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Innovate or Stagnate
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published April 2, 2012
The laundry care market is besieged by higher raw material costs and retailer inflexibility on pricing. Laundry detergent suppliers offer a variety of strategies to succeed in this increasingly complex new world. Read More »
Published April 1, 2012
Published March 30, 2012
Tinted lip balms are a tricky formulation—some products don’t have enough pigment to give that pop of color; others feel too chalky or worse, have a strange aftertaste. Naturals marketer Yes To Carrots created a winning blend in its new… Read More »
Top Trends in Tresses for Spring 2012
By Philip Pelusi, Internationally recognized stylist and product artist
Published March 21, 2012
Philip Pelusi weighs in on the hottest hair looks. Read More »
What Damages Hair?
By Michael Dueu00f1as, Celebrity Stylist
Published March 19, 2012
Stylist Michael DueƱas on the causes and effects of coloring treatments, salt water and other bad hair actors. Read More »
Look Sharp, Feel Sharp, Be Sharp
By Kate Benson, Martens & Heads
Published March 12, 2012
Kate Benson explains what makes guys spend a few hours at a salon. Read More »
Evaluating Sunscreen Spray Polymers
By Olga V. Dueva-Koganov, Michael Russell, Steven Micceri and Artyom Duev, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC, Ossining, NY and Bridgewater, NJ, USA
Published March 5, 2012
Static and dynamic contact angle measurements in vitro can be utilized to evaluate the efficacy of sunscreen films to prevent water from reaching the substrate surface and reduce TEWL Read More »
Do Your Own Thing
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 1, 2012
With no clear-cut style holding sway these days, marketers must offer a variety of products to give consumers an array of holds and shapes. Read More »
Cutex Nails It
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published February 8, 2012
Best known for its nail polish remover, the brand is growing again thanks to investments from its owner, Arch Equity Partners. Read More »
Ode To the Classics: 90s Nail Polish
Published February 3, 2012
As we know, nail polish is a cosmetic category rife with innovation right now—as seen in mass, where nail lacquer sales climbed 20% to $363.4 million for the year ended May 15, 2011 in supermarkets, drugstores and mass-market retailers excludin… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
Toniq's Cheryl Swanson on the issues impacting your business. Read More »
Vintage Vera Next Up at MAC Cosmetics
Published January 16, 2012
Vera Neumann was an American artist and entrepreneur best known for her boldly colored linen patterns and scarves signed "Vera" with a little ladybug. Vintage styles from the 1960s and 1970s were often topped with a Vera scarf in breezy pas… Read More »
The Latest Word On Cosmetic Science
By Tom Branna and Navin Geria, Editorial Director and Contributing Editor
Published January 10, 2012
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists' annual meeting in New York attracted more than 1000 industry executives from around the world. Read More »
Brow Wow
By Natalie Gee, Gee Beauty
Published January 6, 2012
Eyebrow expert Natalie Gee weighs in on this key facial attribute. Read More »
Essie Says Bling It On!
Published January 6, 2012
Like any great accessory, jewelry makes a statement. And according to Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, the bolder the better. So what better way to offset that sparkling cocktail ring or chandelier earrings than a set of sophisticated la… Read More »