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Ingredient Innovations Fuel Hair Care

A video featuring beauty and personal care, as well as ingredient, analysts from Euromonitor notes how shifting consumer expectations for hair care are being driven by different ingredient trends and offerings.

Nonaqueous Emulsions: History and Current Specialized Applications

Since the early 1980s, nonaqueous emulsions have attracted technical interest as potential vehicles and delivery systems for personal care products. This is due to the development of a broad range of silicone-based emulsifiers, silicone polymers and other polymeric emulsifiers that have enabled their use. This article will briefly review their history and evolution into current-day specialized applications.

All 'Green' To Me

What a “green issue” we have! This goes not just for Cosmetics & Toiletries but the industry and world in general.

Titanium Dioxide Particle vs. Sun Protection Performance

The article compares the performance of titanium dioxide as a UV filter in cosmetic formulations as a function of its primary particle size. It was found that with increasing primary particle size, even below 100 nm, the effectiveness of the inorganic (mineral) UV filter was clearly reduced.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hand Creams and Sanitizers

Hands also frequently provide symbols and perceptions of human personality, energy and mood, and because these multitasking tools are easily soiled, they must be frequently cleansed.

The Photostability and Photostabilization of trans-Resveratrol

In this study, the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on trans-resveratrol were documented, finding that UV radiation causes it to undergo rapid and extensive photoisomerization and some photodecomposition. The antioxidant activity of trans-resveratrol is correspondingly reduced. However, in the presence of ethylhexyl methoxycrylene, a photostabilizer used in sunscreens, the effects of UV exposure on trans-resveratrol are minimized, thereby preserving its antioxidant activity and, presumably, its bioavailability.

Lighten Up

Anti-aging has become a super-category in the past few decades, and while the definition of this category varies based on an individual’s needs, oftentimes anti-aging denotes a change in the appearance of pigmentation or wrinkles. This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine addresses both approaches to anti-aging with articles on the latest cosmetic technologies.

Wise Words From the Bench With John Carson

Today’s formulators must deliver unique products onto the market, and sustaining a long career in cosmetic formulating often means being able to create these innovative formulas for a number of product categories. No one understands this better than John Carson, who in his 40+ years in personal care formulation has created soaps, baby shampoos, sunscreens, antiperspirants and body washes, just to name a few.

Green Formulations: Not All Components Are Equal

In the consumer’s mind, a natural or green cosmetic is automatically safe; however, the safety, quality and efficacy of botanical ingredients used in formulations need to be carefully assessed. Stability is also an important issue. Current research is directing analyses of final formulations to evaluate not only their cosmetic raw materials, but also their active materials.

Mexico to See Quality Skin Care Growth

Market research Canadean forecasts growth for skin care in Mexico, citing its mending economy following the recession.

All 'Green' To Me

What a “green issue” we have! This goes not just for Cosmetics & Toiletries but the industry and world in general.

What it Means to be 'Green'

Formulators of natural personal care products have the same lament as Kermit the Frog—i.e., “It’s not easy being green.” So before proceeding into the ever-unpredictable product development process, claims must be established as to what the final product aims to fulfill—especially in order to direct efforts toward the desired “green” claim for sustainable, natural, organic, etc.

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