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Aug 16, 2011 | 05:55 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC; and Denn…
In order to prepare the industry for the upcoming Sunscreen Symposium, organized by the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, industry expert Tony O’Lenick asks Dennis Lott to explain the difference between SPF and calculated SPF. This is the first of two columns on sun protection.
Aug 01, 2011 | 02:12 PM CDT
By: Trefor Evans, PhD, TRI/Princeton
When formulating a hair care product, there is often a need for testing that validates the product’s technical performance. This testing provides guidance to create formulas with appropriate performance, while also communicating the product’s message to the consumer. This article discusses the use of instrumental combing measurements when formulating hair conditioning products.
Jun 30, 2011 | 11:49 AM CDT
Rapid Colorimetric Analysis of para-Phenylenediamine in Henna-based, Non-permanent Tattoo Color Mixtures
By: Christopher T. Krüger; Dirk W. Lachenmeier, Ph…
In some henna mixtures, para-phenylenediamine (PPD) has illegally been added and it is responsible for complications such as allergic contact dermatitis. While high-performance liquid chromatography has previously been used to detect PPD, a colorimetric method that is faster and portable, described here, has been developed. For product developers, this method can be used to evaluate henna plant extracts.
May 25, 2011 | 10:37 AM CDT
During the World Congress of Dermatology, Procter & Gamble Beauty and Grooming is presenting new findings in acne, male grooming, dandruff and anti-aging based on a broader "omics"—i.e., genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, research tool.
May 24, 2011 | 10:54 AM CDT
TRI/Princeton is offering a benchmarking study on the rinsing of shampoos and conditioners to allow manufacturers a lower cost option for product testing, as compared with individual tests.
May 02, 2011 | 02:12 PM CDT
By: K. Bazela, PhD; R. Debowska, PhD; B. Tyszczuk;…
Although cellulite is not considered a disease, it is a significant cosmetic problem for many post-adolescent women. Recent studies using new diagnostic techniques such as ultrasound imaging can define the cellulite-reducing efficacy of cosmetics. However, there is still a need to standardize and objectify the testing procedures and to find parameters to measure anti-cellulite efficacy.
Apr 06, 2011 | 10:53 AM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Noninvasive subcutaneous skin imaging is a tool sought for use by the medical, pharmaceutical and personal care industries, but techniques have been lacking due to resolution and speed constraints.
Mar 23, 2011 | 08:19 AM CDT
Researchers at Ohio State University have invented a single lens that enables microscopic objects to be viewed from nine angles at once to create a 3-D image.
Mar 16, 2011 | 09:22 AM CDT
As many formulators know, creating an efficacious cosmetic formulation can be problematic, which is why Johann Wiechers, PhD, is launching a new software platform based on his “Formulating for Efficacy” strategy.
Mar 04, 2011 | 02:33 PM CST
Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing (SEURAT), a research initiative funded by the European Union's Health Programme and Colipa, has gotten underway with a kick-off meeting, held March 1-3, 2011, in Cascais, Portugal.