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Jan 26, 2015 | 10:31 AM CST

Dimethiconal Panthenol: Hair Color Protection with Multiple Benefits

Consumers are increasingly becoming wary of unnecessary chemicals in products. In response, Biosil Technologies, Inc. has developed Biosil Basics® Amino DL-30 CE, a paraben- and phenoxyethanol-free silicone, to formulate hair care products without sacrificing function.

Jan 23, 2015 | 03:28 PM CST

One Week Remains for Abstract Submissions for the 2015 IFSCC Conference

By: Jeff Falk

The Swiss Society of Cosmetic Chemists has set a January 31, 2015, as the deadline for papers for the 23rd IFSCC Conference in Zurich (September 21–23, 2015).

Jan 21, 2015 | 11:08 AM CST

Patent Picks—Ice-binding, Illumination, Anti-glycation, Color-change, Probiotics and More in Makeup

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that relate to makeup and skin care, including compositions to increase skin radiance, improve product sensory properties, impart probiotic benefits, provide interactive and color-changing abilities, protect skin through ice binding and more.

Jan 21, 2015 | 10:28 AM CST

Dow Corning Introduces Frizz Control for Water-based Formulations

By: Katie Anderson

At the 2014 Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase, Dow Corning unveiled a frizz control solution for water-based hair care formulations.

Jan 21, 2015 | 10:08 AM CST

Naturex Inaugurates Expanded Chile Factory with Quillaia Specialty

By: Katie Anderson

On Jan. 15, 2015, Naturex inaugurated its newly expanded production factory in Linares, Chile, which is specialized in quillaia extraction and purification.

Jan 21, 2015 | 09:42 AM CST

Rahn Celebrates 75 Years in Zurich

By: Katie Anderson

Rahn is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2015. In 1940, during World War II, Hans Rahn founded Rahn AG in Zurich as a one-man business.

Jan 21, 2015 | 09:21 AM CST

Naolys Introduces Lilac for Hair Repair and Shine

By: Katie Anderson

Naolys is using lilac to repair and add shine to hair. Healthy Shine Lilac has a multifunctional effect on hair, acting on all three parts of the hair: the root, the scalp and the shaft.

Jan 20, 2015 | 02:13 PM CST

More and More, Beauty Synonymous With Wellness

By: Jeff Falk

Wellness as beauty is a bottom up development that is, and has been, 100% driven by changes in consumer behavior and regimes. Words such as 'energy' and 'de-stressing' resonate with consumers, and it is up to brand owners to adapt their products to meet the demands of beauty as wellness.

Jan 16, 2015 | 01:06 PM CST

Modeling the Dynamics of Hair Movement

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

The dynamics of hair movement are of particular interest to product developers because they are important to consumers. In relation, computer animation and 3D modeling expert Norman Badler, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss ways to model the dynamics of hair movement during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.

Jan 14, 2015 | 09:24 AM CST

Cosmetagora Presents Formulation Latest in Paris

SFC president Claudie Willemin (second from the left) with representatives from the three winners of Cosmetagora's formulation prize.
By: Katie Anderson

Although recent events cast a cloud over the city of light, the cosmetic industry showed its determination to continue with discussions on cosmetic innovation at the Société Française de Cosmétologie's (SFC) Cosmetagora.