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Nov 05, 2007 | 05:42 PM CST
Johann Wiechers, PhD, writes: I am driving in a taxi somewhere with a female colleague when she asks me an intriguing question. “Tell me, Johann, how would you measure breast firming?”
Nov 02, 2007 | 11:50 AM CDT
By: Rachel Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Will a flourishing category ever chance revealing this truth behind naturals to consumers? Perhaps so, as the naturals market becomes more saturated and key manufacturers seek ways to drive consumer interest into new areas.
Nov 02, 2007 | 11:03 AM CDT
By: Rebecca N. Bleibaum and E. Jane Robichaud, Tra…
Used in conjunction with marketing and marketing research techniques, consumer-based sensory evaluation techniques provide an effective business strategy for product development and brand management.
Nov 02, 2007 | 10:49 AM CDT
By: Robert Y. Lochhead, The University of Southern…
Informatics techniques have been developed that are capable of manipulating huge data sets that underpin modern formulation—from mining for information, to analyzing vast amounts of data. This article highlights how the use of computer technology can increase the efficiency and efficacy of formulating.
Nov 02, 2007 | 10:40 AM CDT
By: Gerhard Schmaus, Martina Herrmann, Holger Jopp…
Naturally occurring and synthetic avenanthramides were evaluated for their efficacy to inhibit substance P-induced release of histamine from mast cells. In vivo tests showed that four synthetic avenanthramides demonstrated ability to significantly reduce histamine-induced itch and redness. Dihydroavenanthramide D was also shown to be an excellent antioxidant.
Oct 09, 2007 | 02:53 PM CDT
We test a number of things in our cosmetic industry. We test for safety; for stability; for efficacy; for microbiological contamination; and for interactions between the (ingredients of the) product and its container.
Oct 01, 2007 | 05:03 PM CDT
Laboratoire Dermscan and HelioScreen Labs are combining their skills to offer a complete new in vitro / in vivo service in the field of sunscreen testing.
Sep 28, 2007 | 10:30 AM CDT
By: John I. Yablonski and Sharon E. Mancuso, Bio-C…
A preservative efficacy testing method, called accelerated double challenge, rapidly—in 14 days—assesses the ability of a product or material to resist microbial contamination. It also maintains a high degree of correlation with longer-term preservative challenge protocols.
Sep 04, 2007 | 11:43 AM CDT
By: Véranne Charbonnier, Marc Paye and Howard I. M…
Squamometry is useful in identifying the low or subclinical irritation potential of substances even before any change in the TEWL can be measured.
Sep 04, 2007 | 11:36 AM CDT
By: Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
Using proper methods, it is possible to screen materials for potential antiaging effects; in turn, these materials can be incorporated into cosmetic or personal care products. To properly screen antiaging materials, all that is required is a basic understanding of the aging process.