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Global Experts Outline Next-gen, Animal-alternative Cosmetic Test Tenets

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.

[video with update] Confirming CBD Skin Care Claims

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.

Illuminating Skin Radiance: α-Crystallin as a Target to Achieve Glass Skin

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.

Topical Antibiotic Acne Foam Fulfills 'Unmet Needs'

Foamix's product is meant to topically reduce inflammatory acne lesions without the potential systemic side effects of oral antibiotics.

Words from Wiechers: Less is More

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.

[video] Student Poster: Texture Analyzer vs. Panelist Perception of Emulsions

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.

Using Texture Analysis to Benchmark Cosmetic Quality

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.

Stability Testing Guidance for Product Safety and Shelf-life Insight

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.

Quantifying Visual Aspects of Hair

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.

Unassuming Softness: Silicone Conditions Hair Without Affecting Dyes, Perms or Pores*

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.

'Behind the Gloss'—Multiple Angles Reveal New Soft-focus Insights

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.

[podcast] Consumers are Lured by the Right Click Closure

"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.

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