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Dec 04, 2012 | 11:19 AM CST
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Co…
When personal care products are formulated to maintain the hygiene of the external genital area, specifically the female genitalia, they must have distinctive characteristics. These products must address the female genitalia’s complex anatomy, physiological elements and role in body metabolism and reproductive functions.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:14 AM CST
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Sea cucumbers, considered a delicacy in East and Southeast Asia, may not be pleasing to the eye but could be pleasing to the complexion. These slippery creatures belong to the animal group of echinoderms, which possess an adaptive feature called mutable connective tissue. While investigating this phenomenon, Maurice Elphick, PhD, and his research team from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences not only identified the genes that encode the peptides to make this tissue stiffen and soften, but also have hypothesized that one of these peptides may be used in anti-aging skin care
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:00 AM CST
By: R. Rox Anderson, MD, Harvard Medical School an…
This article presents skin optics and strategies to design cosmetics that more closely match normal human skin. Topics covered include the spectral reflectance of hemoglobin chromophores, spatial variations and color texture, and optical scattering and translucence. In addition, interference coatings are considered, as are examples of the interplay between home-use devices and agents that affect aging skin.
Dec 04, 2012 | 10:55 AM CST
By: Nava P. Greenfield, Yale School of Medicine; a…
Despite their widespread use and applications, the scientific literature on moisturizers lacks strong evidence to support dermatological use. This article explores current literature on the efficacy of moisturizers to help the industry understand their mechanisms and role in treatment.
Dec 04, 2012 | 10:15 AM CST
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
Effort to improve one’s appearance through the application of skin care heightens a sense of well-being to induce the “look good, feel good” factor. Consumers, however, often do not feel confident about how to apply skin care, suggesting that the application instructions are inadequate. This creates an opportunity for skin care manufacturers to provide application instructions for better product efficacy. A consumer’s application technique contributes to the product’s efficacy in addition to dictating consumer satisfaction on the product’s feel.
Nov 29, 2012 | 02:47 PM CST
By: Cosmetics & Toiletries Staff
On Nov. 28, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries hosted a live Webinar titled, "Regulations—What You Forgot to Ask," featuring a call-in with industry regulatory expert David Steinberg.
Nov 29, 2012 | 09:26 AM CST
Event organizers expect 300 exhibitors; three-day event will focus on technologies behind some of the industry’s most cutting edge ingredients.
Nov 28, 2012 | 09:56 AM CST
Catherine Hoang has joined Chemtec Chemical Company team as account manager for the western United States.
Nov 27, 2012 | 05:48 PM CST
A year ago this month, on Nov. 5, 2011, beloved cosmetic industry member Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, passed away. Cosmetics & Toiletries takes a moment to remember him and reflect on his expertise as well as his zeal for life and pursuit of science.
Nov 27, 2012 | 05:40 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to naturals and botanicals in skin care.