• Clean. Condition. Color.

    Clean. Condition. Color.

    November 26, 2008
    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?

  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    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.

  • Cleaning Products Go Green

    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.

  • Just Brushed Fresh

    Just Brushed Fresh

    November 26, 2008
    Colgate rolls out Max Fresh, a multi-tasking toothpaste.

  • You Could Have Had a C8

    You Could Have Had a C8

    November 26, 2008
    Kinerase launches new peptide-based skin care products.

  • II Market Update

    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.

  • Getting Personal

    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?

  • Cosmetic Chemists Meet in Barcelona

    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.

  • Green without Compromise

    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.

  • Fragrance by Design

    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.

  • Hair Care Polymer Trends

    Hair Care Polymer Trends

    November 4, 2008
    A close look at recent patent activity reveals increasing emphasis on color, conditioning and styling applications.

  • Are Multinationals Missing the Natural Movement?

    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.

  • Placing the

    Placing the 'B' Back in Beauty

    September 30, 2008
    Body care and brighteners are at the forefront of 2008 ethnic skin care product rollouts

  • Room to Grow for Wipes?

    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.

  • Standing the Test of Time

    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.

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