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Natural and organic beauty: a response
Colin Sanders has been a formulator of cosmetic and topical pharmaceuticals for 27 years. Over that time he has formulated nearly every category of product including shampoos, cosmetic skin creams, pharmaceutical skin creams, face masks, lip balms and so on.
Can innovation reverse the decline in sales?
Despite promotions on personal care products being at an all-time high, growth in sales across Europe is declining, and price increases have become difficult to justify.
The current state of UV filters
UV filters are the workhorses of sun protection products. The rapidly growing markets for sunscreens and for beauty products that include sun protection mean that more and more formulators around the world are turning to UV filters.
Red algae extract improves barrier recovery
One fundamental role of skin is to prevent water loss driven by unbalanced water contents between the inner body and the environment.
Analysing silicone quaternary compounds
Traditional cationic compounds, referred to as quats, are used very commonly in the personal care industry as conditioners and softeners on the hair and skin. This is due to the fact that hair and skin have a net negative charge due in part to oxidation of sulfur containing amino acids.
Epidermal hyaluronic acid: a new look at hydration
Even though it is famous for its hydrating and skin-filling properties, hyaluronic acid is not as well known as it may appear. Although present to a higher degree in the extracellular matrix of the dermis, it is also found in the epidermis where its function presents an unused potential for hydration and overall skin restructuring strategies.
Genetic integrity for a rejuvenated skin look
In our current technological era where information spreads easily and widely, the term genome is not unknown, being correctly understood as an extensivelyused natural storage system for the entire hereditary information of an organism.
Source, manufacture, outsource products
Success in the personal care market is all about meeting the ever changing demands of consumers within a legislative and regulatory framework that affects every part of the manufacturing and supply chain.
New silicone technologies for hair and skin
Consumer expectations for today’s hair and skin care products are often led by fastpaced trends. As a result, personal care product development can be driven in part by visions of what might be – often before technology can catch up with solutions and products that turn imagination into reality.
A new, natural oil thickener investigated
Creating highly viscous or soft-solid oil phases without losing the sensorial profile is a task not easy to accomplish for cosmetic formulators. There are few possibilities and only a few ingredients that will have a viscosity-increasing effect on liquid oils without altering the sensorial profile.
Male grooming: the overdue arrival of a false dawn
The boom of the ‘male grooming’ market has long been touted as somewhat of a false dawn within the personal care industry. However, with the sector now valued at near £600 m, considerable growth achieved in each of the past four years and forecasts indicating that the upwards trend will continue through to 2017, has this prediction finally arrived?1
Formulating broad spectrum UV protection products
Consumers are increasingly aware of the damaging effects UV exposure can have on the skin. While people have used sun protection factor (SPF) as an indicator of protection against UVB radiation, and therefore burning for many years, the damaging potential of UVA radiation has come into the spotlight in recent years highlighting the importance of UVA protection.
Understanding the need for preservation in personal care
The topic of preservation in personal care is heightening and is on the forefront of the minds of cosmetic companies, formulators, and consumers. There is an interesting divide in the way that certain consumers and companies are approaching preservation.
Clinically proven benefits of organic certified products
There is a general belief that natural and organic cosmetic products cannot deliver strong benefits and only basic claims can be achieved. This is due to the limited number of ingredients available to those who are formulating certified products.
SCS Formulate: maximising your potential
The UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) appreciates that everyone’s time is precious, so have worked hard to ensure that their annual event SCS Formulate is packed with content and has more on offer for visitors than there has ever been before.
Peptides protect normal skin and ease sensitive skin
An elevated percentage of individuals suffer from sensitive skin and every day more people are aware of this cutaneous problem and its implications, although another percentage continues having the same alterations without knowing it.
Shanghai ready to welcome the world
Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions announces that pre-registration for the seventh edition of Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) is now available online (www.pchi-china.com/en/Visitors/ Visitor-Registration).
Purity, youth and stem cells investigated
It would be wonderful if we could maintain our baby skin and youthful complexion throughout our lives. Skin care creams can certainly help. As we age, our skin becomes dull. The moisture in our skin begins to fall below the normal 10%-20% moisture and it feels dry and flaky.
A new nonionic ascorbic acid derivative
In cosmetic products, ascorbic acid derivatives are widely used, because of the instability of ascorbic acid (AsA) (called vitamin C as its alias). As a new nonionic and amphiphilic ascorbic-acid derivative, 2-glyceryl-3-octyl ascorbate (GO-VC), which is synthesised by introducing an octyl and a glyceryl group into ascorbic acid structure, has been recently developed.
Quillaja saponin normalises dermal sebaceous imbalance
Saponin rich extracts of the Chilean soapbark tree Quillaja saponaria were traditionally used by the Mapuche Indians for washing and for medical practices. Intense research in recent decades has further proven the applicability of quillaja extracts in food, feedstock and pharma.
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