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Sep 28, 2016
A new partnership between L'Oréal and Poietis is giving it a shot.
Sep 27, 2016
3D-printed skin samples demonstrate the full potential of a product's efficacy, as AMA Labs explained during in-cosmetics North America.
Sep 21, 2016
Fragrances are complex combinations of substances that are added to many consumer products to give them a distinctive smell, impart a pleasant odor, or mask the inherent smell of some ingredients—but ultimately, to enhance the experience of the product user.
Sep 20, 2016
A thesis study is under way at Clemson University to develop dynamic test methods that evaluate consumer facial expressions in reaction to packaging designs in a new way: in situ.
Sep 14, 2016
One challenge in manufacturing is the variance in quality of raw materials; another is the mixing process. Mechanical tests, described here in brief, will quickly identify cosmetics and lotions that should be rejected or reworked.
Sep 9, 2016
The good, bad and ugly science behind ingredient "reputations" were addressed by Jay Ansell, of PCPC, during his in-cosmetics N.A.
Sep 2, 2016
Skin sensitization is neither simple nor desired, but options to test and prevent it have relied heavily on animal testing—until now, thanks to Japanese cosmetic giants Kao and Shiseido.
Sep 12, 2016 | Denise Herich, The Benchmarking Company
Focus groups provide colorful qualitative data that can set up brands for success.
Aug 29, 2016
While not nearly as well-documented as skin, plenty of literature indicates the sun can have damaging effects on hair.
Aug 22, 2016
Even before the animal testing ban, the cosmetics industry sought alternative test methods. In relation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded scientists for a cellular system they developed to replace the animal testing of neurotoxins for medical and cosmetic benefits.
Aug 4, 2016
"Isn’t it time for governments and industry to standardize an in vitro SPF test to replace human testing?" Karl Laden, Ph.D., of Alpa Cosmetics, asks in this brief commentary. What do you think?
Jul 21, 2016 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Allured Business Media
It’s been a while since a cosmetic ingredient was slandered. To ensure we’re not letting you down, here’s a report on new study examining the negative impact of phthalates.