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Feb 24, 2015 | 10:20 AM CST

World-class Educational Program Returns at in-cosmetics Barcelona 2015

By: in-cosmetics

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in Barcelona on Apr. 14-16, 2015, in-cosmetics will once again play host to an extensive series of workshops, seminars, roundtable debates and live demonstrations—with the industry’s most important topics, new ingredients and latest innovations coming to the forefront in the show’s comprehensive Educational Programme.

Feb 24, 2015 | 08:46 AM CST

Read the Label Online: Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm

Palladio High Intensity Lip Balms
By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm promises “the ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Feb 23, 2015 | 11:58 AM CST

in-cosmetics Korea Filling Up Fast

By: Jeff Falk

June event targets Korea’s 1,500+ cosmetic manufacturers; 97% of the stands already sold, making it the event organizer's most successful launch to date.

Feb 18, 2015 | 09:47 AM CST

Mibelle Unveils Alpine Flower Stem Cell Active for Environmental Protection

By: Katie Anderson

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Mibelle Biochemistry will unveil an alpine flower stem cell active designed to protect stem cells from environmental challenges to allow them to regenerate.

Feb 18, 2015 | 09:40 AM CST

Granactive Retinoid: The Power of Retinol without the Irritation

By: Grant Industries

Retinol (vitamin A) is the most popular topical retinoid used to date, but its skin irritancy and instability to sunlight has limited its scope and appeal.Retinol esters are often used to lower the irritation potential and increase stability, but a tradeoff is decreased retinoid activity and benefits. Granactive Retinoid is a next-generation anti-aging product, delivering the performance of retinol and retinoid derivatives with significantly lower irritation potential, thus supporting clear, visibly more youthful looking skin with better consumer acceptance.

Feb 18, 2015 | 06:46 AM CST

Patent Picks—Lipstick Gloss, Probiotics, Anti-acne, Cosmetic Films, Heat Shock Proteins and More for Skin

By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to cosmetics and skin care, including heat to improve lipstick gloss and probiotics for oily skin, as well as heat shock proteins, FABACs, improved vitamin C derivatives, an anti-acne blend, a skin-smoothing cosmetic film and a photo-initiated filler from the medical field.

Feb 17, 2015 | 03:00 PM CST

Micro Powders Launches Biodegradable PHB Exfoliant

By: Katie Anderson

Micro Powders Inc. commercially launched its biodegradable exfoliant technology.

Feb 17, 2015 | 02:30 PM CST

Regulating Medical Devices in the Cosmetics Industry

By: Pawel Leja, Daniel Noble and Robert Ross-Ficht…

Device technology can provide the consumer with superior results during their beauty routines, and results that are not always achievable by the use of cosmetics alone. Beauty devices, however, involve entirely new regulatory and quality paradigms that may be foreign to practitioners in the cosmetics industry.

Feb 17, 2015 | 02:29 PM CST

Evonik Names Business Director of Personal Care for NAFTA Region

By: Katie Anderson

Ron Birnbaum has been appointed by Evonik to business director of personal care for the NAFTA region in the Nutrition & Care segment. His new position was effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Feb 13, 2015 | 02:46 PM CST

Ascorbyl Lactoside: A New Vitamin C Derivative for Effective Skin Whitening

By: Feng Zan, Luqiu Shi and Hongyu Xue, Nanjing Hu…

A new vitamin C derivative, ascorbyl lactoside (AsL), was synthesized and characterized for its stability and safety, and evaluated for anti-tyrosinase and melanin reduction effects. The material showed excellent whitening effects and exhibited better stability than ascorbic acid. It also possessed the lowest cytotoxicity, in comparison with ascorbyl glucoside, kojic acid and arbutin.