Build a solid foundation in science, formulation and product development—find out more!
Most Popular in:
Fishing for Ideas at Informex USA 2012
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: March 1, 2012
page 6 of 6
Marc Cornell of ChemAid also discussed how new application devices bridge pharmaceuticals and cosmetics—especially since such devices can increase the efficacy and penetration of products. He explained how medical devices are regulated by the FDA, and how more safety and efficacy testing is necessary; in relation, observing “I believe we will eventually standardize anti-aging test methods.” Cornell presented devices such as power lasers and other energy-emitting devices including those based on sound phoresis, iontophoresis and photodynamics to activate topical products. He concluded, “There’s a growth opportunity at the device/product interface.”
While several technologies presented at the show sparked ideas for the future of personal care, a few were practically ready for application today. These included concepts such as a soluble phosphate polymer technology for controlled, sustained release; milling technologies to improve pigment effects; increased penetration and efficacy of personal care products via devices; plasticizers for fragrance and more. These “big catches” for personal care Cosmetics & Toiletries expects to reel in as technical articles later this year. Stay tuned.