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Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to welcome Jennifer Marsh, PhD, of Procter & Gamble, to its highly esteemed Scientific Advisory Board. As an accomplished Principal Scientist in the Beauty and Technology division, Marsh has conducted multiple studies on bleach and oxidative chemistry for hair color technologies.
Global market for personalized skin care valued at $12.2 billion; survey of U.K. consumers shows they're even willing to provide blood, skin, hair and DNA samples
The Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition applauded the U.S. Senate's passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141). While the Act aims to streamline the approval process for new sunscreen actives, will it? Industry expert David Steinberg gives his take.
Problems with skin protectants include unsatisfactory performance, poor prospects for improvement, and the lack of methods for evaluation. Such problems are introduced here, while insights in the area of perfluoropolyethers and concepts to push skin protectants to new efficacies will be discussed in follow-up articles.
Incorporating performance ingredients in a formula does not guarantee they will penetrate the skin and deliver the claimed benefits. This review presents topical delivery approaches introduced in the past five years to improve the efficacy of benefit ingredients for skin care. Examples include molecular, carrier and Trojan horse delivery. Non-conventional delivery systems also are described.
With global per capita spending of $15 on skin care in 2013, compared to $11 on hair care and just $7 spent on color cosmetics (on average), skin care remains the category in which consumers are most willing to spend.
Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.
Diagonal Reports believes that the beauty industry and the consumer are out of sync, reporting that consumers view beauty by functional need rather than by category. This finding is reported in its Lexicon of Beauty 2015-2025, which remaps the beauty industry according to function.
Facial masks have undergone a makeover in recent years. They now often offer multiple skin benefits, incorporate innovative ingredients and provide immediate efficacy. However, the formulation strategy for facial masks is quite simple and does not differ greatly from that of standard cosmetic creams. Here, gel, emulsion and suspension mask formulations are discussed and divided into peel-off and wash-off subcategories.
Evonik Corp. has named Univar Inc. the distributor for its personal care ingredients in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell its silicone-based products directly.