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BASF and Solazyme Partnership Launches Algal Betaine

Jul 29, 2015

Solazyme, Inc. and BASF partnered in launching a high performance algal betaine—the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil—for use in home and personal care applications.

Symrise Launches Plant Juice Range to Benefit Cosmetics

Jul 15, 2015

Symrise has launched a series of freshly pressed plant juices in its Actipone range for cosmetic applications.

Application Brushes by Topline Products Adapt to Formula, Body Site

Jul 7, 2015

Topline Products has developed a complete range of brushes, nearly 20 of which were on display at its stand at Make up in Paris.

Lindal Launches Sleek Spray Version of its Neo Actuator

Jul 7, 2015

The spray version of its Neo actuator has a sleek and ergonomic design with increased capacity.

Electric Fields Release Growth Factors

Jul 6, 2015

A team of researchers developed a non-invasive technique using pulsed electric fields to stimulate the secretion of new collagen and capillaries in skin, generating new skin tissue growth.

How Silicones Shape the Hair Care Industry: A Review

Jun 30, 2015Bethany Johnson, Kevin Murphy and Feifei Lin; Dow Corning Beauty Care, Midland, MI USA

Recent advances in silicones have been made to enable new sensory dimensions such as feather-light smoothness, in addition to heat protection, hair repair and lasting frizz control. As such, this article describes the main silicone types and reviews how they have advanced hair care.

BASF Launches Surfactants to Conserve Resources

Jun 29, 2015

BASF created broad a portfolio of surfactants in various applications and products to present new possibilities at the CESIO's 10th World Surfactant Congress and Business Convention.

Shea Sensory Approach to Personal Care

Jun 25, 2015

Ingredient supplier Olvea Vegetable Oils introduced three esters to impart new sensory benefits to personal care formulations.

Evonik and Brenntag Cooperate on Hydrogen Peroxide and Peracetic Acid

Jun 24, 2015

Evonik Industries is introducing new hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid grades for drug, medical products and cosmetics manufacturers.

New Ingredient to Enhance Hair Styling Consistency

Jun 24, 2015

Coast Southwest launched a new alternative to polyvinyl pyrrolidone and polyvinyl alcohol—polyethyloxazoline—for hair care applications.

Mouse Study Identifies Target for Itch and Eczema Treatment

Jun 22, 2015

According to Rachel Brem, geneticist and associate professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, in Novato, California, an estimated 10% to 20% of the population will suffer from chronic itch at some point in their life.

Berkem Fights Glycation and Wrinkles

Jun 19, 2015

Berkem presented the active ingredient, Berkemyol potentilla, which highlighted an anti-aging formulation concept.

Shiseido and Burberry Deal Delivers Fragrance and Makeup to Japan

Jun 8, 2015

Burberry will distribute its fragrances and makeup products in Japan via Shiseido (Tokyo).

Nature-inspired Innovation

Jun 3, 2015

The intersection of R&D and consumer needs.

Eufora ‘Potion’ for Hair Improvement

Jun 1, 2015

Eufora announced the launch of ElixirONE, a product designed to sync with hair to create body, movement and shine in response to each individual’s hair type or texture.

Anti-dandruff Shampoo

Jun 1, 2015Luigi Rigano, Ph.D., Rigano Laboratories, Milan, Italy

This column reviews basic shampoo formulation strategies then looks to dandruff mechanisms and the ingredients and strategies used to address it, including new concepts on the horizon for future product development.

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Apply Topically: A Guide to Formulating

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