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Lonza Debuts Multifunctional Ester for Conditioning and Dry Feel

Aug 20, 2014

Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.

Lonza Quaternizes Larch Tree Extract to Create Hair Conditioning Polymer

Aug 13, 2014

Lonza Personal Care has boosted the natural hair care and film-forming benefits of its larch tree active LaraCare A200 (Galactoarabinan), by enriching it further with quaternization technology to create a hair conditioning polymer.

Kao Identifies Algae Enzyme for Sustainable Surfactant Possibility

Aug 13, 2014

In researching algae at its Eco Technology Research Center, Kao Corp. has identified an enzyme that can produce a large number of medium chain fatty acids, which could lead to a non-food source of raw materials for surfactants and an alternative to palm oil and coconut oil.

Blurred Lines: The Growing Influence of Cosmetics in Hair Care Innovation

Aug 12, 2014

Hair care is seeing a boost in the personalization of its products, a trend that is heavily influenced from the color cosmetic and skin care beauty categories.

Croda Sources Pea Superfood for Hair and Skin Ingredients

Aug 6, 2014

Croda used its 40-year experience with proteins to make two new ingredients from the superfood Pisum sativum (pea).

Innospec Adds Mild Surfactant for Gentle Cleansing

Aug 5, 2014

Innospec Performance Chemicals has added a very mild surfactant to its Iselux line.

Corrections Regarding NPA Standards: Letter to the Editor

Aug 3, 2014Corey Hilmas, MD, PhD, Natural Products Association

After reading this article, I found inaccuracies in some of the statements regarding the Natural Products Association (NPA) Natural Standard.

Swallowfield Debuts Aerosol Body Butter Technology

Jul 30, 2014

Swallowfield plc has developed an aerosol spray for body butters, believed to be the first of its kind.

Impact Colors Introduces Candelilla Bead Exfoliators

Jul 30, 2014

Impact Colors has created a new line of candelilla bead exfoliators as alternatives to polyethylene microbeads for skin care and oral care. Nature XFol is a line of exfoliating beads in a variety of colors that are natural, biodegradable and safe for skin.

Researchers Propose Coloring Hair with Nano-Patterning

Jul 29, 2014

Researchers from the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratories have reported nano-patterning a diffraction grating on human hair with a focused ion to allow the hair to reflect colors in the spectrum to produce a hair color pattern with a flat iron.

Coast Southwest Introduces Olive Oil Emulsifiers

Jul 22, 2014

Coast Southwest introduced Olivatis, a line of olive oil-derived emulsifiers manufactured by Medolla Cosmetic Specialty Ingredients.

Induchem Creates Extra Small Visual Beads Naturally

Jul 22, 2014

Induchem used its unique manufacturing system to create small spherical beads from cellulose and sugar that provide visual effects in cosmetic formulas.

Greentech Fights Underarm Bacteria to Prevent Odor

Jul 16, 2014

Greentech has designed an active to fight underarm odor while maintaining skin microbiome homeostasis.

Silab Debuts Seaweed Extract for Anti-glycation

Jul 9, 2014

Silab has introduced a seaweed extract that limits cellular and tissue damage caused by glycation and Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs).

A&E Connock Introduces Expanded Natural Exfoliant Range

Jun 30, 2014

A&E Connock has debuted its expanded range of natural exfoliants to the personal care industry. The range was extended in response to increased interest from manufacturers seeking natural alternatives to plastic microbeads.

Read the Label Online: Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

Jun 17, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting

This primer is formulated with exotic white orchid extract, to help seal and protect each hair strand; repelling water to colored hair remarkably vibrant. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Earth-friendly Homosalate UV Filter

Jun 13, 2014

Novacyl has introduced its YOSH homosalate UV filter, an oil-soluble material that absorbs in the UVB range and acts as an excellent solvent and booster.

Modified Film-former for Flexible, Smooth Feel

Jun 12, 2014

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America recently launched its NBN-30-ID product based a silicone group introduced into polynorbornene, a rigid polymer.

Author Response to 'Improved Antioxidant Penetration' Letter to the Editor

Jun 12, 2014

A recent Letter to the Editor called to question some details in the logic presented in an April 2014 Cosmetics & Toiletries article. Following is the author's response to this letter.

Formulating for Brazil

Jun 10, 2014

Croda has launched "Formulating with Brazil in Mind," a promotional kit featuring market-relevant formulations to aid customers in creating personal care products suited to the Brazilian market.

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