Recent in Application/Category (page 28 of 40)
Mar 30, 2015 | Howard 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.
Mar 20, 2015 | Katie Anderson
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.
Mar 9, 2015 | John 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.
Feb 26, 2015 | Rachel 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.
Feb 24, 2015 | Susan 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.
Feb 20, 2015 | H.-M. Haake, H. Kader and K. 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.
Jan 30, 2015 | Susan 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.
Jan 29, 2015 | Rachel 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.
Jan 29, 2015 | Frank 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.
Jan 26, 2015
People are accustomed to seeing things that are crisp, clean, colorful and beautiful. Chione HD (High Definition) pigments from BASF bring the same degree of high-definition performance to the world of cosmetics.
Jan 26, 2015
Consumers are increasingly becoming wary of unnecessary chemicals in products. In response, Biosil Technologies, Inc. has developed Biosil Basics® Amino DL-30 CE, a paraben- and phenoxyethanol-free silicone, to formulate hair care products without sacrificing function.
Jan 9, 2015 | Katerina 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.