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Jan 04, 2013 | 10:00 AM CST
Bar Soap Containing Water-soluble Phosphate Polymers for Controlled Release of Antimicrobial Silver and Other Bioactive Metal Ions
By: David M. Healy, Giltech Ltd.
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.
Dec 11, 2012 | 04:41 PM CST
Patent Picks—Indian Gooseberry, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cosmetic Stick and Peptides for Skin Care
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to anti-aging and moisturizing skin care compositions and benefits.
Nov 27, 2012 | 05:48 PM CST
A year ago this month, on Nov. 5, 2011, beloved cosmetic industry member Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, passed away. Cosmetics & Toiletries takes a moment to remember him and reflect on his expertise as well as his zeal for life and pursuit of science.
Nov 13, 2012 | 05:29 PM CST
Patent Picks—Natural Cationic Emulsifiers, Repeat Sequence Proteins, Amides for Color Uniformity and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to hair care, including cleansing, conditioning and color protection.
Oct 23, 2012 | 09:51 AM CDT
Energizer Holdings Inc. initiated a voluntary market withdrawal of 23 continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products due to a potential risk of the product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before completely dry.
Oct 01, 2012 | 02:37 PM CDT
By: Carine Bézivin, PhD, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
The present article discusses a new approach to mimic lipofilling—the activation of hormesis, which is accomplished by the described encapsulated active designed to induce a transitory stress and initiate an overcompensation to reestablish homeostasis. This leads to the compensation of age-induced lipoatrophy and correction of wrinkles and folds, for a younger-looking appearance.
Sep 11, 2012 | 11:54 AM CDT
Pelletech has introduced cellulose-based beads loaded with 30% caffeine for energizing and invigorating personal care products.
Sep 04, 2012 | 11:52 AM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
Binding is not a new phenomenon, but interest in it continues for improved ingredient delivery and efficacy.
Sep 04, 2012 | 11:31 AM CDT
By: Jochen Klock, PhD, and Volker Rosenberger, PhD…
Saccharide isomerate, designed to closely resemble a carbohydrate complex found in human stratum corneum, is shown here to provide up to 72 hr of deep hydration to skin and, for the first time, rinse-off soothing to the scalp. Its unique binding mechanism to skin and scalp create new opportunities for leave-on and rinse-off products.
Jul 10, 2012 | 03:39 PM CDT
By: Trefor Evans
In the midst of his examination of the adsorption properties of hair, Trefor Evans addresses water content and its manipulation with regard to moisturization in the following excerpt from Alluredbooks’ Practical Modern Hair Science.