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  • Innovative Solutions for Hair Color Maintenance

    Innovative Solutions for Hair Color Maintenance

    BASF researchers explain how two ingredients, ammonium cocoyl isethionate and polyquaternium-87, can help formulators create hair care products that keep color from fading.
    12.01.08

  • Clean. Condition. Color.

    Clean. Condition. Color.

    In mass, these three hair care categories were rather limp during the past yearand 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?
    11.26.08

  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    Is There a Doctor in the House?

    New products mimic professional results, pique consumers interest and drive professional skin care product sales higher.
    11.26.08

  • Cleaning Products Go Green

    Cleaning Products Go Green

    While most household cleaning categories limp along, products promoted for their environmental benefits are posting double-digit gains.
    11.26.08

  • Just Brushed Fresh

    Just Brushed Fresh

    Colgate rolls out Max Fresh, a multi-tasking toothpaste.
    11.26.08

  • You Could Have Had a C8

    You Could Have Had a C8

    Kinerase launches new peptide-based skin care products.
    11.26.08

  • II Market Update

    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.
    11.05.08

  • Getting Personal

    Getting Personal

    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?
    11.05.08

  • Cosmetic Chemists Meet in Barcelona

    Cosmetic Chemists Meet in Barcelona

    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.
    11.05.08

  • Green without Compromise

    Green without Compromise

    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.
    11.04.08

  • Fragrance by Design

    Fragrance by Design

    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.
    11.04.08

  • Hair Care Polymer Trends

    Hair Care Polymer Trends

    A close look at recent patent activity reveals increasing emphasis on color, conditioning and styling applications.
    11.04.08

  • Are Multinationals Missing the Natural Movement?

    Are Multinationals Missing the Natural Movement?

    Small and mid-sized personal care companies have embraced the natural trend. Meanwhile, large companies only enter the category via acquisitions.
    11.04.08

  • Placing the

    Placing the 'B' Back in Beauty

    Body care and brighteners are at the forefront of 2008 ethnic skin care product rollouts
    09.30.08

  • Room to Grow for Wipes?

    Room to Grow for Wipes?

    The household wipes category is dominated by Clorox, but smaller players are finding their niche. In personal care, private label holds the lead.
    09.30.08

  • Standing the Test of Time

    Standing the Test of Time

    When ingredients need to be tested, safety assessed and claims substantiated, the right testing facility can speed and ease the process.
    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor 09.30.08

  • HBA 2008: It

    HBA 2008: It's a Wrap

    Sixteenth annual event draws more than 16,000 beauty business experts to New York. HBA Awards presented to industrys best and brightest.
    09.30.08

  • Profiling the Natural/Organic Personal Care User

    Profiling the Natural/Organic Personal Care User

    Take a closer look at who’s buying all those natural and personal care products...and the reasons behind the purchases.
    Maryellen Molyneaux, Natural Marketing Institute 09.15.08

  • Five Brand Truths that Get Her Trying...and Buying

    Five Brand Truths that Get Her Trying...and Buying

    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.
    Alisa Marie Beyer, The Benchmarking Company 09.15.08

  • Healthy Skin Aging

    Healthy Skin Aging

    A new definition brings new opportunities.
    Grant Washington-Smith, Roseville Consulting 09.15.08