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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.

Communicating Anti-aging Skin Care Benefits to the Consumer: Part I

This dialogue, the first of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012, in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton, a skin biologist, to discuss concerns and perceptions of British consumers related to skin care. Barton has extensive experience working with marketing teams to improve communication of skin care benefits to consumers, to initiate a dialogue between the consumer and the formulator.

Development of a Novel, Soothing Tissue Incorporating Phase-change Materials

Frequent and repetitive tissue use can lead to inflammation of the nasal area. While technologies were already marketed to help minimize and prevent further irritation, none had targeted the heat and redness associated with an already inflamed nose. This presented a market need but several formulating challenges. Described here are the steps taken to find a practical solution to these challenges.

Formula Troubleshooting: DHA-based Self-tan Products

The self-tanning market has been steadily growing due to advances in formulation technology as well as the consumer trend to seek out safer tanning solutions. Ongoing concerns surrounding the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, along with endorsements from anti-cancer societies, have created the perfect environment for self-tanning products.

Formula Troubleshooting: DHA-based Self-tan Products

The self-tanning market has been steadily growing due to advances in formulation technology as well as the consumer trend to seek out safer tanning solutions. Ongoing concerns surrounding the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, along with endorsements from anti-cancer societies, have created the perfect environment for self-tanning products.

'Trying' Time

From cover to cover, this issue is packed with approaches to create and measure experiences in personal care, which nicely matches this year’s new “give it a try” sentiment—after all experi-ment leads to experi-ence.

Wise Words From the Bench with Gene Frank

On Nov. 13, 2012, Frank was awarded the Stanley Allured Lifetime Achievement Award by the MWSCC for his dedication to the chapter and the education of its future members. Frank serves as a role model for those navigating the murky waters of cosmetic science, and his experience in R&D, for both contract and retail cosmetic manufacturing, provides a unique view for those just starting out.

Consumer Perspective—Seasonal Cleansing

The traditional way of cleansing, until a decade or so ago, advocated using soap and water, or rich cleansing milk and toner, depending on the consumer’s preference. This approach has been superseded by cleansing balm in winter and mild facial wash in summer.

Assessing Safety: 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.

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