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Anatomy of Foot Care Formulas

Many dermatological diseases such as athlete’s foot occur because the feet spend long spans of time in a warm, dark and humid environment. While there are several foot diseases related to diabetes, this column will focus on the development of foot care formulae designed for cosmetic treatments.

Keratolytic Treatments for Acne: A Review

Taken together, a century of clinical trials and clinical use support the efficacy of keratolytics in acne. While many keratolytics are available by prescription only, OTC keratolytics offer treatment to acne sufferers without a dermatologist.

Read the Label: Civant Skin Care’s Meladerm Advanced Pigment Reducing Complex

Beginning with an item that is correctly listed on this label, water is correctly identified as aqua; however, aqua should appear in parentheses, not water.

Kline Looks at China's Beauty Market, Including Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup and More

Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.

Read the Label: Lubriderm Advanced Therapy SPF 30 Lotion

This formulation uses a mix of emulsifiers that are both nonionic and cationic; cationic emulsifiers are more substantive to skin, imparting a richer feel and requiring lower levels of preservatives.

Read the Label: L’Oréal Go 360˚ Clean Deep Facial Cleanser

Rather than adding abrasives directly to the formulation, a removable “scrubber” was attached to the bottle of this product for the consumer to apply the cleanser. It is a clever take on an otherwise uninteresting formula.

Formulating Ferulic Acid for Antioxidation

Joseph Laszlo, PhD, lead scientist for the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Biocatalytic Functionalization of Plant Lipids project, and his team have developed a process through which vegetable oil, in this case soybean oil, can be given antioxidant and UVA/UVB protective capabilities.

Red Pump Solutions

First, if you haven’t noticed, Suppliers’ Day is themed “Project Trendway: Your Stage for Innovation.” This is appropriate considering the industry celebrities, press and scrutinizing eyes of would-be buyers that will be watching as exhibitors strut their latest and greatest on the Suppliers’ Day catwalk.

Nonaqueous Emulsions: History and Current Specialized Applications

Since the early 1980s, nonaqueous emulsions have attracted technical interest as potential vehicles and delivery systems for personal care products. This is due to the development of a broad range of silicone-based emulsifiers, silicone polymers and other polymeric emulsifiers that have enabled their use. This article will briefly review their history and evolution into current-day specialized applications.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hand Creams and Sanitizers

Hands also frequently provide symbols and perceptions of human personality, energy and mood, and because these multitasking tools are easily soiled, they must be frequently cleansed.

May Day Surprise

As I am writing this, the industry has begun to shift into that all familiar new season: travel season. Events such as PCHi, In-Cosmetics, etc., are under our belts. In fact, now that it’s May, our attention shifts to New Jersey for the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day. What surprises await us there?

Raw Material State of the Industry

In the past year, the industry has witnessed continued progress in the R&D of anti-aging and skin repair actives, texture and sensory effects, green and natural ingredient sources, and methodologies to substantiate claims. While these currently remain major areas of focus for today’s personal care product developers, several emerging trends are worth noting. Following are the editor’s choice of top five areas to watch in 2013.

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