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Free Formaldehyde Preservative Stability in Personal Care: Part I—Water

As scrutiny of formaldehyde-donor (FD) and other preservative technologies has increased in recent years, additional assurances of the relative safety and benefits of FD technologies are required. This two-part article examines the effects of temperature and pH on free-formaldehyde levels (as detected by C-13 NMR), first in water, then in personal care formulations.

Applied Neuroscience to Understand Cosmetic Consumers: Product Development (part III)

By measuring the non-conscious consumer response to products, concepts and before/after results, it is possible to make decisions for product development and marketing, as well as develop product claims. These possibilities are discussed in this three-part series, as are two case studies.

Applied Neuroscience to Understand Cosmetic Consumers: Consumer Study (part II)

By measuring the non-conscious consumer response to products, concepts and before/after results, it is possible to make decisions for product development and marketing, as well as develop product claims. These possibilities are discussed in this three-part series, as are two case studies.

Applied Neuroscience to Understand Cosmetic Consumers: Definitions (part I)

By measuring the non-conscious consumer response to products, concepts and before/after results, it is possible to make decisions for product development and marketing, as well as develop product claims. These possibilities are discussed in this three-part series, as are two case studies.

A Tale of Tattoos (continued): Black Henna

Temporary tattoos are all the rage—from rub-on kid party give-aways, to serious airbrush art and at-home kits "made to last." However, one type of temporary tattoo making infamous headlines is "black henna," especially in the eyes of the British Skin Foundation.

DSM Discovers Efficacy in ReguScence

DSM’s new research findings confirmed the efficiency in even skin tone application from the ingredient, ReguScence.

Fraunhofer Develops Method to Identify Titanium Nanoparticles

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, in Stuttgart, Germany, recently highlighted the work of scientist Gabriele Beck-Schwadorf and her team, who developed a new method based on mass to identify nanoparticles in media such as sunscreens.

SCCS OKs Skin Brightener Alpha-Arbutin in Cosmetics

The SCCS is allowing the cosmetic industry to continue using the high-performing and easy-to-formulate active ingredient used to even skin tones.

In Vivo Study Finds Solution to Skin Firming

To work against sagging and aging, Lipotec performed a new in vivo test on Uplevity peptide.

Lipotec’s Study Offers Cold Weather and Wrinkle Treatment

The Antarcticine marine ingredient is Lipotec’s latest in vivo study, which proved its efficacy to fight cold weather and wrinkles.

Nitric Oxide Proven Safe to Reduce Acne

A recent internal study proved nitric oxide is safe to reduce acne when lowering inflammation and killing microorganisms.

Terminalia Chebula for Preventive and Restorative Anti-aging Benefits*

This paper examines a tannin-enriched Terminalia chebula extract. Discussed are its mechanisms for preventative and restorative anti-aging effects, and skin pigmentation control. A pilot clinical study further confirms the extract’s bioactivity to reduce wrinkles and pigmentation. Improvements in yellowish skin tones also were observed, likely due to glycation reversal.

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