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Feb 12, 2007 | 02:16 PM CST

A Worry Society? CTPA Annual Business Forum

By: Jane Evison

I was in London again in November for the Cosmetic, Toiletries and Perfume Association’s annual business forum at The Barbican Centre. This year’s conference was a sellout, with 150 delegates, speakers and guests participating in the two-day event...

Feb 09, 2007 | 03:10 PM CST

Natural Sun Care

In addition to meeting the challenges that every sun protection product faces (SPF, feel, etc.), what other challenges must natural sun care face in order to be viable on the shelves? GCI asked Croda’s Sonia Dawson, marketing executive – botanicals, how Croda serves customers looking to add naturals to their sun care offerings.

Feb 08, 2007 | 05:12 PM CST

Aesthetic Appeal

By: Jeff Falk

Just as daily products have evolved with the addition of protection attributes, sun care is evolving to include improved aesthetic appeal. Enhanced attributes in sun care products are key in differentiation, and everyday sun care products and combination products are growing in importance to the segment. Sun care and combination brands recognize the market evolution demanding esthetic appeal as crucial to differentiating a product within the market.

Feb 06, 2007 | 09:20 AM CST

Lip Gloss Claims Weight Loss Benefits

According to Glenn Mouser, vice-president of research and development at Omega Tech Labs, the company has formulated a lip gloss that curbs the wearer's appetite. The gloss, Promise, is an all-natural blend of botanical oils.

Feb 05, 2007 | 02:02 PM CST

Judith Smeltzer Honored with SDA Distinguished Service Award

The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) announced that Judith H. Smeltzer is the 2007 recipient of the Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes extensive and exceptional service to SDA and outstanding leadership within the association...

Feb 02, 2007 | 03:49 PM CST

Sandalwood Yield Exceeds Predictions

TFS Corp. Ltd. (Perth, Australia) has announced that heartwood development in its Indian sandalwood trees has met or exceeded yield predictions. The company...

Jan 08, 2007 | 10:49 AM CST

Chemical Reaction: Nose News

By: Steve Herman

Jan 08, 2007 | 10:39 AM CST

Regulatory Update: Regulation Time

By: Jeff Falk

Regulations may appear as the bane of the industry—hoops to jump through, paperwork, red tape and man hours. However, the effect of regulation on consumer confidence that means so much to businesses and the industry as a whole should be considered.

Jan 08, 2007 | 10:26 AM CST

The New Face of Beautiful Aging

By: Nancy Jeffries

Jan 04, 2007 | 02:12 PM CST

Twist of Pomegranate

By: Jeff Falk

The deep red juice of the pomegranate seemed to pop up out of nowhere, suddenly occupying space in my grocer’s produce section...