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Nov 20, 2014 | 02:36 PM CST

Midwest SCC Honors Jacobsen for Lifetime Service

Dennis Ciechna, Midwest SCC Historian, awards Allan Jacobsen the Stanley Allured Lifetime Service Award.
By: Rachel Grabenhofer

During its November 2014 meeting, the Midwest SCC Chapter honored Allan Jacobsen the Stanley Allured Lifetime Service Award.

Nov 20, 2014 | 10:43 AM CST

Exploring Parallels Between String Theory and Cosmetic Science

By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…

Professor Brian Greene, world-renown physicist and string theorist at Columbia University, admits there’s no concrete connection between string theory and cosmetic science, and that we shouldn’t try to make one. However, the following discussion aims to exercise readers’ minds in hopes of revealing parallels between the two.

Nov 20, 2014 | 09:15 AM CST

Problems with Skin Protectants Part 2, Theory and Perfluoropolyether Insights

By: Giovanni Pantini, PhD, Studio 24

Problems with skin protectants include unsatisfactory performance, poor prospects for improvement, and the lack of evaluation methods. Such problems were introduced in part 1 of this series. Here, theoretical aspects of skin protection and insights from perfluoropolyethers are discussed; concepts to push protectants to new efficacies will be covered in the final article of this series.

Nov 20, 2014 | 08:48 AM CST

Moringa Leaf Phytochemicals for Skin Benefits

By: Diana M. Cheng and Ilya Raskin, Nutrasorb; Car…

This paper describes the development of a stable moringa plant concentrate comprising the extraction and identification of stable actives, via plant metabolites, and the correlation of activity through a variety of in vitro models. The resulting concentrate demonstrated direct and indirect antioxidant benefits and inhibitory action against inflammation and UV-induced MMP-1.

Nov 19, 2014 | 04:22 PM CST

Zeta Potential and Particle Size to Predict Emulsion Stability

By: A.P. Gasparelo, Grupo Boticário, São José dos …

Emulsions are popular vehicles in skin care due to their affinity for the skin; however, they are thermodynamically unstable systems. This study investigates zeta potential and particle size distribution as potential screening tools to predict instabilities in emulsion-based cosmetic products, to supplement regular accelerated stability testing.

Nov 19, 2014 | 03:03 PM CST

Delivering Skin Moisturization from a Surfactant Cleanser

By: Rhian Jones, Bhaven Chavan and Adam Young, Cro…

The instrumental and sensorial studies described here assess the ability of a test moisturizing product, at 1% in a surfactant system, to physically improve skin moisturization and structural condition, as well as provide a consumer-perceivable sensorial benefit. Changes in skin protein content, visible skin dryness, trans-epidermal water loss, corneometry and sensorial characteristics were measured and analyzed.

Nov 19, 2014 | 02:58 PM CST

Bath & Body Flourishes on Innovative Textures, Application Formats and Effects

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

The bath and body care category managed to wave off potentially negative pressures and record its best results in more than a decade, with a retail value climbing 7% (at fixed U.S. dollar prices) to reach $76 billion.

Nov 19, 2014 | 01:58 PM CST

Caviar Lime AHAs for Novel TRPV3 Action and Exfoliating Benefits

By: Estelle Loing and Valérie Begin-Lavallée, Luca…

Caviar lime fruit extract is identified in this article as a source of natural AHAs capable of stimulating TRPV3 channel expression and activity for gentle exfoliation of the skin. Clinical evidence of effectiveness is presented.

Nov 19, 2014 | 12:08 PM CST

Olay Conducts Clinical Trial On Pollution's Skin Impact

By: Katie Anderson

Pollution is bad news for the skin regardless of lifestyle choices, according to a study by Olay scientists and Beijing's General Hospital of the Air Force. The two collaborated to study environmental factors and skin in a city well known for its poor air quality.

Nov 19, 2014 | 11:37 AM CST

U.S. Animal Testing Ban a Focus for 2015

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Following European and Indian bans on animal-tested cosmetics, a bigger push will be made to ban animal testing for cosmetics in the United States in 2015. Legislation was introduced to U.S. lawmakers in May 2014 and is expected to become a new focus once Congress reconvenes.