Every participant agreed that The Panama Beauty Project was worthwhile, and that it has had a profound effect on each of us. But in order to have a profound effect on the women of Porto Belo and elsewhere, the project needs your input. We’re looking for more volunteers, micro-financing, contract manufacturing contacts and more. Obviously, the project is in its infancy, but has great potential. As physicist Stephen Hawking once noted, “We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.”
Also in this issue, as Spring arrives here in the Northern Hemisphere, marketers big and small are rolling out their latest fragrant creations just in time for the all-important Mother’s Day selling season. Melissa Meisel reports on the latest offerings from Guerlain, Lauder and other fragrance leaders. Personal cleansing is much, much more than soap and water. At last month’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, formulators and dermatologists were on hand discussing the important role that gentle cleansing plays in skin health. Finally, all of these indie cosmetics must be made by someone, right? Christine Esposito interviewed contract manufacturing experts to learn more about the brawn behind all of these beauty and personal care brands.
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