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Market Watch

Walmart Urges Use of "Greener Chemicals" in Beauty
As part of its sustainability efforts, retail giant Walmart is working with its brand and supplier partners to integrate more green alternatives into the consumable products it retails.
Kline Identifies Seven Up-and-Coming Markets in Professional Skin Care
What markets will be up next as beauty hotbeds? Kline focuses in on growing global regions.
Make Up For Ever, NPD Group Study Shows Dissatisfaction with Foundation
A study on foundation makeup by The NPD Group, commissioned by Make Up For Ever, found a large number of women have challenges with foundation, including finding the right product, application issues and more., leading Make Up For Ever to launch Foundation Nation.
Patent Picks—Diffusion Profiling, Optical Tweezer, Fluorescent Microbe Detection and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and cover recent patents issued, or applied for, in the cosmetic and personal care industries and relevant peripheral markets. This edition features methods and processes for analyzing and producing cosmetic products and materials.

Formulating/Ingredients

Read the Label Online: Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15 By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
This foundation is available in ten shades and uses “light responsive technology” based on gel-covered pigments that mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Evonik Introduces Eco-friendly, Polyglyceryl Emulsifier for Challenging Emulsions
At the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' (FLSCC) Sunscreen Symposium, Evonik will debut its PEG-free, o/w emulsifier for challenging fluid emulsions such as modern sun care formulations.

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