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Dec 30, 2009 | 03:09 PM CST
By: Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC, and Kev…
The authors describe how the use of amphiphilic silicones or surfactant silicones has allowed formulators to efficiently incorporate silicone polymers into personal care products. These materials act by lowering the surface tension in the oil phase of a formulation, allowing for easier spreading on skin and hair.
Dec 30, 2009 | 02:59 PM CST
By: Bhaven Chavan, PhD, and Graham Pennick, Croda …
In the present article, the oral administration of echium oil is shown to increase collagen levels in the skin as well as barrier functioning and skin conductance. When applied topically, the oil increases dermal structural proteins, which results in a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and inhibits UV-induced inflammation.
Dec 30, 2009 | 02:35 PM CST
By: Paula Lennon, PhD, and Jean-David Rodier, Gatt…
While the claims used for skin care are becoming more and more varied, moisturization remains the priority. In this article, a method of improving the moisturization of cosmetics is described involving the use of a polyglycerol-derived blend of vegetable waxes to protect the skin from dehydration and to boost the moisturizing capacity of emulsions.
Dec 30, 2009 | 02:24 PM CST
By: Helena Karajiannis, PhD, Dr. Helena Karajianni…
New research regarding the relationship between diet and skin and hair health has led to nutritional supplements developed for dermocosmetic and/or dermatological applications. However, obvious uncertainties exist in regard to the cosmetic capabilities of such preparations. This review provides an overview of existing data to examine the potential for nutritionals to treat skin and hair aging.
Dec 01, 2009 | 10:43 AM CST
By: David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, …
Hand sanitizing is a proven public health benefit that has grown globally. While alcohol is the most tested and proven active used for hand sanitizing, other actives are employed, including quats, triclosan and natural antimicrobials. Here, the authors review the benefits and limitations of various hand sanitizer actives.
Sep 29, 2009 | 02:50 PM CDT
By: Françoise Arnold MMP Sarl; Michel Merci…
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.
Aug 28, 2009 | 03:13 PM CDT
By: Karl Lintner, PhD, Sederma SAS
This article focuses on the structure of cellulite and examines materials that claim to affect its appearance via mechanisms such as lipolysis, lipogenesis, water drainage, tissue repair and the firming of skin.
Jul 30, 2009 | 12:04 PM CDT
By: Isabelle Imbert, PhD; Anne Francoise Clay; Joe…
The cosmetic industry is challenged to develop active ingredients to provide the skin with a natural, healthy glow without sunlight exposure. Here, the author examines the effects of Pisum sativum extract on melanocytes and shows a time- and dose-dependent increase in skin tone, also suggesting the material could protect skin from UV damage.
Jul 30, 2009 | 11:54 AM CDT
By: Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
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.
Jun 30, 2009 | 12:01 PM CDT
By: In-Young Kim, PhD; Sayaka Nakagawa; Kinka Ri, …
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.