December 6, 2011

As rising costs eat into margins, personal care marketers are reducing marketing expenditures, integrating their supply chain and consolidating distribution for improved efficiency, according to findings of recent research from Kline & Co.

November 10, 2011

Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

November 4, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

October 20, 2011

Look Good…Feel Better, a global program dedicated to boosting cancer patients’ self-esteem and confidence through lessons on appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, has announced the details of 12 new partnership programs being launched to support Look Good...Feel Better during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 14, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

October 7, 2011

Unilever’s Gina Boswell, who was recently appointed EVP personal care for North America, has been selected as a 2011 Achiever of the Year, one of the highest awards bestowed in the beauty industry, by nonprofit Cosmetic Executive Women.

September 21, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries through alternate channels have soared, growing by nearly $1 billion since 2005, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co., and more double-digit growth is expected as consumers increasingly opt for the convenience of at-home shopping to meet their beauty needs.

September 16, 2011

Former CVS/pharmacy product development manager Elizabeth Karvonen has joined the Emerson Group, where she will work on the beauty and personal care businesses at CVS/pharmacy.

September 6, 2011

The U.S. specialty actives market is on the rise as consumers gain a better understanding of personal care active ingredients and increasingly demand products that deliver results, according to a recent report from consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

August 24, 2011

Many consumers continue to express desire for natural and organic personal care products, and that holds especially true when it comes to baby care.


August 5, 2011

Walgreens on Friday announced the pharmacy is hosting a Walgreens Pavilion at The Black Women’s Expo this weekend at McCormick Place.

July 25, 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.

July 8, 2011

Market research company Kline recently announced a series of complimentary webinars in the coming weeks around the personal care, home care and healthcare industries.

July 7, 2011

Stinky Boyz from Pro Athletics showcased at NACDS Marketplace its line of all-natural personal hygiene products for boys and young men. What makes these products really cool and unique is that they are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, which is a strong antioxidant to help cleanse the body of toxins.

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 16, 2011

Review websites have become an essential tool for the discriminating consumer, so it's only natural that one would crop up for consumer goods.

May 26, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday promoted Mike Spear to divisional merchandise manager of the retailer’s personal care division and announced that Lauren Vondrasek is transitioning to the company’s beauty merchandising unit, which is headed by Barbara Larson.

May 10, 2011

Organic baby brand Green Babies has teamed up with manufacturer MZB Accessories to introduce its baby body care line at Whole Foods Markets throughout the Northeast region.

May 4, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the United States increased 2.4% to $36.5 billion in 2010 — which is above pre-recession levels — thanks to technological advances, promotional activity and rising consumer confidence, according to worldwide consulting and research firm Kline.

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.

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.

February 18, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Pacific World is launching exclusively at Walmart in March its new GeoGirl eco-friendly beauty line for tweens. The 69-SKU collection, which has suggested retail pricing between $3.98 and $5.98, includes makeup for face, lips, cheeks and eyes, as well as skin and body care. The formulas are made with 100%-natural fragrances, and the packaging is made of recyc­lable materials.



February 14, 2011

NSF International, a U.S. testing and certification organization, has partnered with Natrue, the international natural and organic cosmetic association based in Brussels, to develop a national standard for natural personal care products.