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As far as the public is concerned, hypothetical risks are real. And if anyone studies a chemical in depth, they can find some effect but whether it should be removed from the market comes down to a risk-benefit analysis. Cosmetic formulation is a continuous process of keeping in step with research, and when a true risk emerges, addressing it.
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).
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.
This article reviews in vitro studies that have found Chinese licorice extract to impart potent antibacterial and soothing properties, which make it an interesting candidate for applications in oral and personal care. Further, a clinical study is described in brief, assessing the ability of a supercritical CO2 extract from Chinese licorice to impart breath-freshening properties.
A isoprenylcysteine (IPC) analog manufactured by biopharmaceutical company Signum Dermalogix Inc. (Dermalogix) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of rosacea.
BASF has created a seaweed extract that reduces the appearance of dark undereye circles and crow's feet.
Essential Ingredients has spent years studying benzoyl peroxide in acne application to launch a non-irritating form of the ingredient.
At NYSCC's Suppliers' Day 2013, Naturex introduced Magic of Africa, its new line of extracts sourced from the continent with efficacy, eco-responsibility and sustainability in mind.
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and review recent patents and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to sun protection and after-sun repair.
At in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris, Silab will introduce an ingredient designed to protect sensitive scalps from irritation induced by outside aggressors.