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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 This approach has been superseded by cleansing balm in winter and mild facial wash in summer.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.

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.

Wise Words From the Bench With P&G's 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.”

50+ Formulating, Asian Innovation, Water and More at in-cosmetics 2013

The Marketing Trends presentations at in-cosmetics will discuss key industry issues such as the role of water in the cosmetic industry, beauty products and the environment, new product innovation from Asia, how older consumers are an overlooked demographic and what to expect in future new product development.

Compass—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.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Lip Balms

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.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—BB Creams

BB stands for “blemish balm” in Asia or “beauty balm” in some parts of Europe. It is defined loosely as product that combines serum, moisturizer, base cream, foundation and sunscreen in one. Only recently have BB creams seen popularity in the Western world, where large beauty manufacturers have launched their versions to eager consumers.

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 Anatomy Deciphered—BB Creams

BB stands for “blemish balm” in Asia or “beauty balm” in some parts of Europe. It is defined loosely as a product that combines serum, moisturizer, base cream, foundation and sunscreen in one.

Read the Label Online: Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream

Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream is an ultra-hydrating and nourishing treatment designed to calm and relieve irritation. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims and functionality.

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