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Sep 30, 2005 | 03:49 PM CDT
By: Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, Department of Dermatolo…
Dermatologic innovations are addressing the symptoms of aging skin by restoring skin thickness, enhancing humectancy, maintaining barrier function and reversing or preventing inflammation.
Sep 30, 2005 | 03:42 PM CDT
By: David S. Morrison, Ph.D., and Lara G. Leur, Pe…
The authors examine the meaning of the term natural and assert that it applies to both petrolatum and petrolatum’s vegetable-based alternatives. They further assert the advantages of petrolatum as a safe, well-established moisturizer.
Aug 31, 2005 | 06:19 PM CDT
By: Dr. Martin Rieger, PhD, M & A Rieger Associate…
The author reviews recent publications discussing the protection of human skin against photodamage, reactive oxygen species, and other skin health topics.
Aug 31, 2005 | 06:13 PM CDT
By: Theresa Callaghan, PhD and Klaus-Peter Wilhelm…
This article discusses oral skin beauty supplements that are being researched and formulated for skin health. The authors present consumer demands and expectations, scientific considerations, clinical challenges, and clinical opportunities for these skin care products.
Aug 31, 2005 | 06:09 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Determining the soils to remove during the cleansing of hair is critical to the understanding of detergency. Here, the author describes how formulators can choose a detergent based on its efficiency specific to the types of oils found commonly on hair.
Aug 31, 2005 | 05:58 PM CDT
By: Matthew Giles, PhD, Octel Performance Chemical…
Chelating agents are rarely used in large volumes, but cumulatively they are a potential source of environmental damage. A recent but now well-proven alternative is trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate (EDDS).
Aug 03, 2005 | 02:01 PM CDT
By: Charles Fox, Independent Consultant
A Bioderm Research patent discusses baby care skin protectant compositions containing zeolites for diaper rash. The invention is based on certain novel divalent metal and quaternary ammonium complexes (ion pairs) of zeolites.
Aug 03, 2005 | 01:35 PM CDT
By: D. Anderson and D. Smith, Colonial Chemical In…
Many approaches have been tried over the years to eliminate lauryl sulfates and lauryl ether sulfates from personal care formulations, most of which have not been cost-effective. This article discusses a new class of patented anionic products based upon sugar raw materials.
Aug 03, 2005 | 01:23 PM CDT
By: T. Tadros, Wokingham; S. Leonard and M.-C. Tae…
An emulsifier/biopolymer system using a mixture of nonionic surfactants and two biopolymers was developed. The surfactants provide effective steric stabilization against coalescence, whereas the biopolymers provide a high residual viscosity and yield value, thus providing stability against creaming. The mechanism of stabilization is discussed in terms of the synergy between the two biopolymers.
Aug 03, 2005 | 01:05 PM CDT
By: L. Silva, A.L. Tonkovich, D. Qiu, P. Neagle, K…
An innovative emulsification technology is demonstrated, which can be applied to surfactant-free emulsions and has the propensity for stimuli-responsive behavior. The technology can be used to allow previously difficult product formulations with shear-sensitive materials and controlled, droplet size distribution.