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Formulary

Cosmetics & Toiletries Formulary: Foundation and Color

Autumn is around the corner for at least half of our readers, bringing with it dramatic color-change across the landscape. For others entering spring, the refreshed earth is awakening with color. In both cases, a color formulary seems appropriate; so we've included one here.

Blue Sky Thinking: Star Polymer Aligns Clarity with Viscosity for High-perfume Surfactant Systems

Building viscosity and clarity in surfactant systems, especially those that are sulfate-free and have high fragrance loads, is challenging. In response, a new six-armed nonionic associative thickener was developed that effectively bridges many small micelles to create larger, bridged structures that improve viscosity, while retaining clarity.

In the Mind's Eye: Color Science to Expand the Multicultural Palette

In recent years, the demand for multicultural cosmetics has grown, putting pressure on formulators to extend the shade range of product offerings. The present article reviews the basics of color science, pigments and formulation concepts to support developers for this segment.

Patent Pick: Isopulegol Arousal

We consumers take things too seriously. This is evident from the growing demand for products that boost our morale or relax us. While marketers offer numerous (profitable) solutions, perhaps good, old-fashioned fragrance is the answer; that's what a new patent application suggests.

Read the Label: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has a variety of claims: from moisturization and enhanced radiance, to reduced wrinkles and age spots. Formulated with a special ingredient, this product is rich in vitamins, minerals and more, as this column reviews.

One Ingredient, Twice the Benefits for Pores and Age Spots

DSM has created a solution to benefit two skin problems at once. The company’s latest skin care ingredient helps eliminate facial pores and age spots simultaneously. Additionally, helps the skin look younger and improves appearance after the age of 30.

Nutrinovate’s Resveratrol Skin Care Film

Formulated with Evolva's Veri-te resveratrol and Functional Film Technology, Reserol is an oral dietary supplement designed to address signs of aging in a dissolvable film application.

Like a Bath Bomb for Your Mouth

Crème De Menthe by Lush Cosmetics is a mouth wash tablet that fizzes upon water activation to clean and refresh the teeth and gums.

Patent Pick: Unsticking Emulsion Sticking Points

What's sticky, unstable and causes skin irritation? Certainly not emulsions based on core corona-type microgels. In a new patent application, Shiseido inventors explain how these materials produce the very opposite effects.

Patent Pick: Forces Align for Sun Protection

The sun is ubiquitous across time and space, which is both to our benefit and detriment depending on the dose. For personal care, this is all the more reason to spread sun protection across categories; but balancing the variables is key, as this patent application explains.

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