December 11, 2012

This holiday season nail and lip color are expected to be hot holiday items, and consumers can expect to see an array of colors and textures in both categories this season, according to The NPD Group.

December 5, 2012

Even though many baby care products are manufactured "BPA-free," researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health found that bisphenol A, a chemical used in many consumer products, including plastic bottles and metal food and beverage cans, is common in fetal liver tissue, demonstrating that there is considerable exposure to the chemical during pregnancy.

November 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Exelixis for treating thyroid cancer, the agency said.

November 29, 2012

Among those health conditions treated with OTCs, AccentHealth viewers reported that allergies, sinus/nasal congestion and pain — including back, muscle and menstrual — to be the most commonly suffered chronic conditions. And cold symptoms and headaches were the most commonly suffered acute conditions, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers that was conducted in September.

As many as 95% reported that either themselves or someone in their household had a cold, 92% suffered from a cough or sore throat, and 91% experienced a headache. The top conditions suffered chronically by respondents included sinus/nasal congestion (90%), muscle ache/pain (87%) and allergy (87%).

November 29, 2012

When it comes to beauty — especially skin care and hair care — there’s no denying that African-Americans represent a tremendous opportunity for manufacturers and retailers.


November 28, 2012

PowderWorks has introduced a new facial exfoliant that is powder-based and remains a powder even after it is massaged onto the face, promising to leave skin with a clean feel and no residue buildup.

November 28, 2012

Consumers are increasingly turning to OTCs to treat their conditions, including both acute, episodic conditions like the common cold and such chronic conditions as frequent pain and allergy. However, the extent to which OTCs are used varies by condition, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. Headache sufferers reported using OTC medications most often (89%), while sufferers of certain digestive disorders use OTCs less often (53%).

November 19, 2012

The beauty segment continues to celebrate the success of several stars, including nail polish, and men’s grooming is no exception. In fact, industry eyes are once again zeroing in on this vibrant category, as sales enjoy an uptick in such segments as men’s hair coloring and grooming/shaving.

November 15, 2012

Blistex on Thursday announced the launch of Moisture Melt and Simple and Sensitive lip balms.

November 15, 2012

Sales of facial anti-aging products continued to slip — perhaps as consumers continue to watch their spending or try to navigate the inundated anti-aging market — while sales of facial moisturizers experienced an uptick, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group.


November 9, 2012

A recent WorkPlace Media survey of working consumers found that 3-out-of-4 workers impacted by allergies purchase an allergy-relieving product when symptoms appear, because the normal pattern when allergy symptoms strike is to keep working versus going home sick.

November 5, 2012

Medela today announced the introduction of Quick Clean Breastmilk Removal Soap designed for cleaning breast pump and breast milk feeding accessories.

November 5, 2012

Natural Products Solutions recently announced the launch of VirMax T Testosterone. As part of that launch, DSN caught up with NPS president and CEO Marty Gallant to discuss men’s health supplements. 


November 1, 2012

Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of Ensure Complete in chocolate and vanilla flavors.

November 1, 2012

Procter & Gamble Prestige’s The Art of Shaving grooming brand is joining in the fight against cancers affecting men, by teaming up with global men’s health charity Movember.

October 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what it called the second new drug in two months for a form of leukemia, the agency said Friday.

October 18, 2012

Epilady USA has collaborated with Sharper Image to develop an all-in-one Sharper Image Total Body Hair Removal System and is set to launch a new Sharper Image Bikini Trimmer in the near future, the company has announced.

October 17, 2012

Vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation of tissue linings in the body, according to a new clinical study published Tuesday in BioMedCentral's open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy.

October 12, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a drug made by Roche division Genentech.

October 12, 2012

Lansinoh Laboratories on Friday announced the launch of the new Lansinoh Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump, featuring three customizable pumping styles that can help moms maximize milk flow and comfort to enhance breastfeeding success.

October 11, 2012

Mission Pharmacal has launched what it called an alternative to pill therapy for osteoporosis.

October 10, 2012

Mylan has settled a patent infringement suit over a drug used to treat respiratory diseases, Mylan said.

October 9, 2012

Depilatories are experiencing double-digit growth, according to 52-week data ended Sept. 9 from SymphonyIRI Group, and Nad’s is looking to snap up some sales with its new Nose Wax for men and women.

October 9, 2012

Nail polish continues to be the rock star of the beauty world, and it shows no signs of slowing. A recent report by Packaged Facts, titled “The Nail Care Market in the U.S.,” addresses the robust growth of the nail care market and suggests “several intertwined factors are driving 
the market.”