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Beiersdorf Researcher Develops Skin Imaging Method for Analysis
Beiersdorf has created a new method of skin analysis to help it develop new skin care products.
Consumer Perspective—The Feel Good Factor in Skin Care
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
The feel good factor in skin care stems from the integrity of the skin barrier. A recent theory hypothesizes that the injured epidermis can affect emotional state and act on the brain, which this author supports based on client feedback.

Formulating/Ingredients

Croda Introduces Sensorial Ingredients for Skin, Hair and Sun
At in-cosmetics 2013, Croda will be introducing a host of sensorial ingredients across the skin, sun and hair care categories in addition to debuting new formulations for the Asian and Latin American markets.
Read the Label Online: Living Proof Prime Style Extender
Living Proof Prime Style Extender By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender promises to “protect and extend the life of your style twice as long.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Lubrizol Debuts Carbomer with Electrolyte Tolerance, Thickening and Broad pH
Lubrizol has added a new rheology modifier to its Carbopol range that offers electrolyte tolerance, high thickening performance in a broad pH range and rich, distinct sensory attributes in challenging skin care formulations.
BASF Launches a UV Filter, Anti-aging Formulation Concepts, BB Cream Pigments an Under-eye Sea Extract and More
At in-cosmetics 2013, BASF Personal Care will introduce a new UV filter, a multifunctional styling agent, a renewable microemulsion, natural platelets for mineral makeup, a sea extract for under-eye and formulation concepts for anti-aging and diverse daily activities.

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