Opinion on Personal Care in Australia

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2006 "Build a Better Mousetrap" New Product Innovations of the Year

Non-alcoholic beer for dogs, hot dogs made with salmon, cappuccino-flavored cider and light beer fortified with vitamins were some of the more unusual new product innovations reported in 2006 by Datamonitor's Productscan Online database of new products.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2007
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CommentWire

Australia: Choice 'Shonky Awards' keep consumer products honest

Australia's Choice Magazine recently announced its latest 'Shonky Awards', given to misleading or shoddy products, and their marketers. Brands were chided for false scientific claims and unnecessary packaging. These awards give voice to growing consumer skepticism and reflect tighter demands in the face of ready, available competitor information and increasing quality checks.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: long-standing brands top consumer survey

Reader's Digest's 2009 list of Australia's most trusted brands is indicative of Australians' propensity to seek comfort in the home amid the current economic climate, with Cadbury taking the top spot. At a time when economic conditions are testing the resolve of Australian consumers, a survey such as this reminds companies that there are other qualities worth regarding outside of value.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2009
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Consumer packaged goods: 10 trends to watch in 2009

The consumer packaged goods industry looks set to become increasingly innovative in 2009 as manufacturers look for new and exciting ways in which to capitalize on the growing health, beauty and eco trends. While health foods such as nuts and seeds will come to the fore, novel ingredients will include flowers and natural sweeteners.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2008
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New personal care products review: coffee breaks new ground

The exfoliant and astringent properties of raw coffee are unveiled in a new hair and body line which heads this month's rundown of the latest innovations in the personal care market. The launch highlights the continued development of the personal care industry towards both 'raw' and organic formulations, as well as increased crossovers between food, beverage and personal care categories.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2010
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New personal care products review: natural formulations given ethnic focus

Developments in the hair and skincare categories have led to the launch of a new line focusing specifically on the needs of "ethnically diverse" children, as well as a hair styling balm that takes its inspiration from the lip care segment. Meanwhile, a four-in-one product for men is among the other products to feature in this month's rundown of notable introductions in the personal care industry.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2011
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New personal care products review: oral care goes back to nature

In this month's review of the latest innovative launches in the personal care space, the strength, flexibility, and environmental benefits of natural bamboo have seen it utilized in the toothbrush category. Meanwhile, a company in Brazil is targeting depilatory products at teenage girls, while a producer in the US is promoting fragrances designed to be matched to the consumer's blood type.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2011
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New personal care products review: scientific developments vie for recognition in skincare

The beauty care world has often been divided as some desire to raise the bar through scientific improvements while others look to go down the natural ingredients route. This dilemma is particularly relevant to this month's selection of new products, with the launch of an all natural hand soap, along with a plethora of new skin creams that contain the latest scientific breakthrough formulas.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2009
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New personal care products review: soaps and skin creams set to sparkle

Glitz and glitter effects are being utilized by manufacturers in creative new ways in an attempt to add a glamorous edge to their product offerings. This month's rundown of the latest developments in the personal care industry highlights two such formulations, one a hand cream claimed to contain diamond dust, and the other a liquid soap with glitter flakes.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010
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New personal care products: diapers that pamper the child and the earth

Diaper manufacturers are constantly developing innovative aspects of their products, to satisfy parents' desires for drier, happier babies. This month's review of Productscan records the launch of two new diaper products that offer different benefits: a green diaper with a cooling system, and nighttime diapers disguised as everyday underwear.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2007

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