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Nov 30, 2011 | 11:05 AM CST

Ageless Tresses—Building the Complete Anti-aging Hair Care Line

By: Kathleen Maurer

As their hair care needs evolve with age, baby boomers remain a key demographic for hair care brands. They are also a consumer group quick to cut products that overpromise and underdeliver, so understanding their needs and ingredients that address those needs is crucial in retaining their loyalty and spend.

Nov 30, 2011 | 10:58 AM CST

New Research in Natural Ingredients

By: Sherrie Berry

Discussion of results-oriented natural ingredients that are coming down the pipeline.

Nov 30, 2011 | 09:51 AM CST

Consumers Demand Eco, Individualized and Efficacious

By: Jeff Falk

Ingredient suppliers share insights into consumer wants, the ingredients created in response and how brand owners can leverage ingredient stories in product and branding efforts.

Nov 30, 2011 | 08:35 AM CST

2011 Ingredient Launches

By: GCI

A roundup of the ingredient launches published in GCI, January–November.

Nov 29, 2011 | 02:19 PM CST

Researchers Suggest Gluten Identification in Cosmetics

Research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, D.C., USA, suggested that celiac patients may have adverse reactions to gluten in cosmetics.

Nov 29, 2011 | 11:28 AM CST

Controversial Ingredients: One Brand’s Perspective

By: Ada Polla and Anne Pouillot

A number of ingredients have been vilified, and ingredient myths have perpetuated. Scientific evidence suggests that some should be eliminated from formulations; the use of others, while safe according to the available scientific data, should be considered for commercial reasons related to consumer perception.

Nov 29, 2011 | 10:57 AM CST

Claims and Promises

By: Imogen Matthews

With so many new launches boasting differing breakthrough technologies, brands need to differentiate themselves in the market to reach consumers. To retain consumers, brands must fulfill their claims’ promises.

Nov 03, 2011 | 08:50 AM CDT

The Product Development Team

By: Art Rich, Ph.D.

The product development group functions as the swing activity between product marketing and research and development. It is involved with the selection of product(s) that will satisfy marketing needs for the new product launch.

Nov 01, 2011 | 07:01 PM CDT

HBA Puts Out Call for Speakers

June 2012 conference track topics will include creating successful brands; package design and consumer appeal; new ingredients and formulation processes, regulatory updates; social media and effective marketing solutions; and real-world case studies.

Nov 01, 2011 | 08:59 AM CDT

The Intensifying Regulatory Investigation of Formaldehyde and Its Implications

By: Stan Perry

A recent report on formaldehyde will not only impact consumer confidence, and what can and can’t be used in products, it may also open the door for toxic tort cases. Understanding the background, challenges and methods of addressing this chemical and its use is a lesson that may be applicable across regulations and regulatory environments.