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Researchers Propose Coloring Hair with Nano-Pattering

Jul 29, 2014

Researchers from the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratories have reported nano-pattering 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.

Coast Southwest Introduces Olive Oil Emulsifiers

Jul 22, 2014

Coast Southwest introduced Olivatis, a line of olive oil-derived emulsifiers manufactured by Medolla Cosmetic Specialty Ingredients.

Induchem Creates Extra Small Visual Beads Naturally

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.

Greentech Fights Underarm Bacteria to Prevent Odor

Jul 16, 2014

Greentech has designed an active to fight underarm odor while maintaining skin microbiome homeostasis.

Silab Debuts Seaweed Extract for Anti-glycation

Jul 9, 2014

Silab has introduced a seaweed extract that limits cellular and tissue damage caused by glycation and Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs).

A&E Connock Introduces Expanded Natural Exfoliant Range

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.

Read the Label Online: Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

Jun 17, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting

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.

Earth-friendly Homosalate UV Filter

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.

Modified Film-former for Flexible, Smooth Feel

Jun 12, 2014

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America recently launched its NBN-30-ID product based a silicone group introduced into polynorbornene, a rigid polymer.

Author Response to 'Improved Antioxidant Penetration' Letter to the Editor

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.

Formulating for Brazil

Jun 10, 2014

Croda has launched "Formulating with Brazil in Mind," a promotional kit featuring market-relevant formulations to aid customers in creating personal care products suited to the Brazilian market.

Guide to Powder Behavior

Jun 9, 2014

Freeman Technology has published a free educational guide, titled "An Introduction to Powders."

New Ranges Leverage Botanical/Microorganism Synergy

Jun 6, 2014

Greentech has developed new actives from the synergies between botanicals and microorganisms. At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, the company introduced two ranges of actives: Probiophytes and Ferment’Actives.

Peptide to Assist Botulinum Toxin Type A

Jun 3, 2014

Lipotec has launched a peptide positioned to topically assist Botulinum Toxin Type A while "waiting for the next injection."

Eco-friendly Exfoliants and Fine Powders Address Microbead Concerns

May 29, 2014

Micro Powders Inc. has introduced several new eco-friendly exfoliants and fine powders, addressing recent concerns over synthetic microbead particles in the environment.

Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier for Multi-functional, PEG-free Cosmetics

May 28, 2014

Dow Corning has launched its ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier, a water-in-oil emulsifier with diglycerol hydrophilic functionality that enables exceptional performance in polyethylene glycol (PEG)-free systems.

Read the Label Online: H2O Plus Oasis Men Ultimate 5-In-1 Facial Spray

May 27, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting, Inc.

On the H2O Plus company website, the description for the H2O Plus Oasis Men Ultimate 5-In-1 Facial Spray reads, “This multi-action facial spray for men provides 5 benefits to help hydrate, soothe, even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give a smooth, clean-shaven appearance.”

Plankton Body Slimming

May 23, 2014

Lipotec has developed a topical marine-derived ingredient for increased metabolism and body slimming effects.

Engineering Sensory in Personal Care

May 22, 2014

At the C&T Summit, one lab in the day two sessions will cover the technical aspects of how to create sensory effects in formulations; then classes will break into teams, each of which will be given a mock marketing brief and a palette of sample formulas with different aesthetics. In this second portion, led by S. Peter Foltis (L'Oréal USA) and Leslie Harris (SkinCeuticals/L'Oréal USA), the teams will evaluate the samples, come to a consensus, and discuss which best meets the target application given in the mock briefs and why.

Guarana Blend for Antiaging

May 21, 2014

Custom Ingredients Inc. has launched a blend of Amazonian Paulinia cupana (guarana) vine extract and vitamins for anti-aging benefits.

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