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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.

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.

Trifluoroacetyl-Tripeptide-2 to Target Senescence for Anti-aging Benefits

Recent work indicates that the biomarker progerin, in conjunction with dysfunctioning telomeres, triggers cellular senescence. In response, trifluoroacetyl-tripeptide-2, a synthetic tripeptide, was developed to decrease progerin production, thereby regulating biological mechanisms involved in the aging process and reducing the cosmetic effects of aging, which are explored here.

Soil-derived Minerals for Nighttime Cell Renewal

Shiseido brand Bare Escentuals has added a night serum to its BareMinerals line that is said to boost cell turnover and add antioxidant protection with a mineral-containing soil complex.

Lab Lessons—Wise Words From the Bench With 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.”

Patent Picks—Natural Preservatives, Beta-Lactam for Hair Growth, Allyl Caproate for Sensory and More

Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to actives for skin and hair care as well as inventions to improve formulation stability, preservation and sensory attributes.

Soothing Lip Treatment with Pramoxine HCl and Dimethicone

Blistex addresses lip-related symptoms resulting from colds, flu and allergies with its latest treatment launch. Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother is said to alleviate lip discomfort while moisturizing dry, chapped lips.

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