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Feb 15, 2006 | Article

Preservative Update

By Tom Branna

The media frenzy regarding a paraben-cancer link has subsided, but behind the scene, suppliers have rolled out alternatives to placate customers searching for less-controversial systems. At the same...

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Feb 1, 2006 | Article

Novel Natural Ingredients

By Nanci McArdle

Nanci McArdle Happi Marketers are searching for the next "hot" ingredient that will make their products superior, and more and more of them are turning to nature to find it. The overall natural...

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Jan 18, 2006 | Article

Do the White Thing

By Nanci McArdle

When Procter & Gamble rolled out Crest Whitestrips in 2001, consumers flocked to the stores, spending upwards of $30 for a convenient, effective way to whiten their teeth at home. And so began the...

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Jan 4, 2006 | Article

Antiperspirant Update: Playing the Gender Card

By Nanci McArdle

Thanks to Procter & Gamble's recent acquisition of Gillette, 2004 might have been the last quiet year for the antiperspirant/deodorant (AP/Deo) market for a while. Sales remained steady at $1.1...

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Dec 21, 2005 | Article

Uncommon Scents

By Melanie Henson

Or is it? Last year, many fragrance houses took a step into the unknown with unusual fragrance combinations or unique celebrity tie-ins. Some marketers seemed almost surprised at the response, but...

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Feb 8, 2006 | Article

Sophisticated Cosmetic Ingredients

By Vispi Kanga

Most companies understand the concept of selling benefits. Through the years, products in the marketplace focused primarily on characteristics that identified them on the basis of features and...

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Jan 25, 2006 | Article

Meeting the Needs of Teens & Tweens

By Imogen Matthews

The shift in age demographics has resulted in a significant growth in 10- to 14-year old consumers in the U.S. compared to most other developed countries, where young people are declining in...

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Jan 11, 2006 | Article

Here Comes the Sun

By Melanie Henson

Last year, Happi reported a downward trend in sun care sales for 2003 despite heavy marketing efforts and UV-education initiatives. That's all in the past now-suntan product sales increased 2.3% to...

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Dec 28, 2005 | Article

Skin Care Delivery Systems

By Vispi Kanga

The U.S. market for drug delivery technologies is expected to increase from $19 billion in 2000 to more than $41 billion by 2007.1 Technological advances utilizing drug discovery approaches such as...

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Dec 14, 2005 | Article

Green & Easy

By Ava Caridad

Sales of household cleaners fell 2% during the past year, according to Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). With the exception of toilet bowl cleaners, most other categories have shown a steady...

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