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Mineralize Your Makeup
n a time when many people are actively searching for new, natural solutions for skin care, mineral cosmetics have quickly become a prominent force in the beauty industry. Mineral makeup that is hypo-allergenic and can minimize breakouts has become an important staple for everyday wear. Consumers seeking natural, vegan or animal-friendly goods now have a wide selection of products available to choose from. Read more
Marine Ingredient Poised For Accelerated Development
Many believe the ocean is where life first started. Then it is no surprise, perhaps, that the biggest potential source for new, bioactive ingredients for the health and beauty market may originate from the same place. With so many new species of marine life still to be discovered, the potential for new marine-derived compounds and extracts is immense, and the industry is poised for accelerated development in the near future. Read more
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Skin Dryness: A New Target for Mature Skin Formulas?
Vichy Laboratoires sponsored a survey of 686 menopausal women to examine skin care concerns in this age group. Interestingly, the survey found that dryness may supersede wrinkles as a concern for women ages 50+. The fieldwork for the phone survey was conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Read more
It’s been a challenging year for manufacturers and suppliers of household and personal care products. The Great Recession forced many companies to rethink their business plans, retool their inventories and revise their new product development schedules. Yet, for preservative marketers, a challenging landscape is nothing new. Read more
Let’s Say Climate Change Isn’t a Problem………
What if green innovation was just about making money, asks Marc Stoiber of Maddock Douglas. Not so long ago, North America shifted into full-blown climate change panic. Although there were multiple causes, the event that seemed to galvanize everything was Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. Read more
Mixed Fortunes for Sun Care
Despite dwindling value growth in Western regions, there is still plenty of mileage left in the sun care category, with fresh innovations, awareness of the risks of sunbathing and growing demand from emerging regions all helping to maintain demand for sun care, according to Euromonitor International. Read more
The Looking Glass
I’m making this admission right up front—the comics remain my favorite section of the Sunday paper. And on a recent Sunday, I opened up those pages to find a Dilbert strip with direct relevance to a discussion often found in these pages, namely the interaction between a marketing department and R&D (in the case of Dilbert, it happened to be engineers). Read more