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Market Watch

Asian Men Continue to Be Big Factor in Global Grooming Trends, Says Kline
The global male grooming market posted a 4% growth and is expected to grow to be a $15.5 billion market by 2017, according to Kline. But where is that growth coming from?
More Than 7,000 Attend Suppliers' Day for Cosmetic Innovation
By: Katie Anderson
The cosmetics industry is all about keeping up with the latest trends and innovations, as evidenced by more than 7,000 attendees who traveled to Edison, N.J., USA, for the New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' (NYSCC) Suppliers' Day 2013.
The Professional Face of Skin Care
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
Skin care practice is often culturally ingrained and guided by ritual. There are numerous professions concerned with the skin: the dermatologist, the dermatology nurse, the esthetician and even the skin care sales assistant. Their expertise, approach, perspective and degree of authority in skin care decision-making is different. Yet, finding common denominators is beneficial, and all of these professionals are skin care consumers themselves.

Formulating/Ingredients

Evonik Launches Color Cosmetic Emulsifier and Viscosity Enhancer for Cleansers
Evonik has introduced two new raw materials: a polyacrylic acid copolymer rheology modifier for mild cleansing and a silicone-based emulsifier for w/o color formulations.
Assessing Use of Gold Nanoparticles
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Gold nanoparticles have a wealth of pharmaceutical and medical uses. Notably, the ability of these nanoparticles to absorb light and turn this light into heat has put them at the center of ongoing cancer studies exploring their efficacy in destroying malignant cells.
Symrise Introduces Algae Extracts for Hair Thickening and Self-tanning
Symrise has introduced two algae extracts, one designed to prevent hair loss, strengthen hair and make it thicker, while the other serves as a dual-action self-tanner for face and body.

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