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Mar 11, 2009 | 09:44 AM CDT
Are you sitting on a research “gold mine”? Get your work published! Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is interested in your research as it pertains to cosmetics and personal care R&D.
Feb 09, 2009 | 05:41 PM CST
Curry leaves are said to possess antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Meanwhile, cinnamon leaves are known to strengthen the immune system against diseases caused by fungi, viruses and bacteria.
Dec 03, 2008 | 09:10 AM CST
Dr. Straetmans received this award on Nov. 11, 2008, at the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Dinner.
Oct 02, 2008 | 09:51 AM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
A possible solution to the preservative-free cosmetic formulation conundrum may lie in the milk pasteurization process. Ultra-high-temperature (UHT) sterilization is the process of heating milk or cream to temperatures exceeding 275°F.
Oct 02, 2008 | 09:35 AM CDT
By: Rachel Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Questionable science has instilled a public sense of mistrust in preservatives, so formulators are challenged to find ingredients that preserve products without “preserving” them—or to at least find ways to reduce the levels of preservatives used in a product.
Oct 01, 2008 | 02:21 PM CDT
By: Ravi Pillai, PhD; Gerhard Schmaus, PhD; Antje …
Straight chain 1,2-alkanediols are multifunctional ingredients with moisturizing and antimicrobial activities. Here, the authors examine the ability of these materials to boost the activity of preservatives and to provide broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In addition, the authors describe how to combine these compounds into formulations to optimize stability and efficacy.
Jul 02, 2008 | 05:14 PM CDT
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine…
The June 2008 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine featured an article from Cognis on the mildness of alkyl polyglucoside (APG) surfactants. The article stimulated the comments from readers and some of the questions are answered here.
Jun 17, 2008 | 10:17 AM CDT
Two of Vitiva's extracts have been certified organic by Ecocert, meetings the demand for organic products.
May 20, 2008 | 05:21 PM CDT
Israeli company Citramed has been developing a new complex of compounds from grapefruit peel to inhibit the growth of a wide range of bacteria, fungi and yeast naturally.
Feb 29, 2008 | 10:58 AM CST
By: Fernando Ibarra, PhD, Dr. Straetmans GmbH and …
Chemical defense mechanisms used in the plant kingdom are the basis of natural antimicrobials with multifunctionality for preservation of cosmetic formulations. Two examples are organic acids and glyceryl monoesters.