Recent in Skin Care (page 17 of 20)

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 This approach has been superseded by cleansing balm in winter and mild facial wash in summer.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

Reducing Irritation and Increasing Efficacy in Acne Care With Dimethyl Isosorbide

Arlasolve DMI (INCI Name: Dimethyl Isosorbide), a methylated sorbitol derivative, was designed by Croda to help dissolve actives such as BPO in formulations and prevent re-agglomeration. This increases the efficacy of the active as well as reduces its irritation potential.

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.

50+ Formulating, Asian Innovation, Water and More at in-cosmetics 2013

The Marketing Trends presentations at in-cosmetics will discuss key industry issues such as the role of water in the cosmetic industry, beauty products and the environment, new product innovation from Asia, how older consumers are an overlooked demographic and what to expect in future new product development.

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.

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