Cosmetics & Toiletries Issue Archive

Cosmetics & Toiletries July/August 2022 - CT2207/08
July/August 2022 - CT2207/08
There’s no doubt about it, sustainability is here for good—it’s both here to stay and it pushes us to think about the bigger picture. This issue is devoted to sustainability: from upcycled and zero waste, to lower carbon footprint, naturals and more.
Cosmetics & Toiletries June 2022 - CT2206
June 2022 - CT2206
Tech in beauty + hair research was not chosen by accident; they demonstrate the prevalence of technology in our lives, as well as this month’s content in C&T. Described, is how AI is advancing beauty for consumers and product developers, while also presented is a programmable beauty concept for next-gen personalization; in this case, for hair conditioners. In hair care, reviewed are biological targets for neurocosmetics to stimulate the scalp, and an exploration of a natural approach to treating dandruff. As a bonus, proposed is functionalized biomimetic hydroxyapatite for antiviral skin and oral defense. We hope our latest edition empowers you to do good in the cosmetics R&D space.
Cosmetics & Toiletries May 2022 - CT2205
May 2022 - CT2205
This issue of C&T both embraces the consumer experience and reexamines reemerging markets, first with an overview of modern oral care innovations. AP/deo formulating in today’s greener, natural age is presented, while AP/deo fundamentals are given. In an attempt to glimpse inside consumers’ minds, a review is featured on test methods to measure emotional response. The question of safety in terms of regional regulatory differences is considered, as are changes to Asian regulations. Finally, in the spirit of self-care, wellness and health, a citizen science approach to microbiome research and case study are presented. We hope our latest edition moves your inner innovator.
Cosmetics & Toiletries April 2022 - CT2204
April 2022 - CT2204
This month’s edition of C&T features solutions and ideas to protect the skin against key facets of the exposome. For UV protection, regulations (or a lack thereof), test methods and formulating challenges are outlined. Additionally, to reverse oxidative damage and inflammation, described is a dendrimer delivery of and the formulation of resveratrol; and fullerene nanoparticles in a similar capacity is reviewed. Then, the anti-inflammatory effects and safety of CBG is demonstrated, while the effects of sheep’s wool powder in an anti-pollution pigment proposal is tested. We hope this issue adds to the totality of your cosmetic R&D solutions.
Cosmetics & Toiletries March 2022 - CT2203
March 2022 - CT2203
Innovations in color are one of two key topics featured in this issue of <em>Cosmetics & Toiletries</em>. In contrast to color—and reflecting the dichotomy of the market—the second key theme this month is skin minimalism, or skinimalism. This, of course, refers to minimizing product routines, ingredient lists, packaging waste, etc., and a subtler, natural and healthy look. We hope our latest issue delivers bright and bold ideas to minimize your product development dilemmas.
Cosmetics & Toiletries February 2022 - CT2202
February 2022 - CT2202
Responding to both the science and consumers’ love for their locks, this edition of Cosmetics & Toiletries opens with a close examination of textured hair types and provides tips to formulate products for especially curly hair. Beyond hair, this issue speaks to ethical and sustainable cosmetics R&D and finally, with the newly revived "Ingredient Review" column about sclerotium gum. We hope this hearkening to hair and sustainability teases out solutions to your R&D snags.
Cosmetics & Toiletries January 2022 - CT2201
January 2022 - CT2201
This edition of C&T aligns well with the recent market mindset of skin health, with a focus on targeted solutions for unique skin issues. We hope this first issue of the New Year offers targeted, inspired solutions to your product development.
Cosmetics & Toiletries November 2021 - CT2111-12
November 2021 - CT2111-12
Mashing up movements in diversity, fashion and function, this month’s issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries first advocates for inclusive beauty with a feature focused on aging in Black facial skin. It also examines lip glosses for lasting effects and "X-free" nail polish ingredient claims. Additionally, a systematic approach is described to evaluate and optimize anti-pollution products, and the big question of whether preservatives affect the skin microbiome is answered. Finally, drivers for dermocosmetics and compromised skin care are shared in our Expert Opinions. We hope our latest edition inspires the formulas you fashion to meet evolving consumer expectations.
Cosmetics & Toiletries October 2021 - CT2110
October 2021 - CT2110
This issue of C&T embraces several facets of the wellness space, starting with a novel approach to design fragrance that elicits emotion in consumers. Also, sultaines are presented as a safe and sustainable surfactant option. Well aging is a major focus as well. We take a deep dive into internal and external aging and present nutricosmetic solutions. A TCM-inspired extract of Ganoderma lucidum is explored to “reset” skin’s epigenetic clock. Also, we examine the sensation of touch to promote well aging; and experts weigh in on holistic approaches to anti-aging. We hope this month’s collection supports the wellness of your cosmetic R&D projects.
Cosmetics & Toiletries September 2021 - CT2109
September 2021 - CT2109
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.
Cosmetics & Toiletries July 2021 - CT2107/08
July 2021 - CT2107/08
This month’s Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) is focused on the future direction of our industry: responsible beauty. Clean, natural and sustainable remain prominent but have extended to include circular and responsible tenets. Enabling this progression are innovations and ideas such as those presented here, including: plant-derived eco-friendly photoprotection, upcycled artichoke anti-aging, natural and vegan-derived hair colorants, water-conscious formulating and more. We hope you enjoy this responsibly sourced edition of C&T.
Cosmetics & Toiletries June 2021 - CT2106
June 2021 - CT2106
This month’s C&T is heavily focused on hair, with features on dyeing it, protecting/nourishing it and managing dandruff. The issue also provides the latest updates on hand sanitizers; EU/UK regulations for microplastics, siloxanes and the Green Deal; and South Korea, India and China legislation. Lastly, we continue our “preservation during production” discussion with part III in our series, covering bulk production. We hope our latest issue gives you highlights in hair that strengthen and bond with your R&D efforts.