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Published January 1, 2012
All About Exfoliation
By Suki Kramer, Skin care expert and creator of Suki, Inc.
Published December 21, 2011
Suki Kramer investigates the latest methods to brighten skin. Read More »
Achieving Celebrity Requested Styles
By Joey Noufal, Noufal Hair Color Studio
Published December 20, 2011
There's a fine line between faux and fabulous, explains Joey Noufal. Read More »
A Helping Hand For Sun Care
By Stefan Bu00e4nziger, PhD, Rahn AG
Published December 1, 2011
Advanced sun care products must include supportive sun protection strategies. Cosmetic actives offer attractive multifunctional benefits, such as enhanced functionality and opportunities for new claims and competitive differentiation. A Rahn researcher highlights some actives that lend themselves to sun care products. Read More »
Fully Loaded
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published December 1, 2011
Active ingredients are a must in today's anti-aging skin care products. Read More »
Versathix: An Ideal Rheology Modifier
By Farahdia Edouard and Marni Dexter, Croda Inc
Published November 10, 2011
Croda researchers detail the benefits of using a high performance thickener that provides efficient viscosity building and desirable rheology across a wide variety of surfactant combinations that are common in shampoos and other personal cleansing systems. Read More »
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published November 10, 2011
With the acquisitions of Biochemica and B&T, Hallstar is bringing serious science to the natural personal care segment. Read More »
By Imogen Matthews, In-Cosmetics
Published November 10, 2011
Two hot topics, anti-aging and naturals, combine to create a dynamic growth sector in the global personal care market. Read More »
By Annie M. Ugurlayan, National Advertising Division Better Business Bureau
Published October 24, 2011
A primer on the advertising industry’s self-regulatory forum’s review of cosmetics advertising. Read More »
By Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets
Published October 18, 2011
It was only a matter of time before European spa marketers felt the grinding effects of the recent recession. While last year’s sales results were largely positive, this year has proved to be much more of a mixed bag. France did see an incre… Read More »
Published October 6, 2011
Shin-Etsu Updates Sunscreen Toolbox Read More »
Recent FDA Action Draws Big Crowd in Florida
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published October 5, 2011
The Florida Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists held its semi-annual Sunscreen Symposium and drew a big crowd as the industry sought answers to the recent rulings by the US FDA. Read More »
By Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director
Published October 5, 2011
The New York metropolitan area was battered by Hurricane Irene in August. The storm dumped 13 inches of rain in our region, making for severe flooding in northern New Jersey. Just over the border, in New York State, my relatives were hit hard by the… Read More »
The Mechanics Of Good Skin
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published September 29, 2011
FaceLube is a new line of skin care products geared for the average Joe who's more comfortable talking to his local mechanic than an aesthetician. Read More »
The Secrets to Beautiful Hair and Skin
By Michael Dueu00f1as, Hair Room Service
Published September 22, 2011
Michael Dueñas of Hair Room Service on ingredients that create a healthy appearance Read More »