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Aug 21, 2014
Coral powder has applications in cosmetics but its use has impacted the marine environment. Fossilized coral could provide a sustainable alternative for uses such as fillers, cleansing and whitening agents, astringents, sebum absorbers, or to supply trace minerals to skin. Its use as an exfoliant it particularly noteworthy as formulators seek natural alternatives to polyethylene beads.
Aug 21, 2014
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is known to be photocatalytically active. Even with surface modifications, it catalyzes the decomposition of organic materials and promotes the formation of reactive oxygen species. However, a particular propenoic acid ester is shown here to protect TiO2 from inducing such reactions, making it a more effective and safer UV filter.
Aug 20, 2014
Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.
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.
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.
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.
Aug 6, 2014
Croda used its 40-year experience with proteins to make two new ingredients from the superfood Pisum sativum (pea).
Aug 5, 2014
Innospec Performance Chemicals has added a very mild surfactant to its Iselux line.
Aug 3, 2014
After reading this article, I found inaccuracies in some of the statements regarding the Natural Products Association (NPA) Natural Standard.
Jul 30, 2014
Swallowfield plc has developed an aerosol spray for body butters, believed to be the first of its kind.
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.
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.
Jul 22, 2014
Coast Southwest introduced Olivatis, a line of olive oil-derived emulsifiers manufactured by Medolla Cosmetic Specialty Ingredients.
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.
Jul 16, 2014
Greentech has designed an active to fight underarm odor while maintaining skin microbiome homeostasis.
Jul 9, 2014
Silab has introduced a seaweed extract that limits cellular and tissue damage caused by glycation and Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs).
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.
Jun 17, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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