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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Bicosome is launching a complex that boosts the skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet and infrared radiation.
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.
The UK's restriction dossier for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) has been delayed.
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.
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.