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Dow Corning Introduces Frizz Control for Water-based Formulations

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.

Naolys Introduces Lilac for Hair Repair and Shine

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.

Penford Develops Biobased Conditioning Polymer for Skin and Hair

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

Rahn Sources the Sea Floor for Natural Exfoliant

Rahn introduced a mechanical exfoliating agent derived from a sediment on the sea floor. Fossil Peeling Powder (INCI:Diatomaceous Earth) is a medium granulometry powder with good skin properties and compatibility.

Mibelle Launches Encapsulated Heptapeptide for Cellular Defense

Mibelle Biochemistry created a heptapeptide that helps the skin protect itself from oxidative stress at the cellular level.

Formulating On Trend: The Melting Effect

Cosmetics & Toiletries is excited to once again add Ni'Kita Wilson to its lineup with the new column, "Formulating On Trend." She previously authored the "Read the Label" column. In her new focus, Wilson will identify hot cosmetic trends and address how the formulator can utilize novel technologies to create these popular effects.

Evonik Launches Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.

Lasting Hair Conditioning via In situ Controlled Flocculation

A new cationic homopolymer-based technology was designed to provide long-lasting conditioning to damaged hair without product buildup. Its mechanism, in situ controlled flocculation, is described here, and its capability to restore hydrophobicity to damaged hair is shown. Techniques are detailed for measuring silicone deposition, conditioning performance, hydrophobicity and buildup on hair.

Silab Sources Calendula for Epigenetic Anti-aging

Silab has debuted an anti-aging active that reduces modification of the epigenome with time to allow cutaneous cells to better respond to stress and live longer.

Problems with Skin Protectants Part 2, Theory and Perfluoropolyether Insights

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.

Moringa Leaf Phytochemicals for Skin Benefits

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.