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Croda Facility to Produce Sustainable Non-ionic Surfactants

May 6, 2015C&T Editors

Croda will manufacture sustainable non-ionic surfactants at a new $170-million plant near its Atlas Point manufacturing facility in New Castle, DE.

New Brightening Active from Lipotec Evens Skin Tone

May 6, 2015

Brighlette marine ingredient is a brightening active designed to even the skin tone for a fair and radiant complexion.

Seppic Launches Anti-aging Active Ingredient

May 6, 2015

Seppic's Ceramosides HP is a natural active ingredient that benefits the skin's pores and, in low doses, visibly improves skin texture.

Marshmallow to Freesia: New Fragrance Trends

May 6, 2015

SevenScent releases top trends.

Halder Takes on CEO post at Kolb

Apr 29, 2015C&T Editors

Uwe Halder is the new CEO of Kolb, a Hedingen, Switzerland-based manufacturer of non-ionic surfactants.

Bakuchiol to Stabilize Retinol and Polyunsaturated Lipids

Apr 23, 2015Ratan K. Chaudhuri, PhD, Sytheon Ltd., Boonton, NJ US; and Boxin Ou, PhD, International Chemistry Testing, Milford, MA USA

Bakuchiol, a meroterpene of plant origin, is examined here for its ability to stabilize retinol and polyunsaturated lipids. It was found to be approximately 60-fold more effective than natural tocopherol, under both photo-oxidative and singlet oxygen environments. An overview of retinol stabilization, lipid peroxidation and the unique role lipid peroxides play in biology also is included.

Topical Delivery of Vitamin D for Well-being

Apr 23, 2015Celeste Hilling, Skin Authority, Carlsbad, CA USA

Topical application of antioxidants and minerals has become a focal point among the medical community. Here, the rationale for the topical delivery of vitamin D is described, including the review of a case study suggesting real efficacy. This, taken in conjuction with the described results, led to the development of a concept combining nutritional and topical approaches to deliver vitamin D.

Global Cosmetics Pigments Market Expected to Grow 7% by 2019

Apr 22, 2015

The global cosmetic pigments market is expected to register between $1.000 and $1.024 billion by 2019.

Clariant Shows Surfactants at in-cosmetics

Apr 22, 2015

Clariant brings four-in-one sensory, mild, performing and sustainable benefits with its GlucoTain surfactants.

Multifunctional Peptide Boosts Anti-aging Effects

Apr 22, 2015

Contipro's Recelline offers a comprehensive solution to a number of signs of aging due to its focus on the natural process of cell regeneration.

Biomimetic vs. Traditional Skin Moisturization: An In vivo Comparison*

Apr 15, 2015Petya Todorova, Peter Grant-Ross and Slobodanka Tamburic, School of Management and Science, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK; Ritva Kurimo, Laurea University of Applied Science, Vantaa, Finland

To alleviate skin dryness, humectants and occlusive substances are traditionally used, mostly in combination. A third, relatively recent approach is biomimetic, i.e., active ingredients with lamellar structure containing skin-identical lipids. The aim of this study was to determine whether a biomimetic cream could deliver superior moisturization to human volunteers, compared with a conventional moisturizer containing petrolatum and mineral oil.

BASF Highlights Color Pallette

Apr 15, 2015

BASF's “Ancient Wisdom,” a trend from its “Color Trends 2016” collection revolves around ideals of beauty and ideologies of the ancient world.

Natural Lactic Acid From Corbion Promotes Low-Odor Moisturization

Apr 15, 2015

Purac UltraPure is a pure, natural lactic acid that brings moisturizing and anti-aging properties to formulations where a low base odor is required.

BASF Presents Gold Mica for Sparkle and Glow

Apr 8, 2015

In addition to its range of gold pearls, the company launched Chione Celestial Gold, a new generation of gold synthetic mica with a pure white gold shade, able to give cosmetics from lip gloss to body serum a shimmering glow and shine.

TRI-K Debuts Complex for Short- and Long-term Hydration

Apr 8, 2015

Fision Hydrate has been shown to reduce transepidermal water loss and increase barrier function.

Evonik Adds Sustainable Cleansing Surfactant

Apr 8, 2015

A concentrated surfactant based on RSPO-certified sustainable palm kernel oil, Evonik's new TEGO Betain P 50 C lends an improved cost/performance ratio compared to standard CAPBs.

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