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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.
Jul 21, 2016
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has made a safety determination on a number of chamomile, polymer, keratin and sulfate ingredients. Some are safe for use at certain levels while two HDI polymers still have insufficient data.
Jul 7, 2016
Sunscreens designed for application to wet skin are popular in part due to convenience, skipping the drying step completely. In relation, these authors propose a new in vitro test to compare the wet skin factor of sun care products. Here, 20 products were tested and compared according to several conditions in order to define the best parameters for the method.
Jul 6, 2016
Measuring the delivery of active ingredients is an important part of the product development process, and particularly desirable are non-invasive, in vivo methods. This work describes the use of fluorescence excitation emission matrices in vivo to measure the deposition of salicylic acid from anti-acne face wash products.