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Market Watch

Multifunctional BB Creams Versus Tailored Approaches in Beauty
By: Imogen Matthews
The popularity of beauty options such as BB creams as caused a boom in products that offer multifunctionality, but at the same time, consumers are continually seeking out products that fit specific needs.
Exploring New Research at Stratum Corneum 2012
Izabela Buraczewska-Norin spoke about the impact of a moisturizer’s feel on consumer perception of a product. By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
The International Society for Stratum Corneum Research held its seventh biannual Stratum Corneum (SC) conference on Sept. 10–12 as a joint meeting with the Skin Forum. The event’s namesake is the top layer of the skin that functions primarily as the skin barrier, and it plays a vital role in many aspects of personal care.
Thai Beauty Ingredients and BB Creams Propel Market Growth into 2015
The beauty industry in Thailand has grown 44% since 2008 to reach an estimated US $ 3.6 billion, according to a report by Mintel. This growth has been fueled by the popularity of BB Creams and Thai ingredients in the West, and the growth is expected to continue into 2015.

Formulating/Ingredients

Formulating Hair Care Products: A Q&A With Vaishali Gode, PhD
By: Katie Anderson
Hair care expert Vaishali Gode, PhD, head of the advanced technology department at Marico Ltd. and workshop presenter at in-cosmetics Asia 2012, addresses important aspects of formulating hair care products such as common challenges, regulation and revolutionary technologies.
Read the Label Online: Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil for All Hair Types
Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil for All Hair Types By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil may just do the trick by restoring hair’s natural balance. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.
Pea Sprout Hair Growth Active
peapod At in-cosmetics Asia 2012, Mibelle Biochemistry is launching a pea sprout-based active designed to fight hair loss.

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