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Dec 23, 2005 | 02:34 PM CST
By: Ken Klein, Cosmetech Laboratories
As you know, sunscreen products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as drugs because they are “intended” to prevent disease (skin cancer). As such, they are required to follow the rules and regulations as mandated by the FDA. Thus, they must use Drug Facts labeling; list the drugs (sunscreen actives) using the proper drug nomenclature; list the percentage of drug used; specify the drug function (sunscreen) and label; warnings and directions for use, etc.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:31 PM CST
By: Ken Jones, Aloecorp Inc.
Aloe has therapeutic properties in the skin and elsewhere in the body extending even to the immune system, as has been demonstrated by scientific research published within the last 30 years.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:30 PM CST
By: Hong Geun Ji and Jung Sik Choi, H&A PharmaChem
The stability and skin penetration of retinol can be increased by triply stabilizing it. This means adhering it to porous silica encapsulated in non-phospholipid vesicles that are distributed among the lamella of a matrix of skin lipids.
Dec 19, 2005 | 01:41 AM CST
By: Louis L. Punto, Kevin Lou and Eva-Maria C. Har…
Pigment wetting, skin moisturization and gloss are three functions that can be obtained simultaneously from octyldodecyl/PPG-3 myristyl ether dimer dilinoleate, a new polymeric ester synthesized partly from one of the skin’s essential fatty acids.
Dec 19, 2005 | 01:39 AM CST
By: Todd Ostergaard, Alvaro Gomes, Kim Quackenbush…
A new multifunctional silicone quaternary polymer microemulsion for hair offers conditioning, as well as protection from heat, improved permanent color retention, enhanced body and volume, and product clarity.
Dec 19, 2005 | 01:37 AM CST
By: Kunio Shimada, Ph.D., NOF Corporation, Life Sc…
Studies reported here show that by forming a gel layer that coats the surfaces of damaged hair fibers, this new, cationic, biomimetic copolymer helps to restore the appearance of healthy hair.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:37 PM CST
By: Klaus Weber, Schulke & Mayr GmbH
Adding diazolidinyl urea to a blend of organic acids (i.e., sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate) extends this sample blend’s applicable pH range up to a pH level of 7, provides protection from discoloration, and offers an alternative to parabenbased preservative blends.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:26 PM CST
By: Valerie D. Callender and Cherie M. Young, Howa…
This article surveys the racial differences of hair, and then focuses on African-Americans, their hair grooming practices and how these practices relate to the common hair and scalp disorders unique to this population.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:24 PM CST
By: Randy Schueller and Perry Romanowski, Alberto …
This article introduces the beginner to fragrance chemistry by discussing fragrance ingredients, the development process, formulation issues and fragrance regulations in the EU.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:23 PM CST
By: Germain Puccetti, EMD Chemicals Inc.
This article discusses the main commercial insect repellent active chemicals and their efficacies in light of their tolerance by the human skin and body. Implications for finished product formulation are also discussed.