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May 06, 2013 | 12:04 PM CDT
By: Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
To provide consumers an anti-aging benefit, finished products and ingredients must ameliorate both firmness and lines and wrinkles. The loss of firmness, attributed primarily to the loss of underlying dermal support, is both a sign of skin aging and a cause of most lines and wrinkles. Thus, improving this underlying matrix to enhance skin’s appearance should be a key feature of anti-aging product performance.
May 02, 2013 | 01:37 PM CDT
By: Dennis Lott , Florida Suncare Testing Inc.
In September 2012, 101 sun care product users were surveyed on the beach regarding what SPF and product form(s) they were using, among other questions. While 12.2% used SPFs of 15–29, a 58% majority used SPFs of 30–50. Lotions were the favored form, followed by sprays. This article reports the detailed findings from this survey.
May 01, 2013 | 09:33 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and review recent patents and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to sun protection and after-sun repair.
Apr 24, 2013 | 09:08 AM CDT
Mintel sees an uptick in consumer demand for products that feature hydration and moisturization, and more and more beauty brands are innovating using water.
Apr 22, 2013 | 03:37 PM CDT
Crodarom, a French subsidiary of the Croda Group., introduced a flower extract from Asia that contributes to an illuminated complexion.
Apr 19, 2013 | 03:37 PM CDT
Consumer demand for products that provide anti-aging and healthy-skin benefits is driving the creation of many new cosmetics. However, many of the active ingredients that are beneficial to the face and neck are most effective at lower pH ranges. In this Q&A, Lubrizol’s Bryan Moran, Sr. R&D Scientist, talks about Carbopol® Ultrez 30 polymer (INCI: Carbomer), a new rheology modifier, and how it can help formulators achieve preferred viscosity, suspension and stability in gels or emulsions containing challenging additives such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).
Apr 17, 2013 | 01:17 PM CDT
Micro Powders, Inc. has added three new offerings to its product line-up of specialty micronized waxes.
Apr 16, 2013 | 04:20 PM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources in the cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to wellness cosmetics, including ginger anti-inflammation, cyclic skin whitening, coumarin hair growth, an anti-cellulite beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonist, Heat Shock Protein inhibition and more.
Apr 15, 2013 | 08:44 AM CDT
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has announced its acquisition of Southern Cross Botanicals, a leading supplier of Australian botanical ingredients.
Apr 12, 2013 | 02:01 PM CDT
Solvay plans to build a specialty surfactant plant in Genthin, Germany to serve its home, industrial and personal care customers in Central and Eastern Europe.