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Forever Young: Antiaging Hair Care

To slow hair aging, researchers are turning to an ingredient that has been formulated into personal care products for quite some time—silicone.

In Sight: Water from the Inside-out

Why not take advantage of a fluid the body needs and put it to use in other capacities? This is the logic inventor Scott Vincent Borba used nearly six years ago when he conceived the idea for nutraceutical water.

In Sight: Water from the Outside-in

Water conventionally has been used in personal care as the starting ingredient in formulations, but rarely has it been the single ingredient in an aerosol delivery system. When Drew Aultman, founder and president of Watersall started her company she decided to focus on water... literally just water.

In Sight: The Road to More Effective Ethnic Skin Care

Ethnic skin and hair care is a growing niche market, but in comparison to hair care, skin care falls short, according to Patrick Obukowho, president and principal consulting chemist at Advantage Research Lab. Although he has seen the ethnic skin care market grow, he still sees room for improvement.

Read the Label Online: L'Oréal EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel

L’Oréal EverCurl Scupt & Hold Cream-Gel combines a rich, hydrating cream that conditions with a styling gel that shapes and holds curls without weighing hair down.

Hippo Sweat Found to Have UV Protection and Antibacterial Activities

If suppliers and manufacturers are not already working on synthesizing hipposudoric acid for skin and sun care, perhaps this "river horse" research could inspire future research.

Metabolism of Vitamin D in Skin: Benefits for Skin Care Applications

The skin innately possesses metabolic pathways and receptors to protect against external assaults. Here, one protective component, 7-dehydrocholesterol or provitamin D, naturally present in the skin, is described, which serves as the precursor for active metabolites that influence the formation and maintenance of barrier function, the activation of antimicrobial peptides, photoprotective activities, and protection against senescence.

Sun Protection Conference Addresses the Future of Sun Care

The conference opened the summer season for sun care scientists, and the topics included SPF and UVA standard tests, new sunscreen actives, greater product efficacy and improved product textures.

Alternative Ingredients for Sustainable Shampoo Development

In this article, several ingredients are reviewed for development of sustainable shampoo formulations. Some of the functional ingredients reviewed are plant-based alternatives to existing, petro sourced ingredients while others are mild, sulfate-free and/ or ethoxylate-free alternatives to existing surfactant systems, thickening solutions for challenging media based on naturally derived polymers and efficacy boosters that reduce the use of non-renewable actives with equal benefit for the consumer.

Kline Sees the Bee Re-emerging in Beauty

Kline & Company's Carrie Mellage picks up the bee buzz at Cosmoprof North America.

Cooking Chemistry and the Formulator: Sugar and Grains

This article is the third in a four-part series that highlights connections between cooking chemistry and personal care product development, including reactions that occur and why, and how to best utilize these reactions, for the benefit of formulators.

Liquid Crystal O/W Emulsions to Mimic Lipids and Strengthen Skin Barrier Function

In the present study, the authors produced liquid crystalline (LC) o/w emulsions whose structure mimics the skin’s intercellular lipids. These emulsions are shown in cosmetic formulations to strengthen skin barrier functions while maintaining stability at higher temperatures than that of the skin.

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