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Jul 19, 2012 | 01:56 PM CDT

Growth Projected for Cosmetic Chemicals With Botanicals and Emollients Leading the Pack

A report by Freedonia Group Inc. has projected demand for cosmetic chemicals in the United States to grow 4.9% annually to reach $9.4 billion in 2016. Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals to 2016 found that botanical extracts will lead the growth, and that emollients and moisturizers will be the fastest-growing chemicals by function.

Jul 17, 2012 | 11:30 AM CDT

Consumers Seeking ‘A Life in Balance,’ According to Trend Report

Taking steps to restore and recharge are keys to achieving and sustaining a better life, consumers say in new study from fragrance company Arylessence on American consumer attitudes and behaviors.

Jul 10, 2012 | 11:19 AM CDT

Parabens and Pink Slime

By: Steve Herman

Do consumers have too much information to make a truly informed decision?

Jul 09, 2012 | 05:14 PM CDT

Addressing Desires of Target Consumers Through Ingredients

By: Abby Penning

Ingredients can translate across categories, segments, regions and boundaries—if you know how to properly use and talk about them.

Jul 09, 2012 | 05:06 PM CDT

Hair Care Ingredient Innovation

By: GCI Editors

A quick roundup of hair care ingredients launched during the past year.

Jul 09, 2012 | 03:55 PM CDT

The Truth of Change and Passion

By: Jeff Falk

Passion for beauty brand doesn't just come from consumers. It also has to come from brand owners and developers, and sustaining that passion requires constant innovation.

Jul 09, 2012 | 11:13 AM CDT

ICMAD Looks at Beauty Industry Trends, Challenges at Cosmoprof

The cosmetic organization will participate in three different sessions at the North America event in Las Vegas.

Jun 29, 2012 | 10:28 AM CDT

Grant Expands to Support Beauty Business Growth

The company is adding a new manufacturing location in New Jersey.

Jun 14, 2012 | 11:55 AM CDT

The Anatomy of Global Skin Tones

professional skin care client with skin of color
By: Pamela Springer

Meet consumers' needs by understanding the skin's mechanism as it relates to ethnic differences.

Jun 12, 2012 | 10:39 AM CDT

Unilever CEO Promotes R&D for Consumer Behavior Change

Speaking at a symposium in the Netherlands, Paul Polman notes that "Changing behavior is going to require further new approaches, and science and innovation will be critical in helping people to change toward a more sustainable, healthier lifestyle."