Recent in Chemistry (page 6 of 6)
Jun 6, 2012
In a recent study, researchers found that an enzyme from the dandruff-causing pathogen Malassezia globosa provides a potential new anti-dandruff target.
Apr 24, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
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.
Apr 10, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
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.
Mar 30, 2012 | Xiao Wu, PhD, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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.
Oct 28, 2011 | James Lambert, PhD NuSil Technology LLC
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.
Oct 4, 2011 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between a compound and a composition, as understanding their differences can lead to better formulation.