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Formulas of Feminine Hygiene Products Deciphered

When personal care products are formulated to maintain the hygiene of the external genital area, specifically the female genitalia, they must have distinctive characteristics. These products must address the female genitalia’s complex anatomy, physiological elements and role in body metabolism and reproductive functions.

Facial Wash Formulas Deciphered

Complementing his regular “Anatomy of a Formula” column that explains how to build formulas from individual ingredients, Eric Abrutyn now takes a top-down approach by breaking commercial products down to examine their individual components in this new column, “Formulas Deciphered.”

Read the Label: Nair Silky Sensations Hair Remover

It appears there has not been much innovation in depilatory technology, since this product follows the same basic formulation that has been used for years.

Anatomy of Foot Care Formulas

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.

Keratolytic Treatments for Acne: A Review

Taken together, a century of clinical trials and clinical use support the efficacy of keratolytics in acne. While many keratolytics are available by prescription only, OTC keratolytics offer treatment to acne sufferers without a dermatologist.

Read the Label: Civant Skin Care’s Meladerm Advanced Pigment Reducing Complex

Beginning with an item that is correctly listed on this label, water is correctly identified as aqua; however, aqua should appear in parentheses, not water.

Read the Label: Lubriderm Advanced Therapy SPF 30 Lotion

This formulation uses a mix of emulsifiers that are both nonionic and cationic; cationic emulsifiers are more substantive to skin, imparting a richer feel and requiring lower levels of preservatives.

Kline Looks at China's Beauty Market, Including Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup and More

Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.

Read the Label: L’Oréal Go 360˚ Clean Deep Facial Cleanser

Rather than adding abrasives directly to the formulation, a removable “scrubber” was attached to the bottle of this product for the consumer to apply the cleanser. It is a clever take on an otherwise uninteresting formula.

Formulating Ferulic Acid for Antioxidation

Joseph Laszlo, PhD, lead scientist for the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Biocatalytic Functionalization of Plant Lipids project, and his team have developed a process through which vegetable oil, in this case soybean oil, can be given antioxidant and UVA/UVB protective capabilities.

Red Pump Solutions

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.

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