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Apr 19, 2012 | 04:03 PM CDT

PCPC Announces Support for Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012

The Personal Care Product's Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance have both announced their support for H.R. 4395, a bill introduced by Representative Leonard Lance known as the "Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012.

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 | 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.