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Read the Label Online: Living Proof Straight Spray

This online-only "Read the Label" reviews finished products to discuss why specific ingredients were used in the formulations. Here, Living Proof's Straight Spray is discussed.

Sodium Hyaluronate and Rice Starch for Hair Volume

Oscar Blandi has introduced a serum formulated with a cationic derivative of sodium hyaluronate and a rice starch powder reportedly to plump the hair shaft for more volume.

Formula Anatomy Decipered—Frizz Control Hair Care

Frizz control hair care has been around for almost 20 years. Frizzy hair is a major issue for women with curly hair that has especially been chemically or mechanically treated.

Amaranth, Quinoa and Khoresan Wheat for Skin, Hair

Symrise has expanded its Extrapone botanical extract line with eight new grain offerings for a total of 11, which are marketed as "healthy grains" for use in skin care and hair care products.

New Pathways

Welcome to the New Year—unmarked territory, a blank slate and a fresh start. Many have fought tooth and nail to get here but it seems the industry is turning the corner in a positive new direction.

Deciphering Temporary Hair Depilation Formulas

Although some permanent approaches to hair depilation can be effective, this column will focus on creating personal care formulations for the temporary depilation of hair.

Styling Glaze for Shine and Body

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills has designed a styling glaze to add body and shine to hair without flakes.

Beyond Bounderies

Althought I've been around cosmetics R&D for some time, I still find it interesting how a change in hair care brand can really make my hair feel and behave differently. For instance, I recently bought a different shampoo and conditioner to use during my trip to the IFSCC Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After my return, I went back to the old brand to finish it off—and what a difference.

Structured Surfactant Systems for High Performance Shampoos

Specialized surfactant systems that form multilamellar vesicles can be used to design high performance shampoos that outperform micellar formulas. These materials combine with and stabilize actives ranging from molecular to particulate, liquid to solid, and hydrophobic or cationic, to deliver them equally to damaged and virgin regions of hair to act where they are needed most.

Comparatively Speaking—PEG-8 Dimethicone vs. PEG-8 Dimethicone Meadowfoamate

In this discussion, Tony O'Lenick looks to Tim Kenny to explain the differences in chemistry between PEG-8 dimethicone and PEG-8 dimethicone meadowfoamate and what they mean to formulators, such as for conditioning, oil solubility and wetting.

Damage Control

The typical overall summer experience for me—i.e., a little sunburn; lots of dry, damaged hair; and maybe a slushy—strongly coincides with this edition of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine in that product developers have devised means of damage control for consumers like me.

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