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Lab Lessons—Wise Words from the Bench with Paul Thau

While formulating skills are built from a strong chemistry background, they are refined by years of experience. To this end, Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) magazine presents “Lab Lessons,” a new column featuring interviews with veteran members of the personal care industry to share practical advice from the lessons they have learned. This column will alternate with the regular “In Sight” column.

Phytosphingosine: A Nature-inspired Sphingoid Base with Multiple Skin Benefits

Phytosphingosine is an important component of ceramides that also exists as a free base in small quantities in the stratum corneum. Recently manufactured biotechnologically, it can act as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, epidermal pro-differentiation mediator and an anti-acne compound, as this literature review shows. Through these activities, phytosphingosine is suggested as a skin-identical approach to skin care.

Beta-carotene and Glycolic Acid for Skin Texture

Murad has introduced a skin treatment designed to firm, exfoliate and soften the skin.

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Hyaluronic Acid Butyric Esters for the Improvement of Skin Functionality

The versatility of hyaluronic acid is connected to not only its size, but also to inherent opportunities within the molecule for multiple bonds and for the differentiated release of bound functional molecules. Here, ester bonds are used to introduce substitutes for the material’s alcohol groups, thus providing elasticizing, moisturizing and anti-aging benefits for skin care.

Anti-itch Lotions That Moisturize

Chattem Inc. has added two products to its Cortizone-10 line of anti-itch skin care. Hydratensive Anti-Itch Lotions are formulated to relieve itch while moisturizing the skin.

Two-step System For Skin Detox and Radiance

Dr. Brandt has utilized oxygen spheres to develop this two-step system that is designed to synergistically oxygenate and detoxify skin, creating a radiant, luminous complexion.

P&G Expands Olay Brand with Cleansing System

Procter & Gamble has launched an Olay brand cleansing system that includes a rotating brush to provide gentle cleansing and exfoliation, and a cleanser.

Narcissus Bulb Composition for Skin Relief

IBR Ltd. has combined Narcissus tazetta bulb extract with naturally sourced phytoene and phytofluene to create a composition said to alleviate skin discomfort and sensitivity.

Customizable, Textured Base Formulations

Alban Muller has designed a line of eight base formulations, each with a different texture, that may be customized with additional ingredients to adjust for activity and aesthetics.

Skin Care Moisturizers

Moisturizers are an important category of personal care products, and such formulas are designed to add moisture to the skin. Developing a good moisturizer requires carefully balancing the ingredients in a formula so that, upon application, the product maintains proper water content in the skin, i.e., 10–30%, to maintain its plasticity and barrier integrity.

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