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Formulation and Evaluation of Self-tanners

Self-tanning preparations are becoming increasingly important for consumers desiring a tanned look without exposing themselves to undue harm. The present article reviews DHA and other self-tanning active ingredients and their mechanisms of action. Formulating hallenges such as stability and ingredient interactions are discussed, as well as the evaluation and regulation of self-tanning products.

Viscosity, Dispersion and More in Mascara

Cosmetic formulators are constantly challenged to develop products for daily use, and mascaras in particular are one of the most researched (and scrutinized) products a woman can purchase. Scientists must go to great lengths to ensure this miracle product delivers on the eyelash benefits it advertises.

Part I: The In vitro Effects of a Natural Dipeptide on the Biological Cascade

The peptide N-Acetyl-Tyr-Arg-Hexadecylester (NATAH) was found to stimulate the synthesis of tropoelastin in cultured human dermal fibroblasts as well as augment the activity of all important actors in the assembly of elastic fibers, including Fibrillin 1, Fibulin 5, Decorin, LOX and Transglutaminase, among others. This is shown here both in monolayer cell cultures and in a 3D skin model.

Kline Scouts the Opportunities in Natural Beauty and Personal Care

Go east, natural beauty brands.

Challenges Persist in Working with Green Materials in Beauty Product Development

Organic Monitor tracks the continuing issues in green ingredients and product development techniques for the beauty industry.

Beauty Product Launches for Mature Market Represent Shrinking Proportion, Says Mintel

To keep up with this market, Mintel's Vivienne Rudd writes, "Beauty companies must take the physiological and emotional needs of this demographic into account and formulate and market accordingly."

Energizing Cells for More Youthful Skin

Procter & Gamble (P&G) researchers, including Mary Begovic Johnson, principal scientist, may have come closer to finding the "fountain of youth" in cellular bioenergetics. As she explains, the role of this discipline in skin’s appearance has been identified, along with ingredients that can restore energy to cells.

Exfoliation, Scrub and Gommage

Cosmetic means for achieving rejuvenated skin can be positioned according to intensity of action, skin renewal speed and some functioning details, thus: gommage, scrub, exfoliation and peel represent the four rejuvenation strategies. In some regions, peel refers to aggressive treatments requiring authorized operators such as dermatologists or medical doctors. Therefore, this column will discuss only the first three methods for a better skin glow.

Consumers Embracing Texture Leading to Big Changes in Hair Care

Do you buy your hair care products based on your skin color? TextureMedia's Texture Trends report investigates how an increasingly multi-racial population is changing the way hair care products are marketed and retailed to consumers.

Stability Stays Prevalent in Premium Cosmetics Market

In an infographic, Euromonitor International shows a breakdown of the value shares of the premium beauty industry's top 10 players.

Kline Identifies Seven Up-and-Coming Markets in Professional Skin Care

What markets will be up next as beauty hotbeds? Kline focuses in on growing global regions.

Read the Label Online: Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15

This foundation is available in ten shades and uses “light responsive technology” based on gel-covered pigments that mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

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