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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.

Formulating Aftershave

Nov 1, 2014

Besides soothing and calming irritated skin, aftershaves are expected to refresh the skin, provide emolliency, reduce blood flow, tone skin, impart scent and antibacterial benefits, and prevent folliculitis, among others. Relevant ingredients for these functions are discussed here in terms of three categories of aftershaves: fluid transparent solutions, thick gels and fluid emulsion lotions.

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.

The Asian Male Skin Care Market: A Q&A With Florence Bernadin

Oct 22, 2014

The male skin care market in Asia, specifically in Korea, is on the uptick, according to Florence Bernadin, founder and CEO of Information et Inspiration. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Asian male skin care market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Bernadin's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.

Clariant Introduces Sustainable African Oil for Hair and Skin

Oct 22, 2014

Clariant has introduced a multifunctional African hair oil that has benefit for both hair and skin. Plantasens Abyssinian Oil is a versatile oil that presents an opportunity for personal care formulators to combine natural product claims supporting radiant skin and lustrous, healthy hair for consumers.

Showa Denko Debuts Aqueous Stable Vitamin C Derivative

Oct 15, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia, Showa Denko K.K. will introduce a vitamin C derivative for personal care that is stable in aqueous solutions.

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