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Dec 14, 2010 | 10:28 AM CST

L’Oréal Unveils New Research and Innovation Strategy

Company's goal is to reach one billion new consumers; consumer at the heart of new strategy, which notes need for in-depth knowledge of the culture, needs and preferences of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian consumers.

Dec 06, 2010 | 01:32 PM CST

Seeking the Magic to Delight Consumers

By: Denise Petersen

Both suppliers and marketers continually speak of the need to delight consumers as the on-shelf options grow for them. Cognis has created an “It’s Magic” theme, showcased at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers’ Day in May 2010, leveraging the concept to explore formulations that have the potential to astonish consumers and can be marketed with a whiff of magic.

Dec 06, 2010 | 12:52 PM CST

Structured Surfactants

By: Steve Herman

A new look at a well-known ingredient class yields new possibilities and a tool for innovation.

Nov 18, 2010 | 12:03 PM CST

More Trend Horizons

By: Jeff Falk

The movements, trends and forces that continue to shape the industry.

Nov 09, 2010 | 03:27 PM CST

Nano Sunscreen from the Garden

By: Jeff Falk

English ivy nanoparticles may offer better sun protection than metal-based nanoparticle UV filters with improved optical properties, less safety concern and a more uniform particle size.

Nov 09, 2010 | 03:23 PM CST

New Avenues for Fragrance & Beauty Foods

By: Irina Barbalova

As Euromonitor International’s latest data indicates, concerns with ingredients’ safety and suppliers making greater inroads in developing organic and natural perfumes may soon break the traditional norms of the fragrance world.

Nov 09, 2010 | 09:59 AM CST

Nov 05, 2010 | 11:55 AM CDT

The Mysteries of R&D, Part II: Why Do They Always Say “Not Ready Yet”?

By: Art Rich, PhD

Before a full production run, labeling issues and a variety of testing must be evaluated and conducted.

Nov 05, 2010 | 11:48 AM CDT

Natural Antiaging

By: Abby Penning

As baby boomers age, they continue to exert their market force on the industry, seeking more and more antiaging solutions. However, they are also looking for natural beauty care elements, and smart brands are learning to incorporate the two.