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Aug 01, 2011 | 02:12 PM CDT
By: Trefor Evans, PhD, TRI/Princeton
When formulating a hair care product, there is often a need for testing that validates the product’s technical performance. This testing provides guidance to create formulas with appropriate performance, while also communicating the product’s message to the consumer. This article discusses the use of instrumental combing measurements when formulating hair conditioning products.
Aug 01, 2011 | 01:53 PM CDT
By: Luigi Rigano, Industrial Consulting and Resear…
The quest for PEG-free surfactants and emulsifiers has led to new classes of vegetal-derived, ethylene oxidefree ingredients for environmentally friendly personal care products. Two such ingredients, described here, are based on the combination of olive oil and vegetable proteins with the first derived from oat and the second, with glutamic acid. These materials provide mildness and skin protection benefits.
Aug 01, 2011 | 01:45 PM CDT
By: Denis Bendejacq, PhD; Caroline Mabille, PhD; M…
In this article, several ingredients are reviewed for development of sustainable shampoo formulations. Some of the functional ingredients reviewed are plant-based alternatives to existing, petro sourced ingredients while others are mild, sulfate-free and/ or ethoxylate-free alternatives to existing surfactant systems, thickening solutions for challenging media based on naturally derived polymers and efficacy boosters that reduce the use of non-renewable actives with equal benefit for the consumer.
Aug 01, 2011 | 01:34 PM CDT
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
Glycerin is a unique and versatile chemical with numerous applications; to adequately cover all of the aspects of this compound in a short column would be impossible. Therefore, this column will highlight some key facts about glycerin, but interested readers are encouraged to pursue further, more comprehensive reading on the ingredient.
Aug 01, 2011 | 01:26 PM CDT
By: Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
The mechanism for chelation, described as a chelate complex, is based on multiple bonding (polydentate ligand) around a single central atom.
Jul 19, 2011 | 02:37 PM CDT
By: Th. Förster, B. Jackwerth, W. Pittermann, W. v…
This work studied the influence of emulsion type and structure on the penetration of vitamins as cosmetic active ingredients. An emulsion of the w/o type and two different o/w emulsions were compared with an oil solution as a standard. A systematic in vitro study of penetration into the stratum corneum and the living skin was performed with the isolated perfused bovide udder skin model. The results substantiate the influence of emulsion type and stucture on the degree of penetration of water-soluble and oil-soluble vitamins into the skin.
Jul 19, 2011 | 02:25 PM CDT
By: B. Grüning, PhD; D. Käseborn; and H.I. Leidrei…
This paper presents the methods for producing cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), an important secondary surfactant in cosmetic formulations, household cleaners, dishwashing agents and technical applications. With the widespread use of CAPB, more analytical methods to determine its contetns and byproducts are needed. The authors describe the current methods to determine CAPB purity and other characteristics.
Jun 30, 2011 | 11:35 AM CDT
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of Californi…
Keratolysis is the separation or loosening of the stratum corneum (SC), and is part of the natural cycle of skin renewal and regeneration. Disordered keratolysis, resulting in skin overgrowth or excessive desquamation, is responsible for various skin disorders.
Jun 30, 2011 | 11:22 AM CDT
By: Ratan K. Chaudhuri, PhD, Sytheon Ltd. and Fran…
Bakuchiol, a meroterpene of plant origin, is shown here to act against four major pathophysiologic features that cause acne, suggesting its use to complement and/or enhance the effectiveness of current anti-acne agents. In addition, the material is non-irritating, presents no photo- or hydrolytic- stability issues and is easy to use.
Jun 30, 2011 | 11:12 AM CDT
By: Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
The baby care segment of the personal care market offers a limited variety of products that are mostly focused on cleansing and moisturization.