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Chanel to Launch 3D Printed Brush for Better Application

Chanel worked with Erpro 3D, a 3D printing service provider, for over 10 years and conducted 100 rounds of tests before the brush's shape was perfected.

Comparatively Speaking: Hydrotrope vs. Emulsifier

Both emulsifiers and hydrotropes are used in personal care formulas. They show several similarities but serve different functions. In this installment of our "Comparatively Speaking" series, Tony O'Lenick explains.

IFF Lucas Meyer Sustainably Sources from the Forest

Last year's investment by IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (LMC) in sustainable ingredients from Bio Forextra has grown LMC's portfolio by three actives rooted in nature; one in particular drives the circular economy. Learn more.

Read the Label: The Hero Project Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost

The Hero Project's Hyasoft brand Instant Moisture Boost claims to combat dryness, eliminate dullness and quench dehydrated and fatigued skin. Here, Katerina Steventon, Ph.D., reviews the product's ingredients in relation to its claims.

An Offensive Defense: Minimizing Preservatives, Maximizing Protection and Resources

Designing formulations with maximum preservation efficacy using minimum preservative quantities is vital for several reasons, outlined here. This strategy is referred to as an “offensive defense,” and requires leveraging the right preservatives and levels for given formulation designs.

Comparatively Speaking: The INCI Names vs. Properties of Silicone Surfactants

Surface tension is a ruling factor in the formulator's world. In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," Tony O'Lenick explains its influence on foam and wetting; he also demonstrates how little the INCI name reveals about a material's properties.

DSM Nutritional Products Personal Care's Alpaflor GigaWhite

Alpaflor GigaWhite is an organic bioactive that helps brighten the skin, while also impacting the production of melanin and melanosome maturating.

MMP Inc.'s Luteolin 98 MM

Luteolin 98 MM was tested ex vivo and showed activity to help stressed skin from pollution.

Mibelle Group Biochemistry's Densorphin

Not only does this active based on monk pepper berry extract help improve the skin, but also stimulates the synthesis of DHEA.

Lipotrue SL's Neøclair Pro

Neøclair Pro helps protect skin from pollution, both indoor and outdoor and provides repairing properties against aging.

DuPont Tate Lyle Bio Products' Zemea Propanediol

Zemea propanediol serves as an effective solvent for cosmetic actives and functional materials.

Biosil Technologies Inc.'s Phyco’Derm

This ingredient has various benefits including a number of anti-aging properties to help improve skin.

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