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Jan 30, 2015 | 02:37 PM CST

Read the Label Online: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
By: Katie Anderson

BareMinerals launched Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream as “The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer...with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation.

Jan 30, 2015 | 08:24 AM CST

Patent Picks—Thickening, Microbiome, Low Active/High SPF, Imaging, Anti-acne and More in Skin

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to skin and skin care, including reducing skin thickening, restoring skin balance, imaging skin, improving the skin barrier and reducing acne, characterizing the microbiome, UV protection, increasing skin formula stability and more.

Jan 29, 2015 | 02:49 PM CST

What's Cooking in Color

By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…

This collection of articles is focused on key technical challenges in developing color products; for example, formulating to improve pigment dispersion and shade-matching in lipstick. Research on progressive steps toward comfortable wear and transfer-resistance in makeup is described, as well as improvements in the durability, color and drying time of gel nails.

Jan 29, 2015 | 01:11 PM CST

A Review of Gel Nail Technologies

By: Frank C. Pagano, PhD, ACT Solutions Corp.

This article reviews the technologies behind gel nails and recent trends in them. The underlying photochemistry of monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators also is discussed, to give the reader a better understanding of the performance and challenges associated with gel nails.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:55 AM CST

Quantifying Hair Color Fading

By: Trefor A Evans, PhD, T.A. Evans LLC

Around 10-12 years ago, shampoos and conditioners began appearing on the market claiming to be “color safe.” This strongly resonated with consumers. The present article discusses various contributors to the color fade process with a specific emphasis on measurements to quantify and understand color fade.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:33 AM CST

Labeling in China for Color and More

By: Karen Yarussi-King, Global Regulatory Associat…

The Chinese cosmetic market is booming, and there are many cosmetic companies that already sell or want to sell products there. However, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration has proposed new labeling regulations that, if enacted, would make it more difficult and more costly to sell foreign cosmetics in China, particularly color cosmetics.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:31 AM CST

Two Decades of Transfer-resistant Lipstick

By: Robert Lochhead, PhD, University of Southern M…

It has been two decades since Revlon revolutionized the color cosmetic market by debuting transfer-resistant lipstick. Innovations in transfer resistance and long wear makeup have continued apace, and it certainly appears that advances in this field will continue for the foreseeable future. This article reviews the literature to show the evolution of chemistries and concepts in this prominent market.

Jan 29, 2015 | 10:30 AM CST

Functionality Drives Growth of Color Cosmetics

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

The color cosmetics category has a lot to answer for. It is the precursor of multi-tasking brands in the beauty industry, notably BB creams, and now everyone is at it. So much so that beauty conscious consumers—especially in Western markets—increasingly expect a single product to perform multiple functions.

Jan 28, 2015 | 12:38 PM CST

Bicosome Encapsulates Carotene and Antioxidants for IR/UV Protection

By: Katie Anderson

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Bicosome is launching a complex that boosts the skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

Jan 28, 2015 | 11:28 AM CST

A Brief Review of Polymer/Surfactant Interaction

By: Robert Y. Lochhead and Lisa R. Huisinga, The I…

In this article, the significance of parameters such as correlation length (blob size), micelle structure, comicellization, polymer adsorption conformation and coacervate structure are introduced with relevance to the conceptual appreciation of polymer-surfactant interactions and its bearing on recent advances in conditioning shampoos.