Recent in Skin Care (page 17 of 18)

Read the Label Online: Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15

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.

International Brands See Success in Vietnamese Cosmetic Market

Vietnamese cosmetic market sales are estimated at US $150 million per year year with an annual sales increase of 30%.

Iranian and UAE Skin Care Markets Forecasted for Growth

Both markets are fueled by moisturizing and anti-aging skin care products and are expected to grow into 2015.

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 This approach has been superseded by cleansing balm in winter and mild facial wash in summer.

Absorbing Oil With Rice Seed Protein

Johnson & Johnson has added an anti-acne cleanser to its Clean & Clear brand that absorbs oil with rice seed protein.

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.

Compass—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.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Foot Care

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.

In Sight—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.

Formulation and Evaluation of Self-tanners

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.

Southern Magnolia to Desensitize Sensitive Skin

Lipophilic active based on southern magnolia designed to reduce neurogenic inflammation and skin redness after mechanical stress; one study demonstrated PhytoDefense CLR™ reduced redness due to mechanical stress by 27%.

Skin-soothing, Protecting Launches

CLR and Actives International will present a skin care ingredient for the pre- and post-treatment of sensitive skin as well as a film-forming ingredient for skin protection.

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