Formulating Aftershave

Nov 1, 2014

Besides soothing and calming irritated skin, aftershaves are expected to refresh the skin, provide emolliency, reduce blood flow, tone skin, impart scent and antibacterial benefits, and prevent folliculitis, among others. Relevant ingredients for these functions are discussed here in terms of three categories of aftershaves: fluid transparent solutions, thick gels and fluid emulsion lotions.

Connecting the Dots

Apr 1, 2013Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

Whether your bubbles foam or lather, your hair takes a wild turn, or your wellness weighs on the health of microbes, Cosmetics & Toiletries aims to connect the dots.

Considering Cleansers

Aug 1, 2012Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

Consumers expect cleansers and soaps to perform multiple tasks, i.e., nourish and protect, as well as cleanse—safely and mildly.

Read the Label: Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body and Face Wash

May 1, 2010Ni'Kita Wilson, Cosmetech Labs

This body and face wash is as basic as a cleansing product can get; the most interesting aspect is its use of acrylates copolymer to suspend the petrolatum.