Application/Category

New Brightening Active from Lipotec Evens Skin Tone

May 6, 2015

Brighlette marine ingredient is a brightening active designed to even the skin tone for a fair and radiant complexion.

Topical Delivery of Vitamin D for Well-being

Apr 23, 2015Celeste Hilling, Skin Authority, Carlsbad, CA USA

Topical application of antioxidants and minerals has become a focal point among the medical community. Here, the rationale for the topical delivery of vitamin D is described, including the review of a case study suggesting real efficacy. This, taken in conjuction with the described results, led to the development of a concept combining nutritional and topical approaches to deliver vitamin D.

Multifunctional Peptide Boosts Anti-aging Effects

Apr 22, 2015

Contipro's Recelline offers a comprehensive solution to a number of signs of aging due to its focus on the natural process of cell regeneration.

Coated Inorganic Filters for Elegant and Protective Sunscreens

Apr 1, 2015Howard Epstein, Judy Zhuang, My Trinh Luu and Qinyun Peng, EMD Performance Materials Corp., Philadelphia, USA

Inorganic UV filters must be distributed evenly to ensure sun protection. Further, they can present challenges of a pasty consistency and undesirable opacity when applied to skin. This paper therefore describes strategies using micronized titanium dioxide with different coatings to optimize its dispersion and protective benefits while improving processing and aesthetics.

Read the Label Online: Wella Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir

Mar 20, 2015

Beauty oils for skin and hair have been quite popular, and Wella's Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir is one of them. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Deglycation Mechanism to Treat Diabetic, Elderly and Xerotic Skin

Mar 9, 2015John Jiménez, Daniel Sánchez, Yancarlo Rivas and Juan Carlos Salgado, Belcorp; Jean-Francois Nicolay and Matilde Frechet, Exsymol

The non-enzymatic process of glycation affects macromolecules in the skin, causing premature aging especially under diabetic, xerotic and elderly conditions. As the present research describes, a mechanism of deglycation can be used to target these conditions using an imidazole derivate. Here, in vitro and in vivo assays on diabetic, xerotic and elderly panels show statistically significant positive results.

Innovation Upgrade

Mar 1, 2015Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

The cosmetics industry faces upgrading innovation to meet the high expectations of such digi-centric consumers. It’s a good thing cosmetic scientists are consumers, too, and following these tech trends, they’ve helped push the industry ahead in new ways.

Read the Label Online: Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm

Feb 24, 2015Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm promises “the ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Improving the Sensory Properties of Lye Hair Relaxers

Feb 20, 2015Hans-Martin Haake, Halid Kader and Karine Kross-Maita, BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

Previous work found soluble silicates in lye relaxers to impart positive effects. Therefore, a compound based on potassium silicate, alkyl polyglycoside and glycerin was developed to improve the effects of lye relaxers on the mechanical and sensorial properties of hair. This article explores various benefits of this compound using variations of two lye relaxer test formulations.

A Review of Gel Nail Technologies

Jan 29, 2015Frank C. Pagano, PhD, ACT Solutions Corp.

This article reviews the technologies behind gel nails and recent trends in them. The underlying photochemistry of monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators also is discussed, to give the reader a better understanding of the performance and challenges associated with gel nails.

What's Cooking in Color

Jan 29, 2015Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

This collection of articles is focused on key technical challenges in developing color products; for example, formulating to improve pigment dispersion and shade-matching in lipstick. Research on progressive steps toward comfortable wear and transfer-resistance in makeup is described, as well as improvements in the durability, color and drying time of gel nails.

Read the Label Online: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Jan 15, 2015Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

BareMinerals launched Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream as “The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer...with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation.

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.

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.

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.

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