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Deciphering Baby Cream Formulas

Formulators of personal care products for children are faced with the difficult task of creating products with maximum care and minimum risk, all while trying to be innovative. Infant skin is different from adult skin in many ways. First of all, it is characterized by a immature stratum corneum with a higher moisture content and looser structure, compared with adult skin.

Sensitive Skin and Skin Barrier

A relationship exists between sensitive skin and skin barrier proteins and lipids, as the author shows here. While formulations to treat sensitive skin have tended to focus on eliminating irritant ingredients and penetration enhancers, an approach is suggested to help the skin build its own barrier defense from the inside-out.

Designing Cleansers for the Unique Needs of Baby Skin

Baby cleansing is important for hygiene, but water alone is insufficient. Additionally, because baby skin is still developing and different from adult skin, adult cleansers are inappropriate. Here, the authors review how baby cleansers containing mild surfactants are milder than and different from adult cleansers.

Demand for Organic Beauty to Grow to Over $13 Billion by 2018, Report Says

A new organic-focused beauty market report from Transparency Market Research notes that global demand continues to climb, growing at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2012 to 2018.

Read the Label Online: göt2b Oil-licious Calm & Shine Styling Oil

Is a shine serum by another name still a shine serum? Or, can it transform into göt2b's Oil-licious Calm & Shine Styling Oil? This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Anatomy of Hair Relaxer and Straightener Formulas

Many products currently on the hair care market relate to a woman’s attempt to partially or completely modify her curly, frizzy and tangled hair. Hair straightening and hair relaxing formulations have been invented to achieve the desire for straight hair.

Beauty Devices Ready to Boom, According to Kline

According to Kline, "Given the global diversity concerning consumer awareness, regulatory requirements, purchase channels, and device availability, a genuine wealth of unrealized potential awaits marketers of at-home beauty devices."

Infant Skin Microbiology and Its Relation to Skin Health

Colonization of the skin by microorganisms is important in the overall health of an infant. This report discusses the distribution of normal microflora on healthy infant skin, and the role normal and exogenous microbes play in common skin diseases. Current and emerging treatments are discussed.

Formulating for Moms-in-the-Making

An expectant mother's diet, environment and lifestyle all affect every stage of natal development; common knowledge dictates that what she eats, drinks and is exposed to all contribute to the health of her child. The same can be said of what she puts onto her skin.

Building Natural Products

Since the cosmetics and personal care industry is not regulated, various organizations have offered conflicting positions on standardized guidelines for natural and organic claims. To improve communication on this topic, it will therefore become important to dissociate claims regarding the naturalness of ingredients from the perception of safety.

Vernix Caseosa: The Ultimate Natural Cosmetic?

The present review summarizes the current knowledge of vernix caseosa and discusses the underlying principles by which vernix caseosa operates; this can be applied in moisturizing and barrier-enhancing products, although the proteolipid biofilm itself cannot be used directly on the human body. The most important characteristic of vernix caseosa is its controlled degree of occlusivity—neither too much nor too little.

'Generation Z' Antioxidants

Here, Julie K. Salmon, MD, a dermatologist at Southwest Skin Specialists, discusses innovative antioxidants that are particularly beneficial in skin care.

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