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Evonik Launches Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Dec 17, 2014

Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.

Read the Label Online: CeraVe Baby Wash + Shampoo

Dec 16, 2014

There are numerous “natural” personal care products for babies and children, but CeraVe Baby Wash + Shampoo is the first cosmeceutical that I have seen in this market segment.

Lasting Hair Conditioning via In situ Controlled Flocculation

Dec 9, 2014Tuttu Nuutinen†; Bert Kroon†; Emmanuel P. Everaert, PhD†; Roger McMullen, PhD*; Courtney R. Usher, PhD‡ and Xin Qu, PhD‡; Ashland Specialty Ingredients: †Zwijndrecht, Netherlands; *Bridgewater, NJ; ‡Wilmington, DE; and +Shanghai, China

A new cationic homopolymer-based technology was designed to provide long-lasting conditioning to damaged hair without product buildup. Its mechanism, in situ controlled flocculation, is described here, and its capability to restore hydrophobicity to damaged hair is shown. Techniques are detailed for measuring silicone deposition, conditioning performance, hydrophobicity and buildup on hair.

Evolving German Men's Skin Care Market Presenting Sizeable Opportunity

Dec 3, 2014

In the traditionally female-oriented skin care market, it is men who present a highly attractive opportunity in Germany, finds new report by Canadean; report also finds many consumers now believe there is little difference between premium branded skin care and private label alternatives.

Silab Sources Calendula for Epigenetic Anti-aging

Nov 25, 2014

Silab has debuted an anti-aging active that reduces modification of the epigenome with time to allow cutaneous cells to better respond to stress and live longer.

Moringa Leaf Phytochemicals for Skin Benefits

Nov 20, 2014Diana M. Cheng and Ilya Raskin, Nutrasorb; Carrie Waterman and Tugba B. Tumer, Rutgers; and Nava Dayan, PhD, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC

This paper describes the development of a stable moringa plant concentrate comprising the extraction and identification of stable actives, via plant metabolites, and the correlation of activity through a variety of in vitro models. The resulting concentrate demonstrated direct and indirect antioxidant benefits and inhibitory action against inflammation and UV-induced MMP-1.

Problems with Skin Protectants Part 2, Theory and Perfluoropolyether Insights

Nov 20, 2014Giovanni Pantini, PhD, Studio 24

Problems with skin protectants include unsatisfactory performance, poor prospects for improvement, and the lack of evaluation methods. Such problems were introduced in part 1 of this series. Here, theoretical aspects of skin protection and insights from perfluoropolyethers are discussed; concepts to push protectants to new efficacies will be covered in the final article of this series.

Caviar Lime AHAs for Novel TRPV3 Action and Exfoliating Benefits

Nov 19, 2014Estelle Loing and Valérie Begin-Lavallée, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Québec; Magali Borel, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Champlan, France; and Mikel Priest, Southern Cross Botanicals and Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Knockrow, Australia

Caviar lime fruit extract is identified in this article as a source of natural AHAs capable of stimulating TRPV3 channel expression and activity for gentle exfoliation of the skin. Clinical evidence of effectiveness is presented.

Delivering Skin Moisturization from a Surfactant Cleanser

Nov 19, 2014Rhian Jones, Bhaven Chavan and Adam Young, Croda Europe, Goole, East Yorkshire, England

The instrumental and sensorial studies described here assess the ability of a test moisturizing product, at 1% in a surfactant system, to physically improve skin moisturization and structural condition, as well as provide a consumer-perceivable sensorial benefit. Changes in skin protein content, visible skin dryness, trans-epidermal water loss, corneometry and sensorial characteristics were measured and analyzed.

Amyris Unveils Hemisqualane Emollient as Second Personal Care Launch

Nov 18, 2014

Amyris Inc. unveiled its second ingredient for the personal care market, an expansion of its Neossance Squalane product

Naturex Brightens Skin With Natural AHAs

Nov 18, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia, Naturex debuted its new line of natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) for the skin as part of its Natural Radiance collection of synergistic brightening ingredients.

Clariant Launches Sugar-based Surfactants for Mild Hair/Skin Cleansing

Nov 12, 2014

Clariant has launched a range of sugar-based surfactants that effectively cleanse the skin and hair while being mild and having pleasant sensorial effects.

Women Want Youthful Face More Than Youthful Body

Nov 11, 2014

Women desire a youthful looking face more than a youthful looking body, according to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan Inc.

Seppic Introduces Melanin-promoting active for Sunless Tanning

Nov 11, 2014

Seppic has introduced an active that encourages skin to produce more melanin to pigment the skin. Sepisun Flash (INCI: Not Provided) was designed to produce a bronzed effect on the skin throughout the year without sun exposure.

Sustaining Hyaluronic Acid Turnover

Nov 6, 2014

Sederma has developed a novel ingredient to sustain and optimize hyaluronic acid turnover in the skin.

Induchem Launches Whitening and Correcting Beads

Nov 5, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia 2014, Induchem launched spherical beads that instantly improve skin imperfections while whitening skin.

Prod'hyg Debuts Cell Energizing Blackcurrant Bud Extract

Oct 29, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok, Prod'hyg will be discussing its blackcurrant bud extract that was designed to energize and oxygenate the skin.

BASF Unveils African Pea Extract for Epidermal Rejuvenation

Oct 28, 2014

At the IFSCC Congress 2014 in Paris, BASF unveiled an extract of the bambara pea that rejuvenates the epidermis for a more youthful appearance.

Read the Label Online: St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

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

Unilever’s St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub takes advantage of two hot trends in the cosmetic industry by using natural exfoliants in the “brightening” category. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

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