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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 | 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.

Apr 03, 2012 | 04:03 PM CDT

A Rush and a Push

By: Jeff Falk

Gearing up for the month's ahead, this month's issue focuses on outside influences on development and design, the process of product development, sustainability in beauty, the color cosmetic market and much more.

Apr 02, 2012 | 12:03 PM CDT

Kao to Expand Germany Location to Largest European Site

Kao noted the Darmstadt, Germany, location will be the place where it manages its Goldwell and KMS California hair professional brands, as well as where it houses development activities for the John Frieda and Guhl hair cosmetics brands.

Apr 02, 2012 | 11:55 AM CDT

ACI Affirms Safety of Triclosan in Hand Wash Products

Following a Canadian review of antibacterial ingredient triclosan, the American Cleaning Institute reminds consumers and the industry of its safety in personal care products.

Apr 02, 2012 | 09:37 AM CDT

The Fragrance Foundation Relaunches Online Learning Program

The reboot of "Basic Selling Skills for Fragrance" targets part-time sales associates and those new to selling fragrance.

Mar 29, 2012 | 03:21 PM CDT

Color Trends for 2013 and Beyond

By: Doug Thornley, Impact Colors

From classic red and black to vivid brights and metallics and toned down hues, Impact Colors predicts the big color trends set to inspire and infiltrate cosmetics in the coming year.

Mar 28, 2012 | 10:49 AM CDT

L'Oréal Inaugurates New Global Hair Research Center

Exclusively dedicated to hair, L’Oréal’s new research center is the head of a network of six regional centers around the world that research hair care formulations and consumer needs and product interactions, aiming to help L'OrĂ©al achieve its goal of reaching one billion new consumers globally.

Mar 28, 2012 | 10:44 AM CDT

Antioxidant Ingredients Attract Consumers

Packaged Facts reports that products noted to have antioxidant ingredients—including foods, beverages and beauty products—are becoming increasingly popular with consumers.