Jun 30, 2015
Recent advances in silicones have been made to enable new sensory dimensions such as feather-light smoothness, in addition to heat protection, hair repair and lasting frizz control. As such, this article describes the main silicone types and reviews how they have advanced hair care.
Jun 25, 2015
Ingredient supplier Olvea Vegetable Oils introduced three esters to impart new sensory benefits to personal care formulations.
Jun 24, 2015
The performance of BASF Luviset polymers provide individual care that’s right for various hair types.
Jun 24, 2015
Evonik Industries is introducing new hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid grades for drug, medical products and cosmetics manufacturers.
Jun 24, 2015
Coast Southwest launched a new alternative to polyvinyl pyrrolidone and polyvinyl alcohol—polyethyloxazoline—for hair care applications.
Jun 19, 2015
Berkem presented the active ingredient, Berkemyol potentilla, which highlighted an anti-aging formulation concept.
Jun 17, 2015
Glycation is the process where sugar and protein molecules combine haphazardly, which creates disorder within the skin. Glycated tissue becomes tough and inflexible, leading to wrinkles in the skin
Jun 3, 2015
A cellular biological clock, the telomere is a fairly long repeated nucleotide sequence that terminates the chromosome. When telomeres become really short, the cells stop their division/replication and enter senescence, making them reliable markers of aging.
Jun 3, 2015
The intersection of R&D and consumer needs.
Jun 1, 2015
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.
May 13, 2015
BASF launched three new cosmetic products at the 2015 New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day: Emulgade® Sucro Plus, Collrepair™ DG and Chione™ Celestial Gold.
May 6, 2015
Brighlette marine ingredient is a brightening active designed to even the skin tone for a fair and radiant complexion.
Apr 23, 2015
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.
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.
Apr 7, 2015
A beautiful complexion starts with a clean palette. BASF Care Creations offers ingredients for a wide range of cleansers, suitable for every skin type: foamy, gel cleansers for oily/combination skin; or creamy, emulsion-based cleansers for dry skin, as examples.
Apr 1, 2015
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.
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.
Mar 9, 2015
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.
Mar 1, 2015
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.
Feb 24, 2015
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.