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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.
Oct 15, 2014
The survival instincts of Alpine snow algae can be conferred to skin cells, extending their longevity. And, as shown in this video, a tube photobioreactor is used to grow and harvest the algae, from with this extract is made.
Oct 13, 2014
The Vietnamese cosmetic market is a emerging market with huge potential, according to Le Chau Giang, special adviser to the president of the ASEAN Cosmetic Association and senior director and head of regulatory and medical affairs at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Asia Pacific. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Vietnamese cosmetics market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Giang's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.
Oct 3, 2014
Lipstick is formulated with pigments for the obvious reason of color, but formulators always face the same technical difficulties of pigment dispersion and final shade matching. The present article explores solving these two lipstick dilemmas with an amphiphilic copolymer to improve pigment dispersion and texture of lipsticks.
Sep 24, 2014
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.
Sep 24, 2014
I am always skeptical when a brand claims to have “the only” product in its category, and Bliss' Multi-‘Face’-eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask does just that, claiming to be “the only flexible clay mask that helps correct all six visible signs of aging.”
Sep 18, 2014
Facial masks have undergone a makeover in recent years. They now often offer multiple skin benefits, incorporate innovative ingredients and provide immediate efficacy. However, the formulation strategy for facial masks is quite simple and does not differ greatly from that of standard cosmetic creams. Here, gel, emulsion and suspension mask formulations are discussed and divided into peel-off and wash-off subcategories.
Sep 17, 2014
Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.
Sep 9, 2014
Today’s styling formulations are further optimized with polymer combinations. This is especially true for styling gel and wax formulations, with combinations of styling polymers and polymeric thickeners to achieve the right balance of rheology profile, setting performance and humidity resistance without sacrificing sensory properties, e.g. peaking, gel structure and clarity. Luviset One (INCI: Acrylates/Methacrylamide Copolymer) offers hair care formulators the opportunity to reduce the complexity of styling gel and wax formulations with the use of only one polymer.
Aug 28, 2014
Facial injections with botulinum toxin are trending but regular applications are necessary to maintain their efficacy. Six months is recommended between sessions, necessitating topical anti-wrinkle cosmetics that can fill this gap. Described here is a topical combination of peptides that is shown to complement such procedures with anti-wrinkle efficacy.
Aug 25, 2014
Today, Japan's cosmetics industry is the fourth largest in the world, and is famous for its ritualistic and purifying beauty and skin care routines. At in-cosmetics Asia this year, Japan has been selected as the show’s Country Focus, where a dedicated program of events will enable manufacturers, R&D professionals, cosmetics scientists and marketers to draw inspiration from this beacon of modern beauty.
Aug 25, 2014
Does your anti-aging serum have “super powers?” Launched in May 2014, Pacifica Beauty’s Sea Change Future Youth Serum is designed for both day and night use with “supernaturally effective ingredients for the best youthful, bright skin."
Aug 12, 2014
Hair care is seeing a boost in the personalization of its products, a trend that is heavily influenced from the color cosmetic and skin care beauty categories.
Aug 3, 2014
After reading this article, I found inaccuracies in some of the statements regarding the Natural Products Association (NPA) Natural Standard.
Jul 29, 2014
Researchers from the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratories have reported nano-patterning a diffraction grating on human hair with a focused ion to allow the hair to reflect colors in the spectrum to produce a hair color pattern with a flat iron.
Jun 17, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.