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July/​August 2018

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Digital Exclusives/​Features

Industry Insight: Validating the Naturals Phenomenon

Rachel Grabenhofer with Celeste Lutrario, Burt's Bees

[podcast] Naturals and Synthetics: On Even Ground?

Rachel Grabenhofer with Celeste Lutrario, Burt's Bees

Biocatalyst for Change, Part II: Strategies to Engineer Pigment Production

Jian Zha and Mattheos A.G. Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY USA; and Hulya Akdemir, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY USA, and Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Navigating the Challenges of Formulating with Naturals

Lakshmi Prakash, PhD and Muhammed Majeed, PhD, Sabinsa Corp.

Cosmetics & Toiletries Formulary: Naturals/Botanicals

Rachel Grabenhofer

[video] Natural Polymer for Caviar Textures

Rachel Grabenhofer with BASF

Formulating Articles

Replacing Microplastics: Natural Cellulose Offers Gentle and Biodegradable Exfoliation

Alessa Huneke and Judith Ryll, CFF GmbH & Co. KG, Gehren, Germany; and Sandra Sarembe, Ph.D., Vanessa Sternitzke, Ph.D., and Andreas Kiesow, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, Halle, Germany

Photostability Leads the Way: Formulating Safer Sunscreens

Ratan K Chaudhuri and Zoia Lascu, Sytheon Ltd., Boonton, NJ USA, and Francois Marchio, Sytheon SARL, Boulogne Billancourt, France

Research Articles

Caprylyl Glycol: A Versatile Material to Boost Preservatives

Jon Toliver and Saroja Narasimhan, Ph.D., Johnson & Johnson Skillman, NJ USA

A New Spin on Delivery: Electrospun Collagen Drives Actives to New Depths

Bhuvana Kannan, Ph.D., Pablo Lepe, Ph.D., and Iain C. Hosie, Revolution Fibres Ltd., New Zealand

Biocatalyst for Change, Part I: The Potential for E. coli to Color Cosmetics

Jian Zha and Mattheos A.G. Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY USA; and Hulya Akdemir, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY USA, and Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Skin in the Game: Contact Dermatitis and Cosmetics, Part I

John H. Cary, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, Becky S. Li, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, Howard I. Maibach, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA

Regulatory Articles

No Eco-scuses: Packaging Can Conform with Natural Tenets

Robert Fichtner and Ann Francis, Focal Point Research, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario

Testing Articles

Is Your Microbiology Lab FDA-compliant? Part II: Cultures, Growth Media, Reagents and Testing

Donald J. English, Avon Products, Inc.; Mark Entrup, Kao USA, Inc.; Joanne Nikitakis, Personal Care Products Council (PCPC); John F. Krowka, formerly PCPC (retired) and Kensho Farms, Boonsboro, MD USA

Market Data Articles

Editor's Note: Pixie Dust Memories

Rachel Grabenhofer