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Facial Cleansing with Mild Surfactants

Cleanser technology has come a long way from a “cleansing only” concept to one that includes other benefits such as moisturization, and marketing efforts have focused on these additional ingredients and claims.

Lightening Skin Through a Melanogenesis-interrupting Peptide

Cutaneous pigmentation is determined by melanogenesis, the transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes, and the distribution of melanin to skin, among other processes. Interrupting these would limit skin pigmentation to achieve a better skin lightening effect. Here, the authors review the biological mechanisms of melanin production, then test a peptide designed to act on them for a lightening effect.

Greentech Launches Soft Butter Line for Sensory, Emulsification and Skin Benefit

Greentech has launched a range of 3-in-1 actives that emulsify, consistute the oily phase and improve biological activity. GreenSofts combine the properties of soft butters with sensory and auto-emulsion capacities.

Lysine Polypeptides for Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff remains a significant yet poorly served chronic scalp disorder for which more effective treatments are required. Here, lysine polypeptides are demonstrated in vitro and in vivo to effectively address the causative organism in dandruff, Malassezia spp., and provide a potential basis for new treatments to counteract this condition.

Photoprotection of TiO2 Using Propenoic Acid Esters

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is known to be photocatalytically active. Even with surface modifications, it catalyzes the decomposition of organic materials and promotes the formation of reactive oxygen species. However, a particular propenoic acid ester is shown here to protect TiO2 from inducing such reactions, making it a more effective and safer UV filter.

Sustainable Ingredient Science: Fossilized Coral Powder

Coral powder has applications in cosmetics but its use has impacted the marine environment. Fossilized coral could provide a sustainable alternative for uses such as fillers, cleansing and whitening agents, astringents, sebum absorbers, or to supply trace minerals to skin. Its use as an exfoliant it particularly noteworthy as formulators seek natural alternatives to polyethylene beads.

Lonza Debuts Multifunctional Ester for Conditioning and Dry Feel

Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.

Kao Identifies Algae Enzyme for Sustainable Surfactant Possibility

In researching algae at its Eco Technology Research Center, Kao Corp. has identified an enzyme that can produce a large number of medium chain fatty acids, which could lead to a non-food source of raw materials for surfactants and an alternative to palm oil and coconut oil.

Lonza Quaternizes Larch Tree Extract to Create Hair Conditioning Polymer

Lonza Personal Care has boosted the natural hair care and film-forming benefits of its larch tree active LaraCare A200 (Galactoarabinan), by enriching it further with quaternization technology to create a hair conditioning polymer.

Croda Sources Pea Superfood for Hair and Skin Ingredients

Croda used its 40-year experience with proteins to make two new ingredients from the superfood Pisum sativum (pea).

Innospec Adds Mild Surfactant for Gentle Cleansing

Innospec Performance Chemicals has added a very mild surfactant to its Iselux line.

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