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The Many Faces of Microemulsions: Converting Challenges to Step-change Opportunities, part II

Microemulsions present a means to convert the challenges faced by the personal care industry into step-change opportunities. This review considers the features of microemulsions, their applications and various means of preparing them.

The Many Faces of Microemulsions: Converting Challenges to Step-change Opportunities, part I

Microemulsions present a means to convert the challenges faced by the personal care industry into step-change opportunities. This review considers the features of microemulsions, their applications and various means of preparing them.

You Are What You Eat: Nutrient Ratio Affects Skin Structure

New research out of Australia and Norway shows, in a mouse model, how nutrition impacts the structure of skin. Interestingly, the ratio of nutrients had a larger impact than total intake; and the results were gender-dependent.

Patent Pick: Plant Extracts Treat the Root Cause of Aging

'Rooted' in a new solution to extend cell longevity and delay aging are plant extracts including black cohosh, Valerian, ginkgo biloba, celery seed, white willow and passion flower, according to these inventors.

DSM Assembles a Five-star Anti-pollution Solution

Assembling five of its top skin care actives, DSM has developed a "Five Actives—Five Actions" approach to protect skin against the effects of pollution.

Consumers Seek Natural Hydration from InstaNatural

InstaNatural’s Daily Moisture Repair is a gentle moisturizer that supports a healthy skin barrier, calms redness and irritation and reduces dryness and flaking in a natural formula.

Ashland Introduces Sacred Biofunctional Ingredient

Ashland introduced a natural and multifunctional ingredient, Harmoniance, using its Zeta Fraction technology. The ingredient is a solution to prevent aging and is ideal for face and body applications.

L'Oréal Focuses on Custom Cosmetics, Wearables and Try-on Technologies

During the IFSCC Congress, Guive Balooch, Ph.D., of L’Oréal, presented on the effects technology will have not only on the chemists working in the lab, but on the beauty industry in general. His team is focused on: personalization, coaching and virtual try-ons.

Effects of Core-Corona Particles on Emulsification for Cosmetics

The functional limitations of surfactant emulsions led one Shiseido team to develop a "novel, ultimate emulsification system" to overcome those limitations. Read on to learn more about this system, which was presented at the IFSCC Congress in Orlando.

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