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Mar 1, 2015
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.
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.
Nov 6, 2014
Sederma has developed a novel ingredient to sustain and optimize hyaluronic acid turnover in the skin.
Oct 15, 2014
The survival instincts of Alpine snow algae can be conferred to skin cells, extending their longevity. And, as shown in this video, a tube photobioreactor is used to grow and harvest the algae, from with this extract is made.
Sep 24, 2014
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.”
Aug 28, 2014
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.
Aug 25, 2014
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."
Jun 3, 2014
Lipotec has launched a peptide positioned to topically assist Botulinum Toxin Type A while "waiting for the next injection."
May 21, 2014
Custom Ingredients Inc. has launched a blend of Amazonian Paulinia cupana (guarana) vine extract and vitamins for anti-aging benefits.
Jan 21, 2014
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.”
Sep 1, 2013
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.
Apr 8, 2013
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.
Apr 1, 2013
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.
Feb 1, 2013
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.
Oct 1, 2012
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.
Oct 1, 2012
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.
Jul 1, 2012
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.
Feb 1, 2011
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.
Aug 1, 2010
This collection of Cosmetics & Toiletries articles addresses various views in the personal care market, from naturals, to anti-aging, to controlled release of fragrance.
Mar 1, 2010
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.