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May 28, 2013
Following are some aspects of patch testing that require consideration, including the ingredients used, related legislative measures and testing limitations.
Apr 24, 2013
R&D is essential within Cosmetic Valley. It combines actors from large industrial groups with teams from universities and smaller companies. Following is a consolidated group of interviews regarding research in Cosmetic Valley.
Mar 27, 2013
There are varying definitions, associations and overall impressions of fine lines and wrinkles among different consumer segments. The findings of this study offer invaluable insight into consumers’ opinions, and by qualitative in-depth interviews, they provide a well-defined vernacular for aging descriptors. This language is critical for developmental research, consumer evaluation and marketing within the cosmetic industry.
Mar 25, 2013
Previously, the theory explaining emulsion behavior was based on the equilibrium contact angle of the particle at the interface; however, Vinothan N. Manoharan, PhD, and his team at Harvard believe the time allowed for the system to reach equilibrium and the force pushing the particle to the interface are equally as important.
Dec 4, 2012 | Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
Effort to improve one’s appearance through the application of skin care heightens a sense of well-being to induce the “look good, feel good” factor. Consumers, however, often do not feel confident about how to apply skin care, suggesting that the application instructions are inadequate. This creates an opportunity for skin care manufacturers to provide application instructions for better product efficacy. A consumer’s application technique contributes to the product’s efficacy in addition to dictating consumer satisfaction on the product’s feel.
Nov 20, 2012
Halal-certified beauty products are becoming a new global trend, and the halal label appeals to Muslim consumers seeking integrity and authenticity in their cosmetics and personal care products.
Nov 20, 2012
Pepchipomics is a new project supported by the FP7 of the European Union aimed at synthesizing and reading high-density peptide microarrays, resulting in a new high-throughput platform that integrates peptide synthesis, detection and analysis at an unprecedented scale.
Nov 13, 2012
Shiseido has developed a low energy emulsifying technology inspired by the way iced coffee is produced.
Oct 23, 2012
Malvern Instuments has launched a device suitable for the characterization of proteins and nanoparticles where the highest sensitivity for size and zeta potential measurement is required.
Aug 28, 2012
Sharpe Mixers has introduced a new laboratory mixer that features a stainless steel air motor.
Jun 11, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
In this philosophical discussion, Tony O'Lenick considers the differences between creativity and innovation, and how they can lead to success in the consumer market.
May 29, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Materials are extracted based on their solubility in different menstrua (solvents), and the spectral subtraction of solvents allows for the identification of groups present in the extracted materials. Given here is an example of how broccoli sprout fractions with four different FTIR spectra were derived using four different silicone polymer menstrua.