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Adapting Formulas to Skin Moisture Needs: A Review

Moisturization in skin care formulations requires an understanding of clinical needs, relevant biological targets and the aesthetic preferences of consumers. The efficacy of moisturizers must be established in vivo due to consumer interest in both visual and instrumental validation. This review outlines the challenges of formulating moisturizing facial skin care products in line with such principles.

Sucrose Ester Multilamellar Emulsifiers for Skin Moisturization

In the present article, a topical emulsifier blend comprising two sucrose esters at low use levels and one solid fatty alcohol is described. This composition was designed to make the use of sucrose esters in formulations more cost-effective. The blend is shown to form multilamellar liquid crystalline networks for various benefits including skin moisturization, which is assessed here.

Comparatively Speaking: Humectants vs. Emollients vs. Occlusive Agents

The following excerpt is adapted with permission from an article by Kelly Dobos of Kao Corp., titled, "How Do Skin Moisturizers Work," which was featured on the Chemist's Corner. The article discusses how moisturizers work on skin with respect to the three main ingredient categories: humectants, emollients and occlusive agents.

Hydrolyzed Quinoa for Hair Moisture, Repair

TRI-K Industries has launched a hydrolyzed quinoa protein that is said to moisturize and repair hair.

Comparatively Speaking: Linear vs. Branched vs. Unsaturated Alcohols and Acids

Tony O’Lenick asks Art Hein of Jarchem to explain the difference between linear, branched and unsaturated alcohols and acids. These properties can be used by the formulator to choose the correct ester for a given formulation.

Assessing the Targeting Conditioning Performance of Cationic Polymers

The distribution of a conditioning shampoo’s cationic polymers and silicone oils along the hair fiber defines its performance. Therefore in the present paper, researchers conduct spectroscopy and microscopy measurements to assess the polymer and silicone deposition of various conditioning systems on hair fibers, the results of which are used to compare efficacy.

Conditioning Polymers, Surfactants Lead US Personal Care Ingredient Growth

Conditioning polymers lead the way in the US personal care ingredients market, which is forecasted by Kline & Company to grow at an annual rate of 2.2% through 2014.

Comparatively Speaking: Silicone Anionics and Cationics vs. Soft Complex for Hair Care

The presence of ionic groups affects silicone in an analogous way to how ionic groups affect fatty surfactants. Here, Tony O'Lenick explains how molecular modifications to silicones can result in ionic complexes that are soluble in water and compatible with each other.

Fruit-derived Emollients for Skin Care

Desert Whale has launched two emollients derived from fruit; one using lime oil with a twist, i.e. hydrogenated vegetable oil to improve barrier function, and another that combines a number of fruit oils for skin care.

Stimulating NMF Production in Skin

Sederma has created an active that stimulates two enzymes involved in filaggrin metabolism to synthesize the skin's natural moisturizing factor (NMF).

Polymers for Hair Conditioning, Styling and Shine

DSM Nutritional Products has launched a range of polymers for hair care benefits including moisturization, color protection, conditioning, softening and combability, among others.

Shea, Soy Combo for Lip Moisture and Shine

AAK has combined shea and soy to heal, soothe, moisturize and add non-sticky shine to lip care products. This vegetable-derived ingredient is said to be odorless, colorless and tasteless, and in addition to lip care, it is recommended for skin care products.

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