Recent in Methods & Processes (page 9 of 12)

New Perspectives in Emulsion Formation

Previously, the theory explaining emulsion behavior was based on the equilibrium contact angle of the particle at the interface; however, Vinothan N. Manoharan, PhD, and his team at Harvard believe the time allowed for the system to reach equilibrium and the force pushing the particle to the interface are equally as important.

Consumer Perspective—Facial Massage for Skin Care Application

Effort to improve one’s appearance through the application of skin care heightens a sense of well-being to induce the “look good, feel good” factor. Consumers, however, often do not feel confident about how to apply skin care, suggesting that the application instructions are inadequate. This creates an opportunity for skin care manufacturers to provide application instructions for better product efficacy. A consumer’s application technique contributes to the product’s efficacy in addition to dictating consumer satisfaction on the product’s feel.

Halal Beauty Products on the Rise

Halal-certified beauty products are becoming a new global trend, and the halal label appeals to Muslim consumers seeking integrity and authenticity in their cosmetics and personal care products.

Peptide Microarray to Advance Product Development

Pepchipomics is a new project supported by the FP7 of the European Union aimed at synthesizing and reading high-density peptide microarrays, resulting in a new high-throughput platform that integrates peptide synthesis, detection and analysis at an unprecedented scale.

Shiseido Employs Iced Coffee-inspired Emulsion Technology

Shiseido has developed a low energy emulsifying technology inspired by the way iced coffee is produced.

Device for Measuring Nanoparticles and Proteins

Malvern Instuments has launched a device suitable for the characterization of proteins and nanoparticles where the highest sensitivity for size and zeta potential measurement is required.

Laboratory Mixer With Stainless Air Motor and Adjustable Stand

Sharpe Mixers has introduced a new laboratory mixer that features a stainless steel air motor.

Comparatively Speaking—Creativity vs. Innovation

In this philosophical discussion, Tony O'Lenick considers the differences between creativity and innovation, and how they can lead to success in the consumer market.

Comparatively Speaking—Water vs. Oil vs. Fluoro vs. Silicone Extraction of Broccoli Fractions

Materials are extracted based on their solubility in different menstrua (solvents), and the spectral subtraction of solvents allows for the identification of groups present in the extracted materials. Given here is an example of how broccoli sprout fractions with four different FTIR spectra were derived using four different silicone polymer menstrua.

Comparatively Speaking—Maceration vs. Decoction

Herein, industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between maceration and decoction, and how decoction can extract large quantities of inert materials that may contribute to microbiological spoilage.

Researchers Refine Biomimetic Polymer Synthesis

In a study from the University of Warwick, researchers from the UK and Australia describe a new method to synthesize polymers offering unprecedented control over the final polymer structure.

A Dermatological View—The Future of Allergic Contact Dermatitis as it Pertains to Cosmetics

Following are some aspects of patch testing that require consideration, including the ingredients used, related legislative measures and testing limitations.

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