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)

Regional Pharmacy Chains: A New Distribution Avenue for Beauty Brands? (Beauty Matter, January 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)

How Do You Build a Beauty Sales Team? Part 2 of a 3-part series. (Global Cosmetic Industry, February 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)

Beauty's Offline Future: Brick and mortar isn't dead; it's evolving (Global Cosmetic Industry, November 2017)

Replace the Signs of Aging: Learn the Science Behind Top Anti-Aging Ingredients (Beauty Store Business magazine, August 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)

Choosing The Right Beauty Care Manufacturer (Global Cosmetic Industry, June 2017)

Neill Corporation President Edwin H. Neill III Shares Key Success Factors For Hair Care Brands (BeautyMatter.com, November 2016)

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)

Grow Your Own: Insights From Ada Polla, CEO of Alchimie Forever (BeautyMatter.com, September 2016)

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

Boost your brand buzz with vintage marketing (GCI, March 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)

Seeking the Perfect Complexion (GCI, March 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)

The Spa Market as a Distribution Channel (GCI, May 2014)

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

A Glimpse at 2014 from Beauty Trendsetters (GCI, January 2014)

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

Iron and Iron Chelators: A Review on Potential Effects on Skin Aging (Current Aging Science, December 2013)

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)

The Synergy of Medical Spa Treatments and At-Home Skin Care (GCI, December 2013)

Am I Talking to Myself? (GCI, May 2013)

Marketing and Regulations (GCI, July/August 2013)

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

Penetration of Cosmetics into and through the Stratum Corneum (Cosmetics & Toiletries, February 2013)

The Changing Face of Beauty Distribution (GCI, March 2012)

New Perspectives in Beauty Retailing (GCI, September 2012)

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)

How to Manage a Spa in Turbulent Times (Skin Inc., May 2009)

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

The Stratum Corneum: A Double Paradox (J Cosmet Dermatol, June 2008)

Present et Futur des Antioxydants dans la Prevention de Vieillissement Cutane (J Med Esth et Chir Derm, 2007)

Quand la Limite Inferieure est Celle a Atteindre: L'Exemple du Fur (Biofutur, February 2007)

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)

Membrane attack complex (MAC) deposits in skin are not always accompanied by S-protein and clusterin (Journal of Investigative Dermatology, June 1992)

Complement Activation by Pulsed Tunable Dye Laser in Normal Skin and Hemangioma (Journal of Investigative Dermatology, May 1990)

Pigmented Guinea Pig Skin Irradiated With Q-Switched Ruby Laser Pulses: Morphologic and Histologic Findings (Archives of Dermatology, February 1989)

Visible action spectrum for melanin. Specific selective photothermolysis (Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, January 1989)

The treatment of port-wine stains by the pulsed dye laser. Analysis of pulse duration and long-term therapy (Archives of Dermatology, July 1988)

Melanosomes Are a Primary Target of Q-Switch Ruby Laser Irradiation in Guinea Pig Skin (Journal of Investigative Dermatology, October 1987)

Pulse Width Dependence Of Pigment Cell Damage At 694 nm In Guinea Pig Skin (Conference: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, March 1987)

Selective photothermolysis: contribution to the treatment of flat angiomas (port wine stains) by laser (Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie, February 1987)

Tunable Pulsed Dye Laser for the Treatment of Benign Cutaneous Vascular Ectasia (Dermatologica, February 1987)

Enhancement of the Elicitation Phase of the Murine Contact Hypersensitivity Response by Prior Exposure to Local Ultraviolet Radiation (Journal of Investigative Dermatology, February 1986)

Prurigo pigmentosa: 3rd Non-Japanese Case (Dermatology, January 1986)

Activation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement by Skin Immune Deposits (Journal of Investigative Dermatology, December 1985)

Linear pigmentogenic dermitis after scintigraphy using bleomycin (Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie, February 1985)

Paramyxovirus-like inclusions and lymphocyte type in the REM syndrome (British Journal of Dermatology, July 1982)