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Read the Label: John Frieda Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner

Like other conditioners available on the market, this conditioner follows the basic hair conditioner formula where cetearyl alcohol represents at least 2% of the total formulation.

Crossing Camps

Natural vs. synthetic has also long been debated in personal care, albeit for different reasons, and these latest Cosmetics & Toiletries articles feature innovations from both camps. From raspberry stem cells and willow bark-derived salicin for skin protection, to polymers for numerous formula benefits, these are sure to engage you regardless of where you camp.

Read the Label: Lubriderm Advanced Therapy SPF 30 Lotion

This formulation uses a mix of emulsifiers that are both nonionic and cationic; cationic emulsifiers are more substantive to skin, imparting a richer feel and requiring lower levels of preservatives.

Kline Looks at China's Beauty Market, Including Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup and More

Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.

Formulating Skin Depigmentation Products with Naturals

The skin care industry strives to formulate products based on nature’s remedies. However, formulators of such products seek more scientific guidance to determine whether a particular natural material measures up to its synthetic counterpart.

Troubleshooting Stability, Uniformity in Foundations

Although any formulation type can pose obstacles for the cosmetic chemist, foundations are notorious for their degree of difficulty and intricacy of detail. As if it were not challenging enough to stabilize emulsions with superior aesthetics, foundations require emulsion stability while ensuring color properly develops and stays uniform throughout the product.

Color Foundation and Base Formulas Deciphered

The category of color cosmetics referred to as foundations, also known as bases, strives to achieve a complex mix of functional, sensorial and aesthetic effects. These all-over facial cosmetics aim to hide minor skin imperfections like wrinkles and blemishes; to even and modify the skin color of the face; and to alter the light reflection capability and luminosity of the face and neck—all while maintaining a natural-looking and velvety appearance.

Developing Sunscreens for the Preventive Treatment of Photodamage and Premature Aging

This article reviews the mechanisms of ultraviolet radiation insult to skin and explains the formulation of sunscreens to protect against this damage. Further, since the efficacy of combinations of UV filters will vary with formulation base, the formula vehicle and form are discussed, as well as an overview given of typical sunscreen efficacy tests performed prior to production.

Formulating Antiperspirants and Deodorants With Naturals

Within the realm of natural and organic personal care products, deodorants and antiperspirants loom large simply because the overall category itself is very large in any retail health and beauty aids planogram. These two related products—i.e., antiperspirants and deodorants (AP/Deo)—are fraternal twins joined at the axilla that perform in this same anatomical arena using some of the same tricks.

Great Un-expectations

Taking unexpected turns leads us down new paths of discovery, which is especially relevant to science and certainly applicable to personal care product development.

Read the Label: L’Oréal Go 360˚ Clean Deep Facial Cleanser

Rather than adding abrasives directly to the formulation, a removable “scrubber” was attached to the bottle of this product for the consumer to apply the cleanser. It is a clever take on an otherwise uninteresting formula.

Formulating Ferulic Acid for Antioxidation

Joseph Laszlo, PhD, lead scientist for the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Biocatalytic Functionalization of Plant Lipids project, and his team have developed a process through which vegetable oil, in this case soybean oil, can be given antioxidant and UVA/UVB protective capabilities.

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