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Antibacterial personal care products do not alter the body's bacterial flora
Antibacterial personal care products do not alter the body's bacterial flora
Many health experts warned consumers that antibacterial hygiene products such as toothpaste and soaps do more harm than good because these disrupt the body’s normal bacterial flora. But a new study published on May 18 in the journal mSphere revea...
How technology and beauty intersect in Silicon Valley
How technology and beauty intersect in Silicon Valley
The beauty industry has long relied on creating a sense of mystery, magic even, around its creams, powders and potions. But now it has something else up its sleeve: high technology. French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has opened a "tech incubator" employing...
How a small business can build a rapport using social media
How a small business can build a rapport using social media
As a small business owner, you likely strive to succeed and grow your business each day. You try your absolute best to increase market share by working at the marketing strategies that you feel most comfortable with. When it comes to online marketing, ...
97 percent of US consumers shop on marketplaces
97 percent of US consumers shop on marketplaces
For many retailers, selling on online marketplaces should be a part of their e-commerce strategies.
Are antibacterial soaps safe?
Are antibacterial soaps safe?
Is the quest for clean doing more harm than good? That’s the question at the heart of a debate between cleaning-products makers, researchers and environmental advocates. The outcome could affect millions of Americans who use antibacterial soaps, ...
Robots are infiltrating retail
Robots are infiltrating retail
More shoppers are moving online to purchase their goods, but brick-and-mortar stores still rule. New data from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that 93 percent of all U.S. retail sales come from these physical stores. As wages rise, retailers ar...
The beauty product that reportedly makes women feel most confident will surprise you
The beauty product that reportedly makes women feel most confident will surprise you
I won’t lie: A sweep of black mascara and a pop of bold lipstick can definitely make me feel like the responsible adult I’m totally not. However, before I declare red lipstick as the mood boosting beauty essential everyone needs, new and su...
Try these 10 rarely used marketing ideas for small businesses
Try these 10 rarely used marketing ideas for small businesses
Marketing a small business isn’t easy. There are tight budgets to worry about, niche markets to satisfy, and the constant demands of other marketing obligations. But on the flip side, marketing a small business is incredibly exhilarating. In a sm...
The lady is a vamp! Dark lipstick takes off at London Fashion Week
The lady is a vamp! Dark lipstick takes off at London Fashion Week
With the fall 2016 London shows in full swing, a handful of breakout beauty trends are beginning to gain momentum—but perhaps none more so than the scene-stealing, aphotic effect of a dark lip. Whether onyx, bordeaux-stained, or graphic magenta, ...
Unilever sales rise thanks to surge in shampoo and deodorant sales
Unilever sales rise thanks to surge in shampoo and deodorant sales
A new advertising campaign for Lynx which ditched male stereotypes has paid off for owner Unilever after higher sales of the men’s grooming range propped up the group’s performance. Lynx, known as Axe in the rest of the world, dropped its o...
The holiday is over: Amazon will collect sales taxes nationwide on April 1
The holiday is over: Amazon will collect sales taxes nationwide on April 1
Amazon, the online merchandise juggernaut, will collect sales taxes from all states with a sales tax starting April 1. Tax-free shopping will be over as of next month in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, the four remaining holdouts. Since the beginn...
Beauty industry keeps economy strong
Beauty industry keeps economy strong
The personal care industry is one of the most dynamic and innovative industries driving the U.S. economy, according to the results of a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on the economic and social contributions of the personal care products ind...
UK voters back Brexit, will leave European Union
UK voters back Brexit, will leave European Union
Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum that forced the country's prime minister to step down, upended markets and set the stage for a messy untangling with far-reaching implications. Electoral officials said recently tha...
How to grow your business through an integrated marketing and public relations strategy
How to grow your business through an integrated marketing and public relations strategy
When it comes to growing a business, many organizations look to either a marketing or public relations strategy to help reach the right audience. The overall goal of both efforts is to increase brand awareness that results in quickly growing your busin...
Unilever sharpens focus with push into personal care
Unilever sharpens focus with push into personal care
When Unilever decided to sharpen its edge in men’s grooming by entering the razors business, the only surprise was its choice of target.
Survey: Consumers want more integration between in-store, mobile capabilities
Survey: Consumers want more integration between in-store, mobile capabilities
Consumers are seeking more in-store technology capabilities and deeper, more personalized integration between their brick-and-mortar shopping experience and their mobile devices and applications, according to a new survey from International Council of ...
Does this 'millennial' packaging make you want to buy shampoo?
Does this 'millennial' packaging make you want to buy shampoo?
The other week, there was a discussion on the Makeup Rehab subreddit about "brands that not only sell makeup but also sell aesthetic." One Reddit user wrote about her attempt to figure out whether she was tempted to buy brow gel or concealer because sh...
The big preservatives 'crisis'
The big preservatives 'crisis'
The cosmetics industry says a series of bans and restrictions, over the past two years, have curbed its ability to develop effective formulations, to protect products from fungi and bacteria. This is to a point where companies are alarmed about the fut...
How 3-D printing is driving the growth of small businesses
How 3-D printing is driving the growth of small businesses
Over the past two decades, 3-D printers have revolutionized the world of prototyping and small scale manufacturing. In an interview with John Hornick, author of 3-D Printing Will Rock the World, PD&D explores how 3-D printers can empower small business...
Council clarifies sunscreens in response to Wall Street Journal column
Council clarifies sunscreens in response to Wall Street Journal column
A recent Wall Street Journal column suggests that sunscreen labels are “cryptic” and “confusing”– here is some clarification on Sun Protection Factor and Broad Spectrum. Contrary to the column, SPF is not a measure of onl...
Safety more important than following the 'natural is best' trend says Johnson's Baby
Safety more important than following the 'natural is best' trend says Johnson's Baby
At Johnson's, being natural is never more important than being safe, declares the caption of a recent promotional video for Johnson's Baby.
Study: Amazon makes big strides in capturing health, personal care, food shoppers
Study: Amazon makes big strides in capturing health, personal care, food shoppers
Amazon is gaining a significantly larger share-of-wallet for everyday household items - and the retailer continues to build momentum.
What's all the fuss about pollution-fighting skin care?
What's all the fuss about pollution-fighting skin care?
Environmental attack. Free radical assault. Noxious gas: From some dire beauty headlines of late, you'd think the very air was contriving, if not to kill us, then to make us look older.
Some recent developments in the cosmetics arena: Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Avon products
Some recent developments in the cosmetics arena: Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Avon products
There have been some important developments in the beauty arena lately. It seems all the major players want to start 2016 with fresh vigor and growth opportunities. Premium beauty giant, Estee Lauder, announced a new Vice President for its Travel Retai...
Women-owned businesses grow, yet gender gap in small business finance remains
Women-owned businesses grow, yet gender gap in small business finance remains
Much has changed since 1994 when the U.S. government implemented an initiative to spend at least five percent of its contracting dollars on women-owned businesses. Today, women-owned businesses in the U.S. account for approximately 9.4 million companie...
The psychology of social media: A structured approach to social media marketing in 2016
The psychology of social media: A structured approach to social media marketing in 2016
If you're a business trying to navigate the murky waters of your favorite social media watering hole you will know that what worked well yesterday is not necessarily an indication of what will work today. Why? Because the social media landscape changes...
Rain, L'Oréal explore the science of makeup
Rain, L'Oréal explore the science of makeup
New York-based digital agency Rain launched a new campaign for L'Oréal, introducing the brand's new expanded foundation range for all skin tones. An online spot entitled "The Spectrum" centers around L'Oréal scientist Balanda Atis, who explai...
Retail browsing is rapidly shifting to mobile, so why isn't buying?
Retail browsing is rapidly shifting to mobile, so why isn't buying?
Consumers want mobile buying to be simple, however it's often anything but for most retailers. John Collison, president and co-founder of online commerce company Stripe, aims to ease the pain for businesses. His company helps power up the buying experi...
Global personal care packaging market is anticipated to reach around $27 billion by 2020
Global personal care packaging market is anticipated to reach around $27 billion by 2020
Zion Research has published a new report titled “Personal Care Packaging (Flexible Packaging, Rigid Plastics, Paper, Glass, Metal and Others) Market for Skin Care, Hair Care, Bath & Shower, Cosmetics and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspe...
55 percent of retailers focusing on unified mobile experience
55 percent of retailers focusing on unified mobile experience
More than half of retailers are focused on optimizing the customer experience by creating a unified mobile shopping experience. As the future of retail becomes the present, consumers expect retailers to combine the sensory of the physical world with t...
More than 400 businesses urge Congress to support Pacific deal
More than 400 businesses urge Congress to support Pacific deal
More than 400 employers across 10 states are calling on Congress to support and pass an expansive Pacific Rim trade agreement. In letters sent to Capitol Hill on Monday, companies and associations in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Or...
2 in 5 millennials are heavy cosmetics buyers
2 in 5 millennials are heavy cosmetics buyers
Millennials are more likely to be heavy cosmetics buyers than their older counterparts, according to November 2015 research. Consumers with higher incomes are also more likely to be heavy cosmetics buyers.
Women are scrimping on clothes, but splurging on this
Women are scrimping on clothes, but splurging on this
It’s been a bleak time in many corners of the American mall: Apparel executives have lamented that women are bored of skinny jeans. Gadget retailers are feeling the sting of the lack of a new, must-have smartphone. And even at the food court, som...
Physical stores big winner with gift cards
Physical stores big winner with gift cards
When it comes to redeeming their holiday gift cards, consumers overwhelming prefer brick-and-mortar stores. According to a survey by the International Council of Shopping Centers, 77 percent of consumers who received gift cards planned to redeem them i...
Cosmetics maker Revlon's sales recover; CEO to step down
Cosmetics maker Revlon's sales recover; CEO to step down
Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc. Chief Executive Lorenzo Delpani is stepping down for personal reasons, more than a month after its controlling shareholder and Chairman Ron Perelman announced plans to seek strategic options for the company. The maker of Str...
Here's how to win the multicultural millennial shopper
Here's how to win the multicultural millennial shopper
Almost half of the millennial generation is multicultural, and their influence on the retail industry isn't slowing down anytime soon.
Mary Kay growing product portfolio with hire of chief scientific officer
Mary Kay growing product portfolio with hire of chief scientific officer
Dr. Lucy Gildea has joined the Addison-based company as chief scientific officer, where she will lead Mary Kay's global research and development.
L'Oreal and the road to carbon-neutral cosmetics
L'Oreal and the road to carbon-neutral cosmetics
Multinational firms can decouple carbon emissions from economic growth, L'Oreal has claimed in its new sustainability report. The French beauty brand revealed last week that it has cut its carbon dioxide emissions 56 percent against a 2005 baseline ...
On US side of Mexico border, retailers say Trump's tough talk hurts business
On US side of Mexico border, retailers say Trump's tough talk hurts business
For decades, this border community has prospered because of Mexican shoppers crossing into the U.S. to buy everything from shoes to phones. But a few years ago the value of the peso against the dollar fell by half as oil prices plummeted. American big-...
Cosmetics industry backs US FDA lead limit
Cosmetics industry backs US FDA lead limit
The Personal Care Products Council has voiced support for the US Food and Drug Administration's proposed guidance to limit lead in cosmetic lip products to 10 parts per million (ppm). This limit, it says, "is safe for humans and is a level reasonably a...
L'Oréal tries on smaller packets for size in India
L'Oréal tries on smaller packets for size in India
As Jean-Paul Agon, L’Oréal SA’s chief executive, drove around rural India—peeking into homes and stores last year—a harsh reality sunk in: Small is big in the South Asian nation. The French cosmetics brand had been sticking...
Is this the end of BO? New deodorant uses antibodies to trap chemicals in sweat before they turn ...
Is this the end of BO? New deodorant uses antibodies to trap chemicals in sweat before they turn ...
Anyone who has traveled on public transport in summer or used the gym on a hot day will have had experienced the unpleasant scents created by sweaty bodies. But there may now be a new way to combat body odor after scientists have found a way of stoppin...
Why eco-friendly beauty packaging is on the rise in 2017
Why eco-friendly beauty packaging is on the rise in 2017
Beauty's latest trend has nothing to do with sheet masks, contouring, or unicorns.
New federal silica exposure rule could cost billions
New federal silica exposure rule could cost billions
A new federal rule aimed at protecting workers from silica exposure will have farther reaching impact in plastics than some may think. Under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, permitted exposures t...
3 reasons why cloud is driving business efficiency
3 reasons why cloud is driving business efficiency
New businesses pop up around the world every day and many have their sights on reaching the mid-market. To get there in an increasingly competitive marketplace, a great value proposition isn't enough; companies also need to control business expenses.
Beauty and personal care, the next big thing in Europe
Beauty and personal care, the next big thing in Europe
Beauty and personal care could be the next big online category in Europe, consulting firm A.T. Kearny thinks. But only if the products and online shops meet the unique needs of consumers. Nonetheless, online sales of beauty and personal care is expecte...
4 must-have elements for any digital marketing plan
4 must-have elements for any digital marketing plan
Whether they're large or small, online or offline, all businesses can benefit from a digital marketing plan. In fact, as the global addiction to social media spreads (with, according to Statista, currently 1.55 billion people using Facebook worldwide, ...
Face oils drive growth in prestige skincare, latest NPD Group research shows
Face oils drive growth in prestige skincare, latest NPD Group research shows
The growing popularity of face oils is driving growth in the prestige skincare market, according to the NPD Group Inc., a global information company. The face oil market was worth £4.9 million in 2015, and whilst this category accounts for just 1 ...
'No' lists on labels make shoppers say 'yes'
'No' lists on labels make shoppers say 'yes'
Stop worrying about what’s in your shampoo, moisturizer or deodorant. Product makers want you to focus on what isn’t in them.
Nano titanium dioxide approved as cosmetics UV-filter
Nano titanium dioxide approved as cosmetics UV-filter
The European Commission has published a Regulation authorizing nano titanium dioxide for use as a UV-filter in cosmetic products, by amending Annex VI to the EU cosmetics Regulation. The nanomaterial will be allowed at a maximum concentration of 25 per...
Anatomy of a sunscreen
Anatomy of a sunscreen
Sunscreens are a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer and are highly effective in preventing skin aging caused by the sun (e.g., wrinkles, pigmentation irregula­rities, dehydrated and sagging skin). As more consumers and wellness/health car...
Why more millennials than ever are flocking to dollar stores
Why more millennials than ever are flocking to dollar stores
Watch out WalMart and Target. Dollar General is campaigning hard for millennial business, and it looks like they're succeeding at winning them over. During and immediately after the recession, frugal consumers flocked to discount stores like Dollar Gen...
Fragrance, skincare customization propelling sector: report
Fragrance, skincare customization propelling sector: report
The global premium cosmetics market is expected to exceed $126 billion by 2019, according to a report by Technavio. Over the forecast period, global premium cosmetics will grow at a compound annual growth rate of four percent due to the high amount...
Changing face of cosmetics alters $63 billion US beauty market
Changing face of cosmetics alters $63 billion US beauty market
Macy’s Chicago flagship department store on State Street is just a couple of blocks from Ulta, the specialist beauty and cosmetics chain, but their worlds are a long way apart. High quality global journalism requires investment. At Macy’s,...
More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK
More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK
Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can't bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor's note.
Research offers 10-year forecast on cosmetic chemicals market
Research offers 10-year forecast on cosmetic chemicals market
Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the “Cosmetic Chemicals Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 - 2025" report to their offering. Cosmetic chemicals are the primary ingredients that are used for formu...
L'Oreal makeup sales jumped because people want to look good in selfies
L'Oreal makeup sales jumped because people want to look good in selfies
Cosmetics behemoth L’Oreal has seen a boost to its sales from an unexpected place—selfies. The French makeup maker reported an 11 percent increase in cosmetics sales last year, compared to just two percent for perfume and six percent for sk...
Cosmetics giant L'Oreal to launch natural hair care products
Cosmetics giant L'Oreal to launch natural hair care products
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal plans to launch a hair care range made with natural ingredients in an effort to cash on the growing popularity of Ayurvedic products in India. The new range called 'Garnier Ultra Blends' will be spread across shampoo, con...
The animal testing ban: Could Switzerland be next?
The animal testing ban: Could Switzerland be next?
Cosmetics manufacturers take note: Switzerland could soon become the latest country to jump on the animal testing ban. The Swiss government plans to prohibit the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients newly tested on animals, which comes in response ...
What you should know about e-commerce trends in beauty, personal care
What you should know about e-commerce trends in beauty, personal care
E-commerce is big in beauty, but not so much yet in personal care, according to research by Tabs Analytics. While e-commerce is now 9 percent of the beauty market, per Tabs, it's still only 3.1 percent of personal care, which they define as haircare, d...
Reverse shampooing: The way you wash your hair is about to change
Reverse shampooing: The way you wash your hair is about to change
File then polish, cleanse then tone, shampoo then conditioner – there are some beauty rules you never break. And why would you? It’s an age-old tradition that we cleanse and rinse before applying a hydrating conditioner. But hair care brand...
67 percent of shoppers buy beauty products from 4 or more sites
67 percent of shoppers buy beauty products from 4 or more sites
It seems that while the beauty and personal care market is growing, consumers are not necessarily loyal shoppers. A recent study by A.T. Kearney found that U.S. consumers use four or more websites to fulfill their beauty and personal care shopping need...
From booze to bargains: How big data is shaking up how retailers and brands sell
From booze to bargains: How big data is shaking up how retailers and brands sell
Data analytics is disrupting how retailers merchandise stores, while also changing how business is conducted for the consumer products brands that line their shelves. While retailers and brands have been analyzing data for years, the reams of consumer ...
4 ways mobile payments can help your business grow
4 ways mobile payments can help your business grow
Mobile payments make it easy for your customers to pay, and can optimize your point-of-sale processes. But the benefits don’t stop there. Here are some of the simple but impactful ways you can leverage mobile payments to grow your business.
7 things extraordinary customers do for the businesses they love
7 things extraordinary customers do for the businesses they love
When journalist Melody Warnick relocated to Blacksburg, Virginia – her family's fifth move in 13 years – she embarked on a program to fall in love with her new home. Local businesses contribute mightily to a town's charm and personality, so...
Mathematical modeling could lead to better ways of testing cosmetic, consumer products
Mathematical modeling could lead to better ways of testing cosmetic, consumer products
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy are presenting collaborative research on the use of mathematical methods for understanding the transportation of chemical compounds in biological tissues, like the skin. Th...
Cosmetics nanomaterials inventory expected mid-2016
Cosmetics nanomaterials inventory expected mid-2016
The long awaited EU inventory of nanomaterials in cosmetics is likely to be published “towards the middle of this year”, a European Commission official has said. The catalog, and the lengthy delay in its publication, was discussed at a meet...
Math may be a better way to help researchers test consumer products
Math may be a better way to help researchers test consumer products
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy are presenting collaborative research on the use of mathematical methods for understanding the transportation of chemical compounds in biological tissues, like the ski...
Big business tricks that small businesses can profit from
Big business tricks that small businesses can profit from
You may have watched some those super-expensive Superbowl ads go viral over the years and lamented your own small (or nonexistent) marketing budget, knowing that kind of exposure is out of reach. Well, it may not be after all. After this year's Superbo...
Organic helps propel skin care to $200 billion by 2024
Organic helps propel skin care to $200 billion by 2024
A recent report from Grand View Research projects the global skin care market to hit $196.67 billion dollars by the 2024, with organic skin care being a large contributor. The global skin care market is divided into face cream and body lotion, with fac...
Beauty world embraces feminine care
Beauty world embraces feminine care
The wellness trend has made its way to the feminine hygiene aisle.
MAC Cosmetics launches into Zambia
MAC Cosmetics launches into Zambia
Cult color cosmetics brand MAC has launched into the Zambian market in a bid to make its mark in developing countries. The Estée Lauder-owned brand is set to invest heavily in building capabilities of its employees and is said to be putting part o...
Wacker expands high-quality silicone fluids production in Germany
Wacker expands high-quality silicone fluids production in Germany
Global silicone manufacturer Wacker Group has expanded the production capacity of functional silicone fluids at its Burghausen facility, Germany. With the expansion, Wacker aims to meet the growing demand for specialty fluids and silicone emulsions in ...
Lip-smackeringly good: Why women crave junk food beauty products
Lip-smackeringly good: Why women crave junk food beauty products
From Jolly Rancher nail polish to Burger King perfume, fast food cosmetics have been around for decades, but today they reveal our true hunger for simpler times - and the comfort of a cheap sugar high.
Cosmetics Co. Sephora finds calm in the retail storm
Cosmetics Co. Sephora finds calm in the retail storm
Many retailers have been suffering over the past few years due to the increasing popularity of shopping online. One industry, however, that's rising above it all is beauty. According to market research company NPD Group, there has been a reported 6 per...
Automation is making human labor more valuable than ever
Automation is making human labor more valuable than ever
The modern economy was built on automation, so it's natural to assume that the future will be defined by automation as well. It seems like every week there's a new study or think piece about the job-destroying potential of robotics and artificial intel...
6 ways data is taking over retail
6 ways data is taking over retail
Data has seeped into every nook and cranny of the retail process, thanks to everything from mobile devices and Wi-Fi to beacons, sensors, cookies and POS terminals. The result? A nearly total data takeover of the retail landscape.
Manufacturers of consumer goods struggling with supply chain visibility
Manufacturers of consumer goods struggling with supply chain visibility
The issue of supply chain visibility has recently been a major area of concern for companies across the globe. Failing to enhance operational transparency can lead to legal ramifications, reputation damage and noncompliance fees. It also puts businesse...
2016's beauty buzzwords
2016's beauty buzzwords
As department stores and malls continue to compete with online beauty markets and smaller personal spaces that offer add-on experiences such as in-store facials, the traditional beauty store is having a makeover. The latest concept is the beauty boutiq...
Senate confirms Robert Califf as new FDA commissioner
Senate confirms Robert Califf as new FDA commissioner
Senate lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to confirm Robert Califf, a longtime cardiologist and academic researcher, as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The final tally was 89 to four. "Dr. Califf is the right person with the righ...
Neutrogena enters female empowerment genre with new global campaign
Neutrogena enters female empowerment genre with new global campaign
Neutrogena is launching a global campaign with the tagline "See What's Possible," the latest in a growing genre of female-empowerment efforts, but one that unlike others will be incorporated across the brand's product ads.Neutrogena's opening video, wi...
How Sephora pairs individual, loyalty data to optimize segmentation
How Sephora pairs individual, loyalty data to optimize segmentation
A Sephora executive at eTail West 2016 discussed the beauty brand’s focus on collecting individual customer data in addition to data gleaned from its loyalty program as it ramps up to drive sales among frequent and first-time customers. During th...
The effects of continuous application of sunscreen on photoaged skin in Japanese elderly people &...
The effects of continuous application of sunscreen on photoaged skin in Japanese elderly people &...
Since photoaging of skin is caused by chronic sun exposure, it is well-recognized that regular sunscreen use can help prevent photoaging of skin in fair-skinned people. Therefore, application of sunscreen is recommended for the prevention of photoaging...
The Smithsonian is archiving all our beauty concerns
The Smithsonian is archiving all our beauty concerns
In a small, climate-controlled room on the top floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, curators have set out a table full of historic objects. Not Abraham Lincoln's top hat or Betsy Ross's flag — more like shampoo with Farra...
The active ingredients that go deepest into the skin
The active ingredients that go deepest into the skin
Ever wonder how deep your skin care is going? Lots of products promise it—but only certain ones can really attest to the claim.“Skin-care products that include ingredients with very small molecules, such as vitamin C and retinol (vitamin A)...
New report shows the dangers of BAT
New report shows the dangers of BAT
The Retail Industry Leaders Association says a new report shows the Border Adjustment Tax to be a "gross simplification" of today's currency markets and will amount to a tax on consumers.
The Personal Care Products Safety Act: Modernizing outdated regulations
The Personal Care Products Safety Act: Modernizing outdated regulations
Everyone uses cosmetics, lotions, soaps, and other personal care items as a part of daily life, and we trust that those products are safe. But who actually determines whether or not a personal care product is safe? The Food and Drug Administration has ...
Study: Grocers missing chance to grow sales of personal care products
Study: Grocers missing chance to grow sales of personal care products
A study from TABS Analytics shows mainstream grocers like Kroger and Publix account for 16.6 percent of the personal care market, according to Progressive Grocer. That places them behind Wal-Mart, with 19.9 percent of sales, but ahead of Target, which ...
What motivates consumers to spend less time in-store
What motivates consumers to spend less time in-store
Technology allows today’s shoppers to make most decisions before they get to the store or forgo a trip to the store altogether. Morgan McAlenney, executive vice president of Digitail at shopper marketing agency The Integer Group, spoke with eMark...
At the gym, selfie-ready makeup
At the gym, selfie-ready makeup
Music thumps through the speakers. Models weave between exposed concrete pillars. Influencers pose for photographs against edgy black and grey interiors.
Taiwan approves first reading of cosmetics animal testing ban
Taiwan approves first reading of cosmetics animal testing ban
Taiwan’s Social Welfare, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee has approved the first reading of a proposed ban on animal testing for finished cosmetic products and ingredients. But it has agreed to a request from the health ministry for a t...
Changing the makeup game with customizable cosmetics
Changing the makeup game with customizable cosmetics
Let’s get technical. What is the actual color of your skin? Are you fair, ivory, or beige? Do you have pink or yellow undertones? Fact: Matching your skin to the right makeup is easier said than done. Since you’ve been loyal to your Laura M...