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May 07, 2010 | 04:40 PM CDT
Beraca has added two antimicrobial systems to its portfolio; one based on copaiba, acai and andiroba for skin care; and another based on omega-6, flavonoids, gamma oryzanol and middle chain fatty acids for hair care.
Apr 28, 2010 | 08:07 AM CDT
In recent research from the University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering, a smart delivery system coupled with lauric acid has been shown to deliver nano-scale liposome "bombs" to kill acne bacteria.
Apr 20, 2010 | 01:25 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech, LLC
To serve the novice cosmetic chemist and/or refresh the seasoned formulator, Tony O’Lenick asks Perry Romanowski: Why is cosmetic preservation necessary, and why are preservatives vilified?
Apr 09, 2010 | 10:41 AM CDT
The FDA updated its Web site on Apr. 8, 2010, with its most recent information on triclosan. According to the FDA, triclosan provides a benefit to a number of personal care products, and it does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan. However, the FDA also did not have evidence that triclosan provided any additional benefit when added to antibacterial soaps and body washes.
Mar 30, 2010 | 11:51 AM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Nanoemulsions have the potential to be inherently antimicrobial, according to Susan Ciotti, PhD, and David Peralta of Nanobio Corporation, a company founded on a nanoemulsion technology with antibacterial benefits.
Mar 10, 2010 | 10:04 AM CST
Liposomes are effective penetration enhancers according to Cosmetochem, which is using them to carry standardized botanical extracts to the skin in its latest range.
Dec 02, 2009 | 09:18 AM CST
A naturally derived guar thickener from Rhodia has been designed to assist formulators with the creation hydro-alcoholic antibacterial solutions with moisturizing ingredients, such as glycerin, to leave hands clean and soft.
Dec 01, 2009 | 10:43 AM CST
By: David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, …
Hand sanitizing is a proven public health benefit that has grown globally. While alcohol is the most tested and proven active used for hand sanitizing, other actives are employed, including quats, triclosan and natural antimicrobials. Here, the authors review the benefits and limitations of various hand sanitizer actives.
Sep 24, 2009 | 03:11 PM CDT
Several microorganisms have attained special significance in the cosmetic industry, either because they occur frequently in the manufacturing plant as house organisms and cause contamination of products, or because they create undesirable conditions when they cause or exacerbate skin disorders or cause health hazards. And, if one were to conduct a survey to see which microorganism caused the most problems, they would probably say Pseudomonas! Find out the most effective way to deal with these pesky organisms.
Sep 23, 2009 | 08:12 AM CDT
Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr. turns to David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, PhD, to explain the differences between the US FDA categories used to classify hand sanitizer actives.