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Communicating Anti-aging Skin Care Benefits to the Consumer: Part I

This dialogue, the first of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012, in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton, a skin biologist, to discuss concerns and perceptions of British consumers related to skin care. Barton has extensive experience working with marketing teams to improve communication of skin care benefits to consumers, to initiate a dialogue between the consumer and the formulator.

The Marriage of Dermatology and Hair Care: A Q&A with Fabio Rinaldi, MD

From anti-hair loss and scalp treatments to heat protection and high-shine shampoos, the hair care industry is big business. Here, dermatologist Fabio Rinaldi, who is presenting at the Hair Science in Cosmetic Research workshop at in-cosmetics 2013, will discuss the relationship between cosmetic hair care products and dermatology.

Development of a Novel, Soothing Tissue Incorporating Phase-change Materials

Frequent and repetitive tissue use can lead to inflammation of the nasal area. While technologies were already marketed to help minimize and prevent further irritation, none had targeted the heat and redness associated with an already inflamed nose. This presented a market need but several formulating challenges. Described here are the steps taken to find a practical solution to these challenges.

TCM in Skin Whitening and Lightening: The Eternal Pursuit in East Asia

More than 25% of the prescriptions recorded in Chinese historic medical references are for skin whitening. Through the analysis of the most well-known, Qi Bai Gao, this article provides an introduction to TCM ingredients with skin-whitening efficacy, their prescription rationale and their various forms. Further, the challenges of applying TCM ingredients in skin care are also discussed.

Lab Lessons—Wise Words From the Bench with Anthony Vargas

Vargas entered the cosmetics industry like many others—by chance, when he answered a newspaper advertisement for a laboratory technician position at Avon in 1979. Although he did not know anything about cosmetics at the time, he took the utmost care in researching his ingredients, which led to the launch of a number of successful products and honed his keen eye for technologies.

Wise Words From the Bench with Anthony Vargas

Vargas entered the cosmetics industry like many others—by chance, when he answered a newspaper advertisement for a laboratory technician position at Avon in 1979. Although he did not know anything about cosmetics at the time, he took the utmost care in researching his ingredients, which led to the launch of a number of successful products and honed his keen eye for technologies.

Formula Troubleshooting: DHA-based Self-tan Products

The self-tanning market has been steadily growing due to advances in formulation technology as well as the consumer trend to seek out safer tanning solutions. Ongoing concerns surrounding the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, along with endorsements from anti-cancer societies, have created the perfect environment for self-tanning products.

Formula Troubleshooting: DHA-based Self-tan Products

The self-tanning market has been steadily growing due to advances in formulation technology as well as the consumer trend to seek out safer tanning solutions. Ongoing concerns surrounding the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, along with endorsements from anti-cancer societies, have created the perfect environment for self-tanning products.

Sustainable Ingredient Science: Brown Algae

Sea-harvested brown algae is known to have skin benefits and previously has been associated with an increase in skin elasticity. Fucoidan, found in brown macroalgae such as Undaria pinnatifida, is a unique marine ingredient. It is a sulfated, fucose-rich polymer that in nature, protects the seaweed against a range of external stresses, including UV radiation and environmental contaminants such as marine-borne pathogens and viruses.

Sustainable Ingredient Science: Brown Algae

Sea-harvested brown algae is known to have skin benefits and previously has been associated with an increase in skin elasticity. Fucoidan, found in brown macroalgae such as Undaria pinnatifida, is a unique marine ingredient. It is a sulfated, fucose-rich polymer that in nature, protects the seaweed against a range of external stresses, including UV radiation and environmental contaminants such as marine-borne pathogens and viruses.

'Trying' Time

From cover to cover, this issue is packed with approaches to create and measure experiences in personal care, which nicely matches this year’s new “give it a try” sentiment—after all experi-ment leads to experi-ence.

Read the Label: Yes to Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Conditioner

Yes to Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Conditioner promises “super soft, healthy and shiny locks,” and this column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

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