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Apr 24, 2006 | 11:34 AM CDT
By: Wu Keke and She Jianrong, Department of Chemic…
Experiments based on UV absorption measurements show that water extracts of several Chinese medicinal plant materials are able to up-regulate the biosynthesis of melanin in vitro.
Apr 18, 2006 | 01:07 PM CDT
Fancor highlights its new Crambe abyssinica seed oil (and) Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) extract, an all-natural, vegetable-origin ingredient...
Apr 12, 2006 | 08:03 AM CDT
By: Glen Gillis, Scott J. Norton and Michael Bisho…
The authors describe a proprietary blend of three standardized herbal extracts designed to assist in the alleviation of the visible signs of aging in human skin.
Mar 23, 2006 | 01:43 PM CST
Symrise (Hamburg, Germany) has added two active ingredients derived from plant extracts to its portfolio...
Mar 13, 2006 | 07:02 PM CST
The Group Technical Centre (GTC) recently reported on several launches formulated to meet consumer demands for natural products to treat the entire body.
Feb 28, 2006 | 05:58 PM CST
By: Lakshmi Prakash, PhD and Muhammed Majeed, PhD,…
Formulating with natural botanical extracts poses unique challenges to formulators such as color issues, ingredient instability, poor absorption of actives, dispersibility problems, and quality, safety and efficacy concerns. Following are some answers to these challenges.
Feb 02, 2006 | 09:28 AM CST
By: Laurie DiBerardino, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Today’s personal care consumers view themselves as knowledgeable. They seek product labels that offer potent ingredients to stave off the effects of aging. However, today’s formulator must consider two important elements before hitting the bench and mixing naturals and botanicals. The actives in many of these naturals allegedly possess anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenger and skin-healing properties—all anti-aging buzzwords. Though centuries-old folklore regale the healing benefits of many botanicals, most involve reports of items being ingested, not applied directly on the skin. This is an important factor to consider when formulating a natural product: Do the studies indicate that the reported properties are as effective when applied topically? The second question to ask: Does the active in the natural work alone? By L. DiBerardino
Feb 02, 2006 | 09:13 AM CST
Cosmetics & Toiletries features the 2006 Naturals and Botanicals Encyclopedia, a collection of key ingredients appearing on the labels of today's natural products. Consumer demand for natural products continues to rise and formulators are discovering new and interesting sources for raw materials to meet this demand.
Feb 02, 2006 | 08:48 AM CST
By: Sonia Dawson, Cara Eaton and Laurie B Joseph, …
Botanicals are re-emerging as key ingredients in the defense against premature skin aging. French rose petal extract, when used in a cosmetic formulation, can help decrease the damage of ultraviolet (UV) light and other environmental stresses that can cause premature aging of the skin.
Feb 01, 2006 | 05:42 PM CST
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register requiring the declaration of carmine and cochineal extract...