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Feb 02, 2012 | 09:39 AM CST
By: Arthur Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
Within the realm of natural and organic personal care products, deodorants and antiperspirants loom large simply because the overall category itself is very large in any retail health and beauty aids planogram. These two related products—i.e., antiperspirants and deodorants (AP/Deo)—are fraternal twins joined at the axilla that perform in this same anatomical arena using some of the same tricks.
Dec 02, 2011 | 02:17 PM CST
By: Maria Minguet, PhD; Rut Barcelona, MD; Eduard …
Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl (LAE), derived from natural lauric acid and L-arginine, is shown here to provide broad-spectrum activity against microorganisms including Malassezia furfur and Propionibacterium acnes. In vitro tests corroborated by in vivo evaluations suggest its efficacy in anti-dandruff and dermo-purifying applications.
Oct 28, 2011 | 10:14 AM CDT
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
Benzoic acid (BA) is a leading choice due to its long and successful history of use preserving foods, drugs and cosmetics. Affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), BA and its sodium salt, sodium benzoate (NaB), are perhaps the most globally acceptable preservatives that have managed to avoid the controversy associated with many of the industry’s tried-and-true preservatives.
Aug 01, 2011 | 01:45 PM CDT
By: Denis Bendejacq, PhD; Caroline Mabille, PhD; M…
In this article, several ingredients are reviewed for development of sustainable shampoo formulations. Some of the functional ingredients reviewed are plant-based alternatives to existing, petro sourced ingredients while others are mild, sulfate-free and/ or ethoxylate-free alternatives to existing surfactant systems, thickening solutions for challenging media based on naturally derived polymers and efficacy boosters that reduce the use of non-renewable actives with equal benefit for the consumer.
May 27, 2010 | 12:43 PM CDT
By: Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
Caramel has been used in personal care for years as a natural colorant and with continuing consumer demand for natural products, it provides an interesting option to formulators. The present article explains the different classifications of caramel and how they can be used in personal care formulations.
May 27, 2010 | 12:31 PM CDT
By: P. Ziosi, S. Manfredini, S. Vertuani, V. Rusce…
In the present work, the antioxidant capacities of three essential oils derived from basil and thyme were evaluated using a photochemiluminescence (PCL)-based assay. In addition, since the base formulation can affect the antioxidant activity of oils contained therein, ingredient interactions within final formulations were investigated.
Feb 29, 2008 | 11:13 AM CST
By: A. Cristoni, G. Maramaldi and C. Artaria, Inde…
In the consumer’s mind, a natural or green cosmetic is automatically safe; however, the safety, quality and efficacy of botanical ingredients used in formulations need to be carefully assessed. Stability is also an important issue. Current research is directing analyses of final formulations to evaluate not only their cosmetic raw materials, but also their active materials.
Feb 29, 2008 | 10:58 AM CST
By: Fernando Ibarra, PhD, Dr. Straetmans GmbH and …
Chemical defense mechanisms used in the plant kingdom are the basis of natural antimicrobials with multifunctionality for preservation of cosmetic formulations. Two examples are organic acids and glyceryl monoesters.
Oct 17, 2006 | 12:17 PM CDT
By: Floyd Leaders, PhD, Botanical Enterprises Inc.
Skin care preparations containing ingredients described as “natural” or “botanical” (plant extracts and/or plant ingredients) have been used as beauty aids and to treat problem skin conditions since the dawn of time.
Aug 31, 2006 | 11:19 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Chapman
This column is the third in a quarterly in-depth report on naturals in personal care. Part IV, appearing in the December issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, will focus on the importance of wellness to the spa industry.