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Apr 26, 2012 | 02:03 PM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued two new draft guidances on the use of nanotechnology by the cosmetics and foods industries.
Apr 11, 2012 | 09:47 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition highlights patents for skin care applications.
Mar 30, 2012 | 03:47 PM CDT
By: Xiao Wu, PhD, College of Pharmacy, University …
As the commercial applications of nanotechnology have increased in the past decade, a number of nanoparticles are now being used in cosmetic products with optimized sensory attributes and consumer-perceivable benefits. This article reviews various forms of nanoparticles used in the cosmetic industry, discussing their properties, interactions with the skin and potential health effects.
Feb 27, 2012 | 11:43 AM CST
At In-Cosmetics in Barcelona, Spain, Calumet Penreco LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P., will debut its line of hybrid petrolatum products that combine the moisturization properties of petrolatum with natural moisturizing oils to offer formulators a more natural alternative to petrolatum alone.
Feb 08, 2012 | 04:30 PM CST
Croda has launched two alternatives to montan wax for structuring products such as antiperspirants, lipsticks, sunscreens and massage oils.
Feb 07, 2012 | 11:02 AM CST
NuSil Technology LLC has introduced two silicones for personal care.
Feb 02, 2012 | 10:51 AM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
What are the biggest challenges in sun care formulating? I asked a few colleagues, and they answered: achieving what marketing wants while complying with regulations and making sunscreens esthetically pleasing (so consumers will use them); and the lack of international harmonization in UV filters, UVA testing and labeling. These issues are not new, so why are they not yet resolved? Perhaps because regulations and consumer demand are moving targets, which are difficult to hit.
Feb 02, 2012 | 09:54 AM CST
By: Jack Surrette, SkinHealth Technology LLC
Vitamin D is critical to human health and the best source is from natural UVB light. However, contrary to the benefits gained are the well-documented damaging effects of sun exposure. In response, described here as a complementary approach to sun care is the development of an accurate gauge of UV exposure to produce optimum levels of vitamin D before sunburn results.
Feb 02, 2012 | 09:43 AM CST
By: Linda D. Rhein, PhD Fairleigh Dickinson Unive…
This article reviews the mechanisms of ultraviolet radiation insult to skin and explains the formulation of sunscreens to protect against this damage. Further, since the efficacy of combinations of UV filters will vary with formulation base, the formula vehicle and form are discussed, as well as an overview given of typical sunscreen efficacy tests performed prior to production.
Feb 02, 2012 | 09:35 AM CST
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (EHMC) is among the most frequently used organic ultraviolet (UV) filters, known primarily for its role as an active ingredient in sunscreen products.