Recent in Ethnic Care (page 2 of 4)

African Consumers Worldwide Unhappy with Hair Care Options

In a new report on African consumers and their behavior in the hair care market, Diagonal Reports shows a rise of the "chemophobe" consumers, as well as how online retail and engagement is changing expectations.

Ethnic Variation in Skin Properties: Quo Vadis?

Part I of this piece, published in the April issue of C&T magazine, began an update on the quantity and quality of dermatological knowledge on the skinmetrics of racial differences in skin structure and function. Part II completes this update and offers an interpretation in reference to skin care for different ethnic groups.

Ethnic Variation in Skin Properties: Quo Vadis?--Part I

This article explores and attempts to clarify recent objective data that has become available in the context of transepidermal water loss (TEWL), water content (WC) [via conduc­tance, capacitance, resistance and impedance], etc. to photodamage to differentiate skin properties of different ethnic groups.

Deciphering Skin Lightener Formulas

The term “skin lightening” has been positioned in the cosmetic market to denote the return of skin’s color to a more natural transparent tone, providing a more even skin tone and lighter skin pigment. Topical skin lighteners suppress production of melanin pigment, prevent darkening of the skin or modify pigmentation such as blotches and freckles.

A New Focus for African Hair

Researchers discovered that parents of children with African hair desired products without harsh chemicals that were easily applied to and removed from hair, and products that provided the moisture to make their children’s hair more manageable.

In Sight: The Road to More Effective Ethnic Skin Care

Ethnic skin and hair care is a growing niche market, but in comparison to hair care, skin care falls short, according to Patrick Obukowho, president and principal consulting chemist at Advantage Research Lab. Although he has seen the ethnic skin care market grow, he still sees room for improvement.

Kline Announces Report Addressing Multicultural Beauty Product Needs and Expectations

The new report will differentiate cultures’ needs and desires, the brands they choose, and how and where they buy these products to address this quickly growing market for beauty and grooming.

Anatomy of Hair Relaxer and Straightener Formulas

Many products currently on the hair care market relate to a woman’s attempt to partially or completely modify her curly, frizzy and tangled hair. Hair straightening and hair relaxing formulations have been invented to achieve the desire for straight hair.

Read the Label Online: Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled System

Unilever's Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled System claims to be an innovative, 3-step product line that, with the help of heat styling tools, allows women with natural hair textures to go from curly to straight and back again, without losing their curls.

TCM in Skin Whitening and Lightening: The Eternal Pursuit in East Asia

More than 25% of the prescriptions recorded in Chinese historic medical references are for skin whitening. Through the analysis of the most well-known, Qi Bai Gao, this article provides an introduction to TCM ingredients with skin-whitening efficacy, their prescription rationale and their various forms. Further, the challenges of applying TCM ingredients in skin care are also discussed.

Read the Label Online: Shu Uemura Tsuya Youthful Radiance Generator Essence

Anti-aging claims for “reactivating cell regeneration” are under scrutiny but still appear on many products including Shu Uemura’s Tsuya Youthful Radiance Generator Essence. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims and functionality.

TCM in Skin Whitening and Lightening: The Eternal Pursuit in East Asia

Statistics have shown that products with TCM claims account for a large share of the skin whitening product market—nearly 33% in 2011, which has risen year after year. This article reviews the historic application of TCM in whitening cosmetics. It is excerpted from its full content, which will appear in the February 2013 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine,