Recent in Function (page 3 of 40)
Nov 15, 2016
Assembling five of its top skin care actives, DSM has developed a "Five Actives—Five Actions" approach to protect skin against the effects of pollution.
Nov 2, 2016
The functional limitations of surfactant emulsions led one Shiseido team to develop a "novel, ultimate emulsification system" to overcome those limitations. Read on to learn more about this system, which was presented at the IFSCC Congress in Orlando.
Oct 31, 2016
Halloween is kicking off with the IFSCC Congress 2016, which consists of various launches and innovations. Lubrizol Corporation is one of many companies introducing new concepts, including its Carbopol SMART polymers.
Oct 29, 2016
Brave researchers in France studied the creepiest, crawliest of creature venoms, including spiders, snakes and scorpions, in search of new molecules to inhibit melanogenesis.
Oct 27, 2016
It's been a while since we heard about açaí but Mary Kay could be bringing it back in a big way—particularly alongside pomegranate. The inventors on a new patent application claim they've found the right mix to address multiple signs of aging.
Oct 21, 2016
The use of phytosterols is proposed here to retard the deterioration of cosmetic emulsions caused by perfume degradation. For the described tests, phytosterols from crude rice bran oil, a natural and economic choice, were used. A simple and easily controlled technique is described through which the phytosterols provided the desired results.
Oct 20, 2016
The Spectrastat™ Series may be used in anhydrous and surfactant systems, and emulsions. All are completed, high-performing systems that pass challenge tests every time.
Oct 17, 2016
Givaudan's Vegetan Gold ingredient, produced via a green process, offers formulators a transparent, eco-friendly DHA oil for self tanners and other applications. Plus, it won "gold" at the Sepawa Congress. That's quite a few feats. And color adjectives.
Oct 10, 2016
This seventh and final video in our triclosan series with David Steinberg gives the history of how contaminated antibacterial cleansers led to safely preserved cosmetics. It also highlights how preservative-free and natural movements are unraveling product safety.
Oct 4, 2016
Biowax® is a series of water-soluble silicones suitable for a variety of personal care and cosmetic applications. Our PEG-8 Dimethicone provides significant slip and cushion in most skin care applications. It is an excellent texture modifier and can also provide secondary emulsification in challenging systems.
Sep 26, 2016
SILAB isn't compromising when it comes to compromised skin. In fact, has dedicated a new department to focus solely on the development of dermocosmetics for an under-served market.
Sep 20, 2016
That spicy mustard you slather on your Oktoberfest pretzel has new appeal: for slimming benefits. But not by eating it. As Mibelle demonstrates, a new cosmetic active based on mustard sprouts and capsaicin can turn lipids into heat.