September 2021

This month’s Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) explores film-formers and related reinforcements to detoxify and secure skin. Topics range from the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of film-forming polysaccharides; and films and other approaches for transfer-resistant makeup; to Inula helenium extract to improve skin’s defenses. Additionally outlined are EU/UK regulations for endocrine disruptors and PFAS, and a proposal to shift industry parlance from "clean" to "safe." Lastly, industry experts share insights on purifying and rebalancing skin. We hope this issue reinforces C&T as your go-to resource for cosmetics R&D.