Recent in Formulating (page 4 of 40)

Deriving Hair Strength from a Sustainable Source

Need a sustainable surfactant for multiple hair benefits? Beraca and Clariant looked to the Amazonian rainforest and teamed up to launch a new, fully traceable secondary surfactant at in-cosmetics Latin America.

Patent Pick: Rubberized Foam Bounces UV Rays Away

LG Household inventors are bouncing around something new: a natural way to incorporate organic UV filters into foam-type formulations. A new patent explains.

Wowder by Glossier

Formulated with diamond powder, kaolin clay and vitamin E, Wowder helps cut shine, blur the appearance of pores and set makeup without caking.

Silab’s Mighty Microalgae Active

Seeing as the mitochondrion is the only generator of cellular energy, Silab has created an ingredient to help benefit skin in the case of severe or lasting stress, which can be detrimental to skin health.

Formulary

Cosmetics & Toiletries Formulary: Foundation and Color

Autumn is around the corner for at least half of our readers, bringing with it dramatic color-change across the landscape. For others entering spring, the refreshed earth is awakening with color. In both cases, a color formulary seems appropriate; so we've included one here.

Blue Sky Thinking: Star Polymer Aligns Clarity with Viscosity for High-perfume Surfactant Systems

Building viscosity and clarity in surfactant systems, especially those that are sulfate-free and have high fragrance loads, is challenging. In response, a new six-armed nonionic associative thickener was developed that effectively bridges many small micelles to create larger, bridged structures that improve viscosity, while retaining clarity.

In the Mind's Eye: Color Science to Expand the Multicultural Palette

In recent years, the demand for multicultural cosmetics has grown, putting pressure on formulators to extend the shade range of product offerings. The present article reviews the basics of color science, pigments and formulation concepts to support developers for this segment.

Patent Pick: Isopulegol Arousal

We consumers take things too seriously. This is evident from the growing demand for products that boost our morale or relax us. While marketers offer numerous (profitable) solutions, perhaps good, old-fashioned fragrance is the answer; that's what a new patent application suggests.

Read the Label: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has a variety of claims: from moisturization and enhanced radiance, to reduced wrinkles and age spots. Formulated with a special ingredient, this product is rich in vitamins, minerals and more, as this column reviews.

One Ingredient, Twice the Benefits for Pores and Age Spots

DSM has created a solution to benefit two skin problems at once. The company’s latest skin care ingredient helps eliminate facial pores and age spots simultaneously. Additionally, helps the skin look younger and improves appearance after the age of 30.

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