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Recent in Formulating (page 2 of 40)

Toss the Visor, Hallstar Launches Photostabilizer

Hallstar is recognizing the need for UVA protection, specifically in China and Korea where products include PA++++ level of protection and has therefore developed an ingredient to properly protect skin from environmental modern-day city life.

Mirexus Launches Glycogen-like Ingredient

Mirexus Inc. has launched a multi-functional ingredient that is beneficial toward anti-aging and can tightly hold water for long periods of time, boosting hydration performance when used on its own or in combination with hyaluronic acid.

Mibelle Biochemistry Launches Anti-aging Active for Skin Density

Mibelle Biochemistry launched an ingredient to help combat hormonally induced skin aging with the help of an extract from monk’s pepper berries. The berries contain so-called phyto-endorphins that bind to the opioid receptor, causing an analgesic effect and sense of well-being.

Read the Label: Erborian BB Crème Au Ginseng SPF 20

Erborian's BB Crème Au Ginseng product claims to transform the skin with a velvety, ultra-soft, spotless finish. In this product review, Katerina Steventon, Ph.D., looks to the label to see if the ingredients align with these claims.

A Hint of Peppermint for the Hair and Scalp

Naolys's newest ingredient, derived from peppermint leaf, is designed to rebalance sebum and enhance the hair and scalp. The active can be used in any type of hair care formulation, including shampoos, masks, serums and long-term hair treatments.

Editor's Note: Health and 'Swell'ness

The consumer driver for health and wellness will no doubt flow into the New Year and beyond. As such, this issue takes inspiration from the spa world.

Gone in a ‘Flash’: Night Sweats Subside with a Novel Astringent Peptide Spray

Certain peptides have been shown to reduce perspiration. Here, the authors explore their use to develop a spray to treat menopause night sweats. To complicate formulation work, salt-based astringents were desired to provide immediate sensory benefits. The authors address this formulation challenge as well.

One Over One's Free Foam Micellar Cleansing Water

Free Foam Micellar Water features a rinse-free formula that soothes the skin while fighting the effects of pollution with natural plant extracts.

Microbeads Then and Now: Polyethylene and Alternative Next-gen Abrasives

Properties of microbeads such as their particle size, density, morphology and material hardness are important for abrasive and sensory attributes. The present article highlights these and other aspects for both polyethylene-based beads and naturally derived abrasive alternates.

Mibelle Biochemistry Launches Double Duty Anti-pollution Ingredient

Mibelle Biochemistry has launched an ingredient to provide two lines of defense against urban pollution. The ingredient has various benefits including activating the detoxification system, shielding skin against particulate matter and fortifying skin’s defense mechanism.

Facial Sheet Masks on the Go: Reviving the Face

Facial sheet masks have numerous benefits, such as delivering active materials to the skin and leaving the face feeling moisturized. Innovations in sheet masks are on the rise, and formulators are searching for new materials that are safer, friendlier for the skin and environment, and sensorially pleasing.

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