Application/Category

Formulating Facial Masks

Sep 18, 2014Luigi Rigano, PhD, Rigano Laboratories

Facial masks have undergone a makeover in recent years. They now often offer multiple skin benefits, incorporate innovative ingredients and provide immediate efficacy. However, the formulation strategy for facial masks is quite simple and does not differ greatly from that of standard cosmetic creams. Here, gel, emulsion and suspension mask formulations are discussed and divided into peel-off and wash-off subcategories.

Impact Colors Releases Color Trends 2016+

Sep 17, 2014

Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.

Peptide Approach to Enhance Anti-wrinkle Efficacy Between Injections

Aug 28, 2014Marta Rull, Cristina Davi, Elena Cañadas, Núria Almiñana and Raquel Delgado, Lipotec S.A.U, Gavà, Spain

Facial injections with botulinum toxin are trending but regular applications are necessary to maintain their efficacy. Six months is recommended between sessions, necessitating topical anti-wrinkle cosmetics that can fill this gap. Described here is a topical combination of peptides that is shown to complement such procedures with anti-wrinkle efficacy.

Read the Label Online: Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum

Aug 25, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

Does your anti-aging serum have “super powers?” Launched in May 2014, Pacifica Beauty’s Sea Change Future Youth Serum is designed for both day and night use with “supernaturally effective ingredients for the best youthful, bright skin."

Blurred Lines: The Growing Influence of Cosmetics in Hair Care Innovation

Aug 12, 2014

Hair care is seeing a boost in the personalization of its products, a trend that is heavily influenced from the color cosmetic and skin care beauty categories.

Corrections Regarding NPA Standards: Letter to the Editor

Aug 3, 2014Corey Hilmas, MD, PhD, Natural Products Association

After reading this article, I found inaccuracies in some of the statements regarding the Natural Products Association (NPA) Natural Standard.

Researchers Propose Coloring Hair with Nano-Patterning

Jul 29, 2014

Researchers from the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratories have reported nano-patterning a diffraction grating on human hair with a focused ion to allow the hair to reflect colors in the spectrum to produce a hair color pattern with a flat iron.

Read the Label Online: Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

Jun 17, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting

This primer is formulated with exotic white orchid extract, to help seal and protect each hair strand; repelling water to colored hair remarkably vibrant. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Earth-friendly Homosalate UV Filter

Jun 13, 2014

Novacyl has introduced its YOSH homosalate UV filter, an oil-soluble material that absorbs in the UVB range and acts as an excellent solvent and booster.

Author Response to 'Improved Antioxidant Penetration' Letter to the Editor

Jun 12, 2014

A recent Letter to the Editor called to question some details in the logic presented in an April 2014 Cosmetics & Toiletries article. Following is the author's response to this letter.

Formulating for Brazil

Jun 10, 2014

Croda has launched "Formulating with Brazil in Mind," a promotional kit featuring market-relevant formulations to aid customers in creating personal care products suited to the Brazilian market.

Guide to Powder Behavior

Jun 9, 2014

Freeman Technology has published a free educational guide, titled "An Introduction to Powders."

New Ranges Leverage Botanical/Microorganism Synergy

Jun 6, 2014

Greentech has developed new actives from the synergies between botanicals and microorganisms. At in-cosmetics in Hamburg, the company introduced two ranges of actives: Probiophytes and Ferment’Actives.

Peptide to Assist Botulinum Toxin Type A

Jun 3, 2014

Lipotec has launched a peptide positioned to topically assist Botulinum Toxin Type A while "waiting for the next injection."

Strategies for Hair Repair, Strengthening and Growth

Jun 1, 2014

Many approaches can be used to fight hair damage and aging. These include repairing hair structure to recover as much of its integrity as possible and treating hair with specified ingredients to increase strength and resilience. In addition, promoting hair growth can be accomplished by acting on the scalp. The practical application of these strategies is described here.

Read the Label Online: H2O Plus Oasis Men Ultimate 5-In-1 Facial Spray

May 27, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting, Inc.

On the H2O Plus company website, the description for the H2O Plus Oasis Men Ultimate 5-In-1 Facial Spray reads, “This multi-action facial spray for men provides 5 benefits to help hydrate, soothe, even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give a smooth, clean-shaven appearance.”

Guarana Blend for Antiaging

May 21, 2014

Custom Ingredients Inc. has launched a blend of Amazonian Paulinia cupana (guarana) vine extract and vitamins for anti-aging benefits.

Kline Sees China as the Key for At-home Beauty Devices

May 9, 2014

Gathering research from six dynamic global markets, Kline & Company shows where opportunities are the greatest for at-home devices—China.

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