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Feb 01, 2012 | 11:22 AM CST
By: Trevor Legwinski
Tapping into consumers through social media unleashes a highly effective marketing channel, and a sustained, cross-channel effort aids understanding and communication with current customers and identifying new ones.
Feb 01, 2012 | 11:14 AM CST
By: Abby Penning
As the anti-aging market—and its consumers—evolve, brands should take a new look at the ingredients they are marketing as anti-aging.
Feb 01, 2012 | 11:01 AM CST
By: Imogen Matthews
Since the late 1990s, growth in men’s toiletries has been on a steady upward trajectory, reaching estimated global sales of $31 billion in 2011. Examine the trends and challenges facing the men’s category.
Feb 01, 2012 | 10:42 AM CST
By: Michelle Harper and Lori Miller Burns
Even before a product is sampled, consumers have formed an idea about how the fragrance should smell, likely based on its color.
Jan 31, 2012 | 11:20 AM CST
By: Cristina Kroll
Luxury brands expand in Latin America.
Jan 31, 2012 | 11:07 AM CST
By: Claire Thévenin
Ingredients, claims and endocrine disruptors were some of the many subjects discussed at the ninth edition of Cosmetic Valley’s Congrès Parfums & Cosmétiques on regulatory issues, held in Chartres, France, in November.
Jan 31, 2012 | 10:23 AM CST
By: Herman Chein
By creatively and intelligently utilizing online strategies and tools to stand out from and compete with multinational brands, start-up labels have the opportunity to grow into robust, global competitors.
Jan 31, 2012 | 10:10 AM CST
By: Colin Decker, Euromonitor International
Product innovations, value-added products and the strong growth of markets in developing countries will drive 5+% growth through 2015.
Jan 31, 2012 | 09:32 AM CST
In response to consumer concerns about the safety of hair-straightening treatments and the subsequent Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel conclusion that formaldehyde and methylene glycol, as present in hair- straightening products, are unsafe under present conditions of use, Croda has developed a hair-smoothing system that contains no added formaldehyde or methylene glycol, no animal-derived ingredients and is proven to be less damaging than other chemical services.
Jan 31, 2012 | 08:40 AM CST
New name for the 50 year-old European association designed to reflect the viability and leading role of European beauty industry globally.