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Mar 14, 2007 | 10:13 AM CDT
The CTFA has requested public comment on two new microbiology guidelines by March 30, 2007.
Mar 13, 2007 | 04:03 PM CDT
Green tea has become popular in the past several years, but white tea is showing substantial growth across many beauty categories.
Mar 13, 2007 | 03:55 PM CDT
Arch Personal Care Products has developed a natural active designed to regulate the skin’s ability to channel moisture to the areas where it is needed most.
Mar 02, 2007 | 11:20 AM CST
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries
This column has shown that many preservatives and preservative boosters have their killing and boosting effects at the cell wall. It seems likely that at least some of the preservative boosters will never become listed preservatives because they’ve bumped against a different kind of wall — a regulatory one.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:41 AM CST
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Water activity is a key consideration in preserving cosmetics. As this article discusses, there is an important difference between the amount of water present in a product and availability of this water for microorganism growth.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:34 AM CST
By: Daniel H. Traynor and Martin S. Flacks, Aquea …
The delivery of active ingredients in surfactants has long been a challenge due to the inability of such ingredients to stay affixed to the skin and hair after rinse-off. One solution is a delivery system that enables the encapsulation of actives in charged vesicles.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:29 AM CST
By: Chintaman T. Bondar, Sushilkumar A. Dubal, Adi…
In antiperspirants and deodorants, active ingredients or product formulations can alter the perfume oils or individual odorants in the aqueous alcoholic solutions. Thus, it is important to conduct stability tests before large-scale manufacture and distribution. In the described study, researchers evaluated the stability of various flavor and fragrance materials in deodorant sticks containing active ingredients.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:23 AM CST
By Albert Shansky, Albert Shansky Consultants Inc.
Product innovation consistently sparks new consumer interest in hair coloring. The application of the product must be convenient and simple; therefore, a gradual color-enhancement shampoo is a preferred choice for its ease of application and needless color commitment.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:14 AM CST
By: Bethany K. Johnson, Kim M. Quackenbush and Bri…
Single-fiber tensile testing demonstrates the hair-strengthening properties of several silicone materials in leave-in and rinse-off applications.
Feb 28, 2007 | 10:08 AM CST
Essential Ingredients has introduced an aqueous-based liquid benzoyl peroxide dispersion in the form of a paste.