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Aug 12, 2009 | 01:08 PM CDT

Beraca Awarded for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Brazil-based Beraca's “The Sustainable Use of Amazonian Seeds” project was awarded by the United Nations; effort noted for demonstrating that "environmental sustainability and business can be synergistic goals."

Aug 11, 2009 | 02:42 PM CDT

Ethics and Personal Care

By: Steve Herman

The beauty industry’s obligation to be ethical is predicated by its promises of specific benefits to its consumers, and ethics should be at the forefront of product development and marketing decisions.

Aug 11, 2009 | 02:31 PM CDT

The Anatomy of a Formula—Antiperspirants

By: Eric S. Abrutyn

Extracted from the “Anatomy of a Formula” column in the May 2009 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, the author explains the anatomy of antiperspirants, their purpose in the formulas and their impact on meeting consumer trends. The full technical column is available at www.CosmeticsandToiletries.com.

Aug 11, 2009 | 02:27 PM CDT

The New Age of Antiaging

By: Jeff Falk

According to Euromonitor International’s June 2009 State of the Industry report, consumers clearly prioritize age-prevention above all else—allowing antiaging, as a global subcategory of skin care, to remain relatively unscathed as consumers’ tightened their purse strings. Still, both marketers and suppliers have been forced to reevaluate how consumers spend and adjust game plans accordingly. The resounding universals of fact-based claims—staying true to a brand mission and capturing the consumer’s imagination—remain, and a panel of marketers and suppliers delve into the issues.

Aug 11, 2009 | 02:19 PM CDT

The Demands of Natural Product Claims on Fragrance

By: Sara Mason

As natural claims and positioning grow to meet the rise in consumer demand, questions arise regarding the use of natural and synthetic fragrance in beauty products.

Aug 11, 2009 | 12:53 PM CDT

Biorenewable Carbon Index

Guide contains physical and environmental data.

Aug 11, 2009 | 12:48 PM CDT

Clariant Goes Conceptual/Ecological

Company launches product concepts for strategic marketing application.

Jul 31, 2009 | 04:22 PM CDT

J&J Establishes Online Institute for Naturals Education

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. has established an education-based Web site as a resource for information on the science of natural ingredients in skin care.

Jul 31, 2009 | 11:08 AM CDT

Clariant Sales Down in Q2 2009; Cash Flow Improves

Focus on generating cash, decreasing costs and reducing complexity shows results; functional chemicals most resilient to decline in demand.

Jul 24, 2009 | 02:17 PM CDT

Spice up Your Formulation: Addressing Issues Caused by Acids in Skin Care Products

By: Zolt Szabados, Technical Services Manager, BAS…

Introduction of Luvigel(TM) Star as an effective thickener in anti-aging preparations