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Jul 19, 2012 | 01:50 PM CDT
A report by Freedonia Group Inc. has projected demand for cosmetic chemicals in the United States to grow 4.9% annually to reach US $9.4 billion in 2016. "Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals to 2016" found that botanical extracts will lead the growth and that emollients and moisturizers will be the fastest growing chemicals by function.
Jul 18, 2012 | 04:01 PM CDT
Sederma has sourced a species of grass to allow for the creation of moisturizing powder makeup.
Jul 18, 2012 | 09:53 AM CDT
By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Andalou Naturals made quite a splash in the natural products market with its Fruit Stem Cell Science line that includes skin, body and hair care products. This column will review the ingredient listing of the line's Healthy Shine Sunflower & Citrus Shampoo for claims substantiation and functionality.
Jul 10, 2012 | 05:40 PM CDT
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 preservation; ranging from the preservation of product stability, to antimicrobial technologies and a natural preparation to address preservative-induced irritation.
Jul 03, 2012 | 03:07 PM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
From an insider’s view, safety testing is an assumed step in the development of any product on the market. This puts the pressure on analytical and quality control efforts behind the scenes to ensure that ingredients and products meet or exceed expectations. In doing so, theoretically, no one else has to give it a second thought. For those who must give it considerable thought, this edition features two articles on testing, among other topics.
Jul 03, 2012 | 03:00 PM CDT
By: Patricia da Luz Moreira, PhD, Natura Inova&cce…
Botanical ingredients are interesting for their unique and complementary chemical diversities yet they are criticized for these very traits, which make quality assurance, reproducibility and good phytochemical characterization—required for successful high throughput screening, difficult. This article discusses these challenges as well as the benefits of large-scale screenings of botanical extracts that are currently used or developed for cosmetic product development.
Jun 26, 2012 | 10:42 AM CDT
CP Kelco has introduced a line of biopolymers derived from fermented soybeans that offer moisturization benefits to skin care.
Jun 25, 2012 | 07:57 AM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Seminar, held May 3–June 1, 2012, was led with a charge for sustainability and greener chemistry.
Jun 11, 2012 | 08:46 AM CDT
Arista Industries now offers argan oil with benefits for skin and hair care, including protection against premature aging, UV damage and environmental stresses. It is also a gentle moisturizer.
Jun 04, 2012 | 03:24 PM CDT
By: R. Gopaul; D.G. Kern; H.E. Knaggs, PhD; and J.…
A blend of Narcissus tazetta bulb and Schizandra chinensis fruit extracts was developed for anti-aging benefits and tested for efficacy on a human skin equivalent. Results indicate it regulates the functions of youth gene clusters by increasing the activities found in younger skin and reducing the activities found in aging skin specific to structure, hydration, cellular proliferation and pigmentation.