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Dec 09, 2013 | 03:36 PM CST
By: Trefor Evans, PhD
In the mechanical testing world, the tendency for materials to fail under a repeated stimulus is termed fatigue testing, and this article discusses this topic in relation to hair breakage. It will be shown that this alternative testing approach provides considerable insight into the cause of hair breakage, and subsequently allows for the identification of strategies for its minimization; it will also be demonstrated how learning this provides the underlying theory by which anti-breakage and even “strengthening” claims are crafted.
Dec 09, 2013 | 03:31 PM CST
By: Chris Dederen, Jennifer Donahue and Cornelis V…
This paper describes an approach to systematically investigate the intrinsic effects of emulsifiers, quantify them and translate them into consumer preferences. These are processed mathematically and displayed in a simplified, two-dimensional map to assist formulation work.
Dec 09, 2013 | 03:28 PM CST
By: Audris Chiang, Farhaan Hafeez and Howard I. Ma…
To optimally treat acne, an accurate severity assessment is required1 and while visual assessments have relied on text descriptions, lesion counting and photographic methods, an ideal grading system would be more accurate and reproducible. Further, its ease of use, and time and monetary costs are also important. Here, the authors consider different approaches for improved acne assessments using photography.
Dec 04, 2013 | 08:52 AM CST
At recent European and Asia-Pacific events, a number of speakers suggested that consumer behavior was becoming a major barrier to sustainable development in the beauty industry.
Nov 06, 2013 | 11:09 AM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
The IFSCC conference covered an array of subjects—from the psychology of rotating brushes, and discussion of neuron-adipocyte crosstalk to limit emotional stress-mediated fat accumulation; to hair straightening and conditioning, various visualization tools, and novel formulation approaches.
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:43 AM CDT
By: Giorgio Dell'Acqua, PhD
While plant stem cells initially were marketed for their technological potential, they recently have been identified as an alternative, sustainable mean to produce nature-derived extracts and molecules.
Sep 18, 2013 | 09:21 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and cover recent patents issued, or applied for, in the cosmetic and personal care industries and relevant peripheral markets. This edition features methods and processes for analyzing and producing cosmetic products and materials.
Aug 22, 2013 | 11:25 AM CDT
The three-year project will involve developing renewable chemicals from the surplus sugars, fats, oils and carbohydrates produced via commodity byproducts and forestry wastes.
Aug 12, 2013 | 01:58 PM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
In materials science, metathesis has a unique ability: it fills gaps. 9-Decenoic methyl ester is one of the specialty materials produced by Elevance via olefin metathesis, an organic reaction that can break natural oils into pieces and recombine them without undesired by-products and hazardous wastes.
Aug 07, 2013 | 07:57 AM CDT
Having problems with conversions during product development in the lab? There's now an app for that. Silverson Machines Inc. has launched Silverson Conversion Tools, an app available in Apple’s App Store that contains a versatile set of conversion and calculation tools suitable for use in almost any process environment.