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Ciba Highlights Conditioning Polymer

Ciba Specialty Chemicals highlights a new conditioning polymer for relaxed and damaged hair.

Performance and Sensorial Benefits of Cationic Guar in Hair Care Applications

Cationic guars have demonstrated ability to manage the surface of the hair. This article discusses their physico-chemical properties, their hair conditioning and repairing properties, and their impact on foam sensorial aspects.

Glycerin and Hydroxyethyl Urea: Comparing Two Skin Moisturizers

In a series of evaluations comparing two skin moisturizers, hydroxyethyl urea was found to deliver moisturization efficacy comparable to glycerin, while offering some advantages in terms of sensory perception in skin care products.

Liquid Crystals in O/W Emulsions with Urea: Development and Testing

Using a ternary phase diagram, the authors developed systems based on nonionic surfactants, light paraffin oil, water, and (optionally) urea. Systems in which lamellar liquid crystals formed and in which urea was an ingredient showed higher occlusive power and lower TEWL in in vitro tests.

Multifunctionality from a New Polymeric Ester

Pigment wetting, skin moisturization and gloss are three functions that can be obtained simultaneously from octyldodecyl/PPG-3 myristyl ether dimer dilinoleate, a new polymeric ester synthesized partly from one of the skin’s essential fatty acids.

Using Polyquaternium-64 to Condition Damaged Hair

Studies reported here show that by forming a gel layer that coats the surfaces of damaged hair fibers, this new, cationic, biomimetic copolymer helps to restore the appearance of healthy hair.

Humectants: More Than Meets The Eye (or Skin)

Whenever we are asked to formulate an emulsion, we think of and usually add a humectant. A humectant being defined as “a substance that promotes retention of moisture.” It is derived from Latin “hu-mecta-ns, hu-mecta-nt, present participle of hu-mecta-re, to moisten, from hu-mectus, moist, from hu-me-re, to be moist.” But these versatile materials deserve our respect. They have functions that go far beyond this simplistic definition!

Emollients with Activity for Sun Care Applications

A process of partial hydrogenation followed by fractionation will stabilize canola oil and maximize its content of tocopherols, yielding a stable emollient oil with improved sun care and skin care benefits.

Multifunctionality: From "One in More" to "More in One"

The authors explain the requirements for interactions of single components in mixtures in order to obtain multifunctional mixtures. These requirements include synergy and the need to excel in a single specific performance.

A Novel Silicone-based O/W Emulsifier with Skin Smoothing Sensation

This article describes a new polyether-modfied polidimethylsiloxane that has shown skin moisturization and skin smoothing capability in objective and sensory panel tests.

Skin Barrier Function: Effects of Moisturizers

Moisturizing creams are used to increase skin hydration. Recent finding indicate that they also effect skin barrier function in both normal and dry skin. Not only humectants, but excipients such as lipids and emulsifiers will influence skin biochemistry a

Stable Conditioning Shampoos Containing High Molecular Weight Dimethicone

Stable conditioning shampoos containing high molecular weight dimethicones can be achieved by several techniques, such as choosing the proper surfactant and decreasing the particle size of dimethicone.

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