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Apr 27, 2006 | 07:21 AM CDT
By: Lakshmi Prakash, PhD, K.S. Satyan, PhD and Sha…
A natural extract that affords comprehensive “bioprotection” is derived from turmeric root and offers versatile applications in personal care formulations. Its salient feature is multifunctionality in anti-aging compositions.
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 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.
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 | 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.
Jan 04, 2006 | 12:44 PM CST
By: Vijai K. S. Shukla and Kaustuv Bhattacharya, I…
Use of rosemary extracts to provide oxidative stability to various natural oils and exotic butters offers a way for formulators to reduce the use of synthetics and chemicals in skin care products.
Sep 30, 2005 | 03:42 PM CDT
By: David S. Morrison, Ph.D., and Lara G. Leur, Pe…
The authors examine the meaning of the term natural and assert that it applies to both petrolatum and petrolatum’s vegetable-based alternatives. They further assert the advantages of petrolatum as a safe, well-established moisturizer.
Aug 31, 2005 | 05:58 PM CDT
By: Matthew Giles, PhD, Octel Performance Chemical…
Chelating agents are rarely used in large volumes, but cumulatively they are a potential source of environmental damage. A recent but now well-proven alternative is trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate (EDDS).
May 06, 2003 | 02:00 AM CDT
By: Anthony C. Dweck, Dweck Data
Plant materials can provide the active ingredients and excipients for a range of skin-care products, and their phytochemistry enable them to provide genuine skin-care benefits.
May 06, 2003 | 02:00 AM CDT
By: M. D'Angelo, G. Proserpio, and G.B. Rastrelli,…
Olive oil and hydrolyzed wheat protein can be combined to form a lipoprotein that functions as an emulsifier and a "green" surfactant.