December 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration may require makers of antibacterial soaps to perform clinical trials to show their products are better at preventing infections and disease than ordinary soaps.

December 4, 2013

Hair care brand Salon Grafix has officially announced the launch of its new Play It Big!, a collection of hair products.

December 4, 2013

Some men may not like to admit that they have a skin care regime, but according to new research from Mintel, many younger men report using a facial moisturizing product.

According to Mintel, 58% of men ages 18 years to 24 years and 63% of men ages 25 years to 34 years report that they use a facial moisturizing product.

December 3, 2013

Innovative BioDefense, manufacturer of the Zylast line of broad-spectrum, persistent antimicrobial products, on Tuesday announced an exclusive relationship with Australian-based Picketts Health to provide a modification of their proprietary lotion and antiseptic sanitizer for use in Picketts Health’s patented Orbel hand sanitizer applicator.

November 12, 2013

Using an alcohol-based sanitizer combined with hand hygiene education will contribute to a significant reduction in absenteeism over the cough/cold season, GoJo announced Tuesday.

November 8, 2013

The U.S. men’s grooming category is expected to see growth through 2017, albeit perhaps at a slower rate than previously predicted due in part to a tapering of new product launches and increased market saturation in such categories as shave.

November 8, 2013

Merging two classic men’s grooming brands, Procter & Gamble unveiled earlier this year Head & Shoulders with Old Spice.

October 24, 2013

Energizer Holdings has announced the closing of the acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the J&J Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million.

October 3, 2013

Most contact lens wearers in the United States put their eyes at risk by cutting corners and adopting bad habits when it comes to contact lens care and hygiene practices, according to a recent global survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Alcon.

September 20, 2013

Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, along with long-standing donor partner Procter and Gamble, revealed results of a new study showing many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal care, household care and baby care.

September 17, 2013

Kimberly Clark is preparing to launch a new flu-tracker tool at MyAchoo.com.

August 28, 2013

Natural beauty brand Mineral Fusion is ramping up its hair care portfolio with new packaging for its existing products, as well as new offerings.

August 16, 2013

Following the successful launch of Anarchy For Her Bodyspray, Unilever’s Axe is now expanding its For Her product line with the new Anarchy and Anarchy II For Her shower gels.

August 8, 2013

Healthy Hair Journey Enterprises has introduced the Hydratherma Naturals Healthy Hair Care Collection, a line of natural-based products developed to improve, enhance and maintain healthy hair.

August 8, 2013

GutZgray is encouraging consumers to embrace their graying locks with its new line of hair care products designed to invigorate gray hair.

August 8, 2013

Men's grooming is one of the fastest-growing segments within beauty, as evidenced by rising sales figures and the recent push by retailers to bolster offerings just for him.

August 2, 2013

U by Kotex, a feminine care brand by Kimberly-Clark, has introduced U by Kotex Extra pads — a new maxi pad designed to provide maximum, heavy-duty protection.

July 31, 2013

Energizer Holdings has announced an agreement to acquire the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million in cash.

July 22, 2013

Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month.

June 17, 2013

Bio Follicle has announced the launch of its 100% vegan plant-derived sulfate- and cruelty-free aromatherapy lavender shampoo and conditioner.

June 17, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser, whose portfolio includes such brands as Clearasil, Mucinex and Lysol, is partnering with Save the Children to help drastically lower the global death rate of children younger than 5 years from diarrhea, a preventable illness, by 2020.

June 7, 2013

Lil' Drug Store Products on Monday will unveil a pair of new commercials to communicate how RepHresh Vaginal Gel can eliminate common, but embarrassing, feminine hygiene issues.

June 4, 2013

Looking to revolutionize the skin care market is Montagne Jeunesse with its new Clay Spas face masques.

May 30, 2013

Fortunately, daily hygiene is more or less recession-proof. Thanks to the near universal usage of soap, bath and shower products, this market has been largely unscathed by the weakened economy and is expected to enjoy growth going forward. That being said, consumers have altered their buying habits of such products in recent years, and are looking for value.