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Oct 27, 2014 | 02:59 PM CDT

Read the Label Online: St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub
By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting Inc.

Unilever’s St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub takes advantage of two hot trends in the cosmetic industry by using natural exfoliants in the “brightening” category. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Oct 27, 2014 | 09:57 AM CDT

Dobos Joins Sun Chemical as Technical Manager of Cosmetics

By: Katie Anderson

Kelly Dobos has joined Sun Chemical as technical manager of cosmetics for the Americas.

Oct 23, 2014 | 05:03 PM CDT

Patent Picks—Venus Flytrap, Cross-linked Silk, Wax Plant and More for Anti-aging and Skin Repair

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to lifting, antioxidants, delivery, collagen production, density and more for anti-aging and skin repair.

Oct 23, 2014 | 01:06 PM CDT

Registration Still Open for in-cosmetics Asia 2014

By: Jeff Falk

Online visitor registration closes October 28 for the 2014 edition of in-cosmetics Asia 2014 (November 4-6, 2014) held in Bangkok; 400 of the industry’s largest personal care ingredient supplier companies to showcase ideas and cutting-edge technology.

Oct 23, 2014 | 09:35 AM CDT

India Bans Importation of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

By: Katie Anderson

On Oct. 13, 2014, India's Ministry of Health and Welfare made an addition to its Drugs and Cosmetics Rules that prohibited the importation of cosmetics that are tested on animals.

Oct 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM CDT

DSM Maps Facial TEWL/Hydration Among Varying Ethnicities

By: Katie Anderson

DSM Personal Care has partnered with the University of Limpopo, Newtone Technologies and AVR Consulting to run a study on facial hydration and barrier function in different ethnicities.

Oct 22, 2014 | 11:35 AM CDT

Clariant Introduces Sustainable African Oil for Hair and Skin

By: Katie Anderson

Clariant has introduced a multifunctional African hair oil that has benefit for both hair and skin. Plantasens Abyssinian Oil is a versatile oil that presents an opportunity for personal care formulators to combine natural product claims supporting radiant skin and lustrous, healthy hair for consumers.

Oct 22, 2014 | 10:44 AM CDT

Promising Ethnic Beauty Market Gives Way to Intensified Competition

By: Jeff Falk

Kline report finds that multicultural beauty marketers are breaking boundaries between general and multicultural beauty.

Oct 22, 2014 | 10:13 AM CDT

Conditioning Damaged Hair Around the Globe

By: Denise Costrini, Croda Personal Care, North Am…

Although there is a demonstrated need for damaged hair products around the world, it can be challenging to formulate for different ethnic groups with their own unique hair characteristics. The need for a conditioning agent across ethnicities led Croda to develop a conditioning agent that is able to improve the appearance, feel and manageability of hair regardless of ethnic origin.

Oct 22, 2014 | 09:14 AM CDT

The Asian Male Skin Care Market: A Q&A With Florence Bernadin

By: Katie Anderson

The male skin care market in Asia, specifically in Korea, is on the uptick, according to Florence Bernadin, founder and CEO of Information et Inspiration. Here, she engages in an exclusive Q&A on the Asian male skin care market with Cosmetics & Toiletries. Hear more of Bernadin's expertise at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok.