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Sep 17, 2014 | 09:53 AM CDT

Impact Colors Releases Color Trends 2016+

By: Katie Anderson

Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.

Sep 17, 2014 | 09:25 AM CDT

Consumer Views Beauty By Function According to Report

By: Katie Anderson

Diagonal Reports believes that the beauty industry and the consumer are out of sync, reporting that consumers view beauty by functional need rather than by category. This finding is reported in its Lexicon of Beauty 2015-2025, which remaps the beauty industry according to function.

Sep 17, 2014 | 09:23 AM CDT

Formulating Facial Masks

By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Rigano Laboratories

Facial masks have undergone a makeover in recent years. They now often offer multiple skin benefits, incorporate innovative ingredients and provide immediate efficacy. However, the formulation strategy for facial masks is quite simple and does not differ greatly from that of standard cosmetic creams. Here, gel, emulsion and suspension mask formulations are discussed and divided into peel-off and wash-off subcategories.

Sep 17, 2014 | 08:53 AM CDT

Evonik Names Univar Northeast US Distributor

By: Katie Anderson

Evonik Corp. has named Univar Inc. the distributor for its personal care ingredients in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell its silicone-based products directly.

Sep 17, 2014 | 08:51 AM CDT

Anti-Aging Hair Care through the Legendary Power of the Baobab

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By: Elzbieta Kasprzyk; Dmitri Ptchelintsev, PhD; a…

Anti-aging is quickly becoming a large and formidable category in hair care. The description for anti-aging of hair can be explained by a product that provides multi-functional benefits including damage recovery, protection, strength, nourishment and conditioning effects. The anti-aging claim can now be found in all hair care segments, including shampoos, conditioners, serums, colorants and styling agents.

Sep 16, 2014 | 04:55 PM CDT

Non-Invasive Measurement of Epidermal Proteins for Psoriasis and Skin Care*

By: M.S. Leo, S. Fitzmaurice, H.I. Maibach, MD, an…

Abnormal epidermal turnover in psoriatic skin impairs its barrier function and tissue repair capabilities. Therefore, studies of hyperkeratinization and hyperproliferation have been conducted to better understand the disease. Here, the administration of heavy water and a tape-stripping method are used to measure skin protein turnover in psoriatic skin and surrounding tissues. Results demonstrate benefits over other proliferation measurements.

Sep 16, 2014 | 01:18 PM CDT

Patent Picks—Nanoparticle Anti-acne, Elastin Digest, Thermo-regulated Cosmetics, Rebaudioside A and More in Skin Care

By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to repairing, restructuring and other novel effects in skin care.

Sep 11, 2014 | 10:37 AM CDT

Color Protection and Conditioning

Consumers are increasingly becoming wary of unnecessary chemicals in products. In response, Biosil Technologies, Inc. has developed Biosil Basics® Amino DL-30 CE, a paraben- and phenoxyethanol-free silicone, to formulate hair care products without sacrificing function.

Sep 10, 2014 | 10:41 AM CDT

AAK Highlights Opportunity and Names Sole Distributor in Mexico

By: Katie Anderson

AAK Personal Care has signed a sole distributor agreement with ABA Mexico S.A. de C. V. The choice of ABA to distribute AAK's ingredients was due, in part, to the shared specialty of bioactives and functional ingredients.

Sep 10, 2014 | 10:32 AM CDT

Evonik Expands Capacity for Specialty Silica in Japan

By: Katie Anderson

Evonik Industries has announced an expansion of its specialty silica capacities in Ako, Japan through a holding in DSL Japan Co. Ltd. (DSL). Evonik holds 51% of shares in DSL, a joint venture with the Japanese Shionogi & Co. Ltd.