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Jan 24, 2014 | 11:27 AM CST
By: Robert J. Dorin, DO, American Board of Hair Re…
The continued use of hair bleaches and dyes to combat the onset of gray hair creates a greater demand for hair products that deliver the desired effect while facilitating repair. Molecular biology promises new strategies in combating the aging process of hair cells, with the paradigm shift toward understanding the living component of the hair follicle.
Jan 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM CST
By: Chris Flower, PhD; and Emma Meredith, PhD, Cos…
The chemical industry has developed modern colors in virtually any hue that are both fast and safe. In the cosmetics industry, these pigments can be used to color skin and hair, although they are still covered by strict safety legislation. This column will discuss color formulating challenges and regulatory actions in the EU to govern pigments for skin and dyes for hair.
Jan 24, 2014 | 10:08 AM CST
By: Oru Mohiuddin, Euromonitor International
With global growth of 6% in 2012, color cosmetics proved resilient to recessionary pressures thanks to an array of launches. The contribution of emerging markets to the growth of color cosmetics was 75%, half of which came from Brazil and China. Moving forward, Africa and the Middle East are projected to have the strongest compound annual growth rate (CAGR)—6% from 2012 to 2017, in terms of color cosmetics.
Jan 24, 2014 | 09:12 AM CST
By: Arthur Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
The chromophores that generate appealing colors in nature can also function as natural colorants in cosmetics. Here, some specific natural colors are reviewed. In order to apply them, however, formulators must be aware of the commercially available materials and know which are allowed under local regulations; such restrictions also are described.
Jan 23, 2014 | 04:47 PM CST
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
Research has shown that perceived attractiveness stems from visible skin color distribution,1 so achieving an even skin tone is important to many consumers. Hyperpigmentation or uneven pigmentation is, in the mind of the consumer, usually connected with inadequate sun protection and often enhanced by smoking, although it can result from other causes.
Jan 23, 2014 | 11:49 AM CST
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Co…
Cheek stains and blushes are intended for a lightly shaded color that is well-blended. Such formulations must provide a transparent hue as well as exhibit wear-resistance. Here, these requirements are described, as are formula approaches and commercial examples. In relation, recent research has mostly aimed at increasing the permanence of pigments on skin; such new ingredients are discussed.
Jan 22, 2014 | 04:13 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Barbara J. Morley received the Stanley Allured Award for Lifetime Service from the Midwest SCC in November 2013. An emeritus member since 2007, she has held offices including chair, chair-elect, secretary (three terms) and treasurer (two terms), and has served on the newsletter, hospitality, social night, program and Teamworks committees, sometimes as chair. In 2008, she received the Midwest chapter Merit Award. Here, she describes her cosmetic career.
Jan 22, 2014 | 01:57 PM CST
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Cosmetics & Toiletries bids a fond farewell to David C. Steinberg in this, his final “Regulatory Review” column. Here, he describes how he would regulate cosmetics, after having followed and reported on them for more than 18 years.
Jan 21, 2014 | 08:53 PM CST
By: Katie Anderson
TRI-K Industries, a Galaxy Surfactants Group Company, has acquired Surfactants International Inc. and its division of Surety Laboratories from Actives International, effective Jan. 16, 2014.
Jan 21, 2014 | 08:13 PM CST
By: Abby Penning
A blog post from The NPD Group explores the popularity of multifunctional beauty products and if they're delivering on all the promised benefits.