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Market Watch

New for SCC Annual Meeting: Optics, China Regulations and Hair Growth
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
The SCC Annual Meeting, held Dec. 6 and 7, 2012, in Manhattan, went off without a hitch after hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast in late October. While the national office is still operating at less than 100%, many attendees reported feeling lucky they experienced minimal effects from the storm.
MWSCC Discusses Private Label Growth and Awards Excellence
2012 MWSCC Officers By: Katie Anderson
The agenda was chock-full at the November meeting of the Midwest chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (MWSCC). Not only did the event award excellence with the Stanley Allured Lifetime Service Award and the chapter's 2012 Cosmetic Science Scholarships, but it also hosted the installation of new officers and a presentation on the private label industry by Sudhakar Puvvada, VP of R&D for Vijon.

Formulating/Ingredients

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Feminine Hygiene Products
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Consulting Laboratories
When personal care products are formulated to maintain the hygiene of the external genital area, specifically the female genitalia, they must have distinctive characteristics. These products must address the female genitalia’s complex anatomy, physiological elements and role in body metabolism and reproductive functions.
Read the Label Online: Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm
Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
The main claims for this serum are lifting and volumizing, which can be supported by the numerous cosmeceutical actives such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids, stem cell extracts, minerals and peptides. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

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