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Mar 02, 2012 | 04:36 PM CST

The “Reasonable Consumer’s” View of Green Labels—Lessons From Two Greenwashing Cases

By: Neal Marder and Christian E. Dodd

When seeking to promote their “greenness” as a competitive advantage, brand owners must understand the legal pitfalls of self-created symbols and labels that express environmental superiority, are trademarked and not immediately associated with the product, and are identified as a rating system.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:24 PM CST

Beauty Sales Post Greatest Growth in Volume Terms in Five Years

By: Fernanda Bonifacio

Dynamism in toothpaste, hair care and perfume segments help volume growth; performance of direct sellers slips.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:16 PM CST

Are the Emerging Markets a Safe Haven for Beauty?

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Emerging markets fueled 81% of the incremental retail value of the global beauty industry in 2011, but can consumers in emerging markets continue to offset the lackluster demand in mature markets?

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:08 PM CST

Examining Skin: A Functional Barrier

By: Marie Alice Dibon, PharmD

New research reveals that we need to let the skin protect itself, and product development strategies should focus on restoring the skin barrier and, more importantly, not impair skin’s function.

Mar 02, 2012 | 03:56 PM CST

Building Shampoo

By: Eric Abrutyn

An examination of the ingredient components of shampoo, their function and examples of brands’ methods of differentiating through their use of ingredients.

Mar 02, 2012 | 09:12 AM CST

NPD Group Report Sees Incredible Prestige Beauty Gains, Immense Fragrance Growth

The market research company found the prestige beauty market generated $9.5 billion in 2011, an 11% increase over 2010—the largest increase The NPD Group has seen in the 15 years it has tracked this market.

Mar 01, 2012 | 04:46 PM CST

In-cosmetics Focuses on "Solar Beauty"

Consumer perception of and misconceptions about sun care products, as well as scientific advances in sun protection and interactive sun care product demonstrations, among the highlights of the 2012 event.

Mar 01, 2012 | 11:12 AM CST

Shiseido to Launch New Web-based Total Beauty Service

Called Watashi+ and launching in April, the service will help provide questions and information to beauty consumers.

Mar 01, 2012 | 11:07 AM CST

Beiersdorf Sees 1.1% Sales Rise in 2011

Moving ahead with the realignment of the company's corporate structures and streamlining of its consumer business, Beiersdorf recorded group sales of €5,633 million.

Feb 29, 2012 | 03:11 PM CST

The Changing Face of Beauty Distribution

By: Ada Polla

Insights from beauty retailers—department stores to flash sale sites—shows the various opportunities beauty brands have to reach out to and connect with consumers.