• Room to Grow

    Room to Grow

    The ethnic hair care industry has potential, but growth is still slow.

  • Not So Desperate

    Not So Desperate

    Sure celebrity scents have a short lifespan, but industry observers insist that these fragrances have provided a much needed lift for a sagging beauty category.

  • Sun Care is Back

    Sun Care is Back

    Sun care sales are up, thanks to growing concern about UV damage.

  • Novel  Natural

    Novel Natural

    The cosmetic chemist can pick from a wide range of unique ingredients that, more often than not these days, are derived from natural sources.

  • Whats New In RD?

    Whats New In RD?

    Consumer education is increasing the competition among cosmetic chemists to create more effective products.

  • No Sweat

    No Sweat

    Segmentation continues to create more opportunities for growth.

  • Banana Boat Celebrates the Sun in 2006

    Banana Boat Celebrates the Sun in 2006

    According to Chicago-based Information Resources, Inc., Playtex brand Banana Boat was again the best selling brand of sun care products in 2005. With almost $64 million in sales of lotions and oils, Banana Boat exceeded its nearest competitor by nearly $20 million.

  • Down in The Mouth

    Down in The Mouth

    Despite an array of new product launches, oral care sales actually fell in 2005.

  • Special Delivery

    Special Delivery

    Skin care delivery systems continue their complex development as actives also become more advanced.

  • Beyond Clean

    Beyond Clean

    Manufacturers of laundry detergent and fabric care products continue to add new and improved formulations, super concentrates and more sophisticated scents.

  • Personal Care is Natural

    Personal Care is Natural

    The increased awareness of a healthy lifestyle has contributed to the growth of the natural personal care products market.

  • Making Sense of Scents

    Making Sense of Scents

    Sales of home fragrances continue to burn brightly. Here's why.

  • Surfactant Update

    Surfactant Update

    The good news is that there's a lot of good news to report in this all-important category which can have such a big impact on household and personal care formulations.

  • No Sun Intended

    No Sun Intended

    Formulators reveal the challenges of incorporating UV protection into aesthetically-pleasing skin care products.

  • You

    You've Come a Long Way Baby

    From all natural ingredients to age-specific products, the baby care market continues to evolve.

  • Autumnal Previews

    Autumnal Previews

    Fall cosmetic trends sparkle to make sales shine.

  • The Inside Track To Beauty

    The Inside Track To Beauty

    Beauty in a pill is an easy concept for consumers to swallow.

  • Color Cosmetics | Fine Fragrance | Hair Care | Packaging | Packaging | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    The Power of Packaging

    The Power of Packaging

    Manufacturers rely more and more on innovation to get packages noticed - and purchased - by consumers.

  • Functional Ingredients | Skin Care
    Sophisticated Cosmetic Ingredients

    Sophisticated Cosmetic Ingredients

    Even the most demanding consumers can find effective anti-aging cosmetics, thanks to a wide array of novel active materials.

  • Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    Novel Natural Ingredients

    Novel Natural Ingredients

    The market for innovative, effective and unique ingredients continues to grow - naturally.