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Mar 02, 2007 | 11:27 AM CST
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Water conventionally has been used in personal care as the starting ingredient in formulations, but rarely has it been the single ingredient in an aerosol delivery system. When Drew Aultman, founder and president of Watersall started her company she decided to focus on water... literally just water.
Mar 02, 2007 | 11:20 AM CST
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries
This column has shown that many preservatives and preservative boosters have their killing and boosting effects at the cell wall. It seems likely that at least some of the preservative boosters will never become listed preservatives because they’ve bumped against a different kind of wall — a regulatory one.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:46 AM CST
By: Hongbo Zhai, MD, and Howard I. Maibach, MD, Un…
Described here was an in vivo model to determine antioxidative capacity of a topical skin care emulsion versus the emulsion’s vehicle on human skin that was exposed to UVR. Results suggest the test emulsion and its vehicle control inhibited the induction of erythema and reduced inflammation caused by the UV exposure.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:41 AM CST
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Water activity is a key consideration in preserving cosmetics. As this article discusses, there is an important difference between the amount of water present in a product and availability of this water for microorganism growth.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:34 AM CST
By: Daniel H. Traynor and Martin S. Flacks, Aquea …
The delivery of active ingredients in surfactants has long been a challenge due to the inability of such ingredients to stay affixed to the skin and hair after rinse-off. One solution is a delivery system that enables the encapsulation of actives in charged vesicles.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:29 AM CST
By: Chintaman T. Bondar, Sushilkumar A. Dubal, Adi…
In antiperspirants and deodorants, active ingredients or product formulations can alter the perfume oils or individual odorants in the aqueous alcoholic solutions. Thus, it is important to conduct stability tests before large-scale manufacture and distribution. In the described study, researchers evaluated the stability of various flavor and fragrance materials in deodorant sticks containing active ingredients.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:23 AM CST
By Albert Shansky, Albert Shansky Consultants Inc.
Product innovation consistently sparks new consumer interest in hair coloring. The application of the product must be convenient and simple; therefore, a gradual color-enhancement shampoo is a preferred choice for its ease of application and needless color commitment.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:14 AM CST
By: Bethany K. Johnson, Kim M. Quackenbush and Bri…
Single-fiber tensile testing demonstrates the hair-strengthening properties of several silicone materials in leave-in and rinse-off applications.
Feb 28, 2007 | 04:40 PM CST
Cosmetics brand Pout Ltd. has announced a recapitalization that will provide additional funds for growth.
Feb 28, 2007 | 04:34 PM CST
Recent research by Turkish researchers may suggest that unwanted hair in women can be decreased with spearmint tea consumption.