Recent in Ethnic Care (page 3 of 3)

TCM in Skin Whitening and Lightening: The Eternal Pursuit in East Asia

Statistics have shown that products with TCM claims account for a large share of the skin whitening product market—nearly 33% in 2011, which has risen year after year. This article reviews the historic application of TCM in whitening cosmetics. It is excerpted from its full content, which will appear in the February 2013 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine,

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hair Relaxers and Straighteners

Many products currently on the hair care market relate to a woman’s attempt to partially or completely modify her curly, frizzy and tangled hair. Hair straightening and hair relaxing formulations have been invented to achieve the desire for straight hair.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Skin Lighteners

The term “skin lightening” has been positioned in the cosmetic market to denote the return of skin’s color to a more natural transparent tone, providing a more even skin tone and lighter skin pigment. Topical skin lighteners suppress production of melanin pigment, prevent darkening of the skin or modify pigmentation such as blotches and freckles.

Eco Attributes Reinvent the Ethnic Hair Care Segment

In a market where consumers know a lot about ingredients and are continually interested in new hair care products, brand owners are seeing increasing opportunities with eco-friendly formulations.

Read the Label Online: RX for Brown Skin's Skin-Evening Body Butter

This online-only "Read the Label" by industry expert Ni'Kita Wilson reviews the labels of finished products to discuss their formulation benefits and drawbacks. Here, Wilson reviews the ingredient listing for RX for Brown Skin's Skin-Evening Body Butter.

Macadamia Seed Oil Heat Protection for Hair

Carol's Daughter has formulated with macadamia seed oil in a hair care product designed to protect hair from heat damage.

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