Recent in Ethnic Care (page 3 of 4)

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hair Relaxers and Straighteners

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.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Skin Lighteners

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.

Eco Attributes Reinvent the Ethnic Hair Care Segment

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.

Read the Label Online: RX for Brown Skin's Skin-Evening Body Butter

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.

Macadamia Seed Oil Heat Protection for Hair

Carol's Daughter has formulated with macadamia seed oil in a hair care product designed to protect hair from heat damage.

O/W Emulsions for Ethnic Hair Care

In the past, many ethnic hair care formulations relied heavily on the use of invert emulsions. These products utilized oils as the primary conditioning agent and were lacking in many respects; they did not provide substantial styling benefits, they tended to weigh hair down, and the aesthetic properties were often greasy and unappealing.

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.

Ethnic Formulating: Getting it Right

In this thought experiment, industry expert Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, concludes that skin differences between the human races are often very small but sometimes very real.

Ambi Launches Body Care for Multicultural Women

Multicultural brand Ambi is expanding into body care.

Shampoo for Asian Hair

This formulation has been specifically created to address Asain hair needs. It provides properties such as: sleek look, shine, uniform hair alignment and superior volume control.

Wrapping and Shine Crème for Ethnic Hair

This formula provides support, sheen, moisture and protection to fragile hair. It can be used for wrapping hair. The formula conditions, detangles and eliminates frizz while providing style memory.