November 13, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive has hired pop music group One Direction to help promote three of its oral care products, the company said Tuesday.

October 18, 2012

Natural personal care manufacturer Nature’s Gate has partnered with international nonprofit organization WaterAid, a charity dedicated to improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

October 9, 2012

Manufacturers are striving to jazz up the bath and body segment with new, spa-inspired fragrances and formulations as sales show a ho-hum attitude among 
beauty shoppers. 


October 1, 2012

Chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates Dr. Robert Leonard, who is also a national spokesman for Rogaine and the hair loss expert for Johnson & Johnson, has announced the launch of Copper Chemist, a hair care product line formulated to harness the regenerative properties of copper peptides, the naturally occurring small protein fragments known to increase hair growth.

September 19, 2012

Helen of Troy has announced the availability of Beauty Chic, a new line of home spa products for feet, face and skin.

September 5, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has issued a consumer advisory — as a result of suspected criminal activity — regarding a number of defective lots of Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons that may pose public health risks to consumers.

August 15, 2012

Personal care maker Johnson & Johnson is on a course to reformulate nearly all of its adult toiletries and cosmetics in less than four years in an effort to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals.

July 16, 2012

Another updated new product is entering the laundry detergent category. Clorox is shrinking its typical 96-oz. bleach bottle by one-third, to 64 oz.

July 16, 2012

Looking to further tap into the growing men's grooming segment, Macy’s in downtown Philadelphia has opened a “men’s grooming zone” on its beauty selling floor.

June 28, 2012

Armorteria showcased its Halo Sani-Cuffs, a child-size wristband with a small, refillable reservoir for hand sanitizer, at the recent NACDS Marketplace conference in Denver earlier this week.

June 28, 2012

Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the successful completion of two new studies undertaken for DermSafe, a nonalcohol hand sanitizer made with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate.

May 23, 2012

Monkey Sea Monkey Doo, a maker of all-natural hypoallergenic skin and hair care products, has announced the release of a new line for babies and children.

May 21, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has highlighted its progress toward achieving its 2015 sustainability goals.

May 16, 2012

Lornamead has launched its new Finesse Color Lock styling products. Finesse Color Lock styling products contain a patented polymer system with water-resistant, film-forming properties.

April 25, 2012

Hair care brand Curls has announced the addition of Cashmere Curl Jelly to its product line.

April 19, 2012

The Personal Care Products Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance has announced support for legislation to strengthen and modernize regulatory oversight of the industry and to create a greater role for the Food and Drug Administration in assessing the safety of personal care products.

April 13, 2012

A recent study by market research company NPD Group found that most men are using some sort of grooming product today, such as shave, hair care and fragrance; however, only 25% of men are currently using facial skin care products.

April 13, 2012

Tom's of Maine is introducing, for the first time, a new line of men's deodorants.

April 11, 2012

Ladibugs on Tuesday announced the launch of its Ladibugs Hair Care — a chemical-free head lice product line — through more than 1,000 Great Clips locations.

March 26, 2012

The Cosmetic Ingredient 
Review, an independent panel of scientific and medical experts, reaffirmed at its recent public meeting that parabens — a family of preservatives used in cosmetics and personal care products — are safe, the Personal Care Products Council has announced.

March 15, 2012

Procter & Gamble is supporting the recent launch of Tide Pods, the brand's three-chamber unit dose laundry detergent, by tapping singer and actor Jencarlos Canela to show Hispanic consumers how the product is unlike any other laundry product on the market.

March 5, 2012

Launching on shelves in March is the new Dove Clear Tone antiperspirant/deodorant from Unilever. It is positioned as the first and only U.S. deodorant designed to reduce underarm red and dark marks caused by shaving irritation.

February 29, 2012

Church & Dwight has bolstered its OxiClean brand to include a first-of-its-kind dishwashing booster.

February 17, 2012

GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.