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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.

Nov 05, 2010 | 11:42 AM CDT

Fueling the Market—Fragrance Observations

By: Amy Marks-McGee

With so many fragrances on shelves, brand owners must distinguish their brands in ways that resonate with consumers. Connecting with consumers through a variety of innovative methods will fuel the fine fragrance market.

Nov 05, 2010 | 10:02 AM CDT

Chiral Skin Care

Chiral Skin Care
By: Shyam Gupta, PhD, and Linda Walker

An understanding of the biological importance of chiral ingredients and their applications in skin care will allow brands to communicate high-level claims to target consumers.

Nov 05, 2010 | 09:47 AM CDT

Two Views of Safety

By: Steve Herman

The safety of fragrance is under fire from special interests. Understanding where challenges originate and the nature of the message of these challenges will allow better-informed decisions about a fragrance brand or fragranced product.

Oct 13, 2010 | 10:33 AM CDT

Firmenich Posts Record Sales for Fiscal Year

Company posts sales increase of 12.1%, with a particularly strong rebound in fine fragrance during the second half of the year; Firmenich continues to invest 10% of annual profits in innovation, which it sees as a key to future success.

Oct 08, 2010 | 02:57 PM CDT

New Innovation Zone at In-cosmetics Asia

Show space dedicated to new ingredients, finished antiaging and male products, and Mintel trend reports.