Ethnic Care

Traditional and Modern Indian Color Cosmetics

Aug 26, 2015Vinay Kumar Singh, Mikasa Cosmetics Ltd., Ahmedabad, India

The present article reviews traditional Indian color cosmetics, which are used still today, and considers their main ingredients. For example, kajal eye liner is marketed by most multinational brands in India and is regarded as a driver of sales for other products.

Opportunities in the Vietnamese Cosmetics Market: Q&A with Le Chau Giang

Oct 13, 2014

The Vietnamese cosmetic market is a emerging market with huge potential, according to Le Chau Giang, special adviser to the president of the ASEAN Cosmetic Association and senior director and head of regulatory and medical affairs at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Asia Pacific. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Vietnamese cosmetics market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Giang's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.

Formulating for Brazil

Jun 10, 2014

Croda has launched "Formulating with Brazil in Mind," a promotional kit featuring market-relevant formulations to aid customers in creating personal care products suited to the Brazilian market.

Conditioner for Multicultural Hair Damage

May 5, 2014

Croda Inc. has launched a new hair conditioning agent to address the needs of multicultural hair damage—an expanding market. The company notes the ingredient's broad regulatory acceptance will enable globally approved formulations.

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

Feb 1, 2013Huiliang Li, Jahwa Cosmetics

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.

Anatomy of Hair Relaxer and Straightener Formulas

Nov 1, 2012

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.

Deciphering Skin Lightener Formulas

Sep 1, 2011Eric 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.