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LA Fresh Nail Wipes Make The Grade
Published May 24, 2012
I’m a little skeptical about nail polish remover wipes. I think of those sponge dip products from the 1980s where if you’re wearing a fuchsia or red polish the sponge turns that color and stains your fingers. However, modern times call… Read More »
Summer Hair Strategy
By Philip Pelusi, Internationally recognized stylist and product artist
Published May 17, 2012
Smoothing ingredients and more tips from this hair care expert. Read More »
The Curl Commandments
By Morgan Willhite, Creative Director at Ouidad
Published May 8, 2012
All textured hair is not created equal, according to Ouidad's expert. Read More »
Putty Soap Isn't So Silly
Published May 8, 2012
A solid liquid soap is the closest way to describe Lush’s latest innovation, Putty for Hands…but it’s not even soap. This solid hand cleanser is a little bit crumbly at times but a unique formulation, nonetheless. Just place it i… Read More »
Published May 1, 2012
Published April 30, 2012
Get “wow” brows with High Brow Glow ($20), a soft but strong highlighting pencil from Benefit. The original incarnation was a matte ballet pink; its sister SKU is bolder and brighter in a glowing champagne-pink shade. A single stroke un… Read More »
PR for Preservatives?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published April 30, 2012
Preservative systems work as well as ever, but erroneous media reports and skittish regulators having suppliers scrambling. Read More »
Conventional vs. Natural Preservatives
By Beth Ann Browne u2013 Dow Microbial Control,Phil Geis u2013 AdvancedTesting Laboratories, Tony Rook u2013 The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published April 30, 2012
Green aspirations must be tempered with practical realities—an environmentally preferable product is not a success if the formulation falls apart or is overrun with potentially pathogenic microorganisms due to the lack of an effective preservative. Read More »
Superstar SKUs
Published April 16, 2012
Here at Happi we see a lot of innovation on a daily basis through our reporting. The following personal care products really stepped up to the plate by way of efficacy:   Naturally Fresh Deodorant Roll On in Lavender ($3.99) This elegant deodor… Read More »
Secrets To Youthful Hair Color
By Philip Pelusi, Internationally recognized stylist and product artist
Published April 9, 2012
How can hair hues take years off the clock? Philip Pelusi explains. Read More »
Go Ahead and Get Emotional...Your Beauty Customer Will Thank You!
By Alisa Marie Beyer, The Beauty Company
Published April 2, 2012
If you want to truly understand what motivates and inspires loyalty in your consumer (and what doesn’t), it pays to listen to what she’s saying about not only your brand, but herself. 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 »