Table of Contents:

May 2014

Editor's Note for this Issue

Formulating Articles

Novel Azobenzene Compound to Extend and Reactivate UV Protection

By: Jin-Ye Wang, PhD, and Shengyong Geng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Approaches and Issues in Powder Formulations

By: Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies, Melville, NY; and Gil Sahagun, Mana Products, NYC USA

Research Articles

Molecular Biology in Future Skin and Hair Care

By: Howard Epstein, PhD, EMD Chemicals, Philadelphia, USA

Review and Modern Advances of Retinoids for Cosmetics

By: Steven Isaacman, PhD, and Michael Isaacman, PhD, Nanometics LLC, Great Neck, NY, USA; Peter Smith, New York University, New York City, USA

Fatty Acid Bile Acid Conjugates—Hypothesis for Skin Anti-aging and Anti-acne Effects

By: Nava Dayan, PhD; Dr. Nava Dayan LLC, NJ, USA; and Maya Halperin, MD; Galderm Therapeutics, Tel Aviv, Israel

Understanding Fragrance Allergy, Is Fragrance-free Always Necessary?

By: Garrett Coman and Nicholas Blickenstaff, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA; Ashley Edwards, Touro Univ; Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

Patent Picks: Soft Hair Hold, Barrier Function and More

By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

Regulatory Articles

Lead, Aluminum and Parabens: Myths in Cosmetics

By: Chris Flower, PhD, and Emma Meredith, PhD; Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, London, UK

Testing Articles

Proposed Method to Evaluate the Microbiological Stability of Cosmetics During Use

By: Nadine Bresciani, Valérie Poulet and Nathalie Collard, Anemcoli, Lille, France; Raphaél Dugue, Laboratoire Midac, Loos, France

Correlating Aging with Skin’s Mechanical and Optical Properties

By: Olga Freis, PhD, Gilles Perie and Andreas Rathjens, BASF Beauty Creations/Care Solutions, Pulnoy and Essey-lès-Nancy, France

Market Data Articles

Turbulence in Emerging Markets But Cosmetics Will Prevail

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International