Application/Category

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.

Symrise Focuses on White Film Reduction, Improved Feel for Sun Care

Apr 8, 2014

During in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Symrise launched SymTio S, a cetearyl nonanoate-coated titanium dioxide for sunscreens, to improve the feel of sun care formulas and reduce the potential for white film forming on the skin.

Symrise Launches Anti-aging, Fair Trade Ingredients

Apr 2, 2014

Symrise launched anti-aging, and natural and responsibly sourced ingredients for various applications during in-cosmetics 2014, held in Hamburg.

Naturex Builds on the Beauty of Flowers for Its New Collection

Apr 2, 2014

Naturex's new Super Flowers ingredients dip into the phytochemistry of flowers such as blue lotus, jasmine and more.

BASF Highlights New Formulation Concepts at in-cosmetics 2014

Apr 1, 2014

BASF launched a range of new product formulations in-cosmetics 2014, including options for extreme hair styling, skin lightening/brightening and body contouring.

Lubrizol Announces New Polymer for Pigmented Formulations

Mar 31, 2014

The Lubrizol Corporation developed a new polymer that is targeted for use in pigmented skin care, sun care and color cosmetic formulations.

Efficacy and Elegance in 21st Century Sun Care

Mar 20, 2014Julian P. Hewitt, JPH SunCare Technologies Ltd., Durham, UK; Jennie Teague and Paul Sutcliffe; Vivimed Labs Europe Ltd., Huddersfield, UK

This article discusses formulating strategies to achieve high-SPF sunscreen formulations that are cosmetically elegant and also cost-effective. By carefully choosing actives that complement one another in terms of spectral coverage, and physical and chemical properties, synergistic combinations of relatively inexpensive UV filters can be identified to deliver effective and elegant formulations.

‘Very’ Water-resistant Sunscreens

Mar 20, 2014Luigi Rigano, PhD, ISPE, Milan, Italy

Water-resistance is a key parameter for today’s sunscreens, and there are a number of formulation strategies that can be used alone or in combination to achieve this effect, including: anhydrous formulation, w/o emulsions, film-forming polymers, dissolution of water-insoluble substances with alcohol, low levels of emulsifiers, and entrapping filters in liposomes. These are detailed here.

Read the Label Online: Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate

Mar 19, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

While the benefits of minerals from the Dead Sea have long been touted, AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate features the company's Osmoter technology, a complex of Dead Sea minerals claimed to activate the natural cellular process to "rehydrate, illuminate and recharge the skin."

Encapsulating Hevea brasiliensis for Improved Antioxidant Penetration

Mar 19, 2014Thanaporn Amnuaikit, PhD, and Prapaporn Boonme, PhD; Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand

This article examines the ability of liposomes to improve the in vitro skin penetration of Hevea brasiliensis extract in a cream, for antioxidant benefits. Additionally, the sensory effects of the liposomes on the cream were assessed.

Soliance Debuts Customizable Mask Concept

Mar 18, 2014

At Cosmetagora, Soliance introduced a mask concept that is customizable to the user’s specific skin needs. Instant Mask begins by the formulator choosing a base—either cream or gel

Dielectric Constant to Develop Clear Sunscreens for Wet Skin

Feb 21, 2014Donald Prettypaul, Diane Kennedy, Anna Gripp and Hani Fares, Ashland Specialty Ingredients

Sunscreen sprays have gained momentum due to their ease of application. However, while they appear clear on dry skin, they often turn cloudy and white when applied to wet skin. Here, the authors present a formulating approach based on the dielectric constant of esters and level of alcohol in formulations to produce anhydrous sprays that appear clear on wet skin.

Approaches to Cold-process Formulations

Feb 20, 2014Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Michael Ingrassia, Biocogent LLC

Recently, one popular avenue for formulation has been the development of emulsions using cold-process materials and techniques. Though this approach has many advantages, there are some specific areas to consider. This article describes these areas, including ingredient compatibilities, processing, pre-blended concentrates, high energy dispersion and others.

Read the Label Online: Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel

Feb 18, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

I used to think that scented nail polish was created for “tweens,” but not anymore with the launch of Revlon's Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel, available in 24 scented shades. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Induchem Utilizes Larch Tree for Anti-hair Loss Active

Feb 18, 2014

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg Induchem is set to unveil a new anti-hair loss active based on regenerative medicine research.

Formulating with Natural Colors

Jan 24, 2014Arthur Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors

The chromophores that generate appealing colors in nature can also function as natural colorants in cosmetics. Here, some specific natural colors are reviewed. In order to apply them, however, formulators must be aware of the commercially available materials and know which are allowed under local regulations; such restrictions also are described.

Cheek to Cheek: Deciphering Stains and Blushes

Jan 23, 2014Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Consulting Laboratories

Cheek stains and blushes are intended for a lightly shaded color that is well-blended. Such formulations must provide a transparent hue as well as exhibit wear-resistance. Here, these requirements are described, as are formula approaches and commercial examples. In relation, recent research has mostly aimed at increasing the permanence of pigments on skin; such new ingredients are discussed.

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