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Sep 28, 2007 | 11:44 AM CDT
By: Rachel Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Do the terms all natural and preservatives go together? Yes, in the sense that natural chemical defense mechanisms of the plant kingdom are used against antimicrobial intruders to preserve products.
Sep 28, 2007 | 11:34 AM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Soon after the nutrition industry recognized the benefits of probiotics, the personal care industry began researching its application in skin care.
Sep 28, 2007 | 10:52 AM CDT
By: Mindy Goldstein, PhD, Estee Lauder; Karl Linte…
Our regular columnist Mindy Goldstein, PhD, welcomes the following “Tech Edge” contribution from colleague Karl Lintner, PhD, of Sederma/Croda.
Sep 28, 2007 | 10:41 AM CDT
By: Luigi Rigano and Chiara Andolfatto, Laboratori…
A new ingredient blend uses, in one amphiphilic molecule, glutathione’s antioxidant activity and conjugated linoleic acid’s cell protecting functions to support the reduction/oxidation status and vitality of bulb cells. The blend has proven active in treating excessive hair loss. Some advantages over minoxidil are shown.
Sep 28, 2007 | 10:34 AM CDT
By: Dennis Fost and Trevor Blease, Croda
Growing worldwide demand for mild, natural ingredients has prompted new formulating approaches in deodorants, yet the number of efficacious ingredients outside of antiperspirant actives has remained limited. This paper looks at historic approaches to formulating for deodorancy and examines recent data pertaining to myristamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, a naturally derived ingredient with application in deodorants.
Sep 28, 2007 | 10:30 AM CDT
By: John I. Yablonski and Sharon E. Mancuso, Bio-C…
A preservative efficacy testing method, called accelerated double challenge, rapidly—in 14 days—assesses the ability of a product or material to resist microbial contamination. It also maintains a high degree of correlation with longer-term preservative challenge protocols.
Sep 27, 2007 | 05:04 PM CDT
The natural and organic cosmetics market it set to reach nearly US$7 billion in 2007. It is also set to reach US$10 billion by 2010.
Sep 25, 2007 | 05:03 PM CDT
The New England chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NESCC) has announced its 2007 Educational Seminar to be titled Coping with Organics in the Personal Care Industry.
Sep 25, 2007 | 03:35 PM CDT
The following formula is a hair rinse that incorporates grape seed oil.
Sep 25, 2007 | 02:40 PM CDT
KEIKO Teas has introduced a green tea powder for formulation into beauty products.