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Dow Corning Introduces Frizz Control for Water-based Formulations

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.

Formulating On Trend: The Melting Effect

Jan 6, 2015Ni'Kita Wilson, Aware Products

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.

Amyris Unveils Hemisqualane Emollient as Second Personal Care Launch

Nov 18, 2014

Amyris Inc. unveiled its second ingredient for the personal care market, an expansion of its Neossance Squalane product

Are Silicones Safe and Sustainable? What are the Alternatives?

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.

Lonza Debuts Multifunctional Ester for Conditioning and Dry Feel

Aug 20, 2014

Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.

Engineering Sensory in Personal Care

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.

Grant Industries Targets Texture with Silicone Wax, Ice Cream Concept

Mar 25, 2014

Grant Industries has developed Gransil VX-418 to address new product texture trends in skin care, color cosmetics and hair care.

Innospec Adds to Benzoate Ester Line By Addressing Benzyl Benzoate and Sustainability

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.

Elevance Enters Personal Care with Plant-based Polymers and Emollients

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.

Croda Introduces Ether-based Emollient for Aesthetic Tailoring

Nov 6, 2013

Croda Inc. has introduced the first in a line of sensory-driven emollients.

Comfortable Cosmetics

Nov 1, 2011Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine

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.

Silicone Emulsifiers and Formulation Techniques for Stable, Aesthetic Products

Oct 1, 2011Isabelle Van Reeth, Xinyan R. Bao, Yasuhiro Kaneta, Cindy Delvallé and Béatrice Sillard-Durand, Dow Corning

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.

Vegetal-derived Emulsifiers for Improved Stability and Formula Efficiency

Aug 1, 2011Luigi Rigano, Studio Rigano Industrial Consulting Laboratories

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.

Vanillyl Butyl Ether to Topically Induce Blood Cell Flux, Warming Sensation

Dec 1, 2010Ling-Chiao Chen, Shih-Jung Wu and Christina Huang, Corum Inc.

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.

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