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Formulating at pH 4-5: How Lower pH Benefits the Skin and Formulations

Most skin products are formulated around pH 6 but the latest research in skin biology suggests the skin is significantly more acidic—around 4.7. Here, the author shows how formulating for this natural pH can enhance the skin penetration of actives, reduce the amount of preservatives required, and increase chemical stability.

From Herbal Skin-firming Extracts to Novel Saccharide Esters: Literature Findings

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

Barrier Function, Hair Coloring and Other Literature Findings

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

New Raw Materials or New Uses

Sodium dl-α-tocopheryl phosphate for anti-acne preparations, a phosphorylated glyceryl ether for skin pores, and sarsasapogenin for plumping the face are among the new raw materials or new uses described this month.

V. filiformis for Antiaging, Rice Protein for Skin Pigmentation: Literature Findings

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

Nanotechnology in Cosmetics: A Review

As the commercial applications of nanotechnology have increased in the past decade, a number of nanoparticles are now being used in cosmetic products with optimized sensory attributes and consumer-perceivable benefits. This article reviews various forms of nanoparticles used in the cosmetic industry, discussing their properties, interactions with the skin and potential health effects.

From Tranexamic Acid on Freckles to Nonanimal Fillers: Patent, Literature Findings

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

From Collagen Production to 190-nm Emulsions: Literature Findings

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

Peptidomimetics for Cosmetic Applications

Peptidomimetics, or synthetic bioactive peptides, have been developed that mimic the biological functions of peptides and proteins but overcome many of these challenges and limitations. Further, due to their wide range of activity, synthetic feasibility and ease of handling, they have played a vital part in biological research. This column will discuss the potential application of these short chain oligomers in cosmetics and personal care.

Peptidomimetics for Cosmetic Applications

Peptidomimetics, or synthetic bioactive peptides, have been developed that mimic the biological functions of peptides and proteins but overcome many of these challenges and limitations. Further, due to their wide range of activity, synthetic feasibility and ease of handling, they have played a vital part in biological research. This column will discuss the potential application of these short chain oligomers in cosmetics and personal care.

Personal Care Technologies Appearing in Recent Scientific and Patent Literature

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

Caprylyl Glycol/Phenethyl Alcohol Blend for Alternative Preservation of Cosmetics

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.

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