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Showa Denko Debuts Aqueous Stable Vitamin C Derivative

Oct 15, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia, Showa Denko K.K. will introduce a vitamin C derivative for personal care that is stable in aqueous solutions.

Opportunities in the Vietnamese Cosmetics Market: Q&A with Le Chau Giang

Oct 13, 2014

The Vietnamese cosmetic market is a emerging market with huge potential, according to Le Chau Giang, special adviser to the president of the ASEAN Cosmetic Association and senior director and head of regulatory and medical affairs at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Asia Pacific. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Vietnamese cosmetics market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Giang's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.

Researchers Report Anti-acne Effects in Resveratrol

Oct 9, 2014

Researchers at the University of California have reported that resveratrol inhibits acne growth and boosts the antibacterial effect when combined with benzoyl peroxide.

Copolymer to Improve Pigment Dispersion in Lipsticks

Oct 3, 2014Giuseppina Viscardi, Monza, Italy; Nicola Garuccio and Parand Salmassinia, Induchem, Volkestwil, Switzerland and New York

Lipstick is formulated with pigments for the obvious reason of color, but formulators always face the same technical difficulties of pigment dispersion and final shade matching. The present article explores solving these two lipstick dilemmas with an amphiphilic copolymer to improve pigment dispersion and texture of lipsticks.

Lipotec Introduces Anti-cellulite Active with Night Action

Sep 30, 2014

Lipotec, a Lubrizol company, has introduced an active that fights cellulite at night.

Read the Label Online: Bliss Multi-‘Face’-Eted All-in-One Anti-aging Clay Mask

Sep 24, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

I am always skeptical when a brand claims to have “the only” product in its category, and Bliss' Multi-‘Face’-eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask does just that, claiming to be “the only flexible clay mask that helps correct all six visible signs of aging.”

Formulating Facial Masks

Sep 18, 2014Luigi Rigano, PhD, Rigano Laboratories

Facial masks have undergone a makeover in recent years. They now often offer multiple skin benefits, incorporate innovative ingredients and provide immediate efficacy. However, the formulation strategy for facial masks is quite simple and does not differ greatly from that of standard cosmetic creams. Here, gel, emulsion and suspension mask formulations are discussed and divided into peel-off and wash-off subcategories.

Impact Colors Releases Color Trends 2016+

Sep 17, 2014

Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.

Facial Cleansing with Mild Surfactants

Sep 5, 2014

Cleanser technology has come a long way from a “cleansing only” concept to one that includes other benefits such as moisturization, and marketing efforts have focused on these additional ingredients and claims.

Lightening Skin Through a Melanogenesis-interrupting Peptide

Sep 3, 2014Jill Hsu, Corum Inc., Taipei, Taiwan

Cutaneous pigmentation is determined by melanogenesis, the transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes, and the distribution of melanin to skin, among other processes. Interrupting these would limit skin pigmentation to achieve a better skin lightening effect. Here, the authors review the biological mechanisms of melanin production, then test a peptide designed to act on them for a lightening effect.

Peptide Approach to Enhance Anti-wrinkle Efficacy Between Injections

Aug 28, 2014Marta Rull, Cristina Davi, Elena Cañadas, Núria Almiñana and Raquel Delgado, Lipotec S.A.U, Gavà, Spain

Facial injections with botulinum toxin are trending but regular applications are necessary to maintain their efficacy. Six months is recommended between sessions, necessitating topical anti-wrinkle cosmetics that can fill this gap. Described here is a topical combination of peptides that is shown to complement such procedures with anti-wrinkle efficacy.

Greentech Launches Soft Butter Line for Sensory, Emulsification and Skin Benefit

Aug 27, 2014

Greentech has launched a range of 3-in-1 actives that emulsify, consistute the oily phase and improve biological activity. GreenSofts combine the properties of soft butters with sensory and auto-emulsion capacities.

Read the Label Online: Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum

Aug 25, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

Does your anti-aging serum have “super powers?” Launched in May 2014, Pacifica Beauty’s Sea Change Future Youth Serum is designed for both day and night use with “supernaturally effective ingredients for the best youthful, bright skin."

Lysine Polypeptides for Dandruff Treatment

Aug 22, 2014Derry K. Mercer, PhD, Lorna Miller, Jennifer Robertson; Linda Turvey; and Deborah A. O’Neil, PhD, NovaBiotics Ltd.

Dandruff remains a significant yet poorly served chronic scalp disorder for which more effective treatments are required. Here, lysine polypeptides are demonstrated in vitro and in vivo to effectively address the causative organism in dandruff, Malassezia spp., and provide a potential basis for new treatments to counteract this condition.

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