Jan 21, 2015
At the 2014 Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase, Dow Corning unveiled a frizz control solution for water-based hair care formulations.
Jan 6, 2015
Cosmetics & Toiletries is excited to once again add Ni'Kita Wilson to its lineup with the new column, "Formulating On Trend." She previously authored the "Read the Label" column. In her new focus, Wilson will identify hot cosmetic trends and address how the formulator can utilize novel technologies to create these popular effects.
Nov 18, 2014
Amyris Inc. unveiled its second ingredient for the personal care market, an expansion of its Neossance Squalane product
Nov 1, 2014
Alternative hydrocarbons, esters, ethers and emollients aim to replace D5, and to a lesser extent, low viscosity silicone fluids—and many of them meet the mark. However, a second look at why silicones are being replaced is advised. Formulators may want to evaluate the data themselves for both safety and environmental aspects to make their own judgments.
Aug 20, 2014
Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.
May 22, 2014
At the C&T Summit, one lab in the day two sessions will cover the technical aspects of how to create sensory effects in formulations; then classes will break into teams, each of which will be given a mock marketing brief and a palette of sample formulas with different aesthetics. In this second portion, led by S. Peter Foltis (L'Oréal USA) and Leslie Harris (SkinCeuticals/L'Oréal USA), the teams will evaluate the samples, come to a consensus, and discuss which best meets the target application given in the mock briefs and why.
Apr 16, 2014
Finding ingredients that provide unique textures and texture transitions are becoming more and more important to formulators worldwide. Grant Industries is up to this challenge with its new GRANSIL VX-418 ingredient and ICE CREAM REPAIR concepts.
Mar 25, 2014
Grant Industries has developed Gransil VX-418 to address new product texture trends in skin care, color cosmetics and hair care.
Nov 22, 2013
Innospec has introduced two new variants of its benzoate ester Finsolv TN (INCI: C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate), a more sustainable version and one that is lower in benzyl benzoate.
Nov 13, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has entered personal care with Elevance Smooth, a line of plant-based multifunctional polymers, and Elevance Soft, a line of plant-based emollients.
Nov 6, 2013
Croda Inc. has introduced the first in a line of sensory-driven emollients.
Jun 4, 2013
Color cosmetic claims are becoming increasingly sophisticated and interconnected to trends seen in the skin care category. The Liquiwax® range of cosmetic esters combines the emolliency of traditional esters with skin conditioning functionality to address the consumer need for skin care effects in color cosmetics.
Feb 12, 2013
Consumer demand for a pleasurable sensory experience extends to everything they touch, including cosmetic emulsions. Croda has evaluated many of its multifunctional, patented emulsifiers in a simple system (water, same emollient, emulsifier, preservative) and mapped out the sensory properties for each.
Nov 13, 2012
The use of multifunctional raw materials allows formulators to use less resources, an immediate cost saving. This can also economize warehouse space, saving time, energy and order processing, all while adding multiple benefits to finished cosmetic products.
Sep 11, 2012
ProBarrier CLR constitutes the perfect solution for cosmetic chemists aiming to develop formulations that achieve an extra protective effect on the skin.
Nov 1, 2011
This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is all about making skin comfortable and improving skin feel. With respect to making sunburned skin more comfortable, the issue features an article by KM Hanson et al. on the antioxidants vitamin E and diethylhexylsyringlidene malonate in sunscreens for the prevention of UV-induced ROS.
Oct 1, 2011
Mastering formulating techniques with water-in-silicone emulsifiers can help cosmetic chemists create stable emulsions that combine distinctive aesthetics with improved performance. Here, the authors describe how altering parameters including the water to silicone/oil ratio, mixing processes, emulsifier levels, the nature of the external and internal phases, and the presence or lack of co-emulsifiers affect the characteristics of final formulations.
Aug 1, 2011
The quest for PEG-free surfactants and emulsifiers has led to new classes of vegetal-derived, ethylene oxide-free ingredients for environmentally friendly personal care products. Two such ingredients, described here, are based on the combination of olive oil and vegetable proteins with the first derived from oat and the second, with glutamic acid. These materials provide mildness and skin protection benefits.
Dec 1, 2010
It has been hypothesized that vanillyl butyl ether (VBE) has the same warming and vasodilation mechanisms as capsicum. Thus, VBE was formulated at various levels into cream formulations and applied topically to the forearms of 21 individuals. Following application, changes in blood cell flux (BCF) were investigated using a laser speckle contrast imager.
Mar 24, 2010
Polymers from corn starch have been shown to provide desirable sensorial attributes to personal care products while complying with natural claims. In addition to acting as a bulking agent, moisture absorber and actives carrier, corn starch has also shown to soothe skin while providing a powdery after feel and reducing shine.