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Tigernut for Skin, Hair Health and Protection

Crodarom has launched an ingredient obtained from the organically farmed tubers of Cyperus esculentus that is designed to provide nutrients for protecting and maintaining skin and hair health.

Cold-extracted Botanicals With Natural Glycol

Bio-Botanica will feature natural plant extracts combined with natural propanediol and manufactured via cold extraction .

Madagascan Plant Extract for Sensitive Skin

The Serdex division of Bayer Santé Familiale S.A.S. will present its new Madagascan plant extract, which is targeted to sensitive and reactive skin based on its complementary activity and flavonoids content.

Read the Label Online: Éminence Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum

This online-only "Read the Label" reviews finished products to discuss why specific ingredients were used in the formulations. Here, Éminence's Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum is discussed.

Formulating with Naturals—Skin Depigmentation

The skin care industry strives to formulate products based on nature’s remedies. However, formulators of such products seek more scientific guidance to determine whether a particular natural material measures up to its synthetic counterpart.

Detoxifying Skin With Mud and Clay

Cocoon Apothecary has launched a 100% natural blend of therapeutic mud, clay and pure essential oils. Ancient Mud Facial Mask is said to detoxify, tighten and exfoliate skin.

Sustainability Endures

Are we tired yet of the word sustainability? I know I am (although I blatantly used it in the headline). Colleagues from the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and I recently debated this as we planned an education session and considered this topic.

The Grass is Greener

While I have always recycled and pride myself on a relatively low carbon footprint, I never considered the environmental impact of my sometimes lengthy shower regimen, but a recent trip to In-Cosmetics in Milan taught me otherwise.

A Protein Approach to Solvent-free Extraction

Nearly a year and a half ago, Ilya Raskin, PhD, a professor II in the department of plant biology and pathology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, stumbled upon a possible solution to creating an efficacious, cost-effective natural product using plant proteins commonly found in food when he isolated the beneficial compounds in blueberry juice while leaving out ancillary materials.

Alternative Ingredients for Sustainable Shampoo Development

In this article, several ingredients are reviewed for development of sustainable shampoo formulations. Some of the functional ingredients reviewed are plant-based alternatives to existing, petro sourced ingredients while others are mild, sulfate-free and/ or ethoxylate-free alternatives to existing surfactant systems, thickening solutions for challenging media based on naturally derived polymers and efficacy boosters that reduce the use of non-renewable actives with equal benefit for the consumer.

Natural or Not: The Story of a Mineral Oil Molecule

This amusing tale of the life cycle of a mineral oil molecule raises questions as to how the industry perceives and markets ingredients as being natural.

Sizing Things Up

There’s been a lot of talk lately about particle size, especially in reference to nano. On the consumer front, medical advances based on nano-sized tools regularly appear in the news.

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