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Consumer Perspective—Eye Care
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
The eye area is one of the most important aspects of a person’s appearance as eye contact is a primary form of communication. The eyes are believed to convey true feelings and serve as “a window to the soul.” Given the importance of one’s eyes in social interaction, it is not surprising that concerns related to the eye area are frequent and that this area is the most often considered for both invasive and noninvasive facial rejuvenation.
Ei Licenses Sphingolipid Technology for Moisturization and Barrier Function Improvement
Topical drug manufacturer Ei has signed agreements with European-based professors and technologists to license a sphingolipid technology that improves barrier function and moisture retention when applied topically. Following is a Cosmetics & Toiletries exclusive interview with the company's lead researcher, Charley Gray, PhD.

Formulating/Ingredients

Comparatively Speaking: Shampoo vs. Body Wash Formulation
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr. and Fenbao (David) Zhang, PhD, Siltech
Tony O’Lenick asks David Zhang, PhD, to explain the difference between two major classes of cleansing products: shampoo and body wash.
Boron Nitride Functional Fillers for Cosmetics
EMD Chemicals' performance materials division has launched a line of boron nitride functional fillers for cosmetics.

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