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At NYSCC's Suppliers' Day 2013, Naturex introduced Magic of Africa, its new line of extracts sourced from the continent with efficacy, eco-responsibility and sustainability in mind.
At Suppliers' Day, Momentive Performance Materials debuted two new silicone blends that offer multifunctionality to personal care formulators.
The Lipoid Group has renamed its cosmetic activities Lipoid Kosmetik AG to reflect its acquisition of Cosmetochem AG. The newly formed company has also launched a line of plant-derived waters encapsulated in liposomes.
At NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2013, Beraca will introduce two new products to the U.S. personal care market: a anti-inflammatory active and a moisturizing oil with high oleic acid content.
At its 2013 Fragrance Workshop, Bell Flavors & Fragrances discussed a range of topics affecting fragrance in the beauty industry, as well as looked fragrance in candles and olfactive descriptions.
Botanic Innovations has launched a watermelon seed oil from Africa that has antioxidant and skin moisturizing benefits.
As human's age, skin renewal slows, leading to an uneven surface and the formation of scales. This has a negative influence on skin complexion and makes the skin look dull and grey. Instead of using irritating peeling procedures, Mibelle Biochemistry Group proposes an extract of comfrey stems cells, PhytoCellTec Symphytum, to address the root of the trouble.
Here, the author compares two methods to determine the maturity of corneocytes based on their cross-linking that could be used to evaluate the anti-aging effects of molecular agents. The first utilizes microfluorometry, while the second involves F-D curves generated via contact mode AFM. Both methods successfully detected differences in mature or immature corneocytes with 95% confidence.
Since the early 1980s, nonaqueous emulsions have attracted technical interest as potential vehicles and delivery systems for personal care products. This is due to the development of a broad range of silicone-based emulsifiers, silicone polymers and other polymeric emulsifiers that have enabled their use. This article will briefly review their history and evolution into current-day specialized applications.
The article compares the performance of titanium dioxide as a UV filter in cosmetic formulations as a function of its primary particle size. It was found that with increasing primary particle size, even below 100 nm, the effectiveness of the inorganic (mineral) UV filter was clearly reduced.