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- Peptide Approach to Enhance Anti-wrinkle Efficacy Between Injections
- Comparatively Speaking: Dimethicone vs. Simethicone
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- Read the Label Online: Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum
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- Blurred Lines: The Growing Influence of Cosmetics in Hair Care Innovation
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Sep 9, 2014
Today’s styling formulations are further optimized with polymer combinations. This is especially true for styling gel and wax formulations, with combinations of styling polymers and polymeric thickeners to achieve the right balance of rheology profile, setting performance and humidity resistance without sacrificing sensory properties, e.g. peaking, gel structure and clarity. Luviset One (INCI: Acrylates/Methacrylamide Copolymer) offers hair care formulators the opportunity to reduce the complexity of styling gel and wax formulations with the use of only one polymer.
Sep 5, 2014
Cleanser technology has come a long way from a “cleansing only” concept to one that includes other benefits such as moisturization, and marketing efforts have focused on these additional ingredients and claims.
Sep 3, 2014
Cutaneous pigmentation is determined by melanogenesis, the transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes, and the distribution of melanin to skin, among other processes. Interrupting these would limit skin pigmentation to achieve a better skin lightening effect. Here, the authors review the biological mechanisms of melanin production, then test a peptide designed to act on them for a lightening effect.
Aug 28, 2014
Facial injections with botulinum toxin are trending but regular applications are necessary to maintain their efficacy. Six months is recommended between sessions, necessitating topical anti-wrinkle cosmetics that can fill this gap. Described here is a topical combination of peptides that is shown to complement such procedures with anti-wrinkle efficacy.
Aug 27, 2014
Greentech has launched a range of 3-in-1 actives that emulsify, consistute the oily phase and improve biological activity. GreenSofts combine the properties of soft butters with sensory and auto-emulsion capacities.
Aug 25, 2014
Today, Japan's cosmetics industry is the fourth largest in the world, and is famous for its ritualistic and purifying beauty and skin care routines. At in-cosmetics Asia this year, Japan has been selected as the show’s Country Focus, where a dedicated program of events will enable manufacturers, R&D professionals, cosmetics scientists and marketers to draw inspiration from this beacon of modern beauty.
Aug 25, 2014
Does your anti-aging serum have “super powers?” Launched in May 2014, Pacifica Beauty’s Sea Change Future Youth Serum is designed for both day and night use with “supernaturally effective ingredients for the best youthful, bright skin."
Aug 22, 2014
Dandruff remains a significant yet poorly served chronic scalp disorder for which more effective treatments are required. Here, lysine polypeptides are demonstrated in vitro and in vivo to effectively address the causative organism in dandruff, Malassezia spp., and provide a potential basis for new treatments to counteract this condition.
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.
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