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Aug 02, 2013 | 02:41 PM CDT
By: Judi Beerling, Organic Monitor Ltd.; and Tony …
Many certified organic shampoos and body washes use soaps such as potassium cocoate as their primary cleansing agent, partially due to a lack of suitable, organically approved foaming alternatives. This article reviews the use of modern surfactants and emulsifiers developed based on a green and eco-conscious philosophy.
Aug 02, 2013 | 01:39 PM CDT
By: Stefan Gafner, PhD, Tom’s of Maine
This article reviews in vitro studies that have found Chinese licorice extract to impart potent antibacterial and soothing properties, which make it an interesting candidate for applications in oral and personal care. Further, a clinical study is described in brief, assessing the ability of a supercritical CO2 extract from Chinese licorice to impart breath-freshening properties.
Aug 02, 2013 | 12:17 PM CDT
By: Paola Ziosi, Stefano Manfredini, Alberta Vandi…
In recent years, the safety of traditional preservatives has been called into question. Therefore, there is a need for alternatives that are effective, safe and sustainable—and that are non-controversial. In response, the present work investigates a mixture of caprylyl glycol and phenethyl alcohol, which is shown to provide antimicrobial activity in various skin and hair care formulations.
Jul 02, 2013 | 10:24 AM CDT
By: Jonathan Hadgraft and Majella E. Lane, Univers…
Numerous claims made in the popular press misrepresent the facts about formulations, and cosmetic science is not well-served by this. Here, the authors examine a number of such statements. The influence of skin creams and formulations on the penetration of actives must be communicated in a responsible manner to the public if the industry is to banish prevalent myths.
Jul 02, 2013 | 10:17 AM CDT
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Co…
Formulators of personal care products for children are faced with the difficult task of creating products with maximum care and minimum risk, all while trying to be innovative. Infant skin is different from adult skin in many ways. First of all, it is characterized by a immature stratum corneum with a higher moisture content and looser structure, compared with adult skin.
May 31, 2013 | 11:41 AM CDT
By: Giorgio Dell'Acqua, PhD
However, the growing market demand for natural alternatives to synthetic is pushing brands to continue to consider the use of natural oils in their formulations.
May 31, 2013 | 11:38 AM CDT
By: Madelyn Bekker, PhD; Nicolaas Rossouw Louw; an…
Differing amounts of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) wax were used in petroleum jelly and final cosmetic emulsions to evaluate moisturizing effects in skin. FT wax was shown to perform as well or better than traditional mineral-derived products.
May 31, 2013 | 11:34 AM CDT
By: Chris McLeod, HPCI Media
Although this author cannot deny that moisturization capabilities can provide relief for those who suffer from flaky, itching or irritated and dry skin, it would be careless not to acknowledge the marketing-based beguilement within this moisturization sector.
May 06, 2013 | 01:17 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. Ribaudo, Textile Research Institute…
Here, the author compares two methods to determine the maturity of corneocytes based on their cross-linking that could be used to evaluate the anti-aging effects of molecular agents. The first utilizes microfluorometry, while the second involves F-D curves generated via contact mode AFM. Both methods successfully detected differences in mature or immature corneocytes with 95% confidence.
May 06, 2013 | 12:15 PM CDT
By: Paul Thau PacarTech, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Since the early 1980s, nonaqueous emulsions have attracted technical interest as potential vehicles and delivery systems for personal care products. This is due to the development of a broad range of silicone-based emulsifiers, silicone polymers and other polymeric emulsifiers that have enabled their use. This article will briefly review their history and evolution into current-day specialized applications.