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Tress Stress: How the Environment Affects Hair

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.

MilliporeSigma Assays Dermal Diffusion and Fragrance Allergenicity

Two ready-to-use, IFRA-compliant calibrants and one animal-alternative substrate will be the focus of MilliporeSigma's presence at in-cosmetics Global.

[podcast] Missed Cues Present Future Sensory Potential

"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.

Hello, Hydration: Spinach Hydrogels Deliver Saturated Skin

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

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.

[video] This Device Analyzes Skin On the Go for Cosmetic Validation

An alternative to animal testing techniques, this handheld device noninvasively measures skin structure and quality for higher-efficiency cosmetic experiments.

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.

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