This month’s column covers a few news items from newspapers and magazines pertaining to the cosmetic industry—it is also my farewell piece. I have enjoyed writing Gleams & Notions for almost 27 years, but it is time now to retire. The… Read More »
According to data crunched by Mintel, just 36% of Black consumers (vs. 48% of white consumers) report using anti-aging facial moisturizers and four in 10 (41%) don’t use any type of anti-aging facial skincare product at all—a number that… Read More »
For some years, the European men’s grooming market has experienced slow, steady growth, reflecting a gradual change in men’s usage behavior. Often touted as the “next big thing,” the market has yet to fulfill its potential and… Read More »
I just finished “Napoleon’s Buttons” by Le Couteur and Burrescon, published by Penguin. The subtitle is “17 molecules that changed history.” It is the story of how the desire for certain chemicals has affected and change… Read More »
The National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that New Nordic US, Inc. modify or discontinue claims for the company’s Hair Volume dietary supplement, including claims that suggest use of the product could reverse balding in women.
As… Read More »
It is time once again for my periodic media survey to uncover news, both good and bad, relating to cosmetics.
First, the good news. A Japanese scientist has identified a gene linked to early hair loss in mice, raising the possibility of an eventual… Read More »
Occasionally, I look through newspapers and magazines for unusual or humorous mentions related to our industry. The following is the result of my search.
A woman from Miami, FL started growing her hair 20 years ago and now has hair that is longer th… Read More »