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Dec 04, 2012 | 04:18 PM CST
A report by the Freedonia Group Inc. has forecasted US demand for natural polymers to grow 6.9% annually to US $4.6 billion in 2016.
Dec 04, 2012 | 02:46 PM CST
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops; and St…
This dialogue, the first of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012, in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton, a skin biologist, to discuss concerns and perceptions of British consumers related to skin care. Barton has extensive experience working with marketing teams to improve communication of skin care benefits to consumers, to initiate a dialogue between the consumer and the formulator.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:56 AM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
As the year winds down and we settle in for our long winter’s nap, or summer fun, depending on your latitude, I think it’s important to reflect on where you’ve been to know where you’re going. Happy holidays to all!
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:45 AM CST
By: Marie Ollagnier; Gordon Hsu, PhD; Bryan Moran;…
Skin care formulations often are enriched with high levels of electrolytic ingredients for various skin benefits. However, these have a negative impact on the viscosity, texture and stability of a system. Described in this article is a multifunctional polymer that is designed to provide excellent electrolyte resistance along with a pleasant sensory profile, as will be shown.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:40 AM CST
By: L. Bergeron; K. Cucumel, PhD; Y. Guerif; L. Mu…
Oxidative stress is a major factor in skin aging, thus a topical compound was designed to increase anti-oxidant coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) within the body. Described here are in vivo and in vitro studies assessing the compound’s antioxidant and anti-aging capabilities. Results indicate that the modulation of intracellular CoQ10 and its binding proteins appears to protect skin from oxidative damage.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:30 AM CST
By: Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
This column proposes that the current natural and organic hair conditioner market can de divided into two types—those that are effective but use technology considered suspect under most natural certifications, i.e., “greenwashed,” and those that are more compliant with natural and organic certification but are found by consumers to have performance gaps
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:19 AM CST
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Co…
When personal care products are formulated to maintain the hygiene of the external genital area, specifically the female genitalia, they must have distinctive characteristics. These products must address the female genitalia’s complex anatomy, physiological elements and role in body metabolism and reproductive functions.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:14 AM CST
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Sea cucumbers, considered a delicacy in East and Southeast Asia, may not be pleasing to the eye but could be pleasing to the complexion. These slippery creatures belong to the animal group of echinoderms, which possess an adaptive feature called mutable connective tissue. While investigating this phenomenon, Maurice Elphick, PhD, and his research team from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences not only identified the genes that encode the peptides to make this tissue stiffen and soften, but also have hypothesized that one of these peptides may be used in anti-aging skin care
Dec 04, 2012 | 10:55 AM CST
By: Nava P. Greenfield, Yale School of Medicine; a…
Despite their widespread use and applications, the scientific literature on moisturizers lacks strong evidence to support dermatological use. This article explores current literature on the efficacy of moisturizers to help the industry understand their mechanisms and role in treatment.
Dec 04, 2012 | 10:15 AM CST
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
Effort to improve one’s appearance through the application of skin care heightens a sense of well-being to induce the “look good, feel good” factor. Consumers, however, often do not feel confident about how to apply skin care, suggesting that the application instructions are inadequate. This creates an opportunity for skin care manufacturers to provide application instructions for better product efficacy. A consumer’s application technique contributes to the product’s efficacy in addition to dictating consumer satisfaction on the product’s feel.