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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.
Nov 1, 2018 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., and the late Johann Wiechers, Ph.D.
This article series considers the many lessons the cosmetics R&D industry can learn from the late Johann Wiechers, Ph.D. The present installment addresses where to draw the line between a cosmetic and drug.
Oct 25, 2018
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How might topical cosmetic preservatives influence one's microbiome? Here, Anna Crovetto, of Active Microtechnologies, describes research on this subject, presented during the latest IFSCC Congress.
Oct 22, 2018
While to consumers it may sound counterintuitive, Sirona Biochem has demonstrated the safety of its lead-based skin lightener.
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Oct 16, 2018
The new EasyPlus™ Density Meters are simple, rugged, and trustworthy – perfect for the quality control of cosmetics: including shampoos, creams, and more.
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China's momentum toward non-animal testing is gaining speed with its recently formed animal alternative work group and its appointment of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS).
Sep 28, 2018 | Trefor Evans, Ph.D., TRI-Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey
Carboxylic acids are growing in use to alter hair's properties from the inside out. This column explores the efficacy of these materials and presents possible explanations for their effectiveness.
Sep 28, 2018 | Qihong Zhang, Kimberly Wyluda and Samuel Gourion-Arsiquaud, Ph.D., TRI-Princeton, Princeton, NJ USA; Joel Coret, Bentley Laboratories, LLC, Edison, NJ
Understanding how actives are delivered is essential to product development and to provide scientific data in support of a product’s efficacy. Vibrational imaging spectroscopy is shown here to enable the visualization of the penetration of cosmetic actives into skin, hair and nails.