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Feb 04, 2009 | 02:58 PM CST

Live From New York: Shopping for Necessity, Not Luxury

By: Nancy Jeffries

The Fragrance Foundation’s State of the Industry Panel returns after a year’s absence, providing a crucial glimpse into the future of the global fragrance market.

Feb 04, 2009 | 02:20 PM CST

Cosmetics Take a Holistic Approach

Susan Posnick
By: Leslie Benson

There’s a lot to be said for companies that start at the grassroots level. Projects are funded out-of-pocket, personal experience becomes career passion, and end results matter more because they are of one’s own design. For 20-year veteran celebrity makeup artist Susan Posnick, that’s the path she chose to follow when she was diagnosed with facial skin cancer.

Feb 03, 2009 | 12:49 PM CST

Justifying Skin Care Claims

By: Imogen Matthews

Product claims sell skin care, yet increasingly savvy consumers are questioning whether these claims really stand up to scrutiny. What are the challenges facing beauty brands in making claims in various markets?

Feb 03, 2009 | 12:23 PM CST

Up From the Dentist's Chair

By: Leslie Benson

Beauty brands are cashing in on the multibillion dollar oral care market through at-home teeth whitening advancements and new chair-side treatments—recognizing that, to consumers, maintaining a healthy-looking smile has never been more of a priority.

Feb 03, 2009 | 11:50 AM CST

Skin Lightening Challenges

By: Zoe Diana Draelos, MD

A number of skin lightening ingredients are on the market, but many of them are burdened by safety or efficacy baggage. Some do not inhibit melanin in vivo, while others may be toxic or face penetration issues. Additional research is required to develop a truly effective and safe OTC skin lightener.

Feb 02, 2009 | 04:43 PM CST

Can Oral Care Keep Up the Pace?

By: Irina Barbalova, Euromonitor International

Segmentation, consumer education and rapid product development are supporting the global oral care market in the short term, but price pressure, mass-market imitators and a lack of room for innovation are making market development ever more exhausting.

Feb 02, 2009 | 04:31 PM CST

Fine Fragrance Finds Silver Lining

Annick Goutal
By: Karen A. Newman

Cautious optimism shines through as fragrance marketers push ahead with launches, expansion plans and new opportunities for fragrance consumers.

Feb 02, 2009 | 12:37 PM CST

Kline Predicts Increasing Margin Pressures

Effective marketing, efficient operations, sustained R&D expenditures and steady innovation will reinforce leadership positions in the market.

Jan 29, 2009 | 11:52 AM CST

Colgate-Palmolive Reports Income Increase in Fiscal 2008

Company announces fourth quarter earnings exceed expectations; re-affirms 2009 outlook. New products across categories and at various price points drive global market share gains.

Jan 27, 2009 | 10:01 AM CST

Calvin Klein Fragrances Launches Online Brand Experience

Interactive Web site features widgets that can migrate from the site to users' social networking pages, allowing them to experience the brand in their own online worlds.