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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 | P. Mondon, C. Ringenbach, E. Doridot and O. Gracioso, Sederma, Perray-en-Yvelines Cedex, France
A newly developed peptide acts as a bio-highlighter and makeup alternative for a natural, glass skin appearance. Here, it is demonstrated to induce the production of endogenic a-crystallin, a molecular chaperone that plays a crucial role in skin proteostasis.
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.
Nov 9, 2018 | Yoshio Tsujino, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan
This study assesses the deposition on hair of a coacervate comprising silicone, cationic cellulose polymer and water, and its impact on hair dyes and permanent waves, as well as scalp pores. Results suggest silicones provide conditioning benefits to hair without disrupting these subsequent chemical treatments, or blocking pores.
Nov 9, 2018 | Daphne Benderly, Ph.D., Presperse, Somerset, NJ USA
Described here is a novel method to investigate the soft-focus effects of powders. It utilizes a handheld, multi-angle spectrophotometer to capture reflectance spectra at various observation angles. Results showed variances in results taken in the trans or “behind the gloss” plane, indicating which powders provide the best light-scattering capabilities.
Nov 5, 2018 | Rachel Grabenhofer with Charles Spence, Ph.D.
"Marketers ... should engage more of their customer’s senses in a rational and emotional manner. That’s how you can create more engagement with your customer," says Charles Spence, Ph.D. Learn more of his insights from our seven-part podcast series, sponsored by Berjé.