Skin Care

Symrise Launches Anti-aging, Fair Trade Ingredients

Apr 2, 2014

Symrise launched anti-aging, and natural and responsibly sourced ingredients for various applications during in-cosmetics 2014, held in Hamburg.

Naturex Builds on the Beauty of Flowers for Its New Collection

Apr 2, 2014

Naturex's new Super Flowers ingredients dip into the phytochemistry of flowers such as blue lotus, jasmine and more.

Read the Label Online: Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate

Mar 19, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

While the benefits of minerals from the Dead Sea have long been touted, AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate features the company's Osmoter technology, a complex of Dead Sea minerals claimed to activate the natural cellular process to "rehydrate, illuminate and recharge the skin."

Soliance Debuts Customizable Mask Concept

Mar 18, 2014

At Cosmetagora, Soliance introduced a mask concept that is customizable to the user’s specific skin needs. Instant Mask begins by the formulator choosing a base—either cream or gel

Approaches to Cold-process Formulations

Feb 20, 2014Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Michael Ingrassia, Biocogent LLC

Recently, one popular avenue for formulation has been the development of emulsions using cold-process materials and techniques. Though this approach has many advantages, there are some specific areas to consider. This article describes these areas, including ingredient compatibilities, processing, pre-blended concentrates, high energy dispersion and others.

Naturex Launches Line of Eco-friendly Botanical Oils for Skin and Hair

Nov 6, 2013

At in-cosmetics Asia, Naturex launched a line of 13 botanical oils that match sensorial and efficacy properties with social and environmental responsibility.

Read the Label Online: Bliss Triple Oxygen Ex-'glow'-sion! Vitabead-Infused Moisture Cream

Oct 30, 2013

TheTriple Oxygen Ex-‘glow”-sion! Vitabead-Infused Moisture Cream contains oxygen and microalgae for an instant burst of youthful radiance. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Azelis Presents Year-long Inspiration for the Formulator

Oct 15, 2013

Azelis Personal Care has assembled the Cosmetic Formulators Calendar, a year’s worth of raw material and formulation ideas derived from seasonal changes, holidays, etc. to inspire the formulator and the marketing team.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hand Creams and Sanitizers

May 1, 2013Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Consulting Laboratories

Hands also frequently provide symbols and perceptions of human personality, energy and mood, and because these multitasking tools are easily soiled, they must be frequently cleansed.

Nonaqueous Emulsions: History and Current Specialized Applications

May 1, 2013Paul Thau PacarTech, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Since the early 1980s, nonaqueous emulsions have attracted technical interest as potential vehicles and delivery systems for personal care products. This is due to the development of a broad range of silicone-based emulsifiers, silicone polymers and other polymeric emulsifiers that have enabled their use. This article will briefly review their history and evolution into current-day specialized applications.

Red Pump Solutions

May 1, 2013Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

First, if you haven’t noticed, Suppliers’ Day is themed “Project Trendway: Your Stage for Innovation.” This is appropriate considering the industry celebrities, press and scrutinizing eyes of would-be buyers that will be watching as exhibitors strut their latest and greatest on the Suppliers’ Day catwalk.