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Coated Inorganic Filters for Elegant and Protective Sunscreens

Apr 1, 2015Howard Epstein, Judy Zhuang, My Trinh Luu and Qinyun Peng, EMD Chemicals, Philadelphia, USA

Inorganic UV filters must be distributed evenly to ensure sun protection. Further, they can present challenges of a pasty consistency and undesirable opacity when applied to skin. This paper therefore describes strategies using micronized titanium dioxide with different coatings to optimize its dispersion and protective benefits while improving processing and aesthetics.

Read the Label Online: Wella Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir

Mar 20, 2015

Beauty oils for skin and hair have been quite popular, and Wella's Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir is one of them. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Induchem Activates Brightening with Skin's Microorganisms

Mar 17, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Induchem will introduce a skin tone brightener that is activated by microorganisms on skin.

Wacker Introduces Silicone Elastomer Gels for Improved Skin Feel

Mar 17, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015, Wacker will debut two silicone elastomer gels that improve skin feel in skin care and color cosmetics.

Formulating On Trend: Hydration

Mar 10, 2015Ni'Kita Wilson, Aware Products

How can hydration be considered a trend, when it never went away? It is not so much about the act of hydrating so much as it is “what” and “how” hydration is being delivered. From gel-crème textures to next-generation hyaluronic acid and electrolytes, hydration has taken front and center.

Deglycation Mechanism to Treat Diabetic, Elderly and Xerotic Skin

Mar 9, 2015John Jiménez, Daniel Sánchez, Yancarlo Rivas and Juan Carlos Salgado, Belcorp; Jean-Francois Nicolay and Matilde Frechet, Exsymol

The non-enzymatic process of glycation affects macromolecules in the skin, causing premature aging especially under diabetic, xerotic and elderly conditions. As the present research describes, a mechanism of deglycation can be used to target these conditions using an imidazole derivate. Here, in vitro and in vivo assays on diabetic, xerotic and elderly panels show statistically significant positive results.

Dr. Straetmans Introduces Natural O/W Emulsifier Blend for Caring Feel

Mar 4, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015, Dr. Straetmans will unveil a natural emulsifier blend for o/w emulsions with higher viscosities that provide a rich texture and nourishing skin feel.

Sederma Launches Lifting Active from Plant Cell Culture

Mar 2, 2015

At in-cosmetics in Barcelona, Sederma will debut its lifting active for the face and neck.

A One-step Approach for Anti-aging Prevention and Treatment

Mar 1, 2015Philippe Mondon, Emmanuel Doridot, Andre Nada and Olga Gracioso, Sederma

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.

Considerations for Phospholipid Emulsifiers

Mar 1, 2015Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Nick Huss, Barnet Products Corp.

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.

Balancing Texture with Electrolyte Resistance for Improved Thickening

Mar 1, 2015Ryosuke Murakami, Yusuke Nishikawa and Yuichiro Morimitsu, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

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.

Innovation Upgrade

Mar 1, 2015Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

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.

Read the Label Online: Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm

Feb 24, 2015Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

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.

Mibelle Unveils Alpine Flower Stem Cell Active for Environmental Protection

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.

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