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Jan 29, 2015 | 01:11 PM CST

A Review of Gel Nail Technologies

By: Frank C. Pagano, PhD, ACT Solutions Corp.

This article reviews the technologies behind gel nails and recent trends in them. The underlying photochemistry of monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators also is discussed, to give the reader a better understanding of the performance and challenges associated with gel nails.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:55 AM CST

Quantifying Hair Color Fading

By: Trefor A Evans, PhD, T.A. Evans LLC

Around 10-12 years ago, shampoos and conditioners began appearing on the market claiming to be “color safe.” This strongly resonated with consumers. The present article discusses various contributors to the color fade process with a specific emphasis on measurements to quantify and understand color fade.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:33 AM CST

Labeling in China for Color and More

By: Karen Yarussi-King, Global Regulatory Associat…

The Chinese cosmetic market is booming, and there are many cosmetic companies that already sell or want to sell products there. However, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration has proposed new labeling regulations that, if enacted, would make it more difficult and more costly to sell foreign cosmetics in China, particularly color cosmetics.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:31 AM CST

Two Decades of Transfer-resistant Lipstick

By: Robert Lochhead, PhD* and Margaret Lochhead, P…

It has been two decades since Revlon revolutionized the color cosmetic market by debuting transfer-resistant lipstick. Innovations in transfer resistance and long wear makeup have continued apace, and it certainly appears that advances in this field will continue for the foreseeable future. This article reviews the literature to show the evolution of chemistries and concepts in this prominent market.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:30 AM CST

Functionality Drives Growth of Color Cosmetics

By: Katie Anderson

The color cosmetics category has a lot to answer for. It is the precursor of multi-tasking brands in the beauty industry, notably BB creams, and now everyone is at it. So much so that beauty conscious consumers—especially in Western markets—increasingly expect a single product to perform multiple functions.

Jan 28, 2015 | 12:38 PM CST

Bicosome Encapsulates Carotene and Antioxidants for IR/UV Protection

By: Katie Anderson

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Bicosome is launching a complex that boosts the skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

Jan 28, 2015 | 11:28 AM CST

A Brief Review of Polymer/Surfactant Interaction

By: Robert Y. Lochhead and Lisa R. Huisinga, The I…

In this article, the significance of parameters such as correlation length (blob size), micelle structure, comicellization, polymer adsorption conformation and coacervate structure are introduced with relevance to the conceptual appreciation of polymer-surfactant interactions and its bearing on recent advances in conditioning shampoos.

Jan 28, 2015 | 10:09 AM CST

UK Delays Restriction Dossier for D4 and D5

By: Katie Anderson

The UK's restriction dossier for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) has been delayed.

Jan 28, 2015 | 09:34 AM CST

DKSH Expands Distribution of Shin-Etsu Silicones to NW Europe

By: Katie Anderson

DKSH and Shin-Etsu Silicones have extended their existing agreement to market, sell and distribute Shin-Etsu Silicones’ entire product range in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Jan 28, 2015 | 09:07 AM CST

Clariant Purchases Beraca Shares in Strategic Partnership

By: Katie Anderson

Clariant and Beraca formed a strategic alliance where Clariant will acquire a 30% share of Beraca’s health and personal care division with the possibility for major participation in the future.