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Apr 18, 2014 | 04:52 PM CDT

Novel Azobenzene Compound to Extend and Reactivate UV Protection

By: Jin-Ye Wang, PhD, and Shengyong Geng, Shanghai…

Two azobenzene compounds were synthesized and combined in liposomal membranes. Their physico-chemical properties and biocompatibility were evaluated. The safer one was chosen, and its protective function for UVA and UVB were tested in vitro and in vivo. This azobenzene liposomal formulation provided good efficacy with longer shelf life, which could be utilized as a novel kind of repeated UV absorber.

Apr 18, 2014 | 04:20 PM CDT

Approaches and Issues in Powder Formulations

By: Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies, Melv…

Powder cosmetic products (both pressed and loose) include foundations, eye shadows, primers, blushes, bronzers and all-over shimmer powders. Though the raw materials used in them often are similar, the processing, texture, packaging, applicators and application, along with color development, vary for each type. These variations are described here.

Apr 17, 2014 | 10:48 AM CDT

Symrise Seeking to Acquire Diana Group

By: Abby Penning

Symrise submitted a binding offer and has entered into exclusive discussions with the owners of Diana Group with regards to the acquisition of Diana Group.

Apr 15, 2014 | 04:17 PM CDT

Dove Experiment Shows Beauty is Mind Over Matter

By: Abby Penning

A social experiment conducted by Unilever brand Dove revealed that 80% of women feel anxious about the way they look. The study also highlighted how the right state of mind can unlock a feeling of beauty in women.

Apr 15, 2014 | 03:44 PM CDT

Novel Shampoo Effects from Solvay

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

During in-cosmetics 2014, Solvay launched a conditioning solution created to meet market demands for silicone-free, sulfate-free, oil-based and oil-free shampoos. The system targets not the hair type, but the type of effect desired from shampoos.

Apr 15, 2014 | 02:39 PM CDT

Columbia Researchers Uncover Touch Sensory Mechanisms

A study published in Nature highlights how a team of Columbia University Medical Center researchers have uncovered the mechanisms behind touch; i.e., how humans feel details and textures.

Apr 14, 2014 | 11:55 AM CDT

New Findings for Anti-aging in Hair and Scalp

Anti-aging hair care products address concerns such as thinning, coloring, breakage and drying. At the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, an entire hair research track will feature speakers Popescu, Davis, Kazin and Westgate on new biological and chemical considerations for this growing market.

Apr 14, 2014 | 10:33 AM CDT

PASS Coalition Supports Move to Speed Approval of New UV Filters, Looks to Canada

In March 2014, the PASS Coalition published its support of a proposed Act to potentially speed the FDA's approval of new UV filters. In a related blog post, PASS followers congratulated those involved, and urged Canadian regulators to do the same.

Apr 11, 2014 | 03:38 PM CDT

Texture Transformations Featuring Gransil VX-418 and Ice Cream Repair

Finding ingredients that provide unique textures and texture transitions are becoming more and more important to formulators worldwide. Grant Industries is up to this challenge with its new GRANSIL VX-418 ingredient and ICE CREAM REPAIR concepts.