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Moringa Leaf Phytochemicals for Skin Benefits

Nov 20, 2014Diana 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.

Problems with Skin Protectants Part 2, Theory and Perfluoropolyether Insights

Nov 20, 2014Giovanni 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.

Caviar Lime AHAs for Novel TRPV3 Action and Exfoliating Benefits

Nov 19, 2014Estelle Loing and Valérie Begin-Lavallée, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Québec; Magali Borel, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Champlan, France; and Mikel Priest, Southern Cross Botanicals and Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Knockrow, Australia

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.

Delivering Skin Moisturization from a Surfactant Cleanser

Nov 19, 2014Rhian 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.

Amyris Unveils Hemisqualane Emollient as Second Personal Care Launch

Nov 18, 2014

Amyris Inc. unveiled its second ingredient for the personal care market, an expansion of its Neossance Squalane product

Naturex Brightens Skin With Natural AHAs

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.

Clariant Launches Sugar-based Surfactants for Mild Hair/Skin Cleansing

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.

Seppic Introduces Melanin-promoting active for Sunless Tanning

Nov 11, 2014

Seppic has introduced an active that encourages skin to produce more melanin to pigment the skin. Sepisun Flash (INCI: Not Provided) was designed to produce a bronzed effect on the skin throughout the year without sun exposure.

Induchem Launches Whitening and Correcting Beads

Nov 5, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia 2014, Induchem launched spherical beads that instantly improve skin imperfections while whitening skin.

Are Silicones Safe and Sustainable? What are the Alternatives?

Nov 1, 2014

Alternative hydrocarbons, esters, ethers and emollients aim to replace D5, and to a lesser extent, low viscosity silicone fluids—and many of them meet the mark. However, a second look at why silicones are being replaced is advised. Formulators may want to evaluate the data themselves for both safety and environmental aspects to make their own judgments.

Prod'hyg Debuts Cell Energizing Blackcurrant Bud Extract

Oct 29, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok, Prod'hyg will be discussing its blackcurrant bud extract that was designed to energize and oxygenate the skin.

BASF Unveils African Pea Extract for Epidermal Rejuvenation

Oct 28, 2014

At the IFSCC Congress 2014 in Paris, BASF unveiled an extract of the bambara pea that rejuvenates the epidermis for a more youthful appearance.

Clariant Introduces Sustainable African Oil for Hair and Skin

Oct 22, 2014

Clariant has introduced a multifunctional African hair oil that has benefit for both hair and skin. Plantasens Abyssinian Oil is a versatile oil that presents an opportunity for personal care formulators to combine natural product claims supporting radiant skin and lustrous, healthy hair for consumers.

Showa Denko Debuts Aqueous Stable Vitamin C Derivative

Oct 15, 2014

At in-cosmetics Asia, Showa Denko K.K. will introduce a vitamin C derivative for personal care that is stable in aqueous solutions.

Researchers Report Anti-acne Effects in Resveratrol

Oct 9, 2014

Researchers at the University of California have reported that resveratrol inhibits acne growth and boosts the antibacterial effect when combined with benzoyl peroxide.

Lipotec Introduces Anti-cellulite Active with Night Action

Sep 30, 2014

Lipotec, a Lubrizol company, has introduced an active that fights cellulite at night.

Facial Cleansing with Mild Surfactants

Sep 5, 2014

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.

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