Beautiful, radiant women and rugged men gaze with clear eyes, healthy skin, and shiny hair from glossy magazines, Webpages, television, and now, new media. These advertisements exhort you to buy creams, soaps, makeup, fragrances, and treatments that promise to "supercharge" skin; provide "ageless beauty"; give you lustrous, sexy hair; mask odors; and make you look healthier and better than you can be without them. This article aims to provide some perspective on the cosmetics industry along with relevant industry advocacy, and regulatory resources and databases that can help you develop an understanding and basis from which to launch further investigation. CosmeticsDesign.com is the go-to place for breaking news on cosmetics formulation and packaging. GCI:Your Brand Is Our Business covers business/brand strategies, trends, market data, event coverage, and analysis. EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database was launched in 2004 to create online safety profiles for cosmetics and personal care products. It is now the world's largest personal care product safety guide.
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