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Adaptive Measures: Translating UV Protection to Hair Claims

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.

Making Moves Toward an Animal Testing-free Future

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.

Words from Wiechers: Perception of Reality or Reality of Perception?

"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.

[video] Novel In vitro SPF Test Method Validated

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.

The Body Shop Teams Up with British Lab for Animal-Free Testing

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.”

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.

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