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Jun 04, 2013 | 04:36 PM CDT
Color cosmetic claims are becoming increasingly sophisticated and interconnected to trends seen in the skin care category. The Liquiwax® range of cosmetic esters combines the emolliency of traditional esters with skin conditioning functionality to address the consumer need for skin care effects in color cosmetics.
Jun 04, 2013 | 03:48 PM CDT
Essential Ingredients has spent years studying benzoyl peroxide in acne application to launch a non-irritating form of the ingredient.
Jun 04, 2013 | 03:08 PM CDT
Alban Muller has introduced two new ingredients: an anti-aging active that combines hibiscus and baobab and an antioxidant from rosemary that protects oil-soluble ingredients and cosmetic formulations.
May 31, 2013 | 11:42 AM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Thinking about products, consumer happiness is an outcome of consumer perception. And as the industry knows, consumer perception is crucial to product success. It’s the difference between skepticism and trust, like and dislike, and, ultimately, the sale or no sale
May 31, 2013 | 11:41 AM CDT
By: Giorgio Dell'Acqua, PhD, Freedom Actives Corp.
However, the growing market demand for natural alternatives to synthetic is pushing brands to continue to consider the use of natural oils in their formulations.
May 31, 2013 | 11:38 AM CDT
By: Madelyn Bekker, PhD; Nicolaas Rossouw Louw; an…
Differing amounts of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) wax were used in petroleum jelly and final cosmetic emulsions to evaluate moisturizing effects in skin. FT wax was shown to perform as well or better than traditional mineral-derived products.
May 31, 2013 | 11:37 AM CDT
By: Denis Bendejacq, PhD, Solvay
This article reviews and assesses damage types caused to hair before and after artificial coloration, i.e., by bleaching, perming, heat treatment, UV exposure and shampooing, to compare how they impact color durability individually and combined. Formulation emerges as the key to designing shampoos that efficiently deliver actives to improve color protection against these and other damage types.
May 31, 2013 | 11:36 AM CDT
Comparison of Age Determination by Three Evaluation Methods: Self-assessment, Expert Grader and Naïve Grader
By: Rosanna Mootoo, Nima Gohil, Cristina Stroever…
This exploratory study investigates how consumers perceive age, using objective and subjective approaches. Results of this study suggest that when a subjective approach is implemented for age determination, subjects affix their emotions to the evaluation. The reverse logic was applicable for the expert and naïve grader methods, as grader results appeared more neutral than the self-assessment.
May 31, 2013 | 11:34 AM CDT
By: Chris McLeod, HPCI Media
Although this author cannot deny that moisturization capabilities can provide relief for those who suffer from flaky, itching or irritated and dry skin, it would be careless not to acknowledge the marketing-based beguilement within this moisturization sector.
May 31, 2013 | 11:33 AM CDT
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Gold nanoparticles have a wealth of pharmaceutical and medical uses. Notably, the ability of these nanoparticles to absorb light and turn this light into heat has put them at the center of ongoing cancer studies exploring their efficacy in destroying malignant cells.