Recent in Function (page 12 of 40)
Oct 7, 2014
Alternative hydrocarbons, esters, ethers and emollients aim to replace D5, and to a lesser extent, low viscosity silicone fluids—and many of them meet the mark. However, a second look at why silicones are being replaced is advised. Formulators may want to evaluate the data themselves for both safety and environmental aspects to make their own judgments.
Sep 30, 2014
The boosting effect that ethylhexylglycerin has on many antimicrobial materials is well established and described in several patents, and schülke has created a family of ethylhexylglycerin preservative blends that provide a boosting effect to a range of materials.
Sep 30, 2014
Lipotec, a Lubrizol company, has introduced an active that fights cellulite at night.
Sep 17, 2014
Anti-aging is quickly becoming a large and formidable category in hair care. The description for anti-aging of hair can be explained by a product that provides multi-functional benefits including damage recovery, protection, strength, nourishment and conditioning effects. The anti-aging claim can now be found in all hair care segments, including shampoos, conditioners, serums, colorants and styling agents.
Sep 5, 2014
Cleanser technology has come a long way from a “cleansing only” concept to one that includes other benefits such as moisturization, and marketing efforts have focused on these additional ingredients and claims.
Aug 28, 2014
Cutaneous pigmentation is determined by melanogenesis, the transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes, and the distribution of melanin to skin, among other processes. Interrupting these would limit skin pigmentation to achieve a better skin lightening effect. Here, the authors review the biological mechanisms of melanin production, then test a peptide designed to act on them for a lightening effect.
Aug 27, 2014
Greentech has launched a range of 3-in-1 actives that emulsify, consistute the oily phase and improve biological activity. GreenSofts combine the properties of soft butters with sensory and auto-emulsion capacities.
Aug 22, 2014
Dandruff remains a significant yet poorly served chronic scalp disorder for which more effective treatments are required. Here, lysine polypeptides are demonstrated in vitro and in vivo to effectively address the causative organism in dandruff, Malassezia spp., and provide a potential basis for new treatments to counteract this condition.
Aug 21, 2014
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is known to be photocatalytically active. Even with surface modifications, it catalyzes the decomposition of organic materials and promotes the formation of reactive oxygen species. However, a particular propenoic acid ester is shown here to protect TiO2 from inducing such reactions, making it a more effective and safer UV filter.
Aug 21, 2014
Coral powder has applications in cosmetics but its use has impacted the marine environment. Fossilized coral could provide a sustainable alternative for uses such as fillers, cleansing and whitening agents, astringents, sebum absorbers, or to supply trace minerals to skin. Its use as an exfoliant it particularly noteworthy as formulators seek natural alternatives to polyethylene beads.
Aug 20, 2014
Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.
Aug 13, 2014
In researching algae at its Eco Technology Research Center, Kao Corp. has identified an enzyme that can produce a large number of medium chain fatty acids, which could lead to a non-food source of raw materials for surfactants and an alternative to palm oil and coconut oil.