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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.

Opportunities in the Vietnamese Cosmetics Market: Q&A with Le Chau Giang

Oct 13, 2014

The Vietnamese cosmetic market is a emerging market with huge potential, according to Le Chau Giang, special adviser to the president of the ASEAN Cosmetic Association and senior director and head of regulatory and medical affairs at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Asia Pacific. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Vietnamese cosmetics market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Giang's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.

Researchers Report Anti-acne Effects in Resveratrol

Oct 9, 2014

Researchers at the University of California have reported that resveratrol inhibits acne growth and boosts the antibacterial effect when combined with benzoyl peroxide.

Copolymer to Improve Pigment Dispersion in Lipsticks

Oct 3, 2014Giuseppina Viscardi, Monza, Italy; Nicola Garuccio and Parand Salmassinia, Induchem, Volkestwil, Switzerland and New York

Lipstick is formulated with pigments for the obvious reason of color, but formulators always face the same technical difficulties of pigment dispersion and final shade matching. The present article explores solving these two lipstick dilemmas with an amphiphilic copolymer to improve pigment dispersion and texture of lipsticks.

Lipotec Introduces Anti-cellulite Active with Night Action

Sep 30, 2014

Lipotec, a Lubrizol company, has introduced an active that fights cellulite at night.

Read the Label Online: Bliss Multi-‘Face’-Eted All-in-One Anti-aging Clay Mask

Sep 24, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

I am always skeptical when a brand claims to have “the only” product in its category, and Bliss' Multi-‘Face’-eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask does just that, claiming to be “the only flexible clay mask that helps correct all six visible signs of aging.”

Formulating Facial Masks

Sep 18, 2014Luigi Rigano, PhD, Rigano Laboratories

Facial masks have undergone a makeover in recent years. They now often offer multiple skin benefits, incorporate innovative ingredients and provide immediate efficacy. However, the formulation strategy for facial masks is quite simple and does not differ greatly from that of standard cosmetic creams. Here, gel, emulsion and suspension mask formulations are discussed and divided into peel-off and wash-off subcategories.

Impact Colors Releases Color Trends 2016+

Sep 17, 2014

Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.

Facial Cleansing with Mild Surfactants

Sep 5, 2014

Cleanser technology has come a long way from a “cleansing only” concept to one that includes other benefits such as moisturization, and marketing efforts have focused on these additional ingredients and claims.

Lightening Skin Through a Melanogenesis-interrupting Peptide

Sep 3, 2014Jill Hsu, Corum Inc., Taipei, Taiwan

Cutaneous pigmentation is determined by melanogenesis, the transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes, and the distribution of melanin to skin, among other processes. Interrupting these would limit skin pigmentation to achieve a better skin lightening effect. Here, the authors review the biological mechanisms of melanin production, then test a peptide designed to act on them for a lightening effect.

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