Recent in Function (page 14 of 40)
Jan 7, 2015 | Ni'Kita Wilson, Aware Products
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.
Dec 17, 2014
Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.
Dec 9, 2014 | Tuttu Nuutinen†; Bert Kroon†,; Emmanuel P. Everaert, PhD†; Roger McMullen, PhD*; Courtney R. Usher, PhD‡ and Xin Qu, PhD+; Ashland Specialty Ingredients: †Zwijndrecht, Netherlands; *Bridgew
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.
Dec 3, 2014
Today's formulator is busy, and their task of creating innovative formulations is boosted by new multifunctional ingredients. The concept of delivering two highly desired benefits for personal care in one product is one of great appeal to formulators globally.
Nov 25, 2014
Silab has debuted an anti-aging active that reduces modification of the epigenome with time to allow cutaneous cells to better respond to stress and live longer.
Nov 20, 2014 | Giovanni Pantini, PhD, Studio 24
Problems with skin protectants include unsatisfactory performance, poor prospects for improvement, and the lack of evaluation methods. Such problems were introduced in part 1 of this series. Here, theoretical aspects of skin protection and insights from perfluoropolyethers are discussed; concepts to push protectants to new efficacies will be covered in the final article of this series.
Nov 20, 2014 | Diana M. Cheng and Ilya Raskin, Nutrasorb; Carrie Waterman and Tugba B. Tumer, Rutgers; and Nava Dayan, PhD, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC
This paper describes the development of a stable moringa plant concentrate comprising the extraction and identification of stable actives, via plant metabolites, and the correlation of activity through a variety of in vitro models. The resulting concentrate demonstrated direct and indirect antioxidant benefits and inhibitory action against inflammation and UV-induced MMP-1.
Nov 19, 2014 | Rhian Jones, Bhaven Chavan and Adam Young, Croda Europe, Goole, East Yorkshire, England
The instrumental and sensorial studies described here assess the ability of a test moisturizing product, at 1% in a surfactant system, to physically improve skin moisturization and structural condition, as well as provide a consumer-perceivable sensorial benefit. Changes in skin protein content, visible skin dryness, trans-epidermal water loss, corneometry and sensorial characteristics were measured and analyzed.
Nov 19, 2014 | Estelle Loing and Valérie Begin-Lavallée, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Québec; et al.
Caviar lime fruit extract is identified in this article as a source of natural AHAs capable of stimulating TRPV3 channel expression and activity for gentle exfoliation of the skin. Clinical evidence of effectiveness is presented.
Nov 18, 2014
At in-cosmetics Asia, Naturex debuted its new line of natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) for the skin as part of its Natural Radiance collection of synergistic brightening ingredients.
Nov 18, 2014
Amyris Inc. unveiled its second ingredient for the personal care market, an expansion of its Neossance Squalane product
Nov 12, 2014
Clariant has launched a range of sugar-based surfactants that effectively cleanse the skin and hair while being mild and having pleasant sensorial effects.