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Oct 01, 2010 | 10:50 AM CDT
TRI/Princeton announced it has formed a Measurement Service and Claims Support group to expand its personal care product performance and claims support test methods with new measurement techniques.
Sep 22, 2010 | 10:48 AM CDT
Four test method evaluation reports are now available from ICCVAM that provide recommendations for performing eye safety testing more humanely, and for developing and using non-animal test methods and strategies. Among these reports, ICVAAM has recommended that a cytosensor microphysiometer (CM) test method may be used to screen surfactant-containing formulations such as personal care products for the ability to cause permanent or severe eye injuries.
Sep 15, 2010 | 09:53 AM CDT
A system based on phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin (euxyl® PE 9010) from Schülke & Mayr is described here to boost the efficacy of preservatives. To substantiate its efficacy, the effects of the system were checked at pH levels of both 7.0 and 5.0.
Aug 11, 2010 | 10:31 AM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
This edition of "Patent Picks" features recently issued patents relevant to advances in testing for cosmetics R&D.
Jul 30, 2010 | 02:45 PM CDT
By: Philippe Mondon, Nada André, Emmanuel Doridot,…
Aging influences cutaneous parameters that give rise to progressive changes in three skin chromophores, altering the visual homogeneity of skin. To address these changes, the authors developed and examined the effects of a complex based on Siegesbeckia orientalis and Rabdosia rubescens using a novel skin imaging technique.
Jul 14, 2010 | 09:25 AM CDT
Cosmetic companies have borrowed quality control methods from other industries that have product attributes such as color, gloss and texture down to a science. Specialized in such areas, X-Rite has developed tools to enable cosmetic companies to predict future color trends as well as set standards by which future cosmetics will be benchmarked.
Jun 25, 2010 | 09:56 AM CDT
This benchmarking study allows manufacturers to test hair products for conditioning, anti-breakage strengthening, and anti-static flyaway reduction with shared controls and labor to reduce costs by up to 57%. The company is accepting participants until Aug. 15, 2010.
Jun 08, 2010 | 01:03 PM CDT
CeeTox has acquired assets of ADMETRx Inc. that allow it to expand its range of in vitro service offerings. Specifically, the acquired assets allow CeeTox to increase its existing Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion (ADME) capabilities.
Jun 02, 2010 | 09:11 AM CDT
Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Portland State University have developed an animal-alternative test method to assess the potential for chemicals in consumer products to cause skin allergies.
May 27, 2010 | 12:31 PM CDT
By: P. Ziosi, S. Manfredini, S. Vertuani, V. Rusce…
In the present work, the antioxidant capacities of three essential oils derived from basil and thyme were evaluated using a photochemiluminescence (PCL)-based assay. In addition, since the base formulation can affect the antioxidant activity of oils contained therein, ingredient interactions within final formulations were investigated.