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Polyhedral Ogigomericsilsequioxanes: Additives for Unique Cosmetic Properties

Cosmetics formulators continually search for new raw materials to achieve elevated performance and to distinguish their products in the marketplace. Polyhedral oligomericsilsequioxanes (POSS) can provide an array of unique hybrid inorganic-organic ingredients that span the property spectrum in terms of chemistry, physical form and solubility.

Selecting Silicone Surfactants for Personal Care Formulations

Interactions between a silicone surfactant and a fatty surfactant can alter the properties of a formulation. Here, the authors provide a case study of dimethicone copolyols in a shampoo.

Delivering Actives via Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Lipid Carriers: Part III, Stability and Efficacy

Part I of this review on Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLNs) and Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLCs) discussed the differences of these two delivery systems for cosmetic actives, as well as their production methods and selection criteria for constituents. In Part II, the characterization of these nano-sized particles was considered. In Part III, presented here, their stability and efficacy are considered; Part IV will address their application in cosmetics.

Bioactive Proliposome-coated Mica for Facial Powders

The article discusses the preparation of proliposome-coated mica harboring bioactives from plant origin that have skin whitening and lightening effects. The treated mica is incorporated into facial powder for skin-smoothing, -moisturizing and -lightening properties, which are evaluated here.

Berg + Schmidt Launches Lecithin Fractions for Skin Compatibility

Berg & Schmidt has introduced a range of phosphatidylcholine (PC) fractions of lecithin from either soy or sunflower that can be used to manufacture liposomes, nanoemulsions, oleogels or formulations that are physiologically related to skin.

A New Formulators' Tool for Customizing Sensory

Optimizing the sensory properties of o/w emulsion systems is an ongoing challenge for formulators, thus tools to simplify this process are desirable. Here, the authors describe a visual tool to assist in selecting the right combination of certain crosslinked acrylic rheology modifiers and specialty emollient esters to meet target aesthetics.

Enhancing the Feel of Vegetable Oils with Silicone

Adding silicone to natural oils can reduce surface tension thus improving spreading characteristics. This results in finished formulations with improved sensory profiles and in addition, expands on the opportunities for using these natural ingredients.

Review of Pseudopeptidic Compounds for Biocompatible Gels

Simple pseudopeptides derived from natural amino acids can be designed and prepared as efficient gelators for a variety of solvents, and with a high potential for biocompatibility. The appropriate selection of structural components, reviewed herein, shows how to produce gels with tailored properties, including high thermal stability.

Delivering Actives via Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Lipid Carriers: Part IV, Absorption and Formulations

In this fourth part of a five-part series discusses the percutaneous absorption of actives loaded into solid lipid SLNs and NLCs and their formulation in dermal cosmetics.

Seppic Unveils Lipoamino Acid Whitening Booster for Japanese Market

Seppic has created a skin whitening booster specifially to comply with quasi-drug (QD) regulations in Japan.

Silab Introduces Milk Thistle for Slimming/Anti-cellulite Effect

Silab has introduced a milk thistle extract designed to produce a slimming and anti-cellulite effect.

KahlWax Introduces Rice Bran Ester Wax for Oil Gels

At in-cosmetics Asia, KahlWax will present a versatile rice-bran wax that can be used to lend consistency to oil gels such as lipsticks, hair wax and mascara.

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