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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.

Nov 19, 2014 | 09:51 AM CST

Multifunctional Cosmetic Ingredients as Antimicrobials

By: Katie Anderson

Today's formulator is busy, and their task of creating innovative formulations is boosted by new multifunctional ingredients. The concept of delivering two highly desired benefits for personal care in one product is one of great appeal to formulators globally.

Nov 18, 2014 | 05:12 PM CST

Hair Control Shaping New Markets

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

According to research from Diagonal Reports, hair straightening has stirred up today's beauty marketplace. Further, demand for hair control is growing exponentially. In response, Peter Landa of TRI-K will revisit the "knowns" and consider the "unknowns" of hair structure and control technologies during the 2015 Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.

Nov 18, 2014 | 10:48 AM CST

Naturex Brightens Skin With Natural AHAs

By: Katie Anderson

At in-cosmetics Asia, Naturex debuted its new line of natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) for the skin as part of its Natural Radiance collection of synergistic brightening ingredients.

Nov 18, 2014 | 09:53 AM CST

Amyris Unveils Hemisqualane Emollient as Second Personal Care Launch

By: Katie Anderson

Amyris Inc. unveiled its second ingredient for the personal care market, an expansion of its Neossance Squalane product

Nov 18, 2014 | 09:28 AM CST

Sunscreen Innovation Act Passes House and Moves to President

By: Katie Anderson

New U.S. sunscreen actives are potentially within reach, as the The Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141) by passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature and enactment into law.