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Bicosome Encapsulates Carotene and Antioxidants for IR/UV Protection

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Bicosome is launching a complex that boosts the skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

A Brief Review of Polymer/Surfactant Interaction

In this article, the significance of parameters such as correlation length (blob size), micelle structure, comicellization, polymer adsorption conformation and coacervate structure are introduced with relevance to the conceptual appreciation of polymer-surfactant interactions and its bearing on recent advances in conditioning shampoos.

Troy Corp. Launches IPBC-customized Broad-spectrum Preservatives

Troy Corp. created a series of customized broad-spectrum preservative blends for personal care applications.

Ashland Launches Fixative Polymer for Hairspray

Ashland introduced a hair fixative terpolymer for hairsprays with lasting hold, stiffness and humidity resistance.

Dow Corning Introduces Frizz Control for Water-based Formulations

At the 2014 Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase, Dow Corning unveiled a frizz control solution for water-based hair care formulations.

Naolys Introduces Lilac for Hair Repair and Shine

Naolys is using lilac to repair and add shine to hair. Healthy Shine Lilac has a multifunctional effect on hair, acting on all three parts of the hair: the root, the scalp and the shaft.

Penford Develops Biobased Conditioning Polymer for Skin and Hair

Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp., introduced a biobased deposition and conditioning polymer for personal care.

Rahn Sources the Sea Floor for Natural Exfoliant

Rahn introduced a mechanical exfoliating agent derived from a sediment on the sea floor. Fossil Peeling Powder (INCI:Diatomaceous Earth) is a medium granulometry powder with good skin properties and compatibility.

Mibelle Launches Encapsulated Heptapeptide for Cellular Defense

Mibelle Biochemistry created a heptapeptide that helps the skin protect itself from oxidative stress at the cellular level.

Formulating On Trend: The Melting Effect

Cosmetics & Toiletries is excited to once again add Ni'Kita Wilson to its lineup with the new column, "Formulating On Trend." She previously authored the "Read the Label" column. In her new focus, Wilson will identify hot cosmetic trends and address how the formulator can utilize novel technologies to create these popular effects.

Evonik Launches Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.

Lasting Hair Conditioning via In situ Controlled Flocculation

A new cationic homopolymer-based technology was designed to provide long-lasting conditioning to damaged hair without product buildup. Its mechanism, in situ controlled flocculation, is described here, and its capability to restore hydrophobicity to damaged hair is shown. Techniques are detailed for measuring silicone deposition, conditioning performance, hydrophobicity and buildup on hair.

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