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New in Exfoliant
Sep 03, 2013 | 12:47 PM CDT
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Co…
Cosmetic means for achieving rejuvenated skin can be positioned according to intensity of action, skin renewal speed and some functioning details, thus: gommage, scrub, exfoliation and peel represent the four rejuvenation strategies. In some regions, peel refers to aggressive treatments requiring authorized operators such as dermatologists or medical doctors. Therefore, this column will discuss only the first three methods for a better skin glow.
Dec 02, 2011 | 02:14 PM CST
By: Mussarat Noor; Richard Goddard, PhD; and Arnol…
Effective high-water skin care systems may play an important role in addressing emerging market consumer needs. The present study considers the challenges of such systems, particularly regarding the deposition of ingredients across water solubilities, and proposes an amphiphilic cationic polymer as one possible solution.
Oct 28, 2011 | 10:14 AM CDT
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
Benzoic acid (BA) is a leading choice due to its long and successful history of use preserving foods, drugs and cosmetics. Affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), BA and its sodium salt, sodium benzoate (NaB), are perhaps the most globally acceptable preservatives that have managed to avoid the controversy associated with many of the industry’s tried-and-true preservatives.
Jul 02, 2008 | 05:06 PM CDT
By: Charles Fox, Independent Consultant
The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.
Apr 02, 2007 | 11:09 AM CDT
By: Natalie Ben-Zur, Natto Biosciences, Daniel M. …
Personal care formulators continue to pursue skin care materials that are capable of both moisturization and exfoliation. γ-Poly glutamic acid (INCI: natto gum) meets these multifaceted demands. A review of the literature and research presented here examines the science of natto gum and explores its applications in personal care.