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- 1Adaptive Measures: Translating UV Protection to Hair Claims
- 2Tress Stress: How the Environment Affects Hair
- 3China Adds 9 More Animal-Free Tests
- 4Making Moves Toward an Animal Testing-free Future
- 5[video] Novel In vitro SPF Test Method Validated
- 6[video with update] Confirming CBD Skin Care Claims
- 7Stability Testing Guidance for Product Safety and Shelf-life Insight
- 8[podcast] Layering Experiences to Create Product Complexity
- 9Words from Wiechers: Perception of Reality or Reality of Perception?
- 10Beating the Damaging Effects of Heat on Hair
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Feb 6, 2019
"As marketers think about stimulating more senses in a way they weren’t before, they are still missing one thing: how the senses connect," explains Charles Spence, Ph.D. Learn additional insights from this free podcast, sponsored by Berjé.
Feb 5, 2019 | Nattaya Lourith and Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
Green Ceylon spinach polysaccharides meet consumer preferences for natural and sustainable ingredients. This clinical testing examines its skin-hydrating properties, plus its availability and potential for industrial use.
Getting the Breakdown: Testing the Biodegradation and Styling Performance of Polyurethane Film Formers
Feb 5, 2019 | Laurence Pottié, Ph.D., Covestro Deutschland AG, Leverkusen, Germany
Personal care products end their life cycles in water, where poor biodegradability can be concerning. This study compares the biodegradability and hair-styling performance of polyurethane, polyacrylates and polyvinylpyrrolidone film formers.
Jan 31, 2019
An alternative to animal testing techniques, this handheld device noninvasively measures skin structure and quality for higher-efficiency cosmetic experiments.
Jan 30, 2019
With animal testing for the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients and products banned in the EU, new methods are required to ensure human safety. As such, an international working group has compiled nine guiding principles to lead the development of new test methods.
Jan 15, 2019 | Bridget Early, Genemarkers
The inner workings of the hottest trend in skin care, CBD, were given a closer look. Bridget Early, of Genemarkers, described them at the SCC Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase, shown here in this video interview. Watch to learn more; now updated with Reader Commentary.
Jan 2, 2019
Foamix's product is meant to topically reduce inflammatory acne lesions without the potential systemic side effects of oral antibiotics.
Dec 21, 2018 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., and the late Johann W. Wiechers, Ph.D.
The addition of extra ingredients in a formulation costs money, complicates manufacturing, impacts quality control and more. Here, we learn how less is more in product formulating.
Dec 19, 2018 | Huangying Zhao, University of Toledo
Texture analyzer vs. panelist ratings of emulsions: How do they compare? This student sought to find out, as her poster presentation and the Midwest SCC TeamWorks event describes.
Dec 19, 2018 | Bob McGregor, Eric Chiang and Chris Freeman, AMETEK Brookfield, Middleboro, MA
The present article describes in detail how spreadability testing is performed using a texture analyzer. This ensures products meet their benchmarks, improving the chances of user acceptability.
Dec 18, 2018 | Kenneth Edwards, Precision Stability Storage, Wilson, NC USA
Routine stability testing provides cosmetic manufacturers critical data about a product’s safety and shelf life. While not required by legislation, these tests can ensure the successful marketing of products. The present paper provides and overview of the basics manufacturers should cover when stability testing products.
Nov 12, 2018 | Trefor Evans, Ph.D., TRI-Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey
Quantitive claims regarding hair care can be questioned if the results and approaches do not equate to real life occurrences. This article highlights ongoing research efforts that aim to improve our understanding of visual evaluations of hair.