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November 2012

Table of Contents:

Formulating Articles

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Hair Relaxers and Straighteners

Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Consulting Laboratories

A Hydrophilic Silicone Elastomer for Broader Formulating Flexibility

Isabelle Van Reeth and Xinyan R. Bao, Dow Corning (China) Holding Co., Ltd.; Kelli Dib and Roxanne Haller, Dow Corning Corp.

Formulating Hair Care Products: A Q&A With Vaishali Gode, PhD

Katie Anderson

Research Articles

Ingredient Profile—Sorbic Acid/Potassium Sorbate

Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson

Characterizing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Volcanic Pumice Exfoliants

M Estanqueiro (MD), G Bossolani, MH Amaral (PhD), J Conceição, D.Santos (PhD) and JM Sousa Lobo (PhD), University of Porto; and JB Silva (PhD) and CSF Gomes (PhD), University of Aveiro

Regulatory Articles

Cosmetic Ingredients on the EU’s Dangerous Substances List

David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates

Testing Articles


Rachel Grabenhofer

‘How Did THAT Get in There?’ Identifying Particulate Contamination in Products and Packaging

Kathleen A. Martin, PhD, McCrone Associates Inc.

Determining Korean Consumers’ Degree of Exposure to Lipstick and Face Creams

Kwangsuk Joo, Ongsoo Kim, Heonsik Kim and Jeungyeun Yoon, Hyechon College; and Jeongrim Ahn, Junkee Jang and Jaeun Song, Cosmetic Association