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May 03, 2012 | 02:42 PM CDT
By: Miriam Becker, Christoph Schmidt, PhD, Veroni…
Functional filler pigments play an important role in adjusting optical properties such as transparency and soft focus effects in cosmetics. However, their suitability for specific formulas is not apparent until time-consuming tests using many different fillers have been conducted. Therefore, a new method to predetermine the soft focus effects of functional filler pigments is described here.
Apr 16, 2012 | 01:38 PM CDT
At In-Cosmetics in Barcelona, Bluestar Silicones added two silicones to its Mirasil line, one designed to add shine and one designed to condition.
Mar 26, 2012 | 03:21 PM CDT
At the In-Cosmetics Awards Ceremony on April 17, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries announced the winners for the 2012 Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D Awards. In addition, In-Cosmetics named the winners for its Innovation Zone Awards.
Mar 06, 2012 | 03:33 PM CST
In this excerpt, Ed Faulkner opens his discussion of pigment dispersion by addressing the importance of a working definition of the term “dispersion.”
Mar 01, 2012 | 11:24 AM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
At first, this cosmetics R&D trade journal editor felt like a fish out of water at the Informex USA specialty chemicals exhibition. However, some novel nibbles and a few big catches were made there for personal care R&D.
Feb 09, 2012 | 02:01 PM CST
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, a US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., has added two oil-absorbing spherical powders to its KSP line of hybrid silicone powders. The line combines a silicone rubber core with a with a silicone resin shell to provide feel and visual benefits to cosmetic formulations.
Feb 07, 2012 | 11:02 AM CST
NuSil Technology LLC has introduced two silicones for personal care.
Jan 31, 2012 | 01:25 PM CST
In response to current and possible future restrictions on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), Honeywell has introduced a propellant that performs like an HFC but exhibits favorable environmental properties.
Jan 04, 2012 | 09:09 AM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies related to hair care formulating.
Dec 28, 2011 | 09:54 AM CST
Evonik has launched a plant-based nylon-10, 10 powder that contributes mattifying and oil-absorbing properties to color cosmetics.