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Fantastic Feats of Protean Cosmetic Ingredients

Protean refers to flexible, versatile and adaptable ingredients, which assume many roles in formulations. Several notable multi-tasking ‘stars’ such as these are in the cosmetic raw materials universe. Their astonishing behaviors are described here.

The Many Faces of Microemulsions: Converting Challenges to Step-change Opportunities, part II

Microemulsions present a means to convert the challenges faced by the personal care industry into step-change opportunities. This review considers the features of microemulsions, their applications and various means of preparing them.

DSM Assembles a Five-star Anti-pollution Solution

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.

Effects of Core-Corona Particles on Emulsification for Cosmetics

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.

Don’t Let the Polymers Bite

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.

Spider Venom to Inhibit Melanogenesis

Brave researchers in France studied the creepiest, crawliest of creature venoms, including spiders, snakes and scorpions, in search of new molecules to inhibit melanogenesis.

Patent Pick: Meet the New Anti-aging Dynamic Duo, Açaí and Pomegranate

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.

Naturally Inhibit Fragrance Degradation: Rice Bran Sterols in Emulsions

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.

Green, Transparent Self-tanner Wins 'Gold' at SEPAWA

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.

VIDEO: How Antibacterial Cleansers Led to Preservatives in Cosmetics

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.

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