Recent in Methods & Processes (page 11 of 15)


This issue of C&T magazine highlights three areas relating to delivery in personal care. Wash-on delivery of actives via a bar soap is explored by Durfee and Devine, while microneedles, borrowed from the medical field, are considered for personal care in Eppler’s article. Finally, multilamellar vesicles are studied by Hough et al. for cleansing applications. In addition to delivery topics, this issue of C&T magazine presents the annual Sun Care Formulary.

Cyclofluidic to Accelerate Flow Chemistry, Biology Processes

Pfizer Ltd. and UCB announced the formation of Cyclofluidic to significantly accelerate the drug discovery process by automating and integrating flow chemistry and flow biology processes.

Zygem, Advalytix to Produce DNA Extracts for R&D Applications

This collaboration will combine enzymatic nucleic acid extraction technology with single-cell molecular tests for life science research and diagnostic applications.

BiotechMarine Establishes Biodiversity Challenges

BiotechMarine has established a Charter of Excellence to ensure customers that it is committed to safety, efficiency and environmental and biodiversity protection.

Separation Science vs. Instrumental Methods

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick examines the difference these two different types of analysis that can be performed on mixtures or entire formulas to indicate properties of a given formulation.

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.

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