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Proposal for Ontario Toxics Use Reduction Act

On August 26, 2008, the Canadian Environmental Law Association unveiled a model toxics reduction law, which it called on the Ontario government to adopt to reduce the use of toxic substances in manufacturing, workplaces and consumer products.

Research Gives a 'Jump-Start' to Natural Ingredient Supplies

Research from the University of Arizona studying the effects of electrical stimulus on plants may offer cosmetic and other ingredient manufacturers a novel, natural source for materials.

Multiple Emulsions: Applications in Cosmetics

Multiple emulsions and factors affecting their preparation are discussed in this article that also lists the advantages of each of the two main types—w/o/w and o/w/o—and gives examples of each in cosmetic formulations.

Inulin Lauryl Carbamate: A Deus-ex-Machina Emulsifier for Color Cosmetics

Inulin lauryl carbamate is a polysaccharide-based emulsifier that addresses the twin problems of emulsion stability and high powder content in color cosmetic formulations. Here, the authors present a formulation strategy.

Clear vs. Chromatic Emulsion

The chemist has developed a number of technologies that allow for more cosmetically elegant emulsions, including clear emulsions and chromatic emulsions, which are not the same.

"Free From" Formulations

When the “free from” claim first appeared in 2002, it referred to beauty products that did not contain synthetic fragrances or colorants. Since then, the list has expanded to include free from mineral oil, petrochemicals.

Emulsion vs. Invert Emulsion

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the differences between the structure and function of an emulsion and an invert emulsion.

Presidential Awards for Green Chemistry in Personal Care and Cosmetics

If you think of planet Earth the way you think of the human body, you see how similar they are. Viewed that way, a formulator might easily make the leap from personal care to planetary care. And indeed, some are doing so, especially at the level of controlling pollution.

Greening Personal Care Chemistry

Multiple economic, legislative and customer pressures are forcing an unprecedented level of change in chemical manufacturing and the design of chemical products. The authors examine the drivers for change and opportunities across the product lifecycle for green and sustainable chemistry including the use of renewable resources, cleaner synthesis methods and greener products.

UK Water Report Could Help Green Formulating

The UK Royal Society of Chemistry has reported that existing waste water treatment systems in the United Kingdom are not designed to remove chemicals in personal care products and that those chemicals are seeping into the water system.

Cream in Powder Form: An New Concept in Makeup

The present work describes a cosmetic technology based on a newer formulating concept—cream in powder form. The final formulation can be created by two different technical processes to produce either water- or oil-based cosmetics. In each case, the proper selection of ingredients determines the stability of the finished products.

Cloud point vs. High cloud point

Industry expert Tony O’Lenick examines the difference between cloud point and high cloud point.

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