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Compass—Affinity to Water

While our path may appear to veer far from water, its status as the universal solvent will bring us back to the source.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Lip Balms

Lip balms or salves constitute a special category of protecting and soothing cosmetics. They are intended to be applied to the lip pseudo-mucosa to relieve the signs and symptoms of skin dryness and chapping. Their function and formulation are described here.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—BB Creams

BB stands for “blemish balm” in Asia or “beauty balm” in some parts of Europe. It is defined loosely as product that combines serum, moisturizer, base cream, foundation and sunscreen in one. Only recently have BB creams seen popularity in the Western world, where large beauty manufacturers have launched their versions to eager consumers.

Development of a Novel, Soothing Tissue Incorporating Phase-change Materials

Frequent and repetitive tissue use can lead to inflammation of the nasal area. While technologies were already marketed to help minimize and prevent further irritation, none had targeted the heat and redness associated with an already inflamed nose. This presented a market need but several formulating challenges. Described here are the steps taken to find a practical solution to these challenges.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—BB Creams

BB stands for “blemish balm” in Asia or “beauty balm” in some parts of Europe. It is defined loosely as a product that combines serum, moisturizer, base cream, foundation and sunscreen in one.

Read the Label Online: Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream

Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream is an ultra-hydrating and nourishing treatment designed to calm and relieve irritation. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims and functionality.

2013 R&D Awards Finalists Announced

Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to present the finalists for its 2013 R&D Awards, which honor ingredients for their innovative design and finished products for the novelty and craft of their formulation.

Compass—'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 experiment leads to experience.

Lab Lessons—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.

Report Shows Skin Care Dominating Ayurvedic Cosmetics Market in India

Beauty brands in India have been working to create awareness about using the right skin care products and ayurvedic ingredients in recent years, according to Kuick Research.

Rice Moisture Retention

Japanese skin care company Rice Force utilizes two different rice extracts in its latest lotion launch to retain moisture and keep skin balanced.

Communicating Anti-aging Skin Care Benefits to the Consumer: Part I

This dialogue, the first of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012, in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton, a skin biologist, to discuss concerns and perceptions of British consumers related to skin care. Barton has extensive experience working with marketing teams to improve communication of skin care benefits to consumers, to initiate a dialogue between the consumer and the formulator.

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