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Formula Troubleshooting: DHA-based Self-tan Products

The self-tanning market has been steadily growing due to advances in formulation technology as well as the consumer trend to seek out safer tanning solutions. Ongoing concerns surrounding the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, along with endorsements from anti-cancer societies, have created the perfect environment for self-tanning products.

'Trying' Time

From cover to cover, this issue is packed with approaches to create and measure experiences in personal care, which nicely matches this year’s new “give it a try” sentiment—after all experi-ment leads to experi-ence.

Wise Words From the Bench with Gene Frank

On Nov. 13, 2012, Frank was awarded the Stanley Allured Lifetime Achievement Award by the MWSCC for his dedication to the chapter and the education of its future members. Frank serves as a role model for those navigating the murky waters of cosmetic science, and his experience in R&D, for both contract and retail cosmetic manufacturing, provides a unique view for those just starting out.

Consumer Perspective—Seasonal Cleansing

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 This approach has been superseded by cleansing balm in winter and mild facial wash in summer.

Assessing Safety: Best Foot Forward

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.

Forming a Film for Irritation-free Hair Removal

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.

Wise Words From the Bench With P&G's George Deckner

According to George Deckner, research fellow at Procter and Gamble (P&G), the key to being an innovative formulator is knowing material science. “Materials are what lead formulation innovation. The formulation stuff is easy to get when you understand material science.”

Controlled Release of Benzoyl Peroxide in Acne Formulations

The formulations will be created utilizing Invisicare, Skinvisible’s patented polymer delivery system and Cambrex’s benzoyl peroxide

Benefits of Trimethylglycine (Betaine) in Personal Care Formulations

Commonly found in nature, trimethylglycine lends itself to many useful applications in personal-care products from foam boosting to skin moisturization.

Green Clay for Absorption, Adsorption and Coverage in Cosmetics

Jarchem has added a green clay to its Jarxotic Naturescrubs line that provides absorption, adsorption and coverage to cosmetic formulations.

Pigmented Jojoba Beads for Exfoliation

Worlée-Chemie GmbH has sourced hydrogenated jojoba oil to create exfoliating beads in 11 different shades and two mesh sizes to allow for a variety of product formulations.

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