Apr 15, 2015
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.
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.
Apr 15, 2015
Water homeostasis in the epidermis is essential for the normal function of the skin and for normal stratum corneum (SC) hydration. The discovery of the existence of the water-transporting protein aquaglyceroporin-3 (AQP3) in the viable epidermis and the presence of tight junction structures at the junction between the stratum granulosum and SC have brought new insights into the mechanisms of skin hydration, water distribution and barrier function.
Apr 8, 2015
Skin aging, in particular when induced by chronic UV exposure, leads to degenerative changes in the skin. Ultraviolet light also increases metalloproteinase activity. This leads to a breakdown of collagen at a higher rate than with just regular aging. If not taken care of, these fine lines become visible to others.
Apr 8, 2015
Fision Hydrate has been shown to reduce transepidermal water loss and increase barrier function.
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.
Mar 10, 2015
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.
Jan 14, 2015
Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp., introduced a biobased deposition and conditioning polymer for personal care.
Dec 17, 2014
Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile.
Dec 9, 2014
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.
Nov 19, 2014
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.
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.
Oct 15, 2014
Although there is a demonstrated need for damaged hair products around the world, it can be challenging to formulate for different ethnic groups with their own unique hair characteristics. The need for a conditioning agent across ethnicities led Croda to develop a conditioning agent that is able to improve the appearance, feel and manageability of hair regardless of ethnic origin.
Sep 15, 2014
Anti-aging is quickly becoming a large and formidable category in hair care. The description for anti-aging of hair can be explained by a product that provides multi-functional benefits including damage recovery, protection, strength, nourishment and conditioning effects. The anti-aging claim can now be found in all hair care segments, including shampoos, conditioners, serums, colorants and styling agents.
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.
Aug 6, 2014
Croda used its 40-year experience with proteins to make two new ingredients from the superfood Pisum sativum (pea).
Jun 1, 2014
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.
Feb 26, 2014
Croda has launched an ingredient designed to smooth cuticles that have been damaged or lifted by the bleaching or styling processes.
Oct 30, 2013
The performance benefits of both animal and plant-based protein biopolymers have been known to personal care formulators for decades. Among the many applications for these naturally-derived ingredients, proteins have the ability to impart a multitude of conditioning benefits to hair because of the close similarity of their chemical composition to that of the hair.
Mar 13, 2013
Croda partnered with The Centre for Visual Computing at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom to create the Hair Dynamics Test to measure the movement of healthy hair and compare it to the movement of damaged hair. Then, the research team at Croda set out to create a chemistry that would specifically seek to improve the movement of damaged hair by reducing inter-fiber friction.