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Jan 07, 2013 | 12:05 PM CST
By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Anti-aging claims for “reactivating cell regeneration” are under scrutiny but still appear on many products including Shu Uemura’s Tsuya Youthful Radiance Generator Essence. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims and functionality.
Jan 07, 2013 | 11:04 AM CST
By: To Yo Be, Contributing Author and Consultant
Myanmar is a member state of the ASEAN community and must abide by ASEAN Cosmetic Directive; however, like other member states, it has local regulatory bodies such as the Ministry of Health that supervise goods sold in the country.
Jan 04, 2013 | 12:52 PM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
From cover to cover, this issue is packed with approaches to create and measure experiences in personal care, which nicely matches this year’s new “give it a try” sentiment—after all experiment leads to experience.
Jan 04, 2013 | 12:43 PM CST
By: Rosanna Mootoo, Stephanie Basile, Cristina St…
There are varying definitions, associations and overall impressions of fine lines and wrinkles among different consumer segments. The findings of this study offer invaluable insight into consumers’ opinions, and by qualitative in-depth interviews, they provide a well-defined vernacular for aging descriptors. This language is critical for developmental research, consumer evaluation and marketing within the cosmetic industry.
Jan 04, 2013 | 12:15 PM CST
By: Hongbo Zhai, MD, and Howard I. Maibach, MD, Un…
While scalp irritation also can be caused by contact with physical or biological agents, this column will discuss the irritation resulting from hair chemicals. The desire for a specific hairstyle or color can render the scalp exposed to different hair chemicals that may result to scalp irritation.
Jan 04, 2013 | 10:12 AM CST
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
On Nov. 13, 2012, Frank was awarded the Stanley Allured Lifetime Achievement Award by the MWSCC for his dedication to the chapter and the education of its future members. Frank serves as a role model for those navigating the murky waters of cosmetic science, and his experience in R&D, for both contract and retail cosmetic manufacturing, provides a unique view for those just starting out.
Jan 04, 2013 | 10:08 AM CST
By: Bill Marthaler, Garden Art Innovations
This article presents the viewpoint of a “granola” chemist who proposes that removing water from formulations also resolves other issues, such as the potential for contamination and excessive use of preservatives and emulsifiers. However, recognizing that several views presented here will certainly spark debate, some opposing reactions and counter-reactions are included as well, to promote discussion and constructive debate within the industry.
Jan 04, 2013 | 10:04 AM CST
By: Caroline Mabille, PhD, Rhodia Aubervilliers R…
To maximize perfume delivery from structured cleansing formulations, the fragrance must be introduced before structuring the formulation into multilamellar vesicles. Structured formulations fragranced in such a way are shown here to improve perfume deposition and duration versus micellar systems, with no negative impact on perfume burst during use.
Jan 04, 2013 | 10:00 AM CST
Bar Soap Containing Water-soluble Phosphate Polymers for Controlled Release of Antimicrobial Silver and Other Bioactive Metal Ions
By: David M. Healy, Giltech Ltd.
This paper presents data on the antimicrobial performance of a silver ion-releasing phosphate polymer incorporated into a bar soap product. Two studies test the speed, efficacy and longevity of the antimicrobial effect, highlighting the potential of these materials for the controlled, sustained release of bioactive metal ions in cosmetic products.
Jan 03, 2013 | 04:39 PM CST
Solvay has acquired Sunshield Chemicals Ltd., an Indian surfactants producer.