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Dec 10, 2014
There are a number of things that cosmetic chemists can do to avoid problems in production and ultimately in the marketplace. In the laboratory, almost anything is possible, but production life is very different.
Dec 5, 2014
The success of BB creams is undeniable, and it has launched an alphabet-heavy trend in both skin and hair care. However, what challenge does this pose for formulators? During the C&T Summit, Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD, will discuss the challenges of multifunctional products and their components from a material scientist's perspective.
Patent Picks—Silicone Effects Booster, Sweat-absorbing Complex, Coated Nanoparticles, Polysaccharide Extender and Other Aids for Product Efficacy
Dec 5, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that aid in formulating to improve product efficacy; including a sweat-absorbing complex for deodorant, coated nanoparticles to localize thermal treatments, a complex to improve adhesion in fillers, a non-silicone means to boost silicone effects, and more.
Dec 1, 2014
Newer to the scene are products that protect skin against infrared radiation, as well as research on the effects of high energy visible and visible light. In response, at the C&T Summit, Jürgen Lademann, PhD, will present "Should Sunscreens Protect Across the Whole Solar Spectrum?"
Nov 26, 2014
Cosmetics have inspired innovations in hair care, and this market is looking to more categories for new ideas. In relation, national security expert Jeffrey Baxter believes the ability to improvise in your thinking is essential to finding answers—a topic he will address during the C&T Summit in June 2015.
Nov 20, 2014
Professor Brian Greene, world-renown physicist and string theorist at Columbia University, admits there’s no concrete connection between string theory and cosmetic science, and that we shouldn’t try to make one. However, the following discussion aims to exercise readers’ minds in hopes of revealing parallels between the two.
Nov 19, 2014
Pollution is bad news for the skin regardless of lifestyle choices, according to a study by Olay scientists and Beijing's General Hospital of the Air Force. The two collaborated to study environmental factors and skin in a city well known for its poor air quality.
Nov 18, 2014
According to research from Diagonal Reports, hair straightening has stirred up today's beauty marketplace. Further, demand for hair control is growing exponentially. In response, Peter Landa of TRI-K will revisit the "knowns" and consider the "unknowns" of hair structure and control technologies during the 2015 Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.
Patent Picks—Prolonging Fragrance, Epilation Wax, Films, Thickening, Self-tanning and More in Body Care
Nov 11, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to fragrance, films, botanicals, thickeners, self-tanning, epilation wax application, cosmetic liquid dispensing and more for body care.
Nov 6, 2014
As one might expect from an event centered around beauty and staged in Paris, the 28th Congress of the International Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) was nothing less than fabulous. However, the glamour and fanfare was deeply rooted in science.
Oct 29, 2014
Lignin and cellulose-based nanoparticles are environmentally benign and can deliver higher efficiency, in terms of active agent employed. The application of these nanoparticles for preservation and a novel approach to fabricate them will be the focus of the presentation by Alexander Richter at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in June 2015.
Oct 28, 2014
Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn have reported that adenosine may stimulate brown fat to burn off undesirable white fat cells.
Oct 27, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to lifting, antioxidants, delivery, collagen production, density and more for anti-aging and skin repair.
Oct 15, 2014
Converging multiple sensory experiences in one personal care product can differentiate it from others on the shelf. Translating sensations to (and from) personal care will therefore be addressed by sensory expert John Hayes, PhD, at the June 22 and 23, 2015, Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in Philadelphia.
Patent Picks—Modified Collagen, Cyclodextrin UV/IR Protection, Fatty Acid Anti-inflammation and More for Skin Care
Oct 14, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to hydration and thickness, anti-inflammation, UV and infrared protection, controlled release, preservation, wetness protection and more for skin care.
Patent Picks—Improving Soft Focus, Reducing Sensitivity, Tightening, Penetrating and More for Skin Care
Sep 30, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to color cosmetics, actives, immune response, foams, skin-tightening, delivery and more for skin care.
Sep 25, 2014
Problems with skin protectants include unsatisfactory performance, poor prospects for improvement, and the lack of methods for evaluation. Such problems are introduced here, while insights in the area of perfluoropolyethers and concepts to push skin protectants to new efficacies will be discussed in follow-up articles.
Sep 23, 2014
Foam science can be confusing, so the temptation is to formulate by trial and error. However, understanding the science behind key aspects of foam—i.e., elasticity, DLVO Theory stability, Ostwald ripening, draining and antifoams—and applying this will fast-track foam development. These concepts are detailed here.
Patent Picks—Nanoparticle Anti-acne, Elastin Digest, Thermo-regulated Cosmetics, Rebaudioside A and More in Skin Care
Sep 19, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to repairing, restructuring and other novel effects in skin care.
Sep 17, 2014
Incorporating performance ingredients in a formula does not guarantee they will penetrate the skin and deliver the claimed benefits. This review presents topical delivery approaches introduced in the past five years to improve the efficacy of benefit ingredients for skin care. Examples include molecular, carrier and Trojan horse delivery. Non-conventional delivery systems also are described.
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