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Oct 15, 2014 | 02:19 PM CDT

Pseudo-proteins to Engineer Skin Repair and (potentially) Soften Hair

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Pseudo-proteins engineered for the biomedical field hold potential for both skin and hair care repair. In skin, they accelerate the repair of tissues. In hair, they hold potential for improved softening. C.C. Chu, PhD, their inventor, will present this technology at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, to be held June 22 and 23, 2015, in Philadelphia.

Oct 15, 2014 | 01:04 PM CDT

Translating Sensation to (and from) Personal Care

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Converging multiple sensory experiences in one personal care product can differentiate it from others on the shelf. Translating sensations to (and from) personal care will therefore be addressed by sensory expert John Hayes, PhD, at the June 22 and 23, 2015, Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in Philadelphia.

Oct 15, 2014 | 01:01 PM CDT

A Conditioning Agent for Damaged Hair Around the Globe

By: Denise Costrini, Croda Inc.

Although there is a demonstrated need for damaged hair products around the world, it can be challenging to formulate for different ethnic groups with their own unique hair characteristics. The need for a conditioning agent across ethnicities led Croda to develop a conditioning agent that is able to improve the appearance, feel and manageability of hair regardless of ethnic origin.

Oct 15, 2014 | 10:39 AM CDT

Crodarom Achieves EFfCI's GMP Certification

By: Katie Anderson

Crodarom, member of the Croda International Group, has been awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for cosmetic ingredients by SGS according to the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI).

Oct 15, 2014 | 09:53 AM CDT

Showa Denko Debuts Aqueous Stable Vitamin C Derivative

By: Katie Anderson

At in-cosmetics Asia, Showa Denko K.K. will introduce a vitamin C derivative for personal care that is stable in aqueous solutions.

Oct 14, 2014 | 05:35 PM CDT

Formulating Aftershave

By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Rigano Laboratories, Milan…

Besides soothing and calming irritated skin, aftershaves are expected to refresh the skin, provide emolliency, reduce blood flow, tone skin, impart scent and antibacterial benefits, and prevent folliculitis, among others. Relevant ingredients for these functions are discussed here in terms of three categories of aftershaves: fluid transparent solutions, thick gels and fluid emulsion lotions.

Oct 14, 2014 | 02:13 PM CDT

EC Restricts Use of Propylparaben, Butylparaben and MCI/MI

By: Katie Anderson

The European Commision has adopted two measures restricting the use of butylparaben, propylparaben and methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) methylisothiazolinone in cosmetic products.

Oct 13, 2014 | 03:22 PM CDT

Patent Picks—Modified Collagen, Cyclodextrin UV/IR Protection, Fatty Acid Anti-inflammation and More for Skin Care

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to hydration and thickness, anti-inflammation, UV and infrared protection, controlled release, preservation, wetness protection and more for skin care.

Oct 13, 2014 | 02:55 PM CDT

Clariant Expands Production at Tangerang, Indonesia Site for More Personal Care

By: Katie Anderson

Clariant has announced plans to build a new production facility at its Tangerang, Indonesia site to support regional demands in the personal and home care industry.

Oct 13, 2014 | 09:56 AM CDT

Opportunities in the Vietnamese Cosmetics Market: Q&A with Le Chau Giang

By: Katie Anderson

The Vietnamese cosmetic market is a emerging market with huge potential, according to Le Chau Giang, special adviser to the president of the ASEAN Cosmetic Association and senior director and head of regulatory and medical affairs at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Asia Pacific. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Vietnamese cosmetics market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Giang's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.