Recent in Skin Care (page 20 of 31)

Mintel Predicts Protective Skin Care and Mood-altering Ingredients for 2010

Despite the economic recession, Mintel Beauty Innovation predicts that the personal care industry will continue to innovate in 2010. To that end, the company has forecast the top beauty trends for 2010.

Superfruit Concentrates for Skin and Hair Care

Symrise has launched fruit concentrates for skin and hair care. The company has expanded its Actipone product line to include superfruits such as acerola, cranberry and pomegranate.

J&J Adds Lip Therapy to Neosporin Brand

Johnson & Johnson has added a healing lip line to its Neosporin brand of skin healing products.

Metabolism of Vitamin D in Skin: Benefits for Skin Care Applications

The skin innately possesses metabolic pathways and receptors to protect against external assaults. Here, one protective component, 7-dehydrocholesterol or provitamin D, naturally present in the skin, is described, which serves as the precursor for active metabolites that influence the formation and maintenance of barrier function, the activation of antimicrobial peptides, photoprotective activities, and protection against senescence.

Ingredients–Add or Subtract?

The availability of an increasing number of ingredients is making the job of the formulating chemist more difficult. Joe Lin, PhD gives some insight into how to address this issue.

'Generation Z' Antioxidants

Here, Julie K. Salmon, MD, a dermatologist at Southwest Skin Specialists, discusses innovative antioxidants that are particularly beneficial in skin care.

Cooking Chemistry and the Formulator: Sugar and Grains

This article is the third in a four-part series that highlights connections between cooking chemistry and personal care product development, including reactions that occur and why, and how to best utilize these reactions, for the benefit of formulators.

Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract for Stretchmark Reduction

StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Existing Stretch Marks for Oily Skin is a light cream designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, imperfections, and crows' feet.

Comparatively Speaking: Cushion vs. Playtime

"Cushion" does not last forever, and the length of time it takes for the cushion to disappear is referred to as "playtime." Similar to cushion, playtime is dependent upon a variety of factors intrinsic to oil and how it interacts with the skin.

Liquid Crystal O/W Emulsions to Mimic Lipids and Strengthen Skin Barrier Function

In the present study, the authors produced liquid crystalline (LC) o/w emulsions whose structure mimics the skin’s intercellular lipids. These emulsions are shown in cosmetic formulations to strengthen skin barrier functions while maintaining stability at higher temperatures than that of the skin.

Cooking Chemistry and the Formulator: Red and White Meats and Fish

This article is the second in a four-part series that highlights connections between the chemistry of cooking and personal care product development—including the reactions that occur and why, and how to best utilize these reactions—for the benefit of novice formulators.

AST Creates Moisture Sealant Spray for Skin

Aqualant was designed to be applied after showering. The product is said to seal in the moisture that skin absorbs and create a barrier against the environment.

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