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Read the Label Online: Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled System

Unilever's Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled System claims to be an innovative, 3-step product line that, with the help of heat styling tools, allows women with natural hair textures to go from curly to straight and back again, without losing their curls.

Keratolytic Treatments for Acne: A Review

Taken together, a century of clinical trials and clinical use support the efficacy of keratolytics in acne. While many keratolytics are available by prescription only, OTC keratolytics offer treatment to acne sufferers without a dermatologist.

Damage Control

The typical overall summer experience for me—i.e., a little sunburn; lots of dry, damaged hair; and maybe a slushy—strongly coincides with several recent Cosmetics & Toiletries articles in that product developers have devised means of damage control for consumers like me.

Read the Label: Civant Skin Care’s Meladerm Advanced Pigment Reducing Complex

Beginning with an item that is correctly listed on this label, water is correctly identified as aqua; however, aqua should appear in parentheses, not water.

Making Lemonade

This collection of Cosmetics & Toiletries articles addresses various views in the personal care market, from naturals, to anti-aging, to controlled release of fragrance.

Read the Label: John Frieda Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner

Like other conditioners available on the market, this conditioner follows the basic hair conditioner formula where cetearyl alcohol represents at least 2% of the total formulation.

Crossing Camps

Natural vs. synthetic has also long been debated in personal care, albeit for different reasons, and these latest Cosmetics & Toiletries articles feature innovations from both camps. From raspberry stem cells and willow bark-derived salicin for skin protection, to polymers for numerous formula benefits, these are sure to engage you regardless of where you camp.

Read the Label: Lubriderm Advanced Therapy SPF 30 Lotion

This formulation uses a mix of emulsifiers that are both nonionic and cationic; cationic emulsifiers are more substantive to skin, imparting a richer feel and requiring lower levels of preservatives.

Kline Looks at China's Beauty Market, Including Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup and More

Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.

Formulating Skin Depigmentation Products with Naturals

The skin care industry strives to formulate products based on nature’s remedies. However, formulators of such products seek more scientific guidance to determine whether a particular natural material measures up to its synthetic counterpart.

Troubleshooting Stability, Uniformity in Foundations

Although any formulation type can pose obstacles for the cosmetic chemist, foundations are notorious for their degree of difficulty and intricacy of detail. As if it were not challenging enough to stabilize emulsions with superior aesthetics, foundations require emulsion stability while ensuring color properly develops and stays uniform throughout the product.

Color Foundation and Base Formulas Deciphered

The category of color cosmetics referred to as foundations, also known as bases, strives to achieve a complex mix of functional, sensorial and aesthetic effects. These all-over facial cosmetics aim to hide minor skin imperfections like wrinkles and blemishes; to even and modify the skin color of the face; and to alter the light reflection capability and luminosity of the face and neck—all while maintaining a natural-looking and velvety appearance.

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