderm Research
September 15, 2008
The Ayurvedic discipline of physical, mental and spiritual well-being has been successfully practiced for over 5000 years. A harmonious balance of body, mind and soul provides optimal ingredients for a happy, healthy, meaningful and balanced life.…  Read More »