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Mar 12, 2012 | 02:39 PM CDT
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and global cosmetic manufacturer L’Oréal announced a research collaboration to develop animal-alternative toxicity tests to ensure product safety.
Mar 06, 2012 | 11:06 AM CST
Mintel Beauty & Personal Care identified "Kinetique" as the key trend set to impact global beauty consumers in 2012. While the trend encompasses at-home beauty devices that harness energy and light, it also includes new ingredients that boost cellular energy.
Mar 01, 2012 | 04:33 PM CST
By: Huiliang Li, Jahwa Cosmetics
Cosmetics based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are formulated not only using TCM drugs, but also according to cultural theories and principles. This article serves as a review of TCM drug ingredients, history and principles, to assist product developers in understanding how they can be combined for products targeted to this specialized market.
Mar 01, 2012 | 04:13 PM CST
By: Melanie George, PhD, Avon Products Inc.
This second installment of a two-part article reviews the transient and resident microbial populations of the human ocular area and how they alter with age, environment and exposure to antimicrobial agents. Considerations for the formulator of how cosmetic products may affect and be impacted by the flora also are provided.
Mar 01, 2012 | 04:11 PM CST
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of Californi…
It is possible that the transdermal transfer of applied hormones is of clinical relevance to personal care products. An estimated 1–3% of the population is allergic to a cosmetic product or ingredient contained therein.
Mar 01, 2012 | 11:24 AM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
At first, this cosmetics R&D trade journal editor felt like a fish out of water at the Informex USA specialty chemicals exhibition. However, some novel nibbles and a few big catches were made there for personal care R&D.
Feb 29, 2012 | 10:23 AM CST
A recent study conducted at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute of Biological Inspired Engineering induced magnetism in yeast cells, the implications of which suggest potential application in future delivery systems or potentially for antioxidant benefits.
Feb 29, 2012 | 08:31 AM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies relevant to skin soothing, moisturizing and repair benefits.
Feb 15, 2012 | 10:28 AM CST
Patent Picks—Ellagic Acid, Marine Botanicals, Stem Cells, Cyclodextrin Acetals and More for Anti-aging
By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletr…
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies related to minimizing the signs of anti-aging and/or testing the effects of anti-aging actives.
Feb 02, 2012 | 09:54 AM CST
By: Jack Surrette, SkinHealth Technology LLC
Vitamin D is critical to human health and the best source is from natural UVB light. However, contrary to the benefits gained are the well-documented damaging effects of sun exposure. In response, described here as a complementary approach to sun care is the development of an accurate gauge of UV exposure to produce optimum levels of vitamin D before sunburn results.