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Professional Nail Care Market Explodes Aided by Product Innovation
The introduction of more than 30 important new gel products in the past two years—consequently raising the recognition of gel products—has helped spur the market's strong performance, according to Kline.
Communicating Anti-aging Skin Care Benefits to the Consumer: Part II
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops; and Steve Barton, Skin Thinking Ltd.
This dialogue, the second of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, (KS) at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012 in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton (SB), a skin biologist, to discuss concerns and perceptions of British consumers related to skin care. Barton has extensive experience working with marketing teams to improve communication of skin care benefits to consumers by initiating communication between the consumer and the formulator.

Formulating/Ingredients

Formulating More Natural Products: A Discussion
By: Bill Marthaler, Garden Art Innovations
This article presents the viewpoint of a “granola” chemist who proposes that removing water from formulations also resolves other issues, such as the potential for contamination and excessive use of preservatives and emulsifiers. However, recognizing that several views presented here will certainly spark debate, some opposing reactions and counter-reactions are included as well, to promote discussion and constructive debate within the industry.
Evonik Ferments Yeast for Alternative Ceramide Production
Evonik has developed a biotechnological green production process to produce ceramides for cosmetics that is based on the fermentation of the yeast Wickerhamomyces ciferrii (formerly known as Pichia ciferrii).

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