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Aug 02, 2013 | 12:17 PM CDT
By: Paola Ziosi, Stefano Manfredini, Alberta Vandi…
In recent years, the safety of traditional preservatives has been called into question. Therefore, there is a need for alternatives that are effective, safe and sustainable—and that are non-controversial. In response, the present work investigates a mixture of caprylyl glycol and phenethyl alcohol, which is shown to provide antimicrobial activity in various skin and hair care formulations.
Aug 02, 2013 | 12:09 PM CDT
By: Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD; and Giuseppe Calloni,…
Demands for innovation and nature in personal care products have, until now, experienced parallel growth according to consumer perception; i.e., the need for efficacy and the need for purity. Considering these diverse views, this article explores how it is possible to create products that satisfy both via sustainability; bringing natural sourcing to ingredients that are innovative and scientifically proven.
Jul 31, 2013 | 03:40 PM CDT
The Michigan chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCCMI) is holding their first educational event, “The Molecular Biology of Skin,” on Sept. 11, 2013, at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA.
Jul 24, 2013 | 08:42 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources, and cover recent patents issued or patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to skin care actives.
Jul 23, 2013 | 02:40 PM CDT
Of the results, the study's primary investigator said, "Our study is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates skin aging. Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure."
Jul 17, 2013 | 11:21 AM CDT
Researchers from the University of Bath has constructed a "nanoneedle" at the end of an atomic force microscopy (AFM) probe to study the stratum corneum (SC) in detail, which may lead to better skin treatments and a greater understanding of skin aging.
Jul 10, 2013 | 06:51 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and cover recent patents issued and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to hair growth, color, styling and care.
Jul 09, 2013 | 09:57 AM CDT
A isoprenylcysteine (IPC) analog manufactured by biopharmaceutical company Signum Dermalogix Inc. (Dermalogix) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of rosacea.
Jul 02, 2013 | 04:38 PM CDT
In the past few years, the at-home beauty device market—including devices for cleansing, hair removal and light therapy, among others—has seen a boom, which is expected to grow according to a report by Kline & Company. However, a recent study by Brian S. Biesman, MD, in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, has found at-home, hot-wire, hair removal devices to be no better than shaving at improving density and reducing regrowth rate.
Jul 02, 2013 | 01:57 PM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Following is a sampling of recent scientific literature as assembled by Rachel Grabenhofer, editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries, which was found to have potential impact on personal care.