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Nov 04, 2013 | 02:40 PM CST
By: Qing Huang, Zhen-Wu Mei, Koji Takata and Jianz…
The most common approach to determine ingredient deposition on hair is to analyze the treated tresses, but this poses several challenges. Instead, the authors describe a novel approach based on determining the amount of ingredient collected in the rinse water, and back-calculating the amount deposited on hair. Development and validation efforts discussed here use polydimethylsiloxane as a model compound.
Nov 04, 2013 | 02:36 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
In this issue, Huang et al. present a new approach to measure deposition on hair by collecting and analyzing rinse water. Evans et al. explore the ability of glycolic acid to penetrate hair and change its internal properties, and Georgalas considers natural approaches to hair styling.
Oct 30, 2013 | 11:50 AM CDT
The performance benefits of both animal and plant-based protein biopolymers have been known to personal care formulators for decades. Among the many applications for these naturally-derived ingredients, proteins have the ability to impart a multitude of conditioning benefits to hair because of the close similarity of their chemical composition to that of the hair.
Oct 30, 2013 | 11:02 AM CDT
Jeen International Corp. has launched a line of thickeners for personal care products.
Oct 30, 2013 | 08:49 AM CDT
Seatons has launched a guide to its natural oils for hair care. According to the company, more personal care manufacturers are turning to natural oils for hair care, with consumers and the media recognizing that these oils will not make hair limp and greasy.
Oct 30, 2013 | 08:20 AM CDT
By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
TheTriple Oxygen Ex-‘glow”-sion! Vitabead-Infused Moisture Cream contains oxygen and microalgae for an instant burst of youthful radiance. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Oct 29, 2013 | 11:29 AM CDT
By: Katie Anderson
Over 110 attendees flocked to the Belvedere Events & Banquets in Elk Grove Village, Ill., USA, to attend the Midwest chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemist's (MWSCC) Fall Technical Symposium on Oct. 10, 2013.
Oct 23, 2013 | 10:46 AM CDT
Increasing numbers of ethnic shoppers and travelers who shop in Western markets are further encouraging this growth area of the beauty industry.
Oct 23, 2013 | 10:05 AM CDT
By: Katie Anderson
There will always be room for improvement in the sun care industry, which continues to innovate worldwide with better UV filters, measurement techniques and finished formulations. This was reflected at the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' 2013 Sunscreen Symposium, which was held Sept. 18-21, 2013, in sunny Orlando, Florida.
Oct 23, 2013 | 08:59 AM CDT
Courage + Khazaka has upgraded its well-known TEWL and barrier function measurement device, the Tewameter, with three probe heads for better efficiency.