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Mibelle Biochemistry Launches Anti-aging Active for Skin Density

Mibelle Biochemistry launched an ingredient to help combat hormonally induced skin aging with the help of an extract from monk’s pepper berries. The berries contain so-called phyto-endorphins that bind to the opioid receptor, causing an analgesic effect and sense of well-being.

Read the Label: Erborian BB Crème Au Ginseng SPF 20

Erborian's BB Crème Au Ginseng product claims to transform the skin with a velvety, ultra-soft, spotless finish. In this product review, Katerina Steventon, Ph.D., looks to the label to see if the ingredients align with these claims.

A Hint of Peppermint for the Hair and Scalp

Naolys's newest ingredient, derived from peppermint leaf, is designed to rebalance sebum and enhance the hair and scalp. The active can be used in any type of hair care formulation, including shampoos, masks, serums and long-term hair treatments.

Editor's Note: Health and 'Swell'ness

The consumer driver for health and wellness will no doubt flow into the New Year and beyond. As such, this issue takes inspiration from the spa world.

Gone in a ‘Flash’: Night Sweats Subside with a Novel Astringent Peptide Spray

Certain peptides have been shown to reduce perspiration. Here, the authors explore their use to develop a spray to treat menopause night sweats. To complicate formulation work, salt-based astringents were desired to provide immediate sensory benefits. The authors address this formulation challenge as well.

One Over One's Free Foam Micellar Cleansing Water

Free Foam Micellar Water features a rinse-free formula that soothes the skin while fighting the effects of pollution with natural plant extracts.

Microbeads Then and Now: Polyethylene and Alternative Next-gen Abrasives

Properties of microbeads such as their particle size, density, morphology and material hardness are important for abrasive and sensory attributes. The present article highlights these and other aspects for both polyethylene-based beads and naturally derived abrasive alternates.

Mibelle Biochemistry Launches Double Duty Anti-pollution Ingredient

Mibelle Biochemistry has launched an ingredient to provide two lines of defense against urban pollution. The ingredient has various benefits including activating the detoxification system, shielding skin against particulate matter and fortifying skin’s defense mechanism.

DSM Tool Sheds Light for Sun Protection Formulators

Formulators will now have an easier time modeling formula ideas for sun protection. DSM's new free digital tool, the sunscreen optimizer, was created to make sunscreen formulation more efficient.

Patent Pick: Reloadable Microcapsules Answer Fragrance Formulating Challenge

Just when you thought your formula was optimized, you tried to add fragrance. And what happened? You lost it in the aqueous phase. How can you control this partitioning and release? A new patent application from IFF may have your answer.

Scentbird’s Cucumber & Lotus Hand Cream

Cucumber & Lotus Hand Cream features a paraben- and sulfate-free formula containing cucumber fruit extract, vitamins A and E and aloe leaf

INOLEX’s LexFeel Vibrant Improves the Spread and Feel of Makeup

With color cosmetics growing in popularity, INOLEX has added a new fluid to its LexFeel ingredient portfolio, to improve color vibrancy and sensory characteristics in makeup formulas.

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