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Phyla Friendly? Preservatives vs. the Skin Microbiome
An increasing number of products claim to positively affect or not disturb the skin microbiome. This has raised concerns over whether antimicrobials could negatively impact the microbiome’s composition and diversity. As such, this exploratory study examines skin microbiome composition and diversity after several weeks of exposure to a cream containing a preservative blend.
Nov 2nd, 2021
[video] 3 Minute Topic Talk: Lipstick
In this weekly video chat,
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Assistant Editor, Michele Behrens and Managing Scientific Editor, Rachel Grabenhofer sit down to discuss the market relevance of the top-searched terms on
website. Watch now.
Nov 17th, 2021
Shin-Etsu’s Natural Diluent System Balances Natural Origin and Performance
Three new products: part of Shin-Etsu’s Formulation Design Toolkit; a non-emulsifying crosspolymer, a non-emulsifying elastomer gel, and a silicone acrylate film former. All formulated with a natural diluent.
Oct 20th, 2021
FDA Updates: VCRP Tally, Color Additives and Lead Acetate in Hair Dyes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides the latest tally on voluntarily registered cosmetics, color additives and lead acetate in this collective fall 2021 update.
Nov 15th, 2021
Cosmetics & Toiletries Is Transitioning Over to a New Website Platform
You can still acquire the latest news on all things about cosmetic R&D at
, it will just have a new look.
Nov 12th, 2021
Analyze, Optimize: Ensuring Pollution Won’t ‘Get Under Your Skin’
Anti-adhesion, removability, anti-penetration and cleansing properties were assessed in steps, as described here, to optimize formulas for effective anti-pollution protection. An approach was designed to test cosmetic ingredients and formulas for their abilities to suppress the negative effects of pollution in skin.
Nov 2nd, 2021
Anti-wrinkle Prevention: How Puresterol Naturally Enhances Menopausal Care
In the following video interview, sponsored by Bio-Botanica, Michele Behrens, of Cosmetics & Toiletries, connects with Mark Sysler, senior vice president of sales at Bio-Botanica Inc., about recent anti-aging properties with its active, Puresterol. This had led to the prevention of pre- and menopausal symptoms including wrinkles, dry skin and more. Watch on for more information!
Sep 15th, 2021