Recent in Methods & Processes (page 8 of 14)
Oct 27, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between 'green' cosmetic formulations and 'greening' cosmetic formulations, and introduces the concept of the Green Star Rating.
Aug 4, 2010 |
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Aug 3, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick discusses the differences between lowering surface tension in water vs. oil phases, noting that formulators should consider surface tension and its role when choosing ingredients for either phase.
Jul 13, 2010 | T.J. McCarthy, University of Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
In an interesting article published in this journal recently, Armstrong reviewed work done on the uptake of preservatives by plastic packaging materials, a subject of importance to both the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Jun 29, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
As the demand for natural and/or sustainable personal care products increases, the popularity of formulating with natural oils has grown. Here, Tony O'Lenick illustrates how choosing the right oil process method can yield a different result for the formulator.
Jun 1, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between two types of vaporization: evaporation and boiling, for the benefit of novice formulators.
May 21, 2010
Human hair swatches are frequently used in the hair care industry to test product efficacy and color deposition; however, after testing, they may have an additional purpose—as human hair is being collected for oil spill cleanup.
Apr 27, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
In this excerpt, Tony O'Lenick looks to Perry Romanowski to explain how cosmetic raw materials are named for the benefit of novice formulators.
Feb 19, 2010 | Eric Perrier, LVMH, et al.
R&D is essential within Cosmetic Valley. It combines actors from large industrial groups with teams from universities and smaller companies.
Feb 16, 2010 | Peter Kaplan, PhD, TRI/Princeton
In a fast-moving marketplace, few would disagree that product performance benchmarking is critical to achieving an industry-leading position. However, is this statement just lip service in the current environment?
Dec 22, 2009
L’Oréal has turned its plant in Libramont, Belgium, into a carbon-neutral site using 100% green energy. L’Oréal Libramont utilizes a biomethane centre that was developed by Eneco and Bio Energie Europa, employing technology to transform biomass from local farmers and the agro-alimentary industry into methane gas, which provides electricity and heat to the plant.
Dec 22, 2009 | Anthony O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
This is the first of several columns that will examine key analytical methods used in quality control to discuss their application to raw materials. The mg KOH/gm system is the most commonly used system to analyze surfactants and it originally was developed by chemists in the soap business.