April 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued four warning letters to companies that manufacture and market over-the-counter drug products, including hand sanitizers, that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

April 18, 2011

Consumers that seek timely and detailed information about product recalls look to multiple resources, according to a new Deloitte survey.

April 15, 2011

Women who long for smooth, manageable hair but don't want to spend their money on a pricey salon treatment now will have a new at-home option with the launch of KeratinPerfect at Sephora in May.

April 7, 2011

When shopping for soap, bath and shower products, scent and moisturizing capabilities are cited most often as influencing purchase decisions, according to a recent Mintel survey.

April 5, 2011

Nature’s Gate is expanding its portfolio in May to include the new Herbal Blend hand creams, the first hand products from the personal care brand and the latest additions to the Herbal Blend collection.

April 1, 2011

Sundial has announced that Walgreens has become the exclusive national drug store retail partner for its SheaMoisture hair care line and will carry the products on shelf and online, beginning April 1.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

March 24, 2011

Arm & Hammer's gel laundry detergent is celebrating its first birthday and has invited parents to share messy first birthday moments for a chance to win a dream birthday party for their child.

March 24, 2011

Unilever's Suave brand of hair care products is showcasing its reformulated Suave Professionals line via a "Shameless" star challenge that asks women to put their hair care products to the test.

March 23, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive is bolstering its foothold in the European personal care market by acquiring from Unilever the Sanex personal care brand for about $940 million.

March 15, 2011

Unilever, the maker of Dove Men+Care, is celebrating the launch of its new Dove Men+Care antiperspirants/deodorants and Sensitive Clean personal wash by inking a corporate partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

March 15, 2011

Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

March 15, 2011

Natural personal care brand Jason has debuted for 2011 a fresh look with new and improved packaging designs.

February 28, 2011

Procter & Gamble is letting Target customers know that great things come in small packages as it launches new Tide and Gain compacted powder laundry detergents.

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


February 9, 2011

CHI Rx Moisture Therapy with 3DS complex, the first line of retail hair care products from CHI Home, is slated to hit major retailers in April.

February 7, 2011

Henkel's Got2b hair care brand is bringing to the U.S. market its Powder'ful volumizing styling powder.

February 2, 2011

Vogue International's Organix hair care brand is expanding its portfolio with the new Ever Straight Brazilian keratin therapy collection, an at-home hair straightening system.

February 1, 2011

Summer's Eve debuted "Freshen Up In Between," a new campaign that includes print and online ads that capture women's view of hygiene and the role it plays in their lives.

February 1, 2011

STAMFORD, Conn. — Lornamead is bringing innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first 
dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner for the mass market. Until now, those with sensitive skin or allergies had to turn to pricey specialty or salon products, stated Randy Sloan, president of Lornamead. 


January 12, 2011

JocottBrands, a developer and marketer of branded consumer products, is bringing the new Argan Magic hair care line exclusively to CVS/pharmacy.

January 11, 2011

Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

January 3, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser on Monday supplemented its Mucinex and Delsym cough-cold portfolio with the addition of Cepacol from Combe.

December 14, 2010

Bresslergroup on Tuesday introduced a device that disinfects an entire room without labor or hazardous chemicals. Bresslergroup designed the new product for Sanosil International.