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Jul 03, 2012 | 03:07 PM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
From an insider’s view, safety testing is an assumed step in the development of any product on the market. This puts the pressure on analytical and quality control efforts behind the scenes to ensure that ingredients and products meet or exceed expectations. In doing so, theoretically, no one else has to give it a second thought. For those who must give it considerable thought, this edition features two articles on testing, among other topics.
Jul 03, 2012 | 03:00 PM CDT
By: Patricia da Luz Moreira, PhD, Natura Inova&cce…
Botanical ingredients are interesting for their unique and complementary chemical diversities yet they are criticized for these very traits, which make quality assurance, reproducibility and good phytochemical characterization—required for successful high throughput screening, difficult. This article discusses these challenges as well as the benefits of large-scale screenings of botanical extracts that are currently used or developed for cosmetic product development.
Jul 03, 2012 | 02:51 PM CDT
By: Stewart J. Lebrun, Lebrun Labs, CA USA
The testing of personal care products for ocular irritancy ensures their safety, proper labeling and consumer satisfaction. In relation, there is a current demand for animal-alternative tests. Thus, described here is a method using synthetic tissue to test for mild, moderate and severe ocular irritation, including data validating this method as an effective means to screen products.
Jun 27, 2012 | 10:28 AM CDT
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has has added a fixture to its offering that tests the hardness of cosmetic pencils.
Jun 04, 2012 | 03:24 PM CDT
By: R. Gopaul; D.G. Kern; H.E. Knaggs, PhD; and J.…
A blend of Narcissus tazetta bulb and Schizandra chinensis fruit extracts was developed for anti-aging benefits and tested for efficacy on a human skin equivalent. Results indicate it regulates the functions of youth gene clusters by increasing the activities found in younger skin and reducing the activities found in aging skin specific to structure, hydration, cellular proliferation and pigmentation.
May 04, 2012 | 02:17 PM CDT
Evalulab will discuss its clinical testing services specializing in the safety and efficacy of skin care products, to root product claims in science.
May 03, 2012 | 02:42 PM CDT
By: Miriam Becker, Christoph Schmidt, PhD, Veroni…
Functional filler pigments play an important role in adjusting optical properties such as transparency and soft focus effects in cosmetics. However, their suitability for specific formulas is not apparent until time-consuming tests using many different fillers have been conducted. Therefore, a new method to predetermine the soft focus effects of functional filler pigments is described here.
Apr 09, 2012 | 03:30 PM CDT
By: Katie Anderson
After 25 years in the industry, Gavin Greenoak, managing and scientific director of the Australian Photobiology Testing Facility Pty., Ltd. (APTF), continues to strive for a better understanding of the interaction of light and the human body. Greenoak’s career began in cancer research, which has afforded him unique insight of skin biology and the effects of sun exposure.
Mar 12, 2012 | 02:39 PM CDT
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and global cosmetic manufacturer L’Oréal announced a research collaboration to develop animal-alternative toxicity tests to ensure product safety.
Mar 01, 2012 | 04:37 PM CST
By: Marc Pissavini, PhD, Adeline Baud, Stéphanie M…
The present article describes a reproducible method for determining the photostability of sunscreen products. This method is based in part on the in vitro determination of the UVA protection factor as proposed by Colipa for the irradiation aspect, and on the spectroscopy of a sunscreen in dilute solution for the absorbance measurement aspect.