Our Research

Our Research

Knowledge is power and we love to share what we have learned over the years. Scroll below for our published papers on business management, product ingredients, beauty industry trends, anti-aging breakthroughs, and more.

Beauty's Post-Pandemic PR Playbook (Global Cosmetic Industry, July/August 2021)

The Many "Drybars of..." (Global Cosmetic Industry, May 2020)

What is Clean Beauty? (Beauty Store Business, May 2019)

2019's Ingredient Regulation Review (Global Cosmetic Industry, February 2019)

Exfoliation 101 (Beauty Store Business, March 2019)

Proven Antiaging Ingredients (Beauty Store Business, November 2018)

How to Grow Your Brand Without Going Broke (Global Cosmetic Industry, September 2018)

How to Build Your Advisory Team; Part 3 of a 3-part series. (Global Cosmetic Industry, May 2018)

4 Pivots That Reinvented a Brand (Global Cosmetic Industry, June 2018)

The Importance of UV Protection (Beauty Store Business Magazine, April 2018)

How to Build Your Beauty Dream Team, part 1 of a 3-part series. (Beauty Store Business Magazine, January 2018)

Dehydrated Skin or Dry Skin? (Beauty Store Business Magazine, November 2017)

Optimizing Your Distribution Strategy in Fast-changing Times (Global Cosmetic Industry, October 2017)

Finance Your Beauty Brand (Global Cosmetic Industry, September 2017)

If I Had To Do It Over: Defining Your Brand Story (Global Cosmetic Industry, March 2017)

5 Indie Trendsetters: Highlights From the Indie Beauty Expo (Global Cosmetic Industry Magazine, November 2016)

The power of probiotics in skin care: real science or imagined? (Beauty Store Business Magazine, April 2016)

Inflammation + Aging = Inflammaging(Beauty Store Business Magazine, January 2016)

The elusive male beauty consumer (Beauty Store Business Magazine, September 2015)

What Great Sales People Say (Salon Today, April 2015)

PBA's 2015 Distributor Executive Conference (Beauty Store Business Magazine, July 2015)

The changing face of spa (Beauty Store Business Magazine, August 2015)

Understanding Stem Cells (Beauty Store Business Magazine, May 2015)

Teenage Skin Care (Beauty Store Business Magazine, June 2015)

Beauty Masks: Truth or Disguise? (Beauty Store Business Magazine, April 2015)

Skincare Devices (Beauty Store Business Magazine, January 2015)

Beauty Sleep: Myth or Necessity (Beauty Store Business Magazine, March 2015)

A Forum of Boutiques in North Carolina (Beauty Store Business Magazine, October 2014)

A Review of Retinoids (Beauty Store Business Magazine, November 2014)

Highlights from the WWD Beauty CEO Summit (Beauty Store Business Magazine, August 2014)

Cleansing, Exfoliating & When It's Too Much of Both (Beauty Store Business Magazine, September 2014)

Facial Oils: Liquid Gold or Greasy Nightmare? (Beauty Store Business Magazine, August 2014)

Sunscreens for Today's Clients (Skin, Inc., January 2014)

The Nail Polish Effect (GCI, January 2014)

Formulating a Day Cream with SPF: A Case Study (In Dayan N (ed.), Apply topically: a practical guide to formulating topical application. Allured books, 2013)

Marketing and Regulations (GCI, July/August 2013)

What Experts See for the Future (GCI, February 2013)

Skin Science 101 (Skin, Inc., September 2011)

Natural Antioxidants and their Effects on the Skin (In Dayan N, Kromidas L (ed.), Formulating, packaging and marketing of natural cosmetic products, Wiley, 2011)

All About Antioxidants (LiveSpa, Summer 2010)

Reach: Impact On the US Cosmetics Industry (J Cosmet Dermatol, March 2008)

Laser Physics 101 (Laser Physics, Dermascope, July 2007)

The Top Ten Myths of Skin Care (Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, July 2006)

The Iron Age (Skin, Inc., May 2006)