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Jul 02, 2013 | 10:08 AM CDT
By: Robert J.W. Hefford, Independent Cosmetic Advi…
The “recast” of the 1976 Cosmetics Directive was intended to make things simpler, but does it? This article reviews and comments on the EU’s regulatory position on hair dyes, as of the first half of 2013.
Jul 01, 2013 | 04:23 PM CDT
By: John F. Krowka, PhD, Personal Care Products Co…
Preservatives are critical ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, where they help to ensure consumer safety as well as product performance and stability. Among these materials, formaldehyde-donor (FD) preservatives have demonstrated a long history of safe and effective use for controlling microbial growth.
Jul 01, 2013 | 04:04 PM CDT
By: Steven Isaacman, PhD, Nanometics LLC; and Mich…
Smart polymers can be engineered to contain reactive molecules, commonly dubbed “molecular switches,” that respond to external stimuli and cause systemic changes to the polymer structure. The specificity of a molecular switch to a single stimulus is critical for controlled release, although multi-triggered systems capable of responding to systematic stimuli are being developed for advanced applications. Herein the authors describe several stimuli-responsive materials that have potential applications for personal care and related biomedical fields.
Jun 26, 2013 | 11:19 AM CDT
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has partnered with RML Inc. to launch PolyGuard, a new line of alternative preservatives that combine polylysine with DuPont Tate & Lyle's Zemea propanediol as a preservation booster.
Jun 21, 2013 | 01:35 PM CDT
Seppic has expanded into the personal hygiene market with the launch of its new rheological modifier Eliclear 4U (INCI: Acrylates Copolymer).
Jun 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources, and review recent patents and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to skin repair, protection and care.
Jun 17, 2013 | 02:35 PM CDT
Formulating high-performance skin care systems at low pH levels (4.0 to 5.5) can be beneficial for consumers and formulators in many ways, according to Florence Pecquerie, applications scientist and formulator for Lubrizol. Here, she reviews the current knowledge on skin surface pH, discusses the importance of pH on the efficacy of organic acid preservatives in formulation and introduces a new crosslinked acrylic acid homopolymer.
Jun 17, 2013 | 02:06 PM CDT
BASF has created a seaweed extract that reduces the appearance of dark undereye circles and crow's feet.
Jun 17, 2013 | 01:31 PM CDT
iKeda Corp. has launched a line of oil-based pigmented beads for the production of lipsticks.
Jun 17, 2013 | 01:15 PM CDT
Croda has added a rheology modifier to its ViscOptima range that can emulsify and stabilize high levels of oils and silicones in a formulation.