Antiaging

Innovation Upgrade

Mar 1, 2015Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

The cosmetics industry faces upgrading innovation to meet the high expectations of such digi-centric consumers. It’s a good thing cosmetic scientists are consumers, too, and following these tech trends, they’ve helped push the industry ahead in new ways.

Women Want Youthful Face More Than Youthful Body

Nov 11, 2014

Women desire a youthful looking face more than a youthful looking body, according to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan Inc.

Sustaining Hyaluronic Acid Turnover

Nov 6, 2014

Sederma has developed a novel ingredient to sustain and optimize hyaluronic acid turnover in the skin.

Read the Label Online: Bliss Multi-‘Face’-Eted All-in-One Anti-aging Clay Mask

Sep 24, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

I am always skeptical when a brand claims to have “the only” product in its category, and Bliss' Multi-‘Face’-eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask does just that, claiming to be “the only flexible clay mask that helps correct all six visible signs of aging.”

Peptide Approach to Enhance Anti-wrinkle Efficacy Between Injections

Aug 28, 2014Marta Rull, Cristina Davi, Elena Cañadas, Núria Almiñana and Raquel Delgado, Lipotec S.A.U, Gavà, Spain

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

Aug 25, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

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."

Peptide to Assist Botulinum Toxin Type A

Jun 3, 2014

Lipotec has launched a peptide positioned to topically assist Botulinum Toxin Type A while "waiting for the next injection."

Guarana Blend for Antiaging

May 21, 2014

Custom Ingredients Inc. has launched a blend of Amazonian Paulinia cupana (guarana) vine extract and vitamins for anti-aging benefits.

Read the Label Online: AmorePacific All Day Balancing Care Serum

Jan 21, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

AmorePacific All Day Balancing Care Serum contains the company's Balancycle Complex, which utilizes white birch sap, musk mallow extract and other Asian botanicals to "balance the skin’s natural rhythm.”

Energizing Cells for More Youthful Skin

Sep 1, 2013Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries

Procter & Gamble (P&G) researchers, including Mary Begovic Johnson, principal scientist, may have come closer to finding the "fountain of youth" in cellular bioenergetics. As she explains, the role of this discipline in skin’s appearance has been identified, along with ingredients that can restore energy to cells.

Read the Label Online—Wei East Firming Chestnut/Black Soy Arm Smoothing Treatment

Apr 8, 2013Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting

This may be one of the first products I have seen that addresses the issue of upper arm sagging. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Wise Words From the Bench with Anthony Vargas

Apr 1, 2013Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine

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.

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

Feb 1, 2013Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops; and Steve Barton, Skin Thinking Ltd.

This dialogue, the second of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, (KS) at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012, in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton (SB), 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 by initiating communication between the consumer and the formulator.

Inspiring Skin Action Through Electrical Stimulation

Oct 1, 2012Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

Some cosmetics are training the skin to put up a tough defense—via hormesis. This 19th century concept is based on the idea that high levels of something that produces harmful biological effects produces beneficial effects at low doses, and it has surfaced in today’s mainstream anti-aging and repair skin care products.

Consumer Perspective—Eye Care

Oct 1, 2012Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops

The eye area is one of the most important aspects of a person’s appearance as eye contact is a primary form of communication. The eyes are believed to convey true feelings and serve as “a window to the soul.” Given the importance of one’s eyes in social interaction, it is not surprising that concerns related to the eye area are frequent and that this area is the most often considered for both invasive and noninvasive facial rejuvenation.

Part I: The In vitro Effects of a Natural Dipeptide on the Biological Cascade

Jul 1, 2012Philippe Mondon and Ada Andre - Sederma, France; Karl Lintner, PhD - Sederma and KAL'idees, France

The peptide N-Acetyl-Tyr-Arg-Hexadecylester (NATAH) was found to stimulate the synthesis of tropoelastin in cultured human dermal fibroblasts as well as augment the activity of all important actors in the assembly of elastic fibers, including Fibrillin 1, Fibulin 5, Decorin, LOX and Transglutaminase, among others. This is shown here both in monolayer cell cultures and in a 3D skin model.

Deciphering Anti-wrinkle Skin Care Formulas

Feb 1, 2011Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.

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.

Making Lemonade

Aug 1, 2010Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

This collection of Cosmetics & Toiletries articles addresses various views in the personal care market, from naturals, to anti-aging, to controlled release of fragrance.

From Hydration to Cell Turnover: An Integral Approach to Antiaging

Mar 1, 2010Eric Dupont, PhD, and Juan Gomez, Immanence; Claude Léveillé, MD, and Diane Bilodeau, PhD

As the mechanisms of skin aging become better understood, their complexity commands a different approach for antiaging benefits—i.e., integrating multiple complementary actives into a single formulation. In the present article, the authors describe a comprehensive formula designed to effectively address sixteen different mechanisms of skin aging.

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