Recent in Ethnic Care (page 2 of 3)
Aug 27, 2013
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.
Aug 20, 2013
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.
Aug 19, 2013
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.
Aug 1, 2013
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 26, 2013
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.
Jul 24, 2013
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.
Jul 15, 2013
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.
Jun 25, 2013
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.
May 28, 2013 | Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
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.
Apr 2, 2013
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.
Jan 7, 2013 | Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
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.
Dec 10, 2012 | Huiliang Li, Jahwa Cosmetics
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,