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Aug 07, 2013 | 09:57 AM CDT
Skin measurement devices from Courage + Khazaka Devices have been used for the second time on the International Space Station (ISS) to verify skin aging in space
Aug 07, 2013 | 08:22 AM CDT
The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has recently engineered a new hair follicle model that could help discover new drugs or active ingredients for hair regeneration.
Aug 07, 2013 | 07:57 AM CDT
Having problems with conversions during product development in the lab? There's now an app for that. Silverson Machines Inc. has launched Silverson Conversion Tools, an app available in Apple’s App Store that contains a versatile set of conversion and calculation tools suitable for use in almost any process environment.
Aug 06, 2013 | 04:09 PM CDT
A team of researchers from Duke University, Rockefeller University and the University of California San Francisco have identified the gene that causes pain in sunburned skin.
Aug 02, 2013 | 04:02 PM CDT
Market research Canadean forecasts growth for skin care in Mexico, citing its mending economy following the recession.
Aug 02, 2013 | 03:23 PM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
What a “green issue” we have! This goes not just for Cosmetics & Toiletries but the industry and world in general.
Aug 02, 2013 | 03:05 PM CDT
By: Darrin C. Duber-Smith, Green Marketing Inc.
Standards for organic or natural products are largely the same, although some pertain to “natural” while others do “organic.” Each program and seal is intended for a given region, which should be taken into account when targeting specified markets. Here, the author reviews the most recognized natural and organic certifiers and seals around the globe.
Aug 02, 2013 | 02:44 PM CDT
By: Russell Cox, PhD, Stephenson Group Ltd.,
The use and application of emulsions and emulsion science are widespread through the personal care industry. Conventional methods for processing emulsions require significant quantities of energy and time, thus cold process emulsion technologies have gained popularity. These provide the means to reduce both the energy demand and timescale of manufacturing processes, as will be described here.
Aug 02, 2013 | 02:41 PM CDT
By: Judi Beerling, Organic Monitor Ltd.; and Tony …
Many certified organic shampoos and body washes use soaps such as potassium cocoate as their primary cleansing agent, partially due to a lack of suitable, organically approved foaming alternatives. This article reviews the use of modern surfactants and emulsifiers developed based on a green and eco-conscious philosophy.
Aug 02, 2013 | 02:27 PM CDT
By: Arthur Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
Formulators of natural personal care products have the same lament as Kermit the Frog—i.e., “It’s not easy being green.” So before proceeding into the ever-unpredictable product development process, claims must be established as to what the final product aims to fulfill—especially in order to direct efforts toward the desired “green” claim for sustainable, natural, organic, etc.