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Simple Solutions

this issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine features articles that suggest how the right tweaks to some fundamental variables can improve formulations. O’Lenick and Lott, for instance, discuss how solvents can impact SPF values and describe a new ester to improve sunscreen efficacy

Speaking the Fragrance Language

Because fragrance is a subjective experience, how can a formulator translate a marketing concept into objective terms to incorporate it in a finished product? To investigate, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine attended a recent fragrance workshop, hosted by Bell Fragrances & Flavors, and learned about the Seven Olfactive Fragrance Families.

Ingredient Profile: Titanium Dioxide

While TiO2 is often incorporated as a colorant and an opacifier in cosmetics and personal care products, its most important applications are as a sunscreen active and as a component of specialty pigments for color cosmetics.

Triggering Controlled Release of Fragrance

This column examines some of the recent patent literature on triggers for controlled release of fragrance and was, itself, triggered by a reading of Andreas Herrmann’s recent review of pro-fragrances in Angewandte Chemie.

Preserving Formulations Containing Alkyl Polyglucosides

The June 2008 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine featured an article from Cognis on the mildness of alkyl polyglucoside (APG) surfactants. The article stimulated the comments from readers and some of the questions are answered here.

Triggering Physical Response Via Aroma in Lip Gloss

Lip gloss imparts shine, may add color and occasionally provides moisturization. However, just as the concepts of cosmeceuticals and nutricosmetics have moved into makeup, lip gloss has taken on new roles.

Until an Organic Surfactant Exists

Today’s society is becoming more eco-conscious and as such, consumers want to see natural and organic products now—for a reasonable price and labeled clearly. While it is difficult to create a natural and organic skin care product, it is even more so to formulate an organic or natural hair care product.

Clariant Receives Clearance for the Establishment of Joint Venture for Global Amines

Clariant establishes 50-50 joint venture for amines and amines derivatives with Wilmar International Limited; Headquartered in Singapore, new venture capable of serving global market.

Cracking Controversy

The concept of “sealed and preserved” is well-portrayed by the visual of a pull-top lid, and it’s relevant to many industries—from food and beverages, to tennis balls. Preservation is also among the most popular search topics on the Cosmetics & Toiletries website, so we know it’s an important subject to many readers.

Lessons in Peptides and Finding Balance

On April 16, 2013, in Paris, in-cosmetics organizers presented Karl Lintner, PhD, with the Lifetime Achievement Award; a well-deserved honor as the father of Matrixyl, who has dedicated much of his life to identifying and validating active cosmetic technologies.

Formulation Fantasies: A Discussion

Numerous claims made in the popular press misrepresent the facts about formulations, and cosmetic science is not well-served by this. Here, the authors examine a number of such statements. The influence of skin creams and formulations on the penetration of actives must be communicated in a responsible manner to the public if the industry is to banish prevalent myths.

The Importance of Formaldehyde-Donor Preservatives in Personal Care Products

Preservatives are critical ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, where they help to ensure consumer safety as well as product performance and stability. Among these materials, formaldehyde-donor (FD) preservatives have demonstrated a long history of safe and effective use for controlling microbial growth.

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