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Novel Shampoo Effects from Solvay

Apr 11, 2014

During in-cosmetics 2014, Solvay launched a conditioning solution created to meet market demands for silicone-free, sulfate-free, oil-based and oil-free shampoos. The system targets not the hair type, but the type of effect desired from shampoos.

New Lubrizol Polymer Offers Better Suspension in Shampoo Formulations

Apr 9, 2014

The Lubrizol Corporation announced its new polymer technology created for shampoo applications.

Symrise Focuses on White Film Reduction, Improved Feel for Sun Care

Apr 8, 2014

During in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Symrise launched SymTio S, a cetearyl nonanoate-coated titanium dioxide for sunscreens, to improve the feel of sun care formulas and reduce the potential for white film forming on the skin.

Optimizing Formula Efficacy at C&T Summit

Apr 8, 2014

Numerous tools are available to the cosmetic scientist to evaluate and optimize the efficacy of his/her cosmetic treatment. During the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, Roger McMullen will present a hands-on workshop exploring approaches to do just this. Register now—space is limited.

New in-cosmetics Launches from Dow Consumer & Industrial Solutions Target Texture, Multifunctionality

Apr 3, 2014

Two new formulations innovations being launches at in-cosmetics 2014 from Dow Consumer & Industrial Solutions are aimed at improving beauty product multifunctionality and product texture.

Symrise Launches Anti-aging, Fair Trade Ingredients

Apr 2, 2014

Symrise launched anti-aging, and natural and responsibly sourced ingredients for various applications during in-cosmetics 2014, held in Hamburg.

Naturex Builds on the Beauty of Flowers for Its New Collection

Apr 2, 2014

Naturex's new Super Flowers ingredients dip into the phytochemistry of flowers such as blue lotus, jasmine and more.

BASF Highlights New Formulation Concepts at in-cosmetics 2014

Apr 1, 2014

BASF launched a range of new product formulations in-cosmetics 2014, including options for extreme hair styling, skin lightening/brightening and body contouring.

Lubrizol Announces New Polymer for Pigmented Formulations

Mar 31, 2014

The Lubrizol Corporation developed a new polymer that is targeted for use in pigmented skin care, sun care and color cosmetic formulations.

Gel Network Fundamentals at C&T Summit

Mar 26, 2014

Gel networks are at the base of many modern skin care products and hair conditioners, and their formulation is fairly straightforward. During the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, George Deckner and Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., will present, in hands-on formulation workshops, the practical aspects of gel network-based o/w emulsions for skin and hair care.

Grant Industries Targets Texture with Silicone Wax, Ice Cream Concept

Mar 25, 2014

Grant Industries has developed Gransil VX-418 to address new product texture trends in skin care, color cosmetics and hair care.

Efficacy and Elegance in 21st Century Sun Care

Mar 20, 2014Julian P. Hewitt, JPH SunCare Technologies Ltd., Durham, UK; Jennie Teague and Paul Sutcliffe; Vivimed Labs Europe Ltd., Huddersfield, UK

This article discusses formulating strategies to achieve high-SPF sunscreen formulations that are cosmetically elegant and also cost-effective. By carefully choosing actives that complement one another in terms of spectral coverage, and physical and chemical properties, synergistic combinations of relatively inexpensive UV filters can be identified to deliver effective and elegant formulations.

‘Very’ Water-resistant Sunscreens

Mar 20, 2014Luigi Rigano, PhD, ISPE, Milan, Italy

Water-resistance is a key parameter for today’s sunscreens, and there are a number of formulation strategies that can be used alone or in combination to achieve this effect, including: anhydrous formulation, w/o emulsions, film-forming polymers, dissolution of water-insoluble substances with alcohol, low levels of emulsifiers, and entrapping filters in liposomes. These are detailed here.

Read the Label Online: Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate

Mar 19, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

While the benefits of minerals from the Dead Sea have long been touted, AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate features the company's Osmoter technology, a complex of Dead Sea minerals claimed to activate the natural cellular process to "rehydrate, illuminate and recharge the skin."

Encapsulating Hevea brasiliensis for Improved Antioxidant Penetration

Mar 19, 2014Thanaporn Amnuaikit, PhD, and Prapaporn Boonme, PhD; Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand

This article examines the ability of liposomes to improve the in vitro skin penetration of Hevea brasiliensis extract in a cream, for antioxidant benefits. Additionally, the sensory effects of the liposomes on the cream were assessed.

Soliance Debuts Customizable Mask Concept

Mar 18, 2014

At Cosmetagora, Soliance introduced a mask concept that is customizable to the user’s specific skin needs. Instant Mask begins by the formulator choosing a base—either cream or gel

Evonik Solubilizes Lipophilic Ingredients in Water-based Formulations

Mar 12, 2014

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Evonik will unveil its naturally derived solubilizer for lipophilic and natural oils. TEGO Solve 61 is a PEG-free solubilizer developed for the incorporation of lipophilic components into water-based formulations.

Induchem Introduces Biodegradable, Non-irritating Exfoliant for Skin and Scalp

Mar 11, 2014

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Induchem will launch a natural exfoliant that is both biodegradable and non-irritating to sensitive skin. Biogomm'age is composed mostly of cellulose, to make it sustainable and biodegradable unlike plastic microbeads. In addition, the exfoliator does not scratch or tear sensitive skin like many natural exfoliants.

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Coloring the Cosmetic World

Coloring the Cosmetic World book cover

Finally! A practical resource on cosmetic pigments in one book. Edwin B. Faulkner offers a comprehensive look at what goes into selecting colors for decorative cosmetic products. Order your copy today.

C&T Summit

C&T Summit is a new two-day event for cosmetic scientists focused on both theory and application. Coming June 26 & 27, 2014 to University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the conference and join the mailing list to learn more today.