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Wacker Introduces Silicone Elastomer Gels for Improved Skin Feel

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

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

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.

Induchem Activates Brightening with Skin's Microorganisms

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

Sederma Launches Lifting Active from Plant Cell Culture

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

Balancing Texture with Electrolyte Resistance for Improved Thickening

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.

Considerations for Phospholipid Emulsifiers

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.

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

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.