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Formulating Facial Masks

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.

Peptide Approach to Enhance Anti-wrinkle Efficacy Between Injections

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.

Read the Label Online: Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum

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."

Blurred Lines: The Growing Influence of Cosmetics in Hair Care Innovation

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.

Corrections Regarding NPA Standards: Letter to the Editor

After reading this article, I found inaccuracies in some of the statements regarding the Natural Products Association (NPA) Natural Standard.

Researchers Propose Coloring Hair with Nano-Patterning

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.

Read the Label Online: Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

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.

Author Response to 'Improved Antioxidant Penetration' Letter to the Editor

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.

Earth-friendly Homosalate UV Filter

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.

Formulating for Brazil

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.