Recent in Skin Care (page 18 of 28)

AST Creates Moisture Sealant Spray for Skin

Aqualant was designed to be applied after showering. The product is said to seal in the moisture that skin absorbs and create a barrier against the environment.

Calling All Chemists, Formulators and Researchers

Are you sitting on a research “gold mine”? Get your work published! Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is interested in your research as it pertains to cosmetics and personal care R&D.

Cooking Chemistry and the Formulator: Egg Whites and Milk

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.

Controlled Release of Benzoyl Peroxide in Acne Formulations

The formulations will be created utilizing Invisicare, Skinvisible’s patented polymer delivery system and Cambrex’s benzoyl peroxide

Anticellulite Products: Ingredients and Efficacy Testing

The variety of anticellulite ingredients runs the gamut from herbal to engineered. The variety of instruments and methods to test their efficacy is broad and broadening.

Sensitive Skin and Skin Barrier

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.

Estée Lauder Utilizes Hyaluronic Acid in Antiaging Line

Estée Lauder seeks to create and dominate a new corner of the antiaging skin care market with the launch of the Time Zone line.

Aquaporins: Stimulation by Vitamins, Steroids and Sugar Alcohols

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.

Pomegranate Abounds in Personal Care Launches

According to Mintel GNPD Beauty Innovation, this year’s "crop" of beauty launches is abundant with Punica granata (pomegranate), outpacing the year 2007 by 15%.

Thermal Spring Water for Skin Relief

Recently launched doctor-distributed skincare line Avene touts the benefits of thermal spring water in its collection of creams, gels and cleansing products.

Emerge Labs Unveils Apple Stem Cell Serum

Emerge Labs utilizes the stem cells of a rare Swiss apple in its new serum to combat aging and wrinkles.

Tumeric's Therapeutic Benefit in Cosmetics

Turmeric (INCI: Curcuma longa) is an ancient powdered spice that is part of the ginger family. It has a wide range of therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.

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