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Ashland Launches Fixative Polymer for Hairspray

Jan 26, 2015

Ashland introduced a hair fixative terpolymer for hairsprays with lasting hold, stiffness and humidity resistance.

Naolys Introduces Lilac for Hair Repair and Shine

Jan 21, 2015

Naolys is using lilac to repair and add shine to hair. Healthy Shine Lilac has a multifunctional effect on hair, acting on all three parts of the hair: the root, the scalp and the shaft.

Dow Corning Introduces Frizz Control for Water-based Formulations

Jan 21, 2015

At the 2014 Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase, Dow Corning unveiled a frizz control solution for water-based hair care formulations.

Penford Develops Biobased Conditioning Polymer for Skin and Hair

Jan 14, 2015

Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp., introduced a biobased deposition and conditioning polymer for personal care.

Rahn Sources the Sea Floor for Natural Exfoliant

Jan 13, 2015

Rahn introduced a mechanical exfoliating agent derived from a sediment on the sea floor. Fossil Peeling Powder (INCI:Diatomaceous Earth) is a medium granulometry powder with good skin properties and compatibility.

Formulating Lip Gloss

Jan 12, 2015

Lip glosses combine the properties of color cosmetics and lip balm to offer high shine, lip enhancement and pleasantness, accompanied by protection and soothing benefits. To offer these properties, lip glosses must incorporate a complex blend of oils, waxes, thickeners and tackifiers. Various modern technologies allow the formulator to assemble sensorially enchanting lip glosses.

Uneven Skin Tone: Causes and Treatments

Jan 9, 2015Katerina Steventon, FaceWorkshops

Uneven skin is a common complain for women today; however, treatment for uneven skin will differ depending on the underlying causes. However, two approaches commonly used are personalized skin care and facial massage, which are adapted if the uneven tone is caused by redness, desquamation, pigmentation or lifestyle choices.

Mibelle Launches Encapsulated Heptapeptide for Cellular Defense

Jan 7, 2015

Mibelle Biochemistry created a heptapeptide that helps the skin protect itself from oxidative stress at the cellular level.

Formulating On Trend: The Melting Effect

Jan 6, 2015Ni'Kita Wilson, Aware Products

Cosmetics & Toiletries is excited to once again add Ni'Kita Wilson to its lineup with the new column, "Formulating On Trend." She previously authored the "Read the Label" column. In her new focus, Wilson will identify hot cosmetic trends and address how the formulator can utilize novel technologies to create these popular effects.

Evonik Launches Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Dec 17, 2014

Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.

Read the Label Online: CeraVe Baby Wash + Shampoo

Dec 16, 2014

There are numerous “natural” personal care products for babies and children, but CeraVe Baby Wash + Shampoo is the first cosmeceutical that I have seen in this market segment.

Lasting Hair Conditioning via In situ Controlled Flocculation

Dec 9, 2014Tuttu Nuutinen†; Bert Kroon†; Emmanuel P. Everaert, PhD†; Roger McMullen, PhD*; Courtney R. Usher, PhD‡ and Xin Qu, PhD‡; Ashland Specialty Ingredients: †Zwijndrecht, Netherlands; *Bridgewater, NJ; ‡Wilmington, DE; and +Shanghai, China

A new cationic homopolymer-based technology was designed to provide long-lasting conditioning to damaged hair without product buildup. Its mechanism, in situ controlled flocculation, is described here, and its capability to restore hydrophobicity to damaged hair is shown. Techniques are detailed for measuring silicone deposition, conditioning performance, hydrophobicity and buildup on hair.

Evolving German Men's Skin Care Market Presenting Sizeable Opportunity

Dec 3, 2014

In the traditionally female-oriented skin care market, it is men who present a highly attractive opportunity in Germany, finds new report by Canadean; report also finds many consumers now believe there is little difference between premium branded skin care and private label alternatives.

Silab Sources Calendula for Epigenetic Anti-aging

Nov 25, 2014

Silab has debuted an anti-aging active that reduces modification of the epigenome with time to allow cutaneous cells to better respond to stress and live longer.

Moringa Leaf Phytochemicals for Skin Benefits

Nov 20, 2014Diana M. Cheng and Ilya Raskin, Nutrasorb; Carrie Waterman and Tugba B. Tumer, Rutgers; and Nava Dayan, PhD, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC

This paper describes the development of a stable moringa plant concentrate comprising the extraction and identification of stable actives, via plant metabolites, and the correlation of activity through a variety of in vitro models. The resulting concentrate demonstrated direct and indirect antioxidant benefits and inhibitory action against inflammation and UV-induced MMP-1.

Problems with Skin Protectants Part 2, Theory and Perfluoropolyether Insights

Nov 20, 2014Giovanni Pantini, PhD, Studio 24

Problems with skin protectants include unsatisfactory performance, poor prospects for improvement, and the lack of evaluation methods. Such problems were introduced in part 1 of this series. Here, theoretical aspects of skin protection and insights from perfluoropolyethers are discussed; concepts to push protectants to new efficacies will be covered in the final article of this series.

Delivering Skin Moisturization from a Surfactant Cleanser

Nov 19, 2014Rhian Jones, Bhaven Chavan and Adam Young, Croda Europe, Goole, East Yorkshire, England

The instrumental and sensorial studies described here assess the ability of a test moisturizing product, at 1% in a surfactant system, to physically improve skin moisturization and structural condition, as well as provide a consumer-perceivable sensorial benefit. Changes in skin protein content, visible skin dryness, trans-epidermal water loss, corneometry and sensorial characteristics were measured and analyzed.

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