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A Balancing Act: Stabilizing Vitamin C for Skin Benefits

Topically, ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, has important physiological effects in skin based on its antioxidant properties. Its stability, however, poses significant challenges. This column reviews the material’s beneficial properties and strategies to stabilize its reactive nature.

Expert Opinions: Approaches to Anti-aging

Featuring insights on "jovial" and medical beauty, eco-consciousness, living in rhythm, higher efficacies and more, this month's collection of "Expert Opinions" is all about anti-aging. Click through to the digital magazine for the complete interviews.

Anti-aging Safely: Bakuchiol for Skin-building Benefits

"Bakuchiol being non-irritating, as opposed to retinoic acid (which can cause irritation), is really the differentiating factor and what’s cause for excitement with this study."

Kesha Launches Vegan Beauty Collection

Pop artist Kesha teamed up with HipDot Cosmetics to release her first vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics line. The collection touts such benefits as lip care and plumping.

Formulating with Phytic Acid: A Mild Alternative to AHAs

Phytic acid offers multifunctional benefits to skin and is comparable to, and yet milder, than AHAs. However, it can pose challenges to formulators—some solutions to which are given here.

Anti-aging, Pigmentation and Acne: The Depths of Chemical Peels

Today's anti-aging consumers diverge between relaxed well-aging and immediate effects—even turning to invasive treatments. In the latter context, this article discusses facial peels, to provide formulators a professional spa product perspective.

Matcha-Themed Body Care Featuring Bonus Ingredients

Novachem released a natural matcha-based skin and hair care collection including a facial cleanser, capillary ampoules and a night mask with added feature ingredients to improve skin and hair’s condition.

Clear Cleansing Polymer Launched for Conditioning

Ashland launched a new conditioning polymer for a broad range of uses in transparent shampoos, body washes and more.

Aiglon Groupe Presents Pure Veggie Gels, Thickeners, Petroleum and More

From mineral oil-free and veggie derived, to translucent gels and white petroleum jellies, Aiglon Groupe has covered all the pure and bio bases with four ingredient offerings.

Tea-Based Ingredient Offers Yoga-like Benefits for Skin

Ashland launched its tea-based ingredient, inspired by neurocosmetics, that claims to offer the same skin care benefits as practicing yoga.

Formulating on Trend: Waterless Cosmetics

In this installment of our "Formulating On Trend" series, Kelly Dobos, of Sun Chemical, shares insights about the rising trend of water scarcity and waterless cosmetic formulating to provide a solution.

Mageline's Fairy Eyes Cream

Rich in six peptides, the product replenishes collagen and contains a variety of plant essences to improve the circulation of eye-area blood vessels.

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