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Sederma Launches Lifting Active from Plant Cell Culture

Mar 2, 2015

At in-cosmetics in Barcelona, Sederma will debut its lifting active for the face and neck.

A One-step Approach for Anti-aging Prevention and Treatment

Mar 1, 2015Philippe Mondon, Emmanuel Doridot, Andre Nada and Olga Gracioso, Sederma

New research suggests curative and preventative approaches to anti-aging in skin care are closer than they appear. Here, the authors investigate a combination of Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR peptides, which is designed to leverage both approaches in one step. Described are in vitro, ex vivo and clinical studies of its effects on collagen, fibronectin, HA synthesis and tissue repair activity.

Considerations for Phospholipid Emulsifiers

Mar 1, 2015Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Nick Huss, Barnet Products Corp.

Phospholipids have become indispensable ingredients in the personal care industry, not only for their primary emulsification function, but also for their delivery, moisturization and anti-irritant benefits. This column reviews the characteristics of phospholipids, addresses potential formulation issues with them, and suggests potential methods to overcome these issues.

Balancing Texture with Electrolyte Resistance for Improved Thickening

Mar 1, 2015Ryosuke Murakami, Yusuke Nishikawa and Yuichiro Morimitsu, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Described here are two acrylic rheology modifiers for novel thickening properties in formulations. A pre-neutralized carbomer is shown to impart a lighter, smoother texture than traditional carbomer while increasing process flexibility. In addition, a new associative acrylate/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer exhibits thickening in high electrolyte media, acts synergistically with surfactants, and facilitates the dispersion of fillers.

Packaging as an Extension of Formulation

Feb 23, 2015

Mark White of Amway Corp., will explore how packaging can improve, increase or extend the delivery, efficacy and shelf-life of products during his presentation at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit. "Aesthetic appeal is not the only reason for given personal care packaging designs—although it certainly helps," he notes.

Mibelle Unveils Alpine Flower Stem Cell Active for Environmental Protection

Feb 18, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Mibelle Biochemistry will unveil an alpine flower stem cell active designed to protect stem cells from environmental challenges to allow them to regenerate.

Micro Powders Launches Biodegradable PHB Exfoliant

Feb 17, 2015

Micro Powders Inc. commercially launched its biodegradable exfoliant technology.

Shin-Etsu Presents Soft-focus Effect Finding on Silicone Powders

Feb 11, 2015

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. presented new "soft-focus" findings on its KSP Series Hybrid Silicone Powders (100, 101, 102, 105, 300, 411, and 441).

Milk Protein for Increased Skin Hydration in Rinse-off Applications

Feb 4, 2015

TRI-K Industries added a milk protein to its NPNF (non-paraben, non-formaldehyde) line that increases skin hydration in rinse-off products.

Bicosome Encapsulates Carotene and Antioxidants for IR/UV Protection

Jan 28, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Bicosome is launching a complex that boosts the skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

Troy Corp. Launches IPBC-customized Broad-spectrum Preservatives

Jan 27, 2015

Troy Corp. created a series of customized broad-spectrum preservative blends for personal care applications.

Ashland Launches Fixative Polymer for Hairspray

Jan 26, 2015

Ashland introduced a hair fixative terpolymer for hairsprays with lasting hold, stiffness and humidity resistance.

Naolys Introduces Lilac for Hair Repair and Shine

Jan 21, 2015

Naolys is using lilac to repair and add shine to hair. Healthy Shine Lilac has a multifunctional effect on hair, acting on all three parts of the hair: the root, the scalp and the shaft.

Dow Corning Introduces Frizz Control for Water-based Formulations

Jan 21, 2015

At the 2014 Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase, Dow Corning unveiled a frizz control solution for water-based hair care formulations.

Penford Develops Biobased Conditioning Polymer for Skin and Hair

Jan 14, 2015

Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp., introduced a biobased deposition and conditioning polymer for personal care.

Ascorbyl Lactoside: A New Vitamin C Derivative for Effective Skin Whitening

Oct 1, 2014Feng Zan, Luqiu Shi and Hongyu Xue, Nanjing Huashi Chemical Co., Ltd., Nanjing, China

A new vitamin C derivative, ascorbyl lactoside (AsL), was synthesized and characterized for its stability and safety, and evaluated for anti-tyrosinase and melanin reduction effects. The material showed excellent whitening effects and exhibited better stability than ascorbic acid. It also possessed the lowest cytotoxicity, in comparison with ascorbyl glucoside, kojic acid and arbutin.

A Brief Review of Polymer/Surfactant Interaction

Feb 1, 2004Robert Y. Lochhead and Lisa R. Huisinga, The Institute for Formulation Science, The University of Southern Mississippi

In this article, the significance of parameters such as correlation length (blob size), micelle structure, comicellization, polymer adsorption conformation and coacervate structure are introduced with relevance to the conceptual appreciation of polymer-surfactant interactions and its bearing on recent advances in conditioning shampoos.

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