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Jun 23, 2014 | 04:26 PM CDT

Patent Picks—Adjustable Conditioning, Antibacterial Hair Removal, NIR Hair Growth and More

By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest inventions related to hair care, including adjustable conditioning, improved dyeing, infrared growth, antibacterial removal and more.

Jun 17, 2014 | 06:15 PM CDT

Natural Beauty: Global Opportunities Remain

By: GCI Editors

Despite variable economic conditions, the natural beauty and personal care market continues to see strong growth, posting a healthy 10.6% increase globally to reach $29.5 billion in sales in 2013.

Jun 17, 2014 | 06:06 PM CDT

Asia-Pacific Update: Hong Kong Regulations and ‘Green’ Awareness

By: To Yo Be, Contributing Consultant, Penang, Mal…

In Hong Kong, cosmetic safety assurance is viewed as being part of the product manufacturing process, and reasonable safety will result from all the necessary production processes being followed. This update is a short review of the rules for manufacturing and selling cosmetic products in Hong Kong.

Jun 17, 2014 | 05:45 PM CDT

Nature-derived Care for Sensitive and Difficult-to-treat Skin Types

By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops, LLC

A number of consumers can be classified as having difficult-to-treat skin types, being both dry and oily and prone to periodical inflammation in specific areas. New active ingredients derived from nature provide gentle yet efficacious solutions to address these needs. These skin types and solutions are addressed herein.

Jun 17, 2014 | 03:43 PM CDT

Testing and Developing a Sugar-derived Surfactant Blend for Delicate Skin

By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, et al., Rigano Industrial C…

Vegetable-derived, mild and sustainable skin cleansing ingredients are in demand, and this has led to the development of new detergent structures. Described here is a combination of two mild surfactants that fulfils these requirements using the concept of “interrupted soap” to impart mildness. Studies to verify the functional, sensorial and mild characteristics of the new blend are detailed.

Jun 17, 2014 | 02:44 PM CDT

Deriving Renewable Squalane from Sugarcane

By: Derek McPhee, PhD; Armelle Pin; Lance Kizer, P…

Commercial use of squalane has been constrained by an inconsistent supply and resulting price volatility, but modern biotechnology has been able to leverage enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions found in nature coupled with traditional chemical processing steps to create a high-quality source of renewable squalane.

Jun 17, 2014 | 01:55 PM CDT

Read the Label Online: Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

This primer is formulated with exotic white orchid extract, to help seal and protect each hair strand; repelling water to colored hair remarkably vibrant. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Jun 17, 2014 | 12:43 PM CDT

ACI and PCPC Form Coalition to Promote Antibacterial Use to the FDA

By: Katie Anderson

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), which have formed the Topical Antimicrobial Coalition, have submitted their comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its proposed rule, which they find could elliminate access to antibacterial soaps and increase foodborne illness.

Jun 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM CDT

Salvona Relocates to Large NJ Facility

By: Katie Anderson

Salvona Technologies LLC has relocated to a new facility in Hamilton, New Jersey for increased production capability.

Jun 12, 2014 | 12:32 PM CDT

Author Response to 'Improved Antioxidant Penetration' Letter to the Editor

By: Prapaporn Boonme, PhD; Prince of Songkla Unive…

A recent Letter to the Editor called to question some details in the logic presented in an April 2014 Cosmetics & Toiletries article. Following is the author's response to this letter.