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Sep 01, 2011 | 01:50 PM CDT
By: Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD, and Christian Wagner,…
Skin discoloration and excessive pigmentation due to increased melanin production is associated with skin inflammation and aging. Therefore, an extract rich in acetylated hydroxystilbenes from Rheum rhaponticum was combined with panthenyl triacetate to test in the melanogenesis pathway. The complex strongly reduced melanogenesis and melanin accumulation in human skin explants, decreased melanin content in pigmented spots, increased skin brightness and enhanced skin radiance on the face of human volunteers in a double-blind clinical study.
Sep 01, 2011 | 01:30 PM CDT
By: Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
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.
Jul 06, 2011 | 11:15 AM CDT
By: Elle Morris
In a market where consumers know a lot about ingredients and are continually interested in new hair care products, brand owners are seeing increasing opportunities with eco-friendly formulations.
Apr 11, 2011 | 09:09 AM CDT
Research presented at the American Chemical Society national meeting indicates that actives derived from the evergreen bush Cinnamomum subavenium may be employed to safely and more effectively lighten the skin than current actives.
Feb 22, 2011 | 05:31 PM CST
By: Ni'Kita Wilson, Cosmetech Laboratories Inc.
This online-only "Read the Label" by industry expert Ni'Kita Wilson reviews the labels of finished products to discuss their formulation benefits and drawbacks. Here, Wilson reviews the ingredient listing for RX for Brown Skin's Skin-Evening Body Butter.
Nov 04, 2010 | 10:02 AM CDT
Dow Personal Care has introduced a non-cationic conditioning polymer designed for use in hair care products to strengthen hair by binding to the hair shaft and replace fatty acids stripped from the cuticle—without causing buildup.
Oct 21, 2010 | 09:58 AM CDT
Carol's Daughter has formulated with macadamia seed oil in a hair care product designed to protect hair from heat damage.
Sep 08, 2010 | 09:18 AM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
This edition of "Patent Picks" features recently issued patents relevant to ethnic hair and skin research and product development, as well as ethnic consumer tools.
Sep 01, 2010 | 11:23 AM CDT
By: Rupa Pugashetti, MD, Santa Clara Valley Medica…
As formulators create products for varying ethnic backgrounds and with diverse skin types, an understanding of differences in pigmentation and skin structure and function becomes more important. This column reviews recent studies on the structural, genetic and ultraviolet (UV)-responsive differences in skin pigmentation to allow the formulator to create successful products for varying ethnicities and to accurately measure pigmentation.
May 07, 2010 | 04:59 PM CDT
AkzoNobel Global Personal Care has launched a urethane-acrylic fixative polymer to enable formulators to develop flexible, long-lasting hair styling products without alcohol.