Function

Spot-lightening Treatments

Mar 30, 2015Luigi Rigano, PhD, Rigano Industrial Consulting and Research, Milan, Italy

Facial pigmentation increases with age and sun exposure, and represents an aesthetic problem for many. Multiple strategies are required for the cosmetic treatment of such imperfections, including accelerating skin renewal, inhibiting free radicals, providing photoprotection, prohibiting melanin granule formation and transfer, reducing pigmentation with sequestering agents, and enhancing skin penetration. These are described here.

Induchem Activates Brightening with Skin's Microorganisms

Mar 17, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Induchem will introduce a skin tone brightener that is activated by microorganisms on skin.

Wacker Introduces Silicone Elastomer Gels for Improved Skin Feel

Mar 17, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015, Wacker will debut two silicone elastomer gels that improve skin feel in skin care and color cosmetics.

Formulating On Trend: Hydration

Mar 10, 2015Ni'Kita Wilson, Aware Products

How can hydration be considered a trend, when it never went away? It is not so much about the act of hydrating so much as it is “what” and “how” hydration is being delivered. From gel-crème textures to next-generation hyaluronic acid and electrolytes, hydration has taken front and center.

Dr. Straetmans Introduces Natural O/W Emulsifier Blend for Caring Feel

Mar 4, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015, Dr. Straetmans will unveil a natural emulsifier blend for o/w emulsions with higher viscosities that provide a rich texture and nourishing skin feel.

Sederma Launches Lifting Active from Plant Cell Culture

Mar 2, 2015

At in-cosmetics in Barcelona, Sederma will debut its lifting active for the face and neck.

A One-step Approach for Anti-aging Prevention and Treatment

Mar 1, 2015Philippe Mondon, Emmanuel Doridot, Andre Nada and Olga Gracioso, Sederma

New research suggests curative and preventative approaches to anti-aging in skin care are closer than they appear. Here, the authors investigate a combination of Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR peptides, which is designed to leverage both approaches in one step. Described are in vitro, ex vivo and clinical studies of its effects on collagen, fibronectin, HA synthesis and tissue repair activity.

Considerations for Phospholipid Emulsifiers

Mar 1, 2015Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Nick Huss, Barnet Products Corp.

Phospholipids have become indispensable ingredients in the personal care industry, not only for their primary emulsification function, but also for their delivery, moisturization and anti-irritant benefits. This column reviews the characteristics of phospholipids, addresses potential formulation issues with them, and suggests potential methods to overcome these issues.

Balancing Texture with Electrolyte Resistance for Improved Thickening

Mar 1, 2015Ryosuke Murakami, Yusuke Nishikawa and Yuichiro Morimitsu, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Described here are two acrylic rheology modifiers for novel thickening properties in formulations. A pre-neutralized carbomer is shown to impart a lighter, smoother texture than traditional carbomer while increasing process flexibility. In addition, a new associative acrylate/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer exhibits thickening in high electrolyte media, acts synergistically with surfactants, and facilitates the dispersion of fillers.

Packaging as an Extension of Formulation

Feb 23, 2015

Mark White of Amway Corp., will explore how packaging can improve, increase or extend the delivery, efficacy and shelf-life of products during his presentation at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit. "Aesthetic appeal is not the only reason for given personal care packaging designs—although it certainly helps," he notes.

Mibelle Unveils Alpine Flower Stem Cell Active for Environmental Protection

Feb 18, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Mibelle Biochemistry will unveil an alpine flower stem cell active designed to protect stem cells from environmental challenges to allow them to regenerate.

Micro Powders Launches Biodegradable PHB Exfoliant

Feb 17, 2015

Micro Powders Inc. commercially launched its biodegradable exfoliant technology.

Shin-Etsu Presents Soft-focus Effect Finding on Silicone Powders

Feb 11, 2015

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. presented new "soft-focus" findings on its KSP Series Hybrid Silicone Powders (100, 101, 102, 105, 300, 411, and 441).

Ascorbyl Lactoside: A New Vitamin C Derivative for Effective Skin Whitening

Oct 1, 2014Feng Zan, Luqiu Shi and Hongyu Xue, Nanjing Huashi Chemical Co., Ltd., Nanjing, China

A new vitamin C derivative, ascorbyl lactoside (AsL), was synthesized and characterized for its stability and safety, and evaluated for anti-tyrosinase and melanin reduction effects. The material showed excellent whitening effects and exhibited better stability than ascorbic acid. It also possessed the lowest cytotoxicity, in comparison with ascorbyl glucoside, kojic acid and arbutin.

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