Most Popular in Testing
- Soft-focus for the Selfie-obsessed: Eye Tracking to Improve Color Formula Development
- Exposing Ingredient Exposure: It's Better Than We Thought
- Skin Barrier Impaired? Two 'TEWLs' to Tell
- The Perplexing Topic of Hair 'Type': How Do We Classify Hair?
- Measuring and Pre-selecting Functional Filler Pigments
- Zeta Potential and Particle Size to Predict Emulsion Stability
- SPF Debate Puts Derms to the Test
- Measuring Hair Strength, Part I: Stress-Strain Curves
- Beating the Damaging Effects of Heat on Hair
- Evaluating 1,3-Propanediol for Potential Skin Effects
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Mar 27, 2017
The deposition, delivery and penetration of actives are key to the success of skin care products and consequential to their efficacy. This paper explores ATR-FTIR imaging to compare the penetration of actives into skin via two application methods and their impact on skin hydration.
Mar 24, 2017
This article is the first of two that explores ways of capturing and quantifying the different forms of hair damage. Here, we begin with damage to the hair surface, or cuticle, while also exploring the implications of this occurrence. A second article will focus on damage to the internal cortex structure.
Mar 6, 2017
Cosmetovigilance is at the forefront of the industry's mind and is deeply rooted in testing ingredient safety. In relation, a new paper explores the aggregated exposure of consumers to given ingredients, with interesting results.
Feb 24, 2017
In cosmetics, soft focus refers to the blurring of light to immediately correct the appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections. This parameter can be affected by the refractive index of the emollients used, as well as formula volatility and the dispersion of fillers. The use of eye tracking, described here, can help the formulator quickly select the best-performing formulas.
Feb 17, 2017
Is the word we're spreading about sunscreen efficacy wrong? A new paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association thinks so. It holds that SPF values above 30 do make a difference.
Feb 16, 2017
To give users access to toxicity information for more than 2,000 substances, Coptis designed Coptis Tox. Learn more about it during in-cosmetics in April 2017.
Feb 13, 2017
The International Journal of Molecular Sciences had us at "hello" this month, with a new study comparing the phenolic compounds in chocolate (actually, cocoa by-products) vs. wine (okay, grape seed) extracts for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory skin benefits.
Feb 10, 2017
In effort to identify allergens in German chamomile, researchers isolated three compounds and tested their potential reactivity. While initially they proved to be weakly reactive, as one compound aged, it became unstable and more reactive.
Jan 9, 2017
With products ranging from smart hairbrushes to wearable UV skin patches it is safe to say that technology is slowly but surely shaping the beauty industry.
Jan 3, 2017
It has been proposed that topical treatment using linoleic acid can repair defective barrier function in damaged skin. The present article tests this theory and compares the results using two types of TEWL measurements: open and closed chamber.
Jan 3, 2017
This guest advisor commentary comes from regular Cosmetics & Toiletries contributor and photochemistry expert Craig Bonda, president of Inception Partners, LLC, and technical consultant to the sunscreen industry.
Jan 3, 2017
Butterflies in my stomach, that’s what I’m feeling. Both excited and nervous. Why? In this issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries, we’re trying something different. Our cover story is about safer sun protection but not in a way you’re used to; it's controversial.