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Identifying Cosmetic Forms And Crystalline Phases From Ternary Systems

Diagrams of the oil, surfactant and water at stepped proportions in ternary systems characterize the system’s cosmetic forms (emulsions, gels, dispersions), crystalline phases and stability in this study using two Brazilian oils.

New Emulsion Technology Makes Formulation Easy

This article describes the use of a novel process technology to prepare high internal phase (HIP) emulsions, which can provide solutions to a number of formulating issues.

Formulating Scrubs

Nonaqueous-based scrubs provide more functions and benefi ts for complete treatment of the body’s skin and are a new category of cleansing tools focusing on cleansing, conditioning and treating. Oils, glycols and silicone oil are three continuous phases in non-aqueous scrubs discussed in this article.

Brain Teaser: Ingredient Functions

Ken Klein challenges readers to find the ingredient functions in this word puzzle.

For License: Process for the Epoxidation of Olefinic Compounds

Yet2.com,presents a processing technology for the production of an epoxide and/or its corresponding vicinal diol by a reaction of an olefinic compound with hydrogen peroxide...

From the Top--Technical Issues in the Cosmetic Business

MOT (Management of Technology) has emerged as an attractive means to capitalize on R&D investments. In developing cosmetics, a number of issues emerge during the technology planning and development processes, which will be discussed here.

Deposition from Conditioning Shampoo: Optimizing Coacervate Formation

New techniques are being offered to produce formulations faster and more cost effectively than ever before. Researchers at the Institute for Formulation Science have addressed this challenge by developing robotic combinatorial techniques for the preparation and investigation of complex mixtures.

Software Tool to Keep Track of Rheological Data

ATC RheoSystems introduced RheoExplorer V6 Software that promises to deliver easy use, real-time printing and plotting, and advanced data-analysis capabilities.

Seeking Homogeneity in UV Filter Distribution

The uniform distribution of UV filters on the skin and in the skin should be a goal for sunscreen formulators because it improves sun protection and increases the SPF. If it also improves the condition of the skin, consumers receive two benefits for the price of one. The good news? It can be done.

Formulators Forum--Optimizing Your Emulsion to Meet Marketing Requirements

Cosmetic formulators are given product briefs from our marketing friends and then we go off to the bench to create our masterpiece. After we submit our idea of what we think the brief really meant, someone from marketing gets back to us and tells us that it doesn’t feel right.

Conductive Organic Polymers, Methods for Conductive Patterns for License

A group of methods to pattern conductive organic polymer layers on a support is offered.

Powder Batching, Weighing from IM

Ingredient Masters (IM) introduced customizable batching and weighing systems for flaked or powdered ingredients.

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