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Oct 08, 2013 | 11:50 AM CDT
By: Cicely Sara Quintana Seguil, Belcorp
To improve the appearance of dry and wrinkled lips, it is necessary to hydrate them. Here, the author describes a lipstick concept to meet this need and a formulation process to achieve it. The product was then tested for immediate and long-lasting moisturization using a corneometer, and a quantitative study was conducted to rate its usability.
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:48 AM CDT
By: Ilona Matejková, Pavel Klein, Martin Pravda, R…
A novel mechanism to increase collagen production based on improved hydroxylation of the collagen fiber is described here. In relation, the effects of a hydrophobic derivative of a-ketoglutarate on this mechanism are examined, and results indicate increases in collagen production in senescent fibroblasts in vitro. In vivo, a significant reduction in wrinkles and improvement in elasticity were observed.
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:46 AM CDT
By: Peter Tsolis,The Estée Lauder Companies; and A…
Cosmetic formulators are constantly challenged to develop products for daily use, and mascaras in particular are one of the most researched (and scrutinized) products a woman can purchase. Scientists must go to great lengths to ensure this miracle product delivers on the eyelash benefits it advertises.
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:45 AM CDT
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of Californi…
Glycerol is one humectant commonly employed due to its high hygroscopic and hyperosmotic properties. It is used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and in pharmaceutical formulations as an active compound.2 Being naturally present in the skin, glycerol was quickly identified for its role in skin hydration, similar to natural moisturizing factors (NMF).
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:43 AM CDT
By: Giorgio Dell'Acqua, PhD
While plant stem cells initially were marketed for their technological potential, they recently have been identified as an alternative, sustainable mean to produce nature-derived extracts and molecules.
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:42 AM CDT
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
At the Skin Forum 2013 event in London, the seven pillars of “corneocare,” were introduced, which targeted: the epidermal tissue at the molecular, cellular and structural level; epidermal function; tactile experience; appearance and sensation. This is one of the first concepts in personal care to close the gap between consumer perception and a scientific approach.
Oct 07, 2013 | 04:18 PM CDT
Kao Corp. completed the construction at its Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI) business in the Philippines to enhance production capacity for fatty alcohols.
Oct 07, 2013 | 03:49 PM CDT
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.
Oct 02, 2013 | 11:19 AM CDT
Oat Cosmetics has released long-term clinical trial results on their range of optimized extruded colloidal oatmeal, Oat COM. The results show that even at a small inclusion rate of 3%, this colloidal oatmeal displays rapid and sustained anti-aging effects.
Oct 02, 2013 | 10:30 AM CDT
After success in Brazil, L’Oréal has announced plants to take its L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Control range, which uses murumuru butter manufactured by Beraca, to new markets and to expand with an additional product.