Biomimetic vs. Traditional Skin Moisturization: An In vivo Comparison*

Apr 15, 2015Petya Todorova, Peter Grant-Ross and Slobodanka Tamburic, School of Management and Science, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK; Ritva Kurimo, Laurea University of Applied Science, Vantaa, Finland

To alleviate skin dryness, humectants and occlusive substances are traditionally used, mostly in combination. A third, relatively recent approach is biomimetic, i.e., active ingredients with lamellar structure containing skin-identical lipids. The aim of this study was to determine whether a biomimetic cream could deliver superior moisturization to human volunteers, compared with a conventional moisturizer containing petrolatum and mineral oil.

Natural Lactic Acid From Corbion Promotes Low-Odor Moisturization

Apr 15, 2015

Purac UltraPure is a pure, natural lactic acid that brings moisturizing and anti-aging properties to formulations where a low base odor is required.

TRI-K Debuts Complex for Short- and Long-term Hydration

Apr 8, 2015

Fision Hydrate has been shown to reduce transepidermal water loss and increase barrier function.

AAK Launches Clear Liquid Shea Oil for Moisturization

Apr 7, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, AAK Personal Care will discuss its latest launch, a clear liquid shea oil that softens and moisturizes the skin.

Formulating On Trend: Hydration

Mar 10, 2015Ni'Kita Wilson, Aware Products

How can hydration be considered a trend, when it never went away? It is not so much about the act of hydrating so much as it is “what” and “how” hydration is being delivered. From gel-crème textures to next-generation hyaluronic acid and electrolytes, hydration has taken front and center.

Penford Develops Biobased Conditioning Polymer for Skin and Hair

Jan 14, 2015

Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp., introduced a biobased deposition and conditioning polymer for personal care.

Evonik Launches Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Dec 17, 2014

Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.

Lasting Hair Conditioning via In situ Controlled Flocculation

Dec 9, 2014Tuttu Nuutinen; Bert Kroon†,; Emmanuel P. Everaert, PhD; Roger McMullen, PhD*; Courtney R. Usher, PhD and Xin Qu, PhD+; Ashland Specialty Ingredients: Zwijndrecht, Netherlands; *Bridgewater, NJ; Wilmington, DE; and +Shanghai, China

A new cationic homopolymer-based technology was designed to provide long-lasting conditioning to damaged hair without product buildup. Its mechanism, in situ controlled flocculation, is described here, and its capability to restore hydrophobicity to damaged hair is shown. Techniques are detailed for measuring silicone deposition, conditioning performance, hydrophobicity and buildup on hair.

Delivering Skin Moisturization from a Surfactant Cleanser

Nov 19, 2014Rhian Jones, Bhaven Chavan and Adam Young, Croda Europe, Goole, East Yorkshire, England

The instrumental and sensorial studies described here assess the ability of a test moisturizing product, at 1% in a surfactant system, to physically improve skin moisturization and structural condition, as well as provide a consumer-perceivable sensorial benefit. Changes in skin protein content, visible skin dryness, trans-epidermal water loss, corneometry and sensorial characteristics were measured and analyzed.

Clariant Introduces Sustainable African Oil for Hair and Skin

Oct 22, 2014

Clariant has introduced a multifunctional African hair oil that has benefit for both hair and skin. Plantasens Abyssinian Oil is a versatile oil that presents an opportunity for personal care formulators to combine natural product claims supporting radiant skin and lustrous, healthy hair for consumers.

Lonza Quaternizes Larch Tree Extract to Create Hair Conditioning Polymer

Aug 13, 2014

Lonza Personal Care has boosted the natural hair care and film-forming benefits of its larch tree active LaraCare A200 (Galactoarabinan), by enriching it further with quaternization technology to create a hair conditioning polymer.

Croda Sources Pea Superfood for Hair and Skin Ingredients

Aug 6, 2014

Croda used its 40-year experience with proteins to make two new ingredients from the superfood Pisum sativum (pea).

Behenamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate for Hair Conditioning

Jun 1, 2014Tao Gao, Sino Lion (USA), Ltd., East Hanover, NJ US; and Feng Zan, Nanjing Huashi Chemical Co., Ltd., and Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China

Combining quaternary ammonium and phosphate structures results in a material with amphoteric characteristics. Here, the authors describe behenamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, which was assessed in shampoo and conditioner bases for hair conditioning, softening, combability and anti-static properties; subjective panelist evaluations also were conducted.

Croda Seals Hair Cuticle with Copolymer

Feb 26, 2014Katie Anderson

Croda has launched an ingredient designed to smooth cuticles that have been damaged or lifted by the bleaching or styling processes.

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