Recent in Skin Care (page 15 of 26)
Jul 24, 2013 | Françoise Arnold MMP Sarl; Michel Mercier and My Trinh Luu, MMP Inc.
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.
Jul 24, 2013 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Soon after the nutrition industry recognized the benefits of probiotics, the personal care industry began researching its application in skin care.
Jul 24, 2013 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Water conventionally has been used in personal care as the starting ingredient in formulations, but rarely has it been the single ingredient in an aerosol delivery system. When Drew Aultman, founder and president of Watersall started her company she decided to focus on water... literally just water.
Jul 23, 2013
Kline & Company's Carrie Mellage picks up the bee buzz at Cosmoprof North America.
Jul 18, 2013 | 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.
Jul 18, 2013 | In-Young Kim, PhD; Sayaka Nakagawa; Kinka Ri, PhD; Satoru Hashimoto, PhD; and Hitoshi Masaki, PhD, Nikkol Group
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.
Jul 16, 2013 | Eric Abrutyn, TPC2Advisors Ltd.
This article is the second in a four-part series that highlights connections between the chemistry of cooking and personal care product development—including the reactions that occur and why, and how to best utilize these reactions—for the benefit of novice formulators.
Jul 12, 2013 | Emily Keats, Editorial Intern, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
As the movement for environmentally friendly personal care continues to advance, an ancient approach to well-being has resurfaced with perfect timing. Ayurveda is a holistic health care philosophy that emphasizes a balance in mind, body and soul.
Jul 9, 2013 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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.
Jul 8, 2013 | Bud Brewster, C&T magazine
Aquaporins are proteins that reside in the cellular membrane. In response to osmotic forces, they control the passage of specific materials into and out of the cell. As reported previously, one type of aquaporin in human skin is aquaporin-3 (AQP3). Four personal care companies have studied the world of biochemicals to discover AQP3 stimulators from three different sources: vitamins, steroids and sugar alcohols, which are described here.
Jul 8, 2013 | Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
This article is the first in a four-part series that will highlight connections between the chemistry of cooking and personal care product development—including the reactions that occur and why, and how to best utilize these reactions for the benefit of novice formulators.
Jul 3, 2013 | Giorgio Dell'Acqua
A relationship exists between sensitive skin and skin barrier proteins and lipids, as the author shows here. While formulations to treat sensitive skin have tended to focus on eliminating irritant ingredients and penetration enhancers, an approach is suggested to help the skin build its own barrier defense from the inside-out.