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Seppic Purifies and Protects Scalp and Skin with Latest Active Launch

Seppic has introduced an purifying active that also offers skin protection.

Pilot Chemical Adds Sulfate-free Surfactant Blend to Offering

Pilot Chemical has launched a new sulfate-free surfactant blend.

Provital Combines 3 Plants to Reduce Hair Loss

Provital has debuted an active blend of three plants that stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss in men and women.

Sederma's Biotech Institute Identifies New Active: Irbic Acid

A new bioactive molecule from the Centella asiatica plant, irbic acid, has been discovered by researchers at Sederma’s Instituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche (IRB).

Essential Ingredients Creates Water-soluble Salicylic Gel for Skin Care

Essential Ingredients has created a 40% salicylic acid gel that is safe, stable, effective and meets the United States Pharmacopeia's Salicylic Acid Gel Monograph.

Innospec Adds to Benzoate Ester Line By Addressing Benzyl Benzoate and Sustainability

Innospec has introduced two new variants of its benzoate ester Finsolv TN (INCI: C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate), a more sustainable version and one that is lower in benzyl benzoate.

Pilot Chemical Adds Sulfate-free Surfactant Blend to Offering

Pilot Chemical has launched a new sulfate-free surfactant blend.

Provital Combines 3 Plants to Reduce Hair Loss

Provital has debuted an active blend of three plants that stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss in men and women.

Enriched Shea Extract to Target ZAG for Anti-cellulite Effects

In humans, the ZAG protein is a modulator of fat mobilization. The present paper identifies an unroasted shea butter extract, enriched in viminalol esters, as a stimulator of ZAG expression and secretion by keratinocytes in vitro. Further, a complex containing the extract is shown to significantly improve the appearance of cellulite within 28 days of application in a clinical setting.

Isopentyldiol for Improved Sensory, Formulation and Manufacturing Benefits

A novel safe hydrotrope and wetting agent with exceptional skin feel is evaluated here for its solvent power and versatility in cosmetic formulas. Key features examined are sensory properties, hair feel modification and improvement of foam performance in skin cleansers.

Almost Magic

As I write this, I have just made a bold appearance in Rio de Janeiro; and no, this has nothing to do with topless beaches. At the 2013 IFSCC Conference, colleagues were surprised by my feisty new auburn hair color, formerly a light blonde. In fact, some did not recognize me. My bold appearance even made its way into a media demonstration at the L’Oréal Research Center, although to show hair damage, but still. . . Cosmetics & Toiletries' latest collection of articles is also all about appearances.

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