Recent in Skin Care (page 12 of 28)
Nov 6, 2012 | Imogen Matthews
The popularity of beauty options such as BB creams as caused a boom in products that offer multifunctionality, but at the same time, consumers are continually seeking out products that fit specific needs.
Oct 8, 2012 | Cecilia Teran, Durant Scholz, Julie Cava, Kathleen Norris, Erica Babson and Dale Hana; Active Concepts, LLC, Lincolnton, NC USA
Whether formulating for Asia, North America, Europe or Latin America, the cosmetic chemist will face one common demand in all these markets: an even skin tone. This article excerpt provides an overview of melanosome manipulation.
Sep 4, 2012 | Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 is a cream with a high concentration of vitamin C ester, a more stable form of vitamin C ascorbic acid. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.
Aug 28, 2012
Vietnamese cosmetic market sales are estimated at US $150 million per year year with an annual sales increase of 30%.
Aug 28, 2012
Both markets are fueled by moisturizing and anti-aging skin care products and are expected to grow into 2015.
Aug 15, 2012 | Katerina Steventon, PhD, of FaceWorkshops
The traditional way of cleansing, until a decade or so ago, advocated using soap and water, or rich cleansing milk and toner, depending on the consumer’s preference. This approach has been superseded by cleansing balm in winter and mild facial wash in summer.
Aug 14, 2012
Johnson & Johnson has added an anti-acne cleanser to its Clean & Clear brand that absorbs oil with rice seed protein.
Jul 31, 2012
Jarchem has added a green clay to its Jarxotic Naturescrubs line that provides absorption, adsorption and coverage to cosmetic formulations.
Jul 3, 2012 | 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 3, 2012 | Luigi Rigano, PhD, Institute of Skin and Product Evaluation (ISPE)
Many dermatological diseases such as athlete’s foot occur because the feet spend long spans of time in a warm, dark and humid environment. While there are several foot diseases related to diabetes, this column will focus on the development of foot care formulae designed for cosmetic treatments.
Jun 4, 2012 | Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Like most methods of hair removal, chemical depilation is known to cause skin irritation. This can be concealed on the body but it is much more noticeable on the face, posing a challenge for women who wish to conceal their depilation efforts, as well as formulators creating chemical depilatories. Siân Morris, PhD, and her R&D team at Procter & Gamble (P&G) believe they solved this dilemma.
Jun 4, 2012 | S. Peter Foltis, L’Oréal USA, Clark, NJ, USA
Self-tanning preparations are becoming increasingly important for consumers desiring a tanned look without exposing themselves to undue harm. The present article reviews DHA and other self-tanning active ingredients and their mechanisms of action. Formulating hallenges such as stability and ingredient interactions are discussed, as well as the evaluation and regulation of self-tanning products.