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Sep 18, 2014 | 11:55 AM CDT

2014 Sunscreen Innovation Act Unanimously Passes

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141) on Sept. 17, 2014, which the Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition applauded. This Act aims to streamline the process for approving new sunscreen ingredients.

Sep 17, 2014 | 01:21 PM CDT

Kline Introduces Report on the Sexual Wellness Market

Lubricants among the products that offer opportunities for personal care brands; retailers respond to growing consumer expectations of these products with larger intimate health sections.

Sep 17, 2014 | 12:57 PM CDT

Report Reveals Personal Care Wipes to See Rapid Gains

The Freedonia Group's new report on the wipes market predicts increased consumer spending will promote the use of higher value, more task-specific wipes; products such as personal hygiene and pre-moistened facial cleansing wipes will see rapid gains.

Sep 17, 2014 | 12:06 PM CDT

Market for Personalized Skin Care Continues to Show Potential

Global market for personalized skin care valued at $12.2 billion; survey of U.K. consumers shows they're even willing to provide blood, skin, hair and DNA samples

Sep 17, 2014 | 10:34 AM CDT

Impact Colors Releases Color Trends 2016+

Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.

Sep 17, 2014 | 09:37 AM CDT

Consumer Buys for Needs, Function While Industry Sells by Category

Diagonal Reports believes that the beauty industry and the consumer are out of sync, reporting that consumers view beauty by functional need rather than by category. This finding is reported in its Lexicon of Beauty 2015-2025, which remaps the beauty industry according to function.

Sep 11, 2014 | 04:43 PM CDT

Murad Begins International Expansion With Acquisition of UK Partner

Acquisition provides Murad with an opportunity to directly manage its growing business in prestige and professional channels in the U.K. and marks a strategic foothold for its planned expansion of existing operations in Europe.

Sep 10, 2014 | 03:22 PM CDT

Cosmopack Launches in New York

The by-invitation-only U.S. edition of Cosmopack is debuting in New York September 22–23; panel features Clarisonic, Laura Geller Beauty, Iredale Cosmetics and Gotha Cosmetics.

Sep 10, 2014 | 10:06 AM CDT

L'Oréal To Acquire Brazil-based Niely Cosmeticos Group

With a net revenue of 405 million Brazilian reals in 2013 and brands well accepted by Brazil's growing middle class, the Niely Cosmeticos Group expected to positively complement the L'Oréal products already offered in Brazil.

Sep 08, 2014 | 11:09 AM CDT

Claims Inspired by Other Segments Propel Hair Care Growth

Almost half of new hair care products carry brightening and illuminating claims, and claims inspired by skin care and color cosmetics as well as demand for customization offer growth opportunities for the hair care market.