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Feb 11, 2015 | 11:31 AM CST

Improving the Sensory Properties of Lye Hair Relaxers

By: H.-M. Haake, H. Kader and K. Kross-Maita, BASF…

Previous work found soluble silicates in lye relaxers to impart positive effects. Therefore, a compound based on potassium silicate, alkyl polyglycoside and glycerin was developed to improve the effects of lye relaxers on the mechanical and sensorial properties of hair. This article explores various benefits of this compound using variations of two lye relaxer test formulations.

Feb 11, 2015 | 11:20 AM CST

Dow Chemical Divests ANGUS Chemical

By: Katie Anderson

ANGUS Chemical Company has been divested by The Dow Chemical Company through an investment by private equity firm Golden Gate Capital.

Feb 11, 2015 | 10:22 AM CST

Researchers Link Skin Cell Molecule with Immune Response

By: Katie Anderson

Researchers from Melbourne, Monash and Harvard Universities published new findings on how immune cells in the skin sense foreign invaders and react with inflammation or alergic reactions to protect the body.

Feb 11, 2015 | 10:04 AM CST

Shin-Etsu Presents Soft-focus Effect Finding on Silicone Powders

By: Katie Anderson

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. presented new "soft-focus" findings on its KSP Series Hybrid Silicone Powders (100, 101, 102, 105, 300, 411, and 441).

Feb 10, 2015 | 02:50 PM CST

Makeup Outpaces Skin Care and Fragrance in U.S. Prestige Beauty

By: Jeff Falk

NPD shared that the U.S. prestige beauty* industry reached $11.2 billion and grew 3% in dollar sales in 2014, compared to 2013. Makeup experienced the healthiest gain, 6%, while fragrance dollars grew 2% and skin care increased by 1%.

Feb 04, 2015 | 12:34 PM CST

Demystifying Cosmetic Science for Consumers

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Cosmetic scientists know the headaches of alarmist groups and junk science. They reformulate products pulled from shelves due to mistruths from would-be "experts." Joe Schwarcz, PhD, of McGill University will explore why there is a need to demystify cosmetic science during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.

Feb 04, 2015 | 12:12 PM CST

Packaging as an Extension of Formulation

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Mark White of Amway Corp., will explore how packaging can improve, increase or extend the delivery, efficacy and shelf-life of products during his presentation at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit. "Aesthetic appeal is not the only reason for given personal care packaging designs—although it certainly helps," he notes.

Feb 04, 2015 | 11:39 AM CST

Alternative Hair Cleansing

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

New approaches to hair cleansing range from dry powders and sprays, to creamy cleansers that skip shampooing altogether. In fact, according to Mintel's NPD Database, an increasing number of consumers favor dry shampoo. Carmen Castillo Bucci, of L'Or<é>al USA, will discuss these new approaches to hair cleansing during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.

Feb 04, 2015 | 11:00 AM CST

The Consequences of Physiological Cosmetics

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

The cosmetics industry has a long history of using science to ensure the safety and efficacy of products. However, advances in research on the physiological interactions of products have had many consequences. These will be the crux of a discussion led by Steve Barton during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit this June.

Feb 04, 2015 | 09:51 AM CST

Datamonitor Consumer Releases Insights on Top 2015 Beauty Trends

By: Jeff Falk

Top beauty trends likely to impact the beauty industry by influencing future innovations and represent high potential avenues for brands to explore.