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Oct 23, 2014 | 01:06 PM CDT

Registration Still Open for in-cosmetics Asia 2014

By: Jeff Falk

Online visitor registration closes October 28 for the 2014 edition of in-cosmetics Asia 2014 (November 4-6, 2014) held in Bangkok; 400 of the industry’s largest personal care ingredient supplier companies to showcase ideas and cutting-edge technology.

Oct 23, 2014 | 09:35 AM CDT

India Bans Importation of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

By: Katie Anderson

On Oct. 13, 2014, India's Ministry of Health and Welfare made an addition to its Drugs and Cosmetics Rules that prohibited the importation of cosmetics that are tested on animals.

Oct 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM CDT

DSM Maps Facial TEWL/Hydration Among Varying Ethnicities

By: Katie Anderson

DSM Personal Care has partnered with the University of Limpopo, Newtone Technologies and AVR Consulting to run a study on facial hydration and barrier function in different ethnicities.

Oct 22, 2014 | 11:35 AM CDT

Clariant Introduces Sustainable African Oil for Hair and Skin

By: Katie Anderson

Clariant has introduced a multifunctional African hair oil that has benefit for both hair and skin. Plantasens Abyssinian Oil is a versatile oil that presents an opportunity for personal care formulators to combine natural product claims supporting radiant skin and lustrous, healthy hair for consumers.

Oct 22, 2014 | 10:44 AM CDT

Promising Ethnic Beauty Market Gives Way to Intensified Competition

By: Jeff Falk

Kline report finds that multicultural beauty marketers are breaking boundaries between general and multicultural beauty.

Oct 22, 2014 | 10:13 AM CDT

Conditioning Damaged Hair Around the Globe

By: Denise Costrini, Croda Inc.

Although there is a demonstrated need for damaged hair products around the world, it can be challenging to formulate for different ethnic groups with their own unique hair characteristics. The need for a conditioning agent across ethnicities led Croda to develop a conditioning agent that is able to improve the appearance, feel and manageability of hair regardless of ethnic origin.

Oct 22, 2014 | 09:14 AM CDT

The Asian Male Skin Care Market: A Q&A With Florence Bernadin

By: Katie Anderson

The male skin care market in Asia, specifically in Korea, is on the uptick, according to Florence Bernadin, founder and CEO of Information et Inspiration. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Asian male skin care market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Bernadin's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.

Oct 21, 2014 | 11:42 AM CDT

Environmentally Benign Antimicrobials with Improved Efficacy

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Lignin and cellulose-based nanoparticles are environmentally benign and can deliver higher efficiency, in terms of active agent employed. The application of these nanoparticles for preservation and a novel approach to fabricate them will be the focus of the presentation by Alexander Richter at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in June 2015.

Oct 15, 2014 | 02:19 PM CDT

Pseudo-proteins to Engineer Skin Repair and (potentially) Soften Hair

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Pseudo-proteins engineered for the biomedical field hold potential for both skin and hair care repair. In skin, they accelerate the repair of tissues. In hair, they hold potential for improved softening. C.C. Chu, PhD, their inventor, will present this technology at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, to be held June 22 and 23, 2015, in Philadelphia.

Oct 15, 2014 | 01:04 PM CDT

Translating Sensation to (and from) Personal Care

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Converging multiple sensory experiences in one personal care product can differentiate it from others on the shelf. Translating sensations to (and from) personal care will therefore be addressed by sensory expert John Hayes, PhD, at the June 22 and 23, 2015, Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in Philadelphia.