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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.
Worlée has launched natural exfoliant beads as alternatives to plastic microparticles (PE and PP).
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.
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.
Chosen biweekly by Rachel Grabenhofer, editor, for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features recently issued patents relevant to skin care and health.
BASF stabilized and optimized papain enzyme to exfoliate skin with less irritation than standard glycolic acid treatments and leave it softer, smoother and glowing.
Micro Powders Inc. will launch biodegradable powders at the NYSCC Suppliers' Day that are made from renewable resources for formulation into exfoliants, lotions and color cosmetics.
Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has globally launched an exfoliating agent derived from the enzyme secreted by fish larvae inside the egg just prior to hatching.
Laboratoires Expanscience has launched a natural cherry powder exfoliant for skin care derived from the pits of the Montgomery cherry.
The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.