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Technology-driven Trends in Nail Polish Color and Texture

This article reviews several of the latest nail polish trends including nail strips, textures, crackle, magnetic, breathable and color-changing effects. Also discussed are the underlying technologies and raw materials that produce these unique nail effects.

Read the Label Online: Online RTL: L'Oréal Paris Extraordinnaire Gel Lacquer 1-2-3

L'Oréal Paris claims to have invented the “perfect nail polish” with Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer 1-2-3 that delivers the long-lasting (up to 14 days!) manicure effects of a UV-gel manicure without the “harmful” UV rays or salon appointments.

Challenges in Creating NPA- and WFM-compliant Natural Formulations

Where does the formulation chemist begin when facing a marketing request for a product stamped with a “natural” label claim? The first step is to identify the certifying organization or government under which the formulation is to be sold, followed by the choice of preservatives. The basic approach to composing natural products is outlined here.

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.

Read the Label Online: Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15

Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 features “convertible” pigments that offer “buildable” coverage from light to heavy. Available in three shades, the foundation claims “to conceal, camouflage and protect” in an oil-free, talc-free and fragrance- free formula.

Anticipated Baby Boom in China to Affect Baby Care Market

A blog post from Euromonitor's Rob Walker tracks how a likely baby boom in China will not just significantly affect not baby products, but beauty as well.

Read the Label Online: Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15

Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 features “convertible” pigments that offer “buildable” coverage from light to heavy. Available in three shades, the foundation claims “to conceal, camouflage and protect” in an oil-free, talc-free and fragranc- free formula.

Recent Advances in Slimming Treatments

Slimming treatments address a number of targets in skin physiology, including: improving microcirculation, strengthening and protecting the connective tissue, and decreasing adipocyte contents. Traditional and newer approaches to slimming treatments employ a number of ingredients to achieve such ends.

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.

Red Pump Solutions

First, if you haven’t noticed, Suppliers’ Day is themed “Project Trendway: Your Stage for Innovation.” This is appropriate considering the industry celebrities, press and scrutinizing eyes of would-be buyers that will be watching as exhibitors strut their latest and greatest on the Suppliers’ Day catwalk.

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.

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