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Sep 04, 2012 | 11:02 AM CDT
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
Mica is an inorganic material found in a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products. Its use has been reported in more than 7,100 products, making it one of the most important mineral ingredients used in cosmetics.
Jun 04, 2012 | 03:16 PM CDT
By: S. Peter Foltis, L’Oréal USA, Clark, NJ, USA
Self-tanning preparations are becoming increasingly important for consumers desiring a tanned look without exposing themselves to undue harm. The present article reviews DHA and other self-tanning active ingredients and their mechanisms of action. Formulating hallenges such as stability and ingredient interactions are discussed, as well as the evaluation and regulation of self-tanning products.
May 03, 2012 | 02:42 PM CDT
By: Miriam Becker, Christoph Schmidt, PhD, Veroni…
Functional filler pigments play an important role in adjusting optical properties such as transparency and soft focus effects in cosmetics. However, their suitability for specific formulas is not apparent until time-consuming tests using many different fillers have been conducted. Therefore, a new method to predetermine the soft focus effects of functional filler pigments is described here.
Mar 01, 2012 | 03:48 PM CST
By: Malyn Chulasiri, PhD, Better Way (Thailand) C…
The article discusses the preparation of proliposome-coated mica harboring bioactives from plant origin that have skin-whitening/-lightening effects. The treated mica is incorporated into facial powder for skin-smoothing, -moisturizing and -lightening properties, which are evaluated here.
Mar 01, 2012 | 03:30 PM CST
By: Peter Tsolis and John Castro, The Estée Lauder…
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.
Mar 01, 2012 | 03:26 PM CST
By: Luigi Rigano, Rigano Industrial Consulting Lab…
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.
Dec 02, 2011 | 02:29 PM CST
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of Californi…
Following is an overview of research correlating, even at trace amounts, raw materials present in eye area color cosmetics with contact dermatitis.
Jun 01, 2011 | 01:26 PM CDT
By: Mike J. Fevola, Johnson & Johnson
While TiO2 is often incorporated as a colorant and an opacifier in cosmetics and personal care products, its most important applications are as a sunscreen active and as a component of specialty pigments for color cosmetics.
May 02, 2011 | 01:50 PM CDT
By: Frank C. Pagano, PhD, Chanel Inc.
In the present article, nail polish is reviewed for its function as a decorative coating for the nails. In addition, formulation requirements are described to assist nail polish developers in achieving both the desired decorative effects as well as the necessary performance as a coating.
May 02, 2011 | 01:22 PM CDT
By: Eric. S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
The fingernail or nail plate is a complex matrix comprising closely packed keratinized epithelial cells or onychocytes—cross-linked cysteine bond matrix proteins containing inorganic elements such as sulfur as well as calcium, sodium, iron, aluminum, copper, etc.