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Responding to demands for alternative preservatives
To properly respond to new consumption patterns and consumer culture, ACTIVON has tried to reflect the latest trends such as Clean Beauty and Sensory Cosmetics.
Oct 21st, 2022
PCPC Stands Strong with Hair Straightener Science
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) released a statement in response to the recent publication associating hair straightener products with a higher incidence of uterine cancer. It underlines that association is not causation.
Nov 8th, 2022
Formulating on Trend: Acne Scarring — the Aftermath
This installment of Formulating on Trend dives into acne scarring and the ingredients that can help to prevent scarring and restore the skin. Also detailed are the types of acne and acne scarring.
Oct 31st, 2022
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Formulary: 'Feel Good' Beauty
Prototype formulas range from a calming Dead Sea mud mask and energizing deodorant stick, lotion and body milk, to relaxing body wash and a "happy head" scalp serum, among others.
Oct 24th, 2022
Foam-based Beauty to Rise Through 2026
Key growth drivers include innovation and portfolio extensions that are leading to product premiumization.
Oct 18th, 2022
Gomchwi Extract Shows Skin-brightening Potential
Recent research reveals the intracellular inhibitory effect of a
(gomchwi) ethanol extract on melanin synthesis and the expression of tyrosinase and tyrosinase-related protein 1 and 2.
Oct 17th, 2022
Urban Decay Faces Lawsuit Over Respirable TiO2 in Eyeshadow Palettes
Urban Decay is facing a lawsuit for eyeshadow palettes containing titanium dioxide with airborne, unbound particles of respirable size, in violation of California Proposition 65.
Oct 13th, 2022
Keeping Cosmetics in Check: Let's Get Personal. How Personalized Can Cosmetics Really Get?
The present column considers the industry's capacity for personalization, challenges and current and future approaches.
Oct 5th, 2022
Formulating on Trend: Reef-safe Sunscreen
This installment of "Formulating on Trend" discusses sunscreen ingredients under current scrutiny for allegedly harming coral reefs and proposes alternative options for reef-safe formulations.
Oct 3rd, 2022
Energize Beauty Innovation
Breakthrough beauty brands and multinational giants graced the stage of
on Sept. 28-29, 2022, in NYC, energizing an audience of cosmetics and personal care R&D innovators and marketers.
Sep 29th, 2022
Here They Are: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022
Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) Allē Awards
bring behind-the-scenes ingenuity in cosmetics and personal care R&D into the spotlight. Here are the 2022 winners—and what the judges had to say about them.
Sep 29th, 2022