June 29, 2011

Legislation has been introduced that would require stricter labeling requirements of cosmetics and personal care products and give the Food and Drug Administration recall authority for products that are misbranded, adulterated or otherwise fail to meet safety standards.

June 28, 2011

Skin care brand Eucerin has introduced a tool that helps consumers understand the financial benefits of good skin care habits.

June 28, 2011

John Frieda has hit the road to provide women with hair care advice.

June 27, 2011

Mintel and HBA Global once again have joined forces to present Mintel's Innovations Showcase to attendees of the annual HBA Global Expo and Conference this week in New York.

June 26, 2011

Looking to appeal to boys and young men with its innovative product design is Stinky Boyz, a line of all-natural personal hygiene products that are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, a strong antioxidant that helps cleanse the body of toxins.

June 26, 2011

Love & Toast by Margot Elena puts a fresh face on natural with its colorful, fashion-forward packaging. The collection includes fragrance, body care, lip care and hair care. All of the brand’s body care products are more than 97% natural.

June 26, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Meet the Market program on Saturday afforded the more than 250 retail buyers in attendance a bit of a preview of what new product ideas and launches will be showcased at the conference.

June 26, 2011

Hollywood Fashion Secrets’ fashion fixer products are a favorite among women. And now men can get a little help, too, thanks to the new Decent Man’s Grooming Tools line of wardrobe malfunction solutions.

June 26, 2011

Splash Guard is showing retailers the Lil Rinser, a soft, form-fitting device designed to fit over a child’s ears and forehead and keep shampoo, suds and soapy water from getting to the eyes, ears noses or mouths.

June 24, 2011

Former Unilever executive Michael Polk has been appointed president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, effective July 18. He succeeds Mark Ketchum, who is retiring but will remain a director until May 2012.

June 24, 2011

Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans and allow for a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations.

June 23, 2011

Walmart is working with Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program to create a new initiative that offers free dental screenings and oral health education to children in need living in the Dallas area.

June 22, 2011

The United Kingdom's pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer Boots — whose branded products are available in the United States at Target, Target.com, ShopBootsUSA.com, Ulta stores and at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada — has named Sandra Gabriele, VP marketing and communications for Boots Retail USA, as its International Employee of the Year, part of the retailer's annual "Best of the Best Awards."

June 22, 2011

CVS/pharmacy is further expanding the benefits for its more than 8 million ExtraCare Beauty Club members with the introduction of the "Beauty Board," a panel of beauty and style experts who will provide interactive content and advice for the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

June 22, 2011

Mr. Bubble, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, has announced the launch of two new products: Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb and the Mr. Bubble Foam Soap twin pack.

June 22, 2011

The Soho brand, which is known for its soft-sided cosmetic bags and beauty cases, now is expanding into makeup brushes with a collection of ergonomically designed brushes for the mass market.

June 21, 2011

L'Oréal USA said it will utilize Apple's new mobile advertising platform for its upcoming L'Oréal Paris campaign.

June 21, 2011

Physicians Formula has filled a vacancy in its board of directors.

June 20, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive has completed its acquisition of a personal care brand from Unilever for about $952 million.

June 20, 2011

Consumers’ desire for convenient, value-added solutions — not to mention their battle with more oral care issues as they age or take certain prescribed medications — likely has been the catalyst for the strong growth in 
portable oral care products.


June 20, 2011

A shift in consumers’ shopping behavior to one that is focused on value, coupled with a desire to escape everyday stresses, likely helped drive the growth of bath and body scrubbers/massagers.


June 20, 2011

It may have a goofy name, but start-up website HellaWella, HellaWella.com, 
is serious about promoting healthy living and all the good stuff that goes with it.

June 20, 2011

Judging by many makeup looks on the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 in New York, it was evident that lipstick was going to be in the shopping basket of many beauty mavens. That has proven to be the case.


June 20, 2011

Liya Kebede has joined the growing roster of L'Oréal Paris representatives.