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Study Confirms Anti-Microbial Effects of Reverdia's Biosuccinium S

Biosuccinium S is a specialty grade of bio-succinic acid and is 100% natural with high water solubility.

Chemyunion Debuts Male Multifunctional, Antimicrobial and More

The ingredients include Powderfeel WR, which facilitates the formulation of multiple textures in cold process; 4Man, a multifunctional solution for men’s skin care; Hebeatol CG, a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent; and Seriliss RA, which straightens and protects hair.

Vertellus Obtains INCI Listing for ZeMac

ZeMac Solutions are water-based blends with the company's ZeMac copolymer technology, engineered for use as high molecular weight surfactants and size regulators in the microencapsulation of fragrances, specialty inks, pigments and phase-change materials (PCMs).

Read the Label: LIXIRSKIN Night Switch PHA/AHA 10%

LIXIRSKIN is a brand that advocates a "less is often more" approach. The Night Switch range PHA/AHA 10% product, reviewed here, exemplifies this approach.

Givaudan Perfume Releases Floral Captive Molecule Esterly

Givaudan Perfume has recently released its latest floral captive molecule, Esterly, which include apple and strawberry notes.

Chanel to Launch 3D Printed Brush for Better Application

Chanel worked with Erpro 3D, a 3D printing service provider, for over 10 years and conducted 100 rounds of tests before the brush's shape was perfected.

Comparatively Speaking: Hydrotrope vs. Emulsifier

Both emulsifiers and hydrotropes are used in personal care formulas. They show several similarities but serve different functions. In this installment of our "Comparatively Speaking" series, Tony O'Lenick explains.

IFF Lucas Meyer Sustainably Sources from the Forest

Last year's investment by IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (LMC) in sustainable ingredients from Bio Forextra has grown LMC's portfolio by three actives rooted in nature; one in particular drives the circular economy. Learn more.

Read the Label: The Hero Project Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost

The Hero Project's Hyasoft brand Instant Moisture Boost claims to combat dryness, eliminate dullness and quench dehydrated and fatigued skin. Here, Katerina Steventon, Ph.D., reviews the product's ingredients in relation to its claims.

An Offensive Defense: Minimizing Preservatives, Maximizing Protection and Resources

Designing formulations with maximum preservation efficacy using minimum preservative quantities is vital for several reasons, outlined here. This strategy is referred to as an “offensive defense,” and requires leveraging the right preservatives and levels for given formulation designs.

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.

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