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Feb 05, 2013 | 03:28 PM CST
Innovation is key for ingredient manufacturers wishing to prosper in the future, states John Madden, global head of ingredients research at Euromonitor.
Feb 05, 2013 | 03:21 PM CST
Although Europe continues to be the largest market for men's grooming products, research from Kline & Company shows increasing use of beauty products by men in Japan and South Korea and an overall increase in grooming and personal care products by Indian and Chinese men is helping this market to surge.
Feb 05, 2013 | 02:49 PM CST
Unilever has introduced what it claims to be the first packaging reduction initiative in aerosol deodorants since they were invented in the 1960s. The company has developed a compressed can technology that utilizes 50% of the propellant needed for its predecessor can, effectively reducing the can size by half.
Feb 01, 2013 | 03:23 PM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
There sure is a lot of activity around actives—from regulatory scrutiny over functional product claims, to ingredient research, development, optimization and efficacy testing.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:58 PM CST
By: Alain Mavon, PhD, and Carine Jacques-Jamin, Ph…
Skin expresses enzymes that can metabolize endogenous molecules but little is known regarding how they impact the delivery of xenobiotics. This review of recent works shows that skin metabolism alters the dermal absorption of lipophilic compounds, which opens new areas of investigation regarding the safety and efficacy of topically applied cosmetics.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:54 PM CST
By: Ada Polla, Alchimie Forever
The penetration routes of substances through the stratum corneum and how these transport pathways function are becoming better understood. Despite this progress, however, the penetration mechanisms of cosmetic formulations remain mysterious. This overview presents current knowledge on the various pathways of penetration, and suggests that even if cosmetic formulations penetrate no deeper than the surface, their efficacy may still be optimal.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:51 PM CST
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of Californi…
By comparing response rates of placebo versus active drug groups in psoriasis RCTs evaluating biologic agents, the authors of this column sought to clarify factors contributing to placebo responses and their implications in improving clinical trial design to determine more accurate drug efficacies.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:43 PM CST
By: Steven Abbott, PhD, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd. an…
Formulations contain many ingredients that are vital for some important function, such as providing stability. However, what does this “stuff” do in terms of helping or (usually) hindering the delivery of the all-important active? And how much of the active is actually available to deliver? A few simple questions and measurements, described here, can provide a wealth of insight.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:38 PM CST
By: Jeffery R. Seidling; Scott W. Wenzel; Corey C…
Frequent and repetitive tissue use can lead to inflammation of the nasal area. While technologies were already marketed to help minimize and prevent further irritation, none had targeted the heat and redness associated with an already inflamed nose. This presented a market need but several formulating challenges. Described here are the steps taken to find a practical solution to these challenges.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:28 PM CST
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Co…
BB stands for “blemish balm” in Asia or “beauty balm” in some parts of Europe. It is defined loosely as a product that combines serum, moisturizer, base cream, foundation and sunscreen in one.