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Using Esters to Deliver Multifunctionality in Color Cosmetics

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.

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

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.

Sensory in Cosmetics Deciphered

The sensory world is fueled by research conducted in different disciplines such as biology, neurobiology and sense chemistry. It extends to many industrial sectors where perception elements are crucial, including cosmetics.

Ingredient Profile—Dimethicone

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), more commonly known as dimethicone, is the most widely utilized silicone material in cosmetics and personal care. It is found in a wide variety of rinse-off and leave-on products such as shampoos, hair conditioners, skin moisturizers and color cosmetics.

Momentive Debuts Multifunctional Silicone Blends

At Suppliers' Day, Momentive Performance Materials debuted two new silicone blends that offer multifunctionality to personal care formulators.

Micro Powders Adds Oil-absorber, Feel Enhancer, Binder Ingredients

Micro Powders, Inc. has added three new offerings to its product line-up of specialty micronized waxes.

Croda Introduces Sensorial Ingredients for Skin, Hair and Sun

At in-cosmetics 2013, Croda will be introducing a host of sensorial ingredients across the skin, sun and hair care categories in addition to debuting new formulations for the Asian and Latin American markets.

Croda Introduces Sensorial Ingredients for Skin, Hair and Sun

At in-cosmetics 2013, Croda will be introducing a host of sensorial ingredients across the skin, sun and hair care categories in addition to debuting new formulations for the Asian and Latin American markets.

Feeling Out Consumers

Obviously, personal care is personal, which creates a challenge to not only design the desired physical effects but also to interpret those effects as subjectively as the users will. This becomes more complex since sensory experience relates to user skin type, as Steventon describes in this issue. To some extent, however, consumers experience similar effects, which is where ingredients such as silicones and nanoparticles can be employed.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (GHPTC) is one of the most widely used cationic polymers in the personal care industry, employed primarily as a conditioning agent in shampoos and body washes. In many of these rinse-off products, it is also a critical deposition aid for the delivery of active ingredients and hydrophobic conditioning agents, e.g., silicones, to the skin and hair.

NuSil Debuts CareSil Unit of Skin Care Silicones

NuSil Technology LLC will enter the skin care market with its debut of CareSil, a new business unit in silicone materials for skin care.

Organic Avocado and Coconut Butters for Skin and Hair from Naturochim

At in-cosmetics in Paris, Naturochim will introduce the latest additions to its Premium Organic line of butters, avocado and a coconut.

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