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Mar 23, 2012 | 09:43 AM CDT

CEW (UK) Anoints Finalists for 2012 Beauty Awards

Finalists were announced in 26 categories ranging across mass and prestige, fragrance, skin care, body care, makeup and hair care, and the winners will be announced April 27.

Mar 20, 2012 | 10:46 AM CDT

Kline Reports Consumers Driving Active Ingredient Development

According to Kline, as a consequence of consumers having greater awareness of the efficacy of certain actives, the beauty market has responded by using actives and their proven market cachet in products as diverse as skin care, makeup, hair care, male grooming products, slimming formulations, sun protection and more.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:53 AM CDT

Natural and Organic Beauty Maintains Strong Demand, Expected to Grow 10% Through 2016

Kline & Company reports that in these well-established markets, natural and organic products still consistently outperform the the overall beauty market; however, emerging markets such as China and Brazil are also gaining.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:42 PM CST

Ingredient Innovation: Inspired by Nature

By: Sara Mason

Exploring the potential of augmenting or replicating nature’s intelligence to create ingredients that are safer or better for consumer use.

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.

Jan 03, 2012 | 10:43 AM CST

Revealing the Secret of Beauty—It's Elementary

By: Mintel Oxygen Reports

Mintel Oxygen sees elemental influence from earth, water and air on recent product launches in the beauty industry

Dec 13, 2011 | 10:48 AM CST

Lubrizol Acquires Active Organics

In the acquisition, Active Organics will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, though it will retain the Active Organics name.

Dec 13, 2011 | 08:40 AM CST

Shiseido to Expand Bare Escentuals Into Brazil

For the first extension of the Bare Escentuals' bareMinerals brand into South America, Shiseido will begin selling the products in Brazil in May 2012, targeting the country's growing prestige and natural consumers.

Dec 06, 2011 | 11:04 AM CST

Green Efforts, Fiscal Requirements Sees Beauty Companies Shifting Marketing Focus

A report from Kline & Company notes that many beauty companies are reducing and shifting marketing expenditures as materials costs continue and green efforts remain a consumer focus.

Nov 30, 2011 | 10:58 AM CST

New Research in Natural Ingredients

By: Sherrie Berry

Discussion of results-oriented natural ingredients that are coming down the pipeline.