INSIGHTS & NEWS

by Lebermuth, on Sep 22, 2020

In 2019, global opportunities for men’s grooming products sought to appeal to a more informed eco-conscious consumer, stress convenience, and align with wellness and inclusivity trends. New product developments for men included items within the shaving preparations, razors, deodorants, hair styling, and shower categories with less developments in depilatory (hair removal), face and neck care, shampoo, bar soap, and eye care categories.

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by Publication repost, on Aug 27, 2020

PUBLICATION REPOST l  PERFUMER & FLAVORIST

New research from Genomatica has revealed that amid the COVID-19 pandemic Americans are considering sustainability a top-of-mind issue and demanding prioritization of the topic by brands and the government. 

With effects of the pandemic revealing less traffic, cleaner air and more plastic waste, 85% of Americans reported thinking the same amount or more about sustainability.

More than half (56%) of Americans want both the government and brands to prioritize sustainability even while facing other issues.

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by Publication repost, on Aug 19, 2020

The association’s proactive, multi-pronged efforts continue to prevent new tariffs on essential oils, while protecting U.S. jobs and preventing cost increases for everyday consumer products

REPOST l FRAGRANCE CREATORS

Fragrance Creators Association is the principal fragrance trade association, which  Lebermuth's CEO Rob Brown is a proud Board Member of the association. The organization represents the majority of fragrance manufacturing in North America as well as interests along the fragrance value chain—for people, perfume, and the planet. Fragrance Creators' membership is diverse, including companies that create, manufacture, and use fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrance, and industrial and institutional products as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures. 

Fragrance Creators Association announced today it preserved an estimated $91.1 million in savings for the fragrance value chain. This marks the third time Fragrance Creators’ advocacy has protected EU essential oil imports since 2019. It is a significant outcome for the fragrance industry, American jobs, and the economy—and one that prevents unnecessary cost increases for millions of consumers who use and enjoy scented products every day.

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by Lebermuth, on Aug 11, 2020

Relaxing in 2020 can be difficult amid the pandemic and a good night's sleep can boost the immune system and keep anxiety at bay. Both top-of-mind priorities for COVID-concerned consumers. This will propel the already burgeoning sleep category with innovations in smart  relaxation and sleep care. We look at the new products supporting consumers’ quest for tranquility.

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by Publication repost, on Jul 29, 2020

Yet Business-as-usual could nearly triple ocean plastic pollution by 2040

PUBLICATION REPOST l PACKAGE INSIGHT, JOSHUA POOLE

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by Lebermuth, on Jun 23, 2020

Soap has always been a necessity to rid us of bacteria in our households and businesses. We have seen the industry innovate for decades to improve how soap kills germs with safer ingredients and with different textures such as foam. Due to the easily spread COVID-19 virus, that innovation will accelerate.

Before this pandemic, we could just wash our hands. Not anymore. Killing the bacteria has become more crucial, so crucial we are now being instructed on how we wash. However, killing bacteria is not the only thing under the lens so is product formats and benefits/added value such as stress relief or moisturizing from consistent washing.

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by Publication repost, on May 26, 2020

PUBLICATION REPOST  l  NEW HOPE,
 

It’s been less than 18 months since the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and legally differentiated hemp from marijuana as containing less than 0.3% THC. Yet hemp and the influence it could have on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is driving growth, experimentation and innovation even as the Food and Drug Administration has not confirmed a regulatory pathway for these products.

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by Publication repost, on May 19, 2020

PUBLICATION REPOST l BEAUTY MATTERS, KELLY KOVAC

Procter & Gamble Beauty has introduced new all-paper, plastic-free dispensing tubes for Secret and Old Spice deodorants, eliminating the traditional plastic push-up components. The new packaging will be available in May at 500 Walmart stores in the US.

The paper tube package is made of 90% recycled paper that contains no wax, plastics, BPA, or PFA. New paper fiber is used to make the post-consumer recycled paperboard stronger at the base.

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by Publication repost, on May 12, 2020

PUBLICATION REPORT l BEAUTY MATTERS, KELLY KOVACK

Millennials have now surpassed baby boomers as the country’s largest generation. Depending on who you ask, those born between 1982 and 2004 count among the ranks of millennials, while others define millennials as those born between 1981 and 1997.  Regardless of how you define the cohort, the great recession has split the millennial generation into two distinct groups with very different habits based on finances.
 

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“Facing a stark set of financial circumstances, millennials started adulthood with less room for financial mistakes than previous generations,” Shannon Insler wrote in an article for Student Loan Hero. “In response, they are managing their money differently. More millennials are refinancing student loans, delaying a home purchase, and looking for creative ways to earn more money through side hustles.”

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by Lebermuth, on May 05, 2020

Classic Blue is Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, suggestive of the sky at dusk, Classic Blue is reassuring and restful. It brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge and renewal. "It's a color that anticipates what's going to happen next," said Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, which selects the Color of the Year.

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