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The tool assists in efficacy testing and claim support for cosmetics, regarding skin roughness and micro-topography.
Mar 29, 2019 | Giorgiana Giancola, Ph.D., and Ernesta Malinauskyte, Ph.D., TRI Princeton, Princeton NJ
To test preventative hair care treatments against UV damage, sensitive techniques are required. Here, DSC was used to define a ratio between artificial and natural irradiance levels; from this, methods were built to substantiate claims for UV protection in hair.
Mar 18, 2019 | Rachel Grabenhofer
I think the cosmetics industry will agree: we want to see animal testing phased out in our lifetimes. Not only for ethical reasons, but because these methods are much less relevant than today's alternatives. The good news is worldwide efforts are getting us there; following are recent examples.
Mar 14, 2019 | Tony O'Lenick and the late Johann W. Wiechers, Ph.D.
"Suppliers promise quite a lot to their customers," Wiechers tells us. "And [manufacturers] love to insist on more...This attitude promotes a shift from reality to perception." Read on to learn this month's lesson from Wiechers.
Mar 14, 2019 | Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., Cosmetics Europe
Validation criteria have been a shortcoming of in vitro SPF testing; until now. A new method recently was validated; Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., explains, in this video interview.
Mar 7, 2019
Based out of Daresbury, Cheshire, England, XCellR8 claims to be “the only lab globally to make its tests entirely animal-product free in a regulatory environment, eliminating all animal components from their tests.”
Feb 28, 2019 | Trefor A. Evans, Ph.D., T.A. Evans LLC and TRI-Princeton
The drive for "anti-pollution" personal care may not apply to hair care as strongly as other segments. Despite this, environmental stressors can impact hair's chemistry. This column provides a scientific basis by which formulation and claims strategies might be constructed.
Feb 27, 2019
Two ready-to-use, IFRA-compliant calibrants and one animal-alternative substrate will be the focus of MilliporeSigma's presence at in-cosmetics Global.
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.