• Mean, Green, Cleaning Machine

    Mean, Green, Cleaning Machine

    April 11, 2006
    Surface cleaner sales are declining due to consumers increasingly hectic lives, while the demand for convenient products is pulling the market forward.

  • Room to Grow

    Room to Grow

    April 11, 2006
    The ethnic hair care industry has potential, but growth is still slow.

  • Not So Desperate

    Not So Desperate

    April 11, 2006
    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

    March 7, 2006
    Sun care sales are up, thanks to growing concern about UV damage.

  • Novel  Natural

    Novel Natural

    March 6, 2006
    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?

    March 6, 2006
    Consumer education is increasing the competition among cosmetic chemists to create more effective products.

  • No Sweat

    No Sweat

    March 6, 2006
    Segmentation continues to create more opportunities for growth.

  • Banana Boat Celebrates the Sun in 2006

    Banana Boat Celebrates the Sun in 2006

    February 14, 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

    February 13, 2006
    Despite an array of new product launches, oral care sales actually fell in 2005.

  • Special Delivery

    Special Delivery

    January 10, 2006
    Skin care delivery systems continue their complex development as actives also become more advanced.

  • Beyond Clean

    Beyond Clean

    January 5, 2006
    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

    January 5, 2006
    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

    December 9, 2005
    Sales of home fragrances continue to burn brightly. Here's why.

  • Surfactant Update

    Surfactant Update

    December 9, 2005
    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

    December 9, 2005
    Formulators reveal the challenges of incorporating UV protection into aesthetically-pleasing skin care products.

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