Application/Category

Shea Sensory Approach to Personal Care

Jun 25, 2015

Ingredient supplier Olvea Vegetable Oils introduced three esters to impart new sensory benefits to personal care formulations.

Evonik and Brenntag Cooperate on Hydrogen Peroxide and Peracetic Acid

Jun 24, 2015

Evonik Industries is introducing new hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid grades for drug, medical products and cosmetics manufacturers.

New Ingredient to Enhance Hair Consistency

Jun 24, 2015

Coast Southwest launched a new ingredient, Endicare DP-530S (INCI: Polyethyloxazoline), for hair care.

Berkem Fights Glycation and Wrinkles

Jun 19, 2015

Berkem presented the active ingredient, Berkemyol potentilla, which highlighted an anti-aging formulation concept.

Nature-inspired Innovation

Jun 3, 2015

The intersection of R&D and consumer needs.

Anti-dandruff Shampoo

Jun 1, 2015Luigi Rigano, Ph.D., Rigano Laboratories, Milan, Italy

This column reviews basic shampoo formulation strategies then looks to dandruff mechanisms and the ingredients and strategies used to address it, including new concepts on the horizon for future product development.

New Brightening Active from Lipotec Evens Skin Tone

May 6, 2015

Brighlette marine ingredient is a brightening active designed to even the skin tone for a fair and radiant complexion.

Topical Delivery of Vitamin D for Well-being

Apr 23, 2015Celeste Hilling, Skin Authority, Carlsbad, CA USA

Topical application of antioxidants and minerals has become a focal point among the medical community. Here, the rationale for the topical delivery of vitamin D is described, including the review of a case study suggesting real efficacy. This, taken in conjuction with the described results, led to the development of a concept combining nutritional and topical approaches to deliver vitamin D.

Multifunctional Peptide Boosts Anti-aging Effects

Apr 22, 2015

Contipro's Recelline offers a comprehensive solution to a number of signs of aging due to its focus on the natural process of cell regeneration.

Coated Inorganic Filters for Elegant and Protective Sunscreens

Apr 1, 2015Howard Epstein, Judy Zhuang, My Trinh Luu and Qinyun Peng, EMD Performance Materials Corp., Philadelphia, USA

Inorganic UV filters must be distributed evenly to ensure sun protection. Further, they can present challenges of a pasty consistency and undesirable opacity when applied to skin. This paper therefore describes strategies using micronized titanium dioxide with different coatings to optimize its dispersion and protective benefits while improving processing and aesthetics.

Read the Label Online: Wella Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir

Mar 20, 2015

Beauty oils for skin and hair have been quite popular, and Wella's Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir is one of them. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Deglycation Mechanism to Treat Diabetic, Elderly and Xerotic Skin

Mar 9, 2015John Jiménez, Daniel Sánchez, Yancarlo Rivas and Juan Carlos Salgado, Belcorp; Jean-Francois Nicolay and Matilde Frechet, Exsymol

The non-enzymatic process of glycation affects macromolecules in the skin, causing premature aging especially under diabetic, xerotic and elderly conditions. As the present research describes, a mechanism of deglycation can be used to target these conditions using an imidazole derivate. Here, in vitro and in vivo assays on diabetic, xerotic and elderly panels show statistically significant positive results.

Innovation Upgrade

Mar 1, 2015Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

The cosmetics industry faces upgrading innovation to meet the high expectations of such digi-centric consumers. It’s a good thing cosmetic scientists are consumers, too, and following these tech trends, they’ve helped push the industry ahead in new ways.

Read the Label Online: Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm

Feb 24, 2015Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm promises “the ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Improving the Sensory Properties of Lye Hair Relaxers

Feb 20, 2015Hans-Martin Haake, Halid Kader and Karine Kross-Maita, BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

Previous work found soluble silicates in lye relaxers to impart positive effects. Therefore, a compound based on potassium silicate, alkyl polyglycoside and glycerin was developed to improve the effects of lye relaxers on the mechanical and sensorial properties of hair. This article explores various benefits of this compound using variations of two lye relaxer test formulations.

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