Recent in Skin Care (page 8 of 30)

Nonaqueous Emulsions: History and Current Specialized Applications

Since the early 1980s, nonaqueous emulsions have attracted technical interest as potential vehicles and delivery systems for personal care products. This is due to the development of a broad range of silicone-based emulsifiers, silicone polymers and other polymeric emulsifiers that have enabled their use. This article will briefly review their history and evolution into current-day specialized applications.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hand Creams and Sanitizers

Hands also frequently provide symbols and perceptions of human personality, energy and mood, and because these multitasking tools are easily soiled, they must be frequently cleansed.

Mexico to See Quality Skin Care Growth

Market research Canadean forecasts growth for skin care in Mexico, citing its mending economy following the recession.

SPF a Big Factor in Makeup, Skin Care Products

Higher SPFs in makeup and skin care products are becoming more the norm, according to The NPD Group, and this sun protection-infused market has grown to $1.1 billion in U.S. prestige department stores from June 2013 to May 2013.

Balancing Skin's Microflora with Probiotics

Soon after the nutrition industry recognized the benefits of probiotics, the personal care industry began researching its application in skin care.

In Sight: Water from the Outside-in

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.

Metabolism of Vitamin D in Skin: Benefits for Skin Care Applications

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.

Kline Sees the Bee Re-emerging in Beauty

Kline & Company's Carrie Mellage picks up the bee buzz at Cosmoprof North America.

Cooking Chemistry and the Formulator: Sugar and Grains

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.

Liquid Crystal O/W Emulsions to Mimic Lipids and Strengthen Skin Barrier Function

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.

Cooking Chemistry and the Formulator: Red and White Meats and Fish

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.

Formulating Ayurvedic

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.

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