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.
Feb 20, 2015
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.
Jan 29, 2015
This article reviews the technologies behind gel nails and recent trends in them. The underlying photochemistry of monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators also is discussed, to give the reader a better understanding of the performance and challenges associated with gel nails.
Jan 29, 2015
This collection of articles is focused on key technical challenges in developing color products; for example, formulating to improve pigment dispersion and shade-matching in lipstick. Research on progressive steps toward comfortable wear and transfer-resistance in makeup is described, as well as improvements in the durability, color and drying time of gel nails.
Jan 26, 2015
People are accustomed to seeing things that are crisp, clean, colorful and beautiful. Chione HD (High Definition) pigments from BASF bring the same degree of high-definition performance to the world of cosmetics.
Jan 22, 2015
Consumers are increasingly becoming wary of unnecessary chemicals in products. In response, Biosil Technologies, Inc. has developed Biosil Basics® Amino DL-30 CE, a paraben- and phenoxyethanol-free silicone, to formulate hair care products without sacrificing function.
Jan 15, 2015
BareMinerals launched Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream as “The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer...with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation.
Jan 12, 2015
Lip glosses combine the properties of color cosmetics and lip balm to offer high shine, lip enhancement and pleasantness, accompanied by protection and soothing benefits. To offer these properties, lip glosses must incorporate a complex blend of oils, waxes, thickeners and tackifiers. Various modern technologies allow the formulator to assemble sensorially enchanting lip glosses.
Jan 9, 2015
Uneven skin is a common complain for women today; however, treatment for uneven skin will differ depending on the underlying causes. However, two approaches commonly used are personalized skin care and facial massage, which are adapted if the uneven tone is caused by redness, desquamation, pigmentation or lifestyle choices.
Dec 16, 2014
There are numerous “natural” personal care products for babies and children, but CeraVe Baby Wash + Shampoo is the first cosmeceutical that I have seen in this market segment.
Dec 3, 2014
In the traditionally female-oriented skin care market, it is men who present a highly attractive opportunity in Germany, finds new report by Canadean; report also finds many consumers now believe there is little difference between premium branded skin care and private label alternatives.
Nov 11, 2014
Women desire a youthful looking face more than a youthful looking body, according to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan Inc.
Nov 6, 2014
Sederma has developed a novel ingredient to sustain and optimize hyaluronic acid turnover in the skin.
Nov 1, 2014
Besides soothing and calming irritated skin, aftershaves are expected to refresh the skin, provide emolliency, reduce blood flow, tone skin, impart scent and antibacterial benefits, and prevent folliculitis, among others. Relevant ingredients for these functions are discussed here in terms of three categories of aftershaves: fluid transparent solutions, thick gels and fluid emulsion lotions.
Oct 27, 2014
Unilever’s St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub takes advantage of two hot trends in the cosmetic industry by using natural exfoliants in the “brightening” category. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Oct 22, 2014
The male skin care market in Asia, specifically in Korea, is on the uptick, according to Florence Bernadin, founder and CEO of Information et Inspiration. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Asian male skin care market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Bernadin's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.