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Jan 04, 2013 | 10:08 AM CST
By: Bill Marthaler, Garden Art Innovations
This article presents the viewpoint of a “granola” chemist who proposes that removing water from formulations also resolves other issues, such as the potential for contamination and excessive use of preservatives and emulsifiers. However, recognizing that several views presented here will certainly spark debate, some opposing reactions and counter-reactions are included as well, to promote discussion and constructive debate within the industry.
Dec 10, 2012 | 03:23 PM CST
By: 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,
Dec 10, 2012 | 12:48 PM CST
Beauty brands in India have been working to create awareness about using the right skin care products and ayurvedic ingredients in recent years, according to Kuick Research.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:30 AM CST
By: Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
This column proposes that the current natural and organic hair conditioner market can de divided into two types—those that are effective but use technology considered suspect under most natural certifications, i.e., “greenwashed,” and those that are more compliant with natural and organic certification but are found by consumers to have performance gaps
Nov 27, 2012 | 05:40 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to naturals and botanicals in skin care.
Nov 27, 2012 | 03:30 PM CST
Lucas Meyer has launched an active that addresses the three major undesirable body skin characteristics—stretch marks, cellulite and firmness.
Nov 20, 2012 | 02:29 PM CST
Halal-certified beauty products are becoming a new global trend, and the halal label appeals to Muslim consumers seeking integrity and authenticity in their cosmetics and personal care products.
Nov 06, 2012 | 04:29 PM CST
By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil may just do the trick by restoring hair’s natural balance. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.
Nov 06, 2012 | 09:45 AM CST
The beauty industry in Thailand has grown 44% since 2008 to reach an estimated US $ 3.6 billion, according to a report by Mintel. This growth has been fueled by the popularity of BB Creams and Thai ingredients in the West, and the growth is expected to continue into 2015.
Nov 01, 2012 | 02:04 PM CDT
By: M Estanqueiro (MD), G Bossolani, MH Amaral (Ph…
Pumice has a recognized application as an abrasive agent to promote exfoliation of the skin. In this study, different particle size fractions of pumice sampled from several geologic occurrences in São Miguel’s island, the Azores archipelago, were used in the preparation of exfoliation formulations. Gels and soap were prepared and characterized, and their efficacy evaluated.