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Dec 23, 2005 | 03:13 PM CST
By: P. Clémenceau, S. Breugnot and B. Pouet, Bossa…
A real time polarization analysis technique is described that differentiates components of scattered light in video images and enables in vivo quantitative evaluation of gloss from hair and skin during quality control and claims substantiation.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:09 PM CST
By: Y. Katsuta, T. Lida and S. Inomata, Life Scien…
In this study of pore size and sebum composition, the authors report that topical application of polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene dimethyl ether improves skin texture and reduces parakeratosis in facial skin, making large pores less visible.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:06 PM CST
By: Cornelia Huber, Marie-Sophie Meyer and Thomas …
To combat orange peel skin, active ingredients can intervene directly in lipolysis, lipogenesis and fat accumulation in adipocytes. This article discusses two of those ingredients and a variety of test methods to demonstrate their efficacy.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:59 PM CST
By: Ken Klein
There is probably no personal care category that is more competitive than shampoos. With this in mind, formulators of shampoos are asked by marketing to develop products to both appeal to consumers and perform (whatever “perform” means).
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:50 PM CST
By: Joanna Newton, Stephanie Postiaux, Catharine S…
Novel silicone-based vesicles can encapsulate and subsequently release a variety of cosmetic actives--both oil-soluble and water-soluble. This article discusses the silicone polyethers used to develop these vesicles and the methods used to evaluate both the silicone polyethers and the vesicles. One study describes the use of these vesicles to encapsulate retinyl palmitate.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:38 PM CST
By: Roger E. Stier, Ph.D., Noville, Inc.
The combined knowledge of rheology and chemistry of binders together with the art of proper formulation leads to the production of aesthetically pleasing dentifrice formulations.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:36 PM CST
By: O.D.H. Santos, F. Sacai, M. Ferrari and P.A. R…
Using a ternary phase diagram, the authors developed systems based on nonionic surfactants, light paraffin oil, water, and (optionally) urea. Systems in which lamellar liquid crystals formed and in which urea was an ingredient showed higher occlusive power and lower TEWL in in vitro tests.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:34 PM CST
By: Ken Klein, Cosmetech Laboratories
As you know, sunscreen products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as drugs because they are “intended” to prevent disease (skin cancer). As such, they are required to follow the rules and regulations as mandated by the FDA. Thus, they must use Drug Facts labeling; list the drugs (sunscreen actives) using the proper drug nomenclature; list the percentage of drug used; specify the drug function (sunscreen) and label; warnings and directions for use, etc.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:31 PM CST
By: Ken Jones, Aloecorp Inc.
Aloe has therapeutic properties in the skin and elsewhere in the body extending even to the immune system, as has been demonstrated by scientific research published within the last 30 years.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:30 PM CST
By: Hong Geun Ji and Jung Sik Choi, H&A PharmaChem
The stability and skin penetration of retinol can be increased by triply stabilizing it. This means adhering it to porous silica encapsulated in non-phospholipid vesicles that are distributed among the lamella of a matrix of skin lipids.