Recent in Skin Care (page 12 of 17)

Anticellulite Products: Ingredients and Efficacy Testing

The variety of anticellulite ingredients runs the gamut from herbal to engineered. The variety of instruments and methods to test their efficacy is broad and broadening.

Hyaluronic Acid Butyric Esters for the Improvement of Skin Functionality

The versatility of hyaluronic acid is connected to not only its size, but also to inherent opportunities within the molecule for multiple bonds and for the differentiated release of bound functional molecules. Here, ester bonds are used to introduce substitutes for the material’s alcohol groups, thus providing elasticizing, moisturizing and antiaging benefits for skin care.

Skin Care Moisturizers

Moisturizers are an important category of personal care products, and such formulas are designed to add moisture to the skin. Developing a good moisturizer requires carefully balancing the ingredients in a formula so that, upon application, the product maintains proper water content in the skin, i.e., 10–30%, to maintain its plasticity and barrier integrity.

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Formulas of Feminine Hygiene Products Deciphered

When personal care products are formulated to maintain the hygiene of the external genital area, specifically the female genitalia, they must have distinctive characteristics. These products must address the female genitalia’s complex anatomy, physiological elements and role in body metabolism and reproductive functions.

Facial Wash Formulas Deciphered

Complementing his regular “Anatomy of a Formula” column that explains how to build formulas from individual ingredients, Eric Abrutyn now takes a top-down approach by breaking commercial products down to examine their individual components in this new column, “Formulas Deciphered.”

Read the Label: Nair Silky Sensations Hair Remover

It appears there has not been much innovation in depilatory technology, since this product follows the same basic formulation that has been used for years.

Anatomy of Foot Care Formulas

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.

Keratolytic Treatments for Acne: A Review

Taken together, a century of clinical trials and clinical use support the efficacy of keratolytics in acne. While many keratolytics are available by prescription only, OTC keratolytics offer treatment to acne sufferers without a dermatologist.

Read the Label: Civant Skin Care’s Meladerm Advanced Pigment Reducing Complex

Beginning with an item that is correctly listed on this label, water is correctly identified as aqua; however, aqua should appear in parentheses, not water.

Read the Label: Lubriderm Advanced Therapy SPF 30 Lotion

This formulation uses a mix of emulsifiers that are both nonionic and cationic; cationic emulsifiers are more substantive to skin, imparting a richer feel and requiring lower levels of preservatives.

Kline Looks at China's Beauty Market, Including Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup and More

Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.

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