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Oct 07, 2008 | 12:30 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: The Power of Soap

By: Steve Herman

We sometimes forget that the benefits of our industry go beyond simple beauty, and some of the most elemental and taken-for-granted products, combined with the marketing knowledge pioneered by the companies in our industry, can save millions of lives.

Oct 06, 2008 | 10:47 AM CDT

Drom Appoints New Perfumer

Thomas Hogan Jr. joins the fragrance house.

Oct 03, 2008 | 04:56 PM CDT

Sun Care Radiates Untapped Success

By: Ursula Horne

Despite considerable growth over the past five years, sun care remains one of the smallest sectors within the cosmetics and toiletries industry. Although it appears that messages of the dangers of sun exposure are getting through to the consumer, there remains untapped potential for growth.

Oct 03, 2008 | 04:40 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Green Chemistry—Safer from the Start

By: Steve Herman

A scientist and educator suggests that making products safe from the beginning would help safety, environmental and regulatory issues disappear, and the general public less likely to view the industry as insensitive purveyors of toxic materials.

Oct 03, 2008 | 04:28 PM CDT

The New Fragrance Mecca: Africa/Middle East

By: Briony Davies, Euromonitor International

Multinational fragrance manufacturers and retailers are increasing their presence in one of the fastest-growing regions in the world for fragrances. Africa and the Middle East are set to drive growth in the world market.

Oct 03, 2008 | 04:12 PM CDT

Sustaining Natural Growth

By: Karen A. Newman

Growth in natural and organic personal care products is strong, but it’s not been without its challenges including definitions and enforcement, channel expansion, sustainability and supply chain management.

Oct 03, 2008 | 04:04 PM CDT

Color’s Emerging Strategy Urges Trade Up

By: Briony Davies, Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International’s research indicates that, with sales of $34.5 billion, color cosmetics has maintained its position as the third largest segment in cosmetics and toiletries in 2005. However, the 4.3% increase in sales actually makes it one of the least dynamic areas in cosmetics and toiletries, despite manufacturers’ repeated attempts to revive the category.

Oct 03, 2008 | 03:50 PM CDT

SC Johnson Launches Beauty Resource Site

Microsite designed to serve as a beauty resource for young women; reveals beauty habits of this consumer group.

Oct 03, 2008 | 03:09 PM CDT

The Naturals Consumer: 12 Truths

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured

The path to success in naturals is reaching all consumers, addressing the whole person—spiritually and emotionally—and educating them. Tell your story.

Oct 03, 2008 | 10:18 AM CDT

Avon to Launch Ironman Fragrance Collection

Values behind Ironman and the triathlon, according to Avon, in line with entrepreneurial spirit of the company; fragrance to reflect a global lifestyle.