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Comparatively Speaking: The INCI Names vs. Properties of Silicone Surfactants

Surface tension is a ruling factor in the formulator's world. In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," Tony O'Lenick explains its influence on foam and wetting; he also demonstrates how little the INCI name reveals about a material's properties.

DSM Nutritional Products Personal Care's Alpaflor GigaWhite

Alpaflor GigaWhite is an organic bioactive that helps brighten the skin, while also impacting the production of melanin and melanosome maturating.

MMP Inc.'s Luteolin 98 MM

Luteolin 98 MM was tested ex vivo and showed activity to help stressed skin from pollution.

Mibelle Group Biochemistry's Densorphin

Not only does this active based on monk pepper berry extract help improve the skin, but also stimulates the synthesis of DHEA.

Lipotrue SL's Neøclair Pro

Neøclair Pro helps protect skin from pollution, both indoor and outdoor and provides repairing properties against aging.

DuPont Tate Lyle Bio Products' Zemea Propanediol

Zemea propanediol serves as an effective solvent for cosmetic actives and functional materials.

Biosil Technologies Inc.'s Phyco’Derm

This ingredient has various benefits including a number of anti-aging properties to help improve skin.

Sensient Technologies Corporation's Vegetable Charcoal

This company's ingredient can be used in various formulations without disrupting their systems and helps provide an active cleansing within cosmetic products.

Grant Industries' Granactive Retinoid

Granactive Retinoid can be used in anti-aging and anti-acne beauty treatments, in addition to decreasing UV-induced skin damage, among other symptoms.

February 2018 Product Roundup: Attractive Actives

New for 2018, the Cosmetics & Toiletries Product Roundup is a monthly feature presenting ingredients, equipment or services that relate to a chosen theme. Check out this month's collection of active ingredients.

Patent Pick: Solid Lipid Curcumin Particles Show Improved Bioavailability

Curcumin holds great promise as a polyphenol with many therapeutic benefits. However, its swift metabolism by skin and instability pose numerous formulating uncertainties. A new patent application from Capsugel, however, solidifies them—literally, in the form of solid lipid particles.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Alexander Chan, Ph.D., on Hair Dyes

Alexander Chan, Ph.D., has been in the field and has heard things. He knows what consumers believe about hair dye ingredients, and why they're confused. He wrote an article about it for our upcoming February 2018 issue; and in this podcast, he talks about why he wrote it. Listen now!

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