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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.
SorbH and KSorb have become increasingly popular options for cosmetic preservatives due to their worldwide status as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) food ingredients and their long and successful use history.
The winners of Cosmetics & Toiletries' 2012 R&D Awards—Asia will be announced during the awards ceremony at in-cosmetics Asia on Nov. 7, 2012.
Tony O’Lenick asks organic chemistry expert and founder of website Master Organic Chemistry James Ashenhurst, PhD, to explain the eight types of arrow symbols.
Specialty pigments bring unique effects to personal care products, thus they are an important class of color additives for the decorative cosmetic industry. Presented here is a review of their properties and benefits, including mechanisms of refraction and reflection, as well as regulatory considerations.
Mica is an inorganic material found in a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products. Its use has been reported in more than 7,100 products, making it one of the most important mineral ingredients used in cosmetics.
In the midst of his examination of the adsorption properties of hair, Trefor Evans addresses water content and its manipulation with regard to moisturization in the following excerpt from Alluredbooks’ Practical Modern Hair Science.
New findings regarding the formation of fullerenes, aka "buckyballs," were recently published in the journal Nature Communications, suggesting that smaller cages grow into larger ones.
In a recent study, researchers found that an enzyme from the dandruff-causing pathogen Malassezia globosa provides a potential new anti-dandruff target.
This May 30–31, at Trinity College in Dublin, the 2012 "European city of science," the Society of Cosmetic Scientists will join world-renowned experts to discuss the latest good and bad science shaping the future of cosmetics.