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May 31, 2013 | 11:33 AM CDT
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Gold nanoparticles have a wealth of pharmaceutical and medical uses. Notably, the ability of these nanoparticles to absorb light and turn this light into heat has put them at the center of ongoing cancer studies exploring their efficacy in destroying malignant cells.
May 28, 2013 | 04:21 PM CDT
Researchers from Evonik and Beiersdorf teamed up to investigate the staining left on clothing by antiperspirants and develop a means to prevent it. Their investigation, which involved consumers from the beginning, resulted in the incorporation of new actives and a new delivery system into a new launch by Beiersdorf's Nivea line.
Apr 12, 2013 | 10:02 AM CDT
Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 R&D Awards.
Mar 26, 2013 | 06:47 PM CDT
Patent Picks—Dendrobium huoshanense, Novel Skin Surface Markers, Cyclodextrin Delivery and More in Skin
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources in the cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to skin care, including topical delivery, anti-aging, anti-acne, targeting adipose tissue and more.
Mar 26, 2013 | 05:54 PM CDT
By: Caroline Mabille, PhD, Rhodia Aubervilliers Re…
To maximize perfume delivery from structured cleansing formulations, the fragrance must be introduced before structuring the formulation into multilamellar vesicles. Structured formulations fragranced in such a way are shown here to improve perfume deposition and duration versus micellar systems, with no negative impact on perfume burst during use.
Mar 26, 2013 | 04:24 PM CDT
By: David M. Healy, Giltech Ltd., Ayr, U.K.
This paper presents data on the antimicrobial performance of a silver ion-releasing phosphate polymer incorporated into a bar soap product. Two studies test the speed, efficacy and longevity of the antimicrobial effect, highlighting the potential of these materials for the controlled, sustained release of bioactive metal ions in cosmetic products.
Feb 05, 2013 | 02:49 PM CST
Unilever has introduced what it claims to be the first packaging reduction initiative in aerosol deodorants since they were invented in the 1960s. The company has developed a compressed can technology that utilizes 50% of the propellant needed for its predecessor can, effectively reducing the can size by half.
Feb 01, 2013 | 03:23 PM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
There sure is a lot of activity around actives—from regulatory scrutiny over functional product claims, to ingredient research, development, optimization and efficacy testing.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:58 PM CST
By: Alain Mavon, PhD, and Carine Jacques-Jamin, Ph…
Skin expresses enzymes that can metabolize endogenous molecules but little is known regarding how they impact the delivery of xenobiotics. This review of recent works shows that skin metabolism alters the dermal absorption of lipophilic compounds, which opens new areas of investigation regarding the safety and efficacy of topically applied cosmetics.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:43 PM CST
By: Steven Abbott, PhD, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd. an…
Formulations contain many ingredients that are vital for some important function, such as providing stability. However, what does this “stuff” do in terms of helping or (usually) hindering the delivery of the all-important active? And how much of the active is actually available to deliver? A few simple questions and measurements, described here, can provide a wealth of insight.