Application/Category

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.

Bruise Amelioration and Skin Benefits from Glycerin and Triglyceride

May 9, 2014C. Scott Danos, MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (Ret.)

Ameliorating the appearance of bruises can be accomplished by combining glycerin and triglyceride in a skin care formulation that functions both as a humectant and occlusive agent, as described here.

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.

Organic Monitor Addressing the Challenges That Come with Green Active Opportunities

May 7, 2014Organic Monitor

According to Organic Monitor, the growing array of green actives is spurring innovation in the beauty and cosmetics industry, and the organization is finding that novel green ingredients also are bringing fresh technical challenges with them.

Conditioner for Multicultural Hair Damage

May 5, 2014

Croda Inc. has launched a new hair conditioning agent to address the needs of multicultural hair damage—an expanding market. The company notes the ingredient's broad regulatory acceptance will enable globally approved formulations.

Approaches and Issues in Powder Formulations

May 1, 2014Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies, Melville, NY; and Gil Sahagun, Mana Products, NYC USA

Powder cosmetic products (both pressed and loose) include foundations, eye shadows, primers, blushes, bronzers and all-over shimmer powders. Though the raw materials used in them often are similar, the processing, texture, packaging, applicators and application, along with color development, vary for each type. These variations are described here.

Read the Label Online: Banana Boat Sport Performance Coolzone Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

Apr 28, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting, Inc.

For many, summer is around the corner, and it’s time to break out the sunscreen to protect skin from UV while wearing swimsuits and sports gear.

Baobab Protein to Improve Hair Condition

Apr 21, 2014

TRI-K Industries has developed a multifunctional protein from baobab that helps to repair damage, increase hair strength, protect from UV damage, moisturize dry hair and nourish strands.

Novel Shampoo Effects from Solvay

Apr 11, 2014

During in-cosmetics 2014, Solvay launched a conditioning solution created to meet market demands for silicone-free, sulfate-free, oil-based and oil-free shampoos. The system targets not the hair type, but the type of effect desired from shampoos.

New Lubrizol Polymer Offers Better Suspension in Shampoo Formulations

Apr 9, 2014

The Lubrizol Corporation announced its new polymer technology created for shampoo applications.

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