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Deciphering Antiperspirant Formulas

The formulation matrix delivery system is the key to effectiveness and acceptable consumer antiperspirant systems. The most common delivery systems are roll-ons (either aqueous or cyclosiloxane suspensions), aerosol (hydrocarbon propellant suspensions), extrudable clear gels (water-in-cyclosiloxane emulsions), extrudable opaque soft solids (anhydrous cyclosiloxane suspension pastes) or solid sticks (anhydrous cyclomethicone suspension solids).

Evaluating the Stability of Flavor and Fragrance Materials in Deodorant Sticks

In antiperspirants and deodorants, active ingredients or product formulations can alter the perfume oils or individual odorants in the aqueous alcoholic solutions. Thus, it is important to conduct stability tests before large-scale manufacture and distribution. In the described study, researchers evaluated the stability of various flavor and fragrance materials in deodorant sticks containing active ingredients.

Silicones for Hair Strengthening

Single-fiber tensile testing demonstrates the hair-strengthening properties of several silicone materials in leave-in and rinse-off applications.

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.

Systemic Evening Primrose Oil for Irritated Skin Care

Researchers tested the effects of orally administered evening primrose oil in a human model of skin irritation on various parameters. At week 12 of the study, significant improvements were observed, suggesting the use of systemic evening primrose oil for supplemental beauty care.

Impact Colors Predicts 2015 and Beyond Color Trends

Impact Colors has introduced Color Trends 2015+, an online presentation of color and color effects in the personal care industry for 2015 and beyond. Color Trends 2015+ frames the future in five themes: Brilliance, Two-tones, Multicolors, Faux Nature and Men.

Mintel Reports Colorants Only Hair Sub-category to Grow in 2012, Up to 15% of New Global Launches

Globally, the most popular claims in hair coloring new product launches are those that help to brighten or illuminate the hair.

Formulating Natural Hair Styling Products

The essential elements of a natural hair styling liquid or gel are: a film-forming substance to keep hair in place, and a base to deliver it. This base may be as simple as thickened water or as complex as a gel or cream.

Uncovering Stability Issues: The Obvious and Not So Obvious

Troubleshooting most stability concerns in cosmetic formulations typically starts at the usual raw material classes comprising the skin care and makeup ingredient list. In skin care systems, the emulsification system, thickening ingredients, actives and emollients are usually examined. In a makeup formulation, structural items such as waxes and fillers are usually reviewed, as well as film-formers and colorants.

Glycolic Acid No Longer Just for Skin—Changing the Internal Properties of Hair

As the smallest alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid is frequently found in anti-aging products due to its ability to penetrate skin and reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other conditions. This work describes how it is also able to penetrate into hair and, in doing so, bring about a number of changes to the internal fiber properties.

Knowing Your Audience, with Jack Ferguson, PhD

Jack Ferguson, PhD, believes that gaining a deeper understanding of consumer needs has propelled the industry forward, and he would know—part of his role is to think like consumers as he advises on cosmetic product claims for British television.

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