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Formulating Natural Hair Care

Today, hair care formulators aiming to formulate for the natural market are in a quandary as the performance of modern products is driven more and more by the use of innovative new synthetic materials.

Deciphering Sun Damage Prevention and Repair Formulas

It is obvious that UVA and UVB radiation damage human skin. Therefore, the question of whether UV damaged skin can be adequately repaired remains to be answered.

Asian Men Continue to Be Big Factor in Global Grooming Trends, Says Kline

The global male grooming market posted a 4% growth and is expected to grow to be a $15.5 billion market by 2017, according to Kline. But where is that growth coming from?

Skin Care Moisturizers

Moisturizers are an important category of personal care products, and such formulas are designed to add moisture to the skin. Developing a good moisturizer requires carefully balancing the ingredients in a formula so that, upon application, the product maintains proper water content in the skin, i.e., 10–30%, to maintain its plasticity and barrier integrity.

Formulating Hair Conditioners With Naturals

This column proposes that the current natural and organic hair conditioner market can de divided into two types—those that are effective but use technology considered suspect under most natural certifications, i.e., “greenwashed,” and those that are more compliant with natural and organic certification but are found by consumers to have performance gaps

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Formulating Natural Skin Care

When formulating skin care with natural ingredients the first question to ask is: With which definition of natural will the product conform? The definition might be significantly different for the general public than for consumers following lifestyles of health and sustainability (LOHAS) philosophies.

Deciphering Anti-wrinkle Skin Care Formulas

For consumers, antiaging has many definitions and is a marketing position for a variety of topical personal care products. Within the antiaging category are a number of consumer products claiming to prevent or treat facial wrinkling.

Formula Troubleshooting—Anhydrous Product Instability

Many anhydrous products are mixtures of oils, esters, fatty alcohols, waxes, preservatives, fragrances and various pigments. Combining these materials is a complex undertaking, and varying the concentration even slightly changes the dynamics and aesthetics of the final product; in the worst cases, it causes instability.

Formulas of Feminine Hygiene Products Deciphered

When personal care products are formulated to maintain the hygiene of the external genital area, specifically the female genitalia, they must have distinctive characteristics. These products must address the female genitalia’s complex anatomy, physiological elements and role in body metabolism and reproductive functions.

Structured Surfactant Systems for High Performance Shampoos

Specialized surfactant systems that form multilamellar vesicles can be used to design high performance shampoos that outperform micellar formulas. These materials combine with and stabilize actives ranging from molecular to particulate, liquid to solid, and hydrophobic or cationic, to deliver them equally to damaged and virgin regions of hair to act where they are needed most.

Formulating Sun Care with Naturals

The industry continues to seek protection from the sun without chemical reactions on the skin, in the body or in the environment.

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