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Mar 1, 2015
The argan tree—a secluded, fragile natural resource in Southern Morocco–has become a shining example of how blending business, ecological preservation and fair trade collaboration can result in a viable consumer product that enhances the economic lifestyle of those who produce it as well as preserving a specific ecosystem niche.
Mar 1, 2015
New research suggests curative and preventative approaches to anti-aging in skin care are closer than they appear. Here, the authors investigate a combination of Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR peptides, which is designed to leverage both approaches in one step. Described are in vitro, ex vivo and clinical studies of its effects on collagen, fibronectin, HA synthesis and tissue repair activity.
Mar 1, 2015
Phospholipids have become indispensable ingredients in the personal care industry, not only for their primary emulsification function, but also for their delivery, moisturization and anti-irritant benefits. This column reviews the characteristics of phospholipids, addresses potential formulation issues with them, and suggests potential methods to overcome these issues.
Mar 1, 2015
Described here are two acrylic rheology modifiers for novel thickening properties in formulations. A pre-neutralized carbomer is shown to impart a lighter, smoother texture than traditional carbomer while increasing process flexibility. In addition, a new associative acrylate/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer exhibits thickening in high electrolyte media, acts synergistically with surfactants, and facilitates the dispersion of fillers.
Mar 1, 2015
The cosmetics industry faces upgrading innovation to meet the high expectations of such digi-centric consumers. It’s a good thing cosmetic scientists are consumers, too, and following these tech trends, they’ve helped push the industry ahead in new ways.
Feb 24, 2015
Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm promises “the ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Feb 23, 2015
Mark White of Amway Corp., will explore how packaging can improve, increase or extend the delivery, efficacy and shelf-life of products during his presentation at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit. "Aesthetic appeal is not the only reason for given personal care packaging designs—although it certainly helps," he notes.
Feb 20, 2015
Previous work found soluble silicates in lye relaxers to impart positive effects. Therefore, a compound based on potassium silicate, alkyl polyglycoside and glycerin was developed to improve the effects of lye relaxers on the mechanical and sensorial properties of hair. This article explores various benefits of this compound using variations of two lye relaxer test formulations.
Feb 20, 2015
Today, zinc oxide is not a treatment for skin cancer, but used in a variety of wound healing and sunscreen formulations. It is the only sunscreen ingredient that is also recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Category I Skin Protectant and is recommended for use on compromised skin.
Feb 18, 2015
At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Mibelle Biochemistry will unveil an alpine flower stem cell active designed to protect stem cells from environmental challenges to allow them to regenerate.
Feb 17, 2015
Micro Powders Inc. commercially launched its biodegradable exfoliant technology.
Feb 12, 2015
Retinol (vitamin A) is the most popular topical retinoid used to date, but its skin irritancy and instability to sunlight has limited its scope and appeal.Retinol esters are often used to lower the irritation potential and increase stability, but a tradeoff is decreased retinoid activity and benefits. Granactive Retinoid is a next-generation anti-aging product, delivering the performance of retinol and retinoid derivatives with significantly lower irritation potential, thus supporting clear, visibly more youthful looking skin with better consumer acceptance.
Feb 11, 2015
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. presented new "soft-focus" findings on its KSP Series Hybrid Silicone Powders (100, 101, 102, 105, 300, 411, and 441).
Feb 4, 2015
TRI-K Industries added a milk protein to its NPNF (non-paraben, non-formaldehyde) line that increases skin hydration in rinse-off products.
Jan 29, 2015
This article reviews the technologies behind gel nails and recent trends in them. The underlying photochemistry of monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators also is discussed, to give the reader a better understanding of the performance and challenges associated with gel nails.
Jan 29, 2015
This collection of articles is focused on key technical challenges in developing color products; for example, formulating to improve pigment dispersion and shade-matching in lipstick. Research on progressive steps toward comfortable wear and transfer-resistance in makeup is described, as well as improvements in the durability, color and drying time of gel nails.
Jan 28, 2015
At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Bicosome is launching a complex that boosts the skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet and infrared radiation.
Jan 15, 2015
BareMinerals launched Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream as “The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer...with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation.
Oct 1, 2014
A new vitamin C derivative, ascorbyl lactoside (AsL), was synthesized and characterized for its stability and safety, and evaluated for anti-tyrosinase and melanin reduction effects. The material showed excellent whitening effects and exhibited better stability than ascorbic acid. It also possessed the lowest cytotoxicity, in comparison with ascorbyl glucoside, kojic acid and arbutin.
Feb 1, 2004
In this article, the significance of parameters such as correlation length (blob size), micelle structure, comicellization, polymer adsorption conformation and coacervate structure are introduced with relevance to the conceptual appreciation of polymer-surfactant interactions and its bearing on recent advances in conditioning shampoos.
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