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May 20, 2014 | 11:04 AM CDT

Regulations and Notifications for Cosmetics and Hair Spray in Vietnam

On the Vietnamese market, cosmetics must satisfy ASEAN guidelines for the marketing of their features. Corporations or individuals selling cosmetic products bear full responsibility for product safety, efficacy and quality. Also, VOCs are not currently regulated. This update briefs manufacturers on processes specific to this growing market.

May 20, 2014 | 10:47 AM CDT

Product Innovation Gives Hair Care a Boost

By: Oru Mohiuddin, Euromonitor International

In line with the performance of the beauty industry in general, hair care has experienced a slight slowdown globally, with the value growth rate falling from 5.5% in 2012 to 4.9% in 2013. However, hair care has resisted this slowdown.

May 20, 2014 | 10:15 AM CDT

A Hair Dyeing Solution for the Dye-allergic Consumer

By: Nicholas Blickenstaff and Garrett Coman, Unive…

This article describes how to identify allergic contact dermatitis resulting from hair dye, and outlines prevention principles for those who wish to continue dyeing their hair despite being allergic—with clear implications for those formulating these products. The main sensitizers in hair dye are discussed, along with techniques to minimize exposure to these allergenic substances.

May 19, 2014 | 03:39 PM CDT

Strategies for Hair Repair, Strengthening and Growth

By: Luigi Rigano, PhD; ISPE srl, Milan, Italy

Many approaches can be used to fight hair damage and aging. These include repairing hair structure to recover as much of its integrity as possible and treating hair with specified ingredients to increase strength and resilience. In addition, promoting hair growth can be accomplished by acting on the scalp. The practical application of these strategies is described here.

May 19, 2014 | 02:40 PM CDT

Behenamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate for Hair Conditioning

By: Tao Gao, Sino Lion (USA), Ltd., East Hanover, …

Combining quaternary ammonium and phosphate structures results in a material with amphoteric characteristics. Here, the authors describe behenamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, which was assessed in shampoo and conditioner bases for hair conditioning, softening, combability and anti-static properties; subjective panelist evaluations also were conducted.

May 14, 2014 | 04:23 PM CDT

Lonza Expands Distribution Agreement with Deveraux

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Deveraux is now the exclusive third-party distributor for Lonza’s full line of personal care products, including actives, functional ingredients and preservatives, in the Western United States.

May 13, 2014 | 11:55 AM CDT

Ahlerup and Tabor Join AAK

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

AAK announced it has appointed new team members in anticipation of growth due to the demand for natural and sustainable products as well as rising consumption in China, India and Brazil.

May 12, 2014 | 05:42 PM CDT

Avon, Korres Align in Latin America; Ecuador, Peru Focus on Exports

Avon and Korres have teamed up to gain ground in Latin America, while Ecuador and Peru focus on increasing exports.

May 12, 2014 | 04:35 PM CDT

Sensory, Rheology Solutions at Suppliers' Day

The Lubrizol Corporation presents sensory and rheology innovations for skin and hair at booth 1323 during this week's NYSCC Suppliers' Day.

May 12, 2014 | 02:24 PM CDT

3D Printing 'Popping Up' in Personal Care

3D Printing Demo
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is popping up in many fields, including in cosmetics and personal care development; from behind the scenes, in R&D package concept labs, to presentations at in-cosmetics and the April SCS Symposium—even at home, in one former Harvard student's printable cosmetic device concept.