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New Findings in Fullerenes

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.

New Anti-dandruff Target Identified

In a recent study, researchers found that an enzyme from the dandruff-causing pathogen Malassezia globosa provides a potential new anti-dandruff target.

Comparatively Speaking: Solubility vs. Extraction

In this installment of "Comparatively Speaking," industry expert Tony O'Lenick describes the difference between solubility and extraction, and how various extraction techniques can be used to isolate desired cosmetic actives.

Comparatively Speaking: Solubility vs. Partition Coefficient

Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between solubility and partition coefficient, as the understanding can lead to a better delivery of a formulation's materials.

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.

Silicone Safety and the Cosmetic Industry

The use of silicones in personal care products continues to expand because of the unique performance attributes they provide and their well-established record of safety. As a result, progressively larger volumes of silicones are being released to the environment, and interest in their life cycle has increased. The present article summarizes relevant fundamental chemical and physical properties of silicones and how these relate to material performance, safety and environmental fate.

Comparatively Speaking Compound vs. Composition

Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between a compound and a composition, as understanding their differences can lead to better formulation.

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