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Feb 02, 2006 | 09:09 AM CST
By: Victor A. Raul, Gerald K. Schalau and Michael …
Cross-linked silicones such as adhesives and elastomers are useful as delivery systems for active ingredients in personal care products. A variety of actives can be loaded in these structures and release rates can be increased with the aid of a silicone surfactant.
Jan 12, 2006 | 10:59 AM CST
The ingredient is said to mimic the natural mechanism of enkephalins to “turn down” nerve cell activity.
Dec 23, 2005 | 06:09 PM CST
By: Ratan K. Chaudhuri, Cristina Hwang, Germain Pu…
The three major causes of premature photoaging of skin can be reduced by using low molecular weight tannins of Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract. Product description, standardization, stability and formulation guidelines are discussed.
Dec 23, 2005 | 04:35 PM CST
By: Maud Jouandeaud, Sylvie Bordes, Catherine Soul…
Retinol and its derivatives are recognized antiaging molecules but they sometimes have irritating side effects. The authors investigate oligosaccharides obtained after enzymatic hydrolysis of edicago sativa as a non-irritating alternative to retinol.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:25 PM CST
By: Christine Saecker, DSM Nutritional Products
Most oral care products address plaque, caries, gingivitis, etc., with wellapproved active ingredients, however, consumers are increasingly looking for a more natural and complete approach to oral care. In this study, the catechin fraction of green tea – specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), exhibited several activities in oral care while offering a natural alternative.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:23 PM CST
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, Uniqema
Skin toning is defined and various mechanisms of action are discussed, including examples of molecules working via this mechanism. Specific attention is given to a possible new mechanism of action, namely that of reversed tanning.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:09 PM CST
By: Y. Katsuta, T. Lida and S. Inomata, Life Scien…
In this study of pore size and sebum composition, the authors report that topical application of polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene dimethyl ether improves skin texture and reduces parakeratosis in facial skin, making large pores less visible.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:06 PM CST
By: Cornelia Huber, Marie-Sophie Meyer and Thomas …
To combat orange peel skin, active ingredients can intervene directly in lipolysis, lipogenesis and fat accumulation in adipocytes. This article discusses two of those ingredients and a variety of test methods to demonstrate their efficacy.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:30 PM CST
By: Hong Geun Ji and Jung Sik Choi, H&A PharmaChem
The stability and skin penetration of retinol can be increased by triply stabilizing it. This means adhering it to porous silica encapsulated in non-phospholipid vesicles that are distributed among the lamella of a matrix of skin lipids.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:23 PM CST
By: Germain Puccetti, EMD Chemicals Inc.
This article discusses the main commercial insect repellent active chemicals and their efficacies in light of their tolerance by the human skin and body. Implications for finished product formulation are also discussed.