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INOLEX Introduces LexFilm Sun Natural

The all-natural film-former can be used in skin care, hair care and color cosmetics products.

Patent Pick: Solid Lipid Curcumin Particles Show Improved Bioavailability

Curcumin holds great promise as a polyphenol with many therapeutic benefits. However, its swift metabolism by skin and instability pose numerous formulating uncertainties. A new patent application from Capsugel, however, solidifies them—literally, in the form of solid lipid particles.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Alexander Chan, Ph.D., on Hair Dyes

Alexander Chan, Ph.D., has been in the field and has heard things. He knows what consumers believe about hair dye ingredients, and why they're confused. He wrote an article about it for our upcoming February 2018 issue; and in this podcast, he talks about why he wrote it. Listen now!


Cosmetics & Toiletries Formulary: Anti-aging

While consumers look for new ways to claim "anti-aging," it remains one of the most popular cosmetic market segments. Considering such, Cosmetics & Toiletries offers the following select formulas targeting this market, for your consideration.

Amyris Aprinnova Partnership Launches Natural USP Grade Squalane

“We are delighted to provide a sustainable and naturally sourced squalane to this important new market for Aprinnova, while providing our customers and their end market customers with non-animal, cruelty-free high-performance ingredients for a growing variety of products.”

In Light of Exposure: Understanding Avobenzone Part II, Application

Avobenzone is a widely used organic UV filter. Its dynamic nature and unique properties are responsible for its widespread use and forms. This second in a two-part series considers avobenzone’s behavior with other sunscreens and in formulas; part one reviewed its characteristics and behavior in solvents.

The Depths of Hair Dyes: Understanding Users, Formulating Answers

The present article touches on misconceptions about ammonia- versus monoethanolamine-based hair dyes. It also analyzes the facts about these ingredients to arm formulators with both the consumer perspective and scientific rationale for ingredient choices.

Farsáli's Jelly Beam Illuminator

Jelly Beam Illuminator gives high shine from a gel-to-powder formula, with ingredients such as brown seaweed extract for an antioxidant boost.

Studio Waterweight Concealer by MAC Cosmetics

According to MAC, the concealer is an ultra-fluid formula with medium to full buildable coverage.

Aveda Launches Full Spectrum Demi+ Custom-Deposit Treatment Hair Color

"The Full Spectrum Demi+ Custom-Deposit Treatment Hair Color is exciting for the colorist because it’s unique in its level of customization and flexibility for shade and tone."

Alban Muller Launches Cream for Cloudless Skin

For clear, healthy, supple and “cloudless skin,” Alban Muller has introduced the Velvet Sorbet Cream—developed with natural extract ingredients—to reinforce the skin barrier, leaving the skin looking healthy and smooth, while also helping tighten on contact.

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