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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 »
Bottled Up
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published January 5, 2012
Laser surgeon Eric Bernstein is battling the signs of aging, sun-damaged skin, with a new topical line. Read More »
Published December 1, 2011
Published December 1, 2011
Laura Mercier Kit Has It All
Published November 28, 2011
Cosmetic palettes are one of the best ways for shoppers to get a bang for their buck; these kits usually combine different SKUs for the eyes, lips and face. But one common omission is the brushes to actually apply the product. The colors can be lovel… 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 Robert Y. Lochhead, Willis Byrd, Lauren LaBeaud and Kimberly Page, The Institute for Formulation Science, The School of Polymers & High Performance Materials The University of Southern Mississippi
Published November 10, 2011
Recent patent applications reveal interesting advances in technologies relating to the use of polymers in hair care. Learn how polymers can enhance fragrance, impact foam, improve conditioning, aid color retention and more Read More »
Cargo EyeLighter Whitens and Brightens
Published November 10, 2011
Cargo’s EyeLighter ($20) simplifies the age-old makeup artist trick of widening and brightening eyes through white shadow application along the corners and rims of eyes. Besides a pop of lipstick and a swipe of mascara, a highlighted eye is key… Read More »