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Section: Testing > Sensory
Test Model Developed to Predict Skin Permeability of Compounds
A test model published in the
Journal of Chromatography A
uses retention on octadecyl, cholesterol-bonded and immobilized artificial membrane columns to accurately predict the skin permeability of compounds.
Jul 7th, 2022
The Emotion Paradox in Product Testing: A Commentary
A real challenge in the assessment of consumer emotional responses has been the need for validated but meaningful measures. Commentary outlined are benefits and drawbacks of various methods and asks the larger question of precisely what’s being measured.
May 1st, 2022
Wellness by Design: Positive Comparison Patterns to Engage Latin American Consumers Through Fragrance
A well-crafted fragrance that aligns with sociocultural values can inspire positive emotions in consumers. To achieve this, Positive Comparison Patterns (PCPs) in neuroscience are introduced here and used to elicit positive scent experiences in Latin American women.
Oct 1st, 2021
Shiseido Develops Friction and Contact Force Tactile Evaluation Devices
The devices are designed to help researchers study skin texture and perceived characteristics with high accuracy.
Sep 22nd, 2021
[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: How Fragrance Inspires Emotion and Wellness
Perfume can tap into deep consumer emotions to elicit happiness or tranquility and help them through today’s COVID-19 reality. Daniela Garcia, ésika Executive Brand Director for Belcorp Latin America, explains how, with this look at the company's recent research.
Sep 22nd, 2021
[updated] Virtual Roundtable: Inclusive Design for Universal Beauty
Gabriela Daniels of the London College of Fashion will participate in a virtual roundtable chat on inclusive design for universal beauty during
Beauty Accelerate Virtual
Sep 21st, 2021
Gattefossé Reveals Effects of Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Film Former Layering
Gattefossé analyzed the efficacy and sensory effects of sunscreens applied to skin on top of other products. Results suggest film formers are a key ingredient.
Jul 13th, 2021
[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Sensory Experience and Clinical Efficacy—Testing Insights
In this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry, Rachel Grabenhofer, of
Cosmetics & Toiletries
, gained insights from Celine Marque and Cyril Messaraa, two testing experts of Ori-Derm/Oriflame, on sensory and clinical testing today—and in the future. Watch now.
Apr 8th, 2021
Cell Culture Alleviates Inflammation
The field cultivation of hemp is tasked by today’s large-scale demand. Here, a
cell culture extract is proposed as a sustainable alternative. After initial characterization, the extract was tested as described here for efficacy against inflammatory markers for skin-soothing activities.
Jan 1st, 2021
Testing Tactics in Skin: Keratinocytes as Sensory Nociceptors
Humans value senses of touch and warmth while enjoying their surroundings but pain and itch are also part of this experience. The present column explores Transient Receptor Proteins (TRPs), how they sense pain and itch, and their potential application in skin care and anti-aging products.
BioInnovation Laboratories, Inc.
Jan 1st, 2021
Comparatively Speaking: Crossmodal vs. Lineal Perception
Lineal perception relates to a direct line between a stimuli and a single sensory interpretation. Crossmodal perception refers to responses and interpretations of various senses to a stimulus, offering product developers opportunities to create novel consumer experiences.
Nov 30th, 2020
Measuring Tack in Hair Styling Products
Researchers from Technische Universität München have reported on a technique to measure the effects of different ingredients and environmental conditions on the tackiness of hair styling products.
Jul 30th, 2020
[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Testing Products in a Socially Distanced Reality
In this Cosmetics R&D Vlog entry, Anne Charpentier, CEO of Skinobs, a digital platform of product testing companies, describes the impact of COVID-19 on cosmetic product testing and discusses how companies are able to move forward. Watch now.
May 1st, 2020
GARDskin Provides Animal-free Way to Guard Skin
SenzaGen and XCellR8 have recently expanded its collaboration to offer GARDskin Animal Product-free, an animal-free skin sensitization assay safety assessment for chemicals in products.
Apr 20th, 2020
Kao Raises Shield Against Dust and Pollen in Hair
Kao Corp. presented new findings on the adhesion and negative effects of dust and pollen in hair. From this, researchers designed a shampoo and conditioning system to suppress this adhesion based on an oil-absorbing polymer.
Feb 6th, 2020
SGS Measures Diaper Softness—Could it Work for Hair?
SGS's laboratory in France is the first to measure the softness of disposable hygiene products using specialized equipment that reproduces the perception of human touch. Could a similar approach work for hair?
Nov 27th, 2019
Conditioned Response: Fragrance's Cross-modal Effect on Sensory Perception in Hair Care*
This study compared the impact of two fragrance types on the tactile perception of dry, bleached hair treated with a base or enhanced leave-on conditioner. Sensory tests showed a fruity fragrance was most successful at imparting the perception of conditioned hair.
Jun 3rd, 2019
[podcast] Synesthesia Unlocks Experience Design for Consumer Products
"There’s sort of an emerging science here that’s exciting and experiential: we’re moving into a space of experience design that goes beyond a product," says Charles Spence, Ph.D. Learn more from this free podcast series, sponsored by Berjé.
May 10th, 2019
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