Most Popular in Formulating
- Comparatively Speaking: Shampoo vs. Body Wash Formulation
- Straightening Hair Safely With Cystine and Without Formaldehyde
- Formulating On Trend: Hydration
- Alternative Preservation for Wet Wipes and Cold Process Cosmetics
- Deglycation Mechanism to Treat Diabetic, Elderly and Xerotic Skin
- Comparatively Speaking: Dimethicone vs. Simethicone
- Formulating Facial Masks
- Balancing Texture with Electrolyte Resistance for Improved Thickening
- Considerations for Phospholipid Emulsifiers
- Induchem Activates Brightening with Skin's Microorganisms
Most Recent in Formulating
Apr 1, 2015
Inorganic UV filters must be distributed evenly to ensure sun protection. Further, they can present challenges of a pasty consistency and undesirable opacity when applied to skin. This paper therefore describes strategies using micronized titanium dioxide with different coatings to optimize its dispersion and protective benefits while improving processing and aesthetics.
Mar 31, 2015
At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Naturex will debut its natural surfactant from quillaja.
Mar 30, 2015
Facial pigmentation increases with age and sun exposure, and represents an aesthetic problem for many. Multiple strategies are required for the cosmetic treatment of such imperfections, including accelerating skin renewal, inhibiting free radicals, providing photoprotection, prohibiting melanin granule formation and transfer, reducing pigmentation with sequestering agents, and enhancing skin penetration. These are described here.
Mar 25, 2015
Brightenyl is the very first cosmetic active ingredient that is activated by a new functional layer of the human skin: the stratum microbium. This new layer acts as an active living veil converting Brightenyl in two molecules, which act on seven biological targets to obtain a perfect skin complexion.
Mar 20, 2015
Beauty oils for skin and hair have been quite popular, and Wella's Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir is one of them. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Mar 20, 2015
BASF Care Creations introduces two new products to the actives portfolio, which offers comprehensive solutions that are designed to address key corrective actions in skin care and hair care.
Mar 17, 2015
At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Induchem will introduce a skin tone brightener that is activated by microorganisms on skin.
Mar 17, 2015
At in-cosmetics 2015, Wacker will debut two silicone elastomer gels that improve skin feel in skin care and color cosmetics.
Mar 10, 2015
How can hydration be considered a trend, when it never went away? It is not so much about the act of hydrating so much as it is “what” and “how” hydration is being delivered. From gel-crème textures to next-generation hyaluronic acid and electrolytes, hydration has taken front and center.
Mar 9, 2015
The non-enzymatic process of glycation affects macromolecules in the skin, causing premature aging especially under diabetic, xerotic and elderly conditions. As the present research describes, a mechanism of deglycation can be used to target these conditions using an imidazole derivate. Here, in vitro and in vivo assays on diabetic, xerotic and elderly panels show statistically significant positive results.
Mar 5, 2015
Hurdle technology is a holistic formulation approach that assesses the impact of multiple factors on the ability of a formulation to support microbial growth. A particular challenge has been the identification of ingredients that can be used in the hurdle technology approach for solutions and emulsions in non-woven substrates, and INOLEX has created two ingredients to help formulators address this need.
Mar 4, 2015
At in-cosmetics 2015, Dr. Straetmans will unveil a natural emulsifier blend for o/w emulsions with higher viscosities that provide a rich texture and nourishing skin feel.
Mar 2, 2015
At in-cosmetics in Barcelona, Sederma will debut its lifting active for the face and neck.
Mar 1, 2015
The argan tree—a secluded, fragile natural resource in Southern Morocco–has become a shining example of how blending business, ecological preservation and fair trade collaboration can result in a viable consumer product that enhances the economic lifestyle of those who produce it as well as preserving a specific ecosystem niche.
Mar 1, 2015
New research suggests curative and preventative approaches to anti-aging in skin care are closer than they appear. Here, the authors investigate a combination of Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR peptides, which is designed to leverage both approaches in one step. Described are in vitro, ex vivo and clinical studies of its effects on collagen, fibronectin, HA synthesis and tissue repair activity.
Mar 1, 2015
Phospholipids have become indispensable ingredients in the personal care industry, not only for their primary emulsification function, but also for their delivery, moisturization and anti-irritant benefits. This column reviews the characteristics of phospholipids, addresses potential formulation issues with them, and suggests potential methods to overcome these issues.
Mar 1, 2015
Described here are two acrylic rheology modifiers for novel thickening properties in formulations. A pre-neutralized carbomer is shown to impart a lighter, smoother texture than traditional carbomer while increasing process flexibility. In addition, a new associative acrylate/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer exhibits thickening in high electrolyte media, acts synergistically with surfactants, and facilitates the dispersion of fillers.
Mar 1, 2015
The cosmetics industry faces upgrading innovation to meet the high expectations of such digi-centric consumers. It’s a good thing cosmetic scientists are consumers, too, and following these tech trends, they’ve helped push the industry ahead in new ways.
Feb 24, 2015
Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm promises “the ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Feb 20, 2015
Today, zinc oxide is not a treatment for skin cancer, but used in a variety of wound healing and sunscreen formulations. It is the only sunscreen ingredient that is also recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Category I Skin Protectant and is recommended for use on compromised skin.
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