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Apr 05, 2012 | 01:20 PM CDT
By: Jeff Falk
Leading up to a Personal Care Product Council presentation at the Natural Beauty Summit America conference, the council's Francine Lamoriello and Farah Ahmed discuss efforts toward harmonization of cosmetic regulations and standards, as well as the differences and similarities of U.S. and EU regulations.
Apr 04, 2012 | 05:12 PM CDT
By: Steve Herman
A brief look at why concerns over the use of silicones have been raised and why they won't likely become the lightning rod other ingredient types have become.
Apr 04, 2012 | 04:43 PM CDT
By: Shyam Gupta, PhD, and Linda Walker
Preventing skin aging by targeting multiple causes with a single bullet is of primal scientific and consumer interest. Treatments based on cellular anti-senescence can offer this single solution to multiple skin ailments, including skin aging.
Apr 04, 2012 | 04:24 PM CDT
By: Abby Penning
Beyond their obvious functional value, ingredients can be integral to the story beauty brands share with consumers.
Apr 04, 2012 | 04:06 PM CDT
By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International
With sustainability, social responsibility and environmental integrity as key components of the long-term operational landscape in beauty, new choices in ecologically friendly packaging could be a catalyst to a radical shake up of the packaging mix.
Apr 04, 2012 | 03:45 PM CDT
By: Darrin C. Duber-Smith and Gregory Black
The beauty industry is hypercompetitive, and on-shelf success requires that new product development is conducted as scientifically as possible, utilizing proven models and due diligence.
Apr 04, 2012 | 03:26 PM CDT
By: Robert F. Brands
Packaging design inspiration can be drawn from nearly anything, but it's vital to remember that, in the end, it's still all about the brand building.
Apr 04, 2012 | 03:03 PM CDT
By: Katja Bartholmess and Ron Robinson
Social media allows beauty brands to share more with their consumers and to have their consumers share more with them.
Apr 04, 2012 | 02:48 PM CDT
By: Alisa Marie Beyer
Launching a successful beauty brand takes more than just a good idea. It takes a well thought-out plans and strategy for your brand to be a genius—and not a disaster.
Apr 04, 2012 | 02:27 PM CDT
By: Daniela Ciocan
Retail is the final touch point for beauty brands and consumers, and it can make or a break a sale. But with e-commerce and continually progressing technology, the retail environment's evolution is fast—and requires smart strategies from the brands on the shelves.