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‘Very’ Water-resistant Sunscreens

Water-resistance is a key parameter for today’s sunscreens, and there are a number of formulation strategies that can be used alone or in combination to achieve this effect, including: anhydrous formulation, w/o emulsions, film-forming polymers, dissolution of water-insoluble substances with alcohol, low levels of emulsifiers, and entrapping filters in liposomes. These are detailed here.

Efficacy and Elegance in 21st Century Sun Care

This article discusses formulating strategies to achieve high-SPF sunscreen formulations that are cosmetically elegant and also cost-effective. By carefully choosing actives that complement one another in terms of spectral coverage, and physical and chemical properties, synergistic combinations of relatively inexpensive UV filters can be identified to deliver effective and elegant formulations.

Encapsulating Hevea brasiliensis for Improved Antioxidant Penetration

This article examines the ability of liposomes to improve the in vitro skin penetration of Hevea brasiliensis extract in a cream, for antioxidant benefits. Additionally, the sensory effects of the liposomes on the cream were assessed.

Read the Label Online: Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate

While the benefits of minerals from the Dead Sea have long been touted, AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate features the company's Osmoter technology, a complex of Dead Sea minerals claimed to activate the natural cellular process to "rehydrate, illuminate and recharge the skin."

Soliance Debuts Customizable Mask Concept

At Cosmetagora, Soliance introduced a mask concept that is customizable to the user’s specific skin needs. Instant Mask begins by the formulator choosing a base—either cream or gel

Dielectric Constant to Develop Clear Sunscreens for Wet Skin

Sunscreen sprays have gained momentum due to their ease of application. However, while they appear clear on dry skin, they often turn cloudy and white when applied to wet skin. Here, the authors present a formulating approach based on the dielectric constant of esters and level of alcohol in formulations to produce anhydrous sprays that appear clear on wet skin.

Approaches to Cold-process Formulations

Recently, one popular avenue for formulation has been the development of emulsions using cold-process materials and techniques. Though this approach has many advantages, there are some specific areas to consider. This article describes these areas, including ingredient compatibilities, processing, pre-blended concentrates, high energy dispersion and others.

Induchem Utilizes Larch Tree for Anti-hair Loss Active

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg Induchem is set to unveil a new anti-hair loss active based on regenerative medicine research.

Read the Label Online: Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel

I used to think that scented nail polish was created for “tweens,” but not anymore with the launch of Revlon's Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel, available in 24 scented shades. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Formulating with Natural Colors

The chromophores that generate appealing colors in nature can also function as natural colorants in cosmetics. Here, some specific natural colors are reviewed. In order to apply them, however, formulators must be aware of the commercially available materials and know which are allowed under local regulations; such restrictions also are described.

Cheek to Cheek: Deciphering Stains and Blushes

Cheek stains and blushes are intended for a lightly shaded color that is well-blended. Such formulations must provide a transparent hue as well as exhibit wear-resistance. Here, these requirements are described, as are formula approaches and commercial examples. In relation, recent research has mostly aimed at increasing the permanence of pigments on skin; such new ingredients are discussed.

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