• The New Smell of Clean

    The New Smell of Clean

    January 7, 2009
    Fragrance in household products is a key component in closing the sale. No wonder why more marketers are opting for sophisticated fragrance notes for their laundry care formulas and hard surface cleaners.

  • Skin Care Delivery Systems

    Skin Care Delivery Systems

    January 7, 2009
    Todays sophisticated ingredients call for sophisticated delivery systems. Suppliers explain how they are rising to the challenge.

  • A Natural Progression in Personal Care

    A Natural Progression in Personal Care

    January 7, 2009
    A look at the past, present and future of the natural and organic personal care category.

  • BRICs Are Building Blocks for Many Companies

    BRICs Are Building Blocks for Many Companies

    January 7, 2009
    Personal care marketers trying to build their business should make Brazil Russia, India and China a foundation for all of their expansion plans.

  • Innovative Solutions for Hair Color Maintenance

    Innovative Solutions for Hair Color Maintenance

    December 1, 2008
    BASF researchers explain how two ingredients, ammonium cocoyl isethionate and polyquaternium-87, can help formulators create hair care products that keep color from fading.

  • 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.