Recent in Skin Care (page 26 of 33)

Raw Material State of the Industry

In the past year, the industry has witnessed continued progress in the R&D of anti-aging and skin repair actives, texture and sensory effects, green and natural ingredient sources, and methodologies to substantiate claims. While these currently remain major areas of focus for today’s personal care product developers, several emerging trends are worth noting. Following are the editor’s choice of top five areas to watch in 2013.

Read the Label Online: Bliss 'Fuzz' Off Facial Hair Removal Cream

Bliss ‘Fuzz' Off Facial Hair Removal Cream is a traditional thioglycolate depilatory that is specially formulated for the face with botanicals, moisturizers and vitamins. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation

Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming UV Moisturizer

Judging by the presence of isobutane and propane, this is an aerosol product with rich and elegant foam. As the viscosity of an aerosol product is thin, the company uses a water phase thickener blend to help stabilize the emulsion.

Formulating Results

My resolution to you, dear reader, is to help you achieve success in the New Year through the Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) brand. How might I do this? By listening.

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 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.

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.

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