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First, if you haven’t noticed, Suppliers’ Day is themed “Project Trendway: Your Stage for Innovation.” This is appropriate considering the industry celebrities, press and scrutinizing eyes of would-be buyers that will be watching as exhibitors strut their latest and greatest on the Suppliers’ Day catwalk.

Nonaqueous Emulsions: History and Current Specialized Applications

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.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hand Creams and Sanitizers

Hands also frequently provide symbols and perceptions of human personality, energy and mood, and because these multitasking tools are easily soiled, they must be frequently cleansed.

May Day Surprise

As I am writing this, the industry has begun to shift into that all familiar new season: travel season. Events such as PCHi, In-Cosmetics, etc., are under our belts. In fact, now that it’s May, our attention shifts to New Jersey for the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day. What surprises await us there?

Raw Material State of the Industry

In the past year, the industry has witnessed continued progress in the R&D of anti-aging and skin repair actives, texture and sensory effects, green and natural ingredient sources, and methodologies to substantiate claims. While these currently remain major areas of focus for today’s personal care product developers, several emerging trends are worth noting. Following are the editor’s choice of top five areas to watch in 2013.

Read the Label Online: Bliss 'Fuzz' Off Facial Hair Removal Cream

Bliss ‘Fuzz' Off Facial Hair Removal Cream is a traditional thioglycolate depilatory that is specially formulated for the face with botanicals, moisturizers and vitamins. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation

Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming UV Moisturizer

Judging by the presence of isobutane and propane, this is an aerosol product with rich and elegant foam. As the viscosity of an aerosol product is thin, the company uses a water phase thickener blend to help stabilize the emulsion.

Formulating Results

My resolution to you, dear reader, is to help you achieve success in the New Year through the Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) brand. How might I do this? By listening.

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.

Read the Label: Pond’s Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes

Pond’s has wipes in several categories but the recent Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes take advantage of the current brightening and illuminating trends. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims and functionality.

Lip Balm Formulas

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.

Read the Label: Vichy Normaderm Triple-action 3 in 1 Cleanser

Multifunctional treatment products are the beauty consumer’s opportunity for a bargain, especially in a case like this, where an anti-acne cleanser that purifies also smooths and mattifies the skin. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

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