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Apr 06, 2012 | 02:43 PM CDT

Brazil Behind Coty's Avon Bid

By: Abby Penning

Gaining a greater foothold in the South American beauty battleground was a key target in Coty's $10 billion acquisition proposal for Avon, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Apr 05, 2012 | 01:20 PM CDT

PCPC Experts Offers Insights Into U.S.; EU Regulations

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

Silicones in the Crosshairs

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

Senescence: Reversing the Clock on Skin Aging

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

Science with the Glamour: Ingredients' Brand Impact

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

Sustainability Drives Game Changing Innovation in Beauty

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

The Process of Product Development

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

Influence From the Outside

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

Becoming an Engagement Brand

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

The Beauty Business is Not for Sissies

TBC's Beauty Product Development Life Cycle chart
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.