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Apr 21, 2006 | 09:53 AM CDT
By: Jean-François Nicolaÿ and Isabelle Imbert, Exs…
A synthetic agent with neurotrophic and antioxidant properties has been designed to protect the skin’s sensory neurons from environmental stress and neurodegenerescence, preserving certain physiological responses controlled by the central nervous system.
Apr 21, 2006 | 09:48 AM CDT
By: Larry Rheins and Loren Pickart, PhD
Reversing the effects of aging on human skin was a primary goal of ancient alchemists and their successors, the modern cosmetic chemists. During human aging, skin becomes thinner and accumulates various blemishes, lesions and imperfections.
Apr 21, 2006 | 09:41 AM CDT
By: Roger E. Stier and Jacqueline Lucia, Noville I…
Diglycerol is a humectant that also provides unique sensory qualities in toothpaste (improves impacted flavor and longevity of cooling and fresh breath sensation) and deodorant sticks (reduces irritation and tackiness; improves clarity, fragrance impact and fragrance longevity).
Apr 21, 2006 | 08:58 AM CDT
By: J. Stephan Jellinek
Recent research shows that fragrances may be smelled and remembered implicitly, that is without awareness of their presence. This finding helps to explain well-known but poorly understood facts about fragrance in functional consumer products: namely, their widely-shared meanings within markets and their halo effect. Implicit olfaction has consequences for fragrance selection and testing, as well as for product labeling and advertising.
Apr 21, 2006 | 08:41 AM CDT
By: Suman K. Chopra, Teresa Carale and Bret Schwei…
Pseudo-nonionic surfactant complexes formed between anionic and cationic surfactants improved physical and sensorial attributes of soap formulations. Two complexes are described; one more stable and the other having the lowest irritation potential.
Apr 21, 2006 | 08:38 AM CDT
By: James Ziming Sun, PhD, and James W. Parr, Adva…
Nonaqueous-based scrubs provide more functions and benefi ts for complete treatment of the body’s skin and are a new category of cleansing tools focusing on cleansing, conditioning and treating. Oils, glycols and silicone oil are three continuous phases in non-aqueous scrubs discussed in this article.
Apr 20, 2006 | 09:33 AM CDT
Greentech launched its new seed oil from seeds grown in the Amazon region of Peru.
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:51 AM CDT
By: Gemma Morea-Swift, Ineos Silicas Ltd.
Silica is an ideal material to manufacture particles with tailored size, strength, shape, porosity/texture, with or without skin sensory properties, for use as cleansing additives in a wide range of personal care formulations.
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:48 AM CDT
By: Mort Westman, Westman Associates
Though shampoo technology is not presently experiencing sudden and dramatic change, the author reviews several recent advances in materials, test methodology (combinatorial chemistry), and formulation approaches (structured surfactant technologies).
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:41 AM CDT
By: Timothy Gao, PhD, Ann Bedell, Jung-Mei Tien, A…
A new di-behenyl imidazolinium product, Quaternium-91, provides hair conditioning, hair softening, vitamin E delivery and hair color protection. This article compares Quaternium-91 conditioners to corresponding behentrimonium chloride conditioners, and correlates experimental results to salon subjective evaluations.