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New preservative system for personal care products

An important component of personal care product is its preservation. Every product requires preservatives to protect the formulation from microbial contamination. Formulators use different types of preservative depending upon the need of personal care formulations.
Silicone surfactants in oil based systems

Silicone surfactants in oil based systems

This article is taken from a presentation at the AOCS Annual meeting May 2017. The Surfactants and Detergents Session was designed to honour Dr Milton Rosen for his many contributions to the surfactant field. It was presented by Tony O’Lenick.
A new generation of oil compatible hydrated HA

A new generation of oil compatible hydrated HA

Sixty-four per cent of our skin is made of water. This water content is constantly maintained in our skin by means of specific macro molecules, Hyaluronic acid (HA) being the major one.
The need for night-time sun care products

The need for night-time sun care products

New discoveries indicate that the skin stress mediated by sunlight continues for hours after the skin has been exposed to UV irradiation; it continues even at night-time.
Naturals, masks and colour cosmetics trending

Naturals, masks and colour cosmetics trending

Heading into its 10th anniversary in 2017, in-cosmetics Asia is one of the leading events in Asia Pacific for personal care ingredients. The exhibition brings together personal care ingredients suppliers (exhibitors) with finished product manufacturers (visitors) looking to network, learn about future trends and discover new products.
Honeysuckle extract review for antimicrobial protection

Honeysuckle extract review for antimicrobial protection

Cosmetic preservation has become one of the key challenges in the industry today, triggering a great interest for alternative preservation systems that are widely antimicrobial, dermatologically and toxicologically safe and that have ‘consumer friendly’ INCI names, such as botanical names. By Dr Barbara Olioso MRSC - The Green Chemist Consultancy, UK.
Fragrances with broad microbial protection

Fragrances with broad microbial protection

The safety of personal care and cosmetic products is at the top of every manufacturer’s list of priorities, and a high level of safety would not be possible without the use of preservative ingredients which eliminate the growth of organisms within aqueous formulations.
Naturally emulsifying with biomimetic clinical benefits

Naturally emulsifying with biomimetic clinical benefits

Choosing the right emulsifier remains a decision formulation chemists face at the onset of each project. The natural origin, global regulatory acceptance, functionality, robustness and compatibility with skin structures are all parameters that need to be carefully analysed when selecting an emulsifier.
Ingredients focus: mild personal care ingredients

Ingredients focus: mild personal care ingredients

Consumers that claim to have sensitive skin are on the increase. Added to this is the growing interest in and awareness of personal care ingredients among global populations.
Visitors flock to extended Seoul exhibition

Visitors flock to extended Seoul exhibition

in-cosmetics Korea began only two years ago, but in that time has already positioned itself as an important date in the calendar for the Asian cosmetics industry
Regulations affecting Asia-to-EU exports

Regulations affecting Asia-to-EU exports

Within the European Union (EU) cosmetic products are regulated not only according to the corresponding cosmetic regulation but also to general chemical legislations. Therefore, it is of high importance to consider all the regulations applying to your products before exporting from Asia to countries within the EU.

Rice bran wax powder: matte by nature

Crude waxes are often by-products of the manufacturing process of raw materials, especially from the food industry. The most well-known crude wax is beeswax which is a high-volume by-product from honey production.
Formulating with natural waxes and butters

Formulating with natural waxes and butters

When the word wax is mentioned, what first comes to mind is beeswax, one of the world’s most ancient cosmetic ingredients. Beeswax has being used in herbal ointments for thousands of years to create a protective film on the skin and to deliver phyto-actives and fragrant material. By Dr Barbara Olioso - The Green Chemist Consultancy, UK.
Ingredients focus: cosmetic waxes and butters

Ingredients focus: cosmetic waxes and butters

Waxes and butters can provide personal care formulations with a wide range of benefits. From thickening, hair styling, and moisturising, to exfoliation and gloss enhancement.
Extremophilic enzymes counteract IR skin damage

Extremophilic enzymes counteract IR skin damage

Scientists have known about the existence of infrared radiation (IR) as long as they have known about the existence of ultraviolet (UV). Links between UV light and sunburn were reported since the 1920s and the first sunscreen containing a UV-filtering agent was commercialised by Eugene Schueller (the French founder of L’Oréal) in 1936. Contrary to IR radiation that was associated with skin damage and premature ageing only recently.

Autophagy aids dermocosmetic evaluation

Skin homeostasis changes with ageing. The most important cellular mechanisms for skin ageing are stem cell exhaustion, genomic instability, mitochondrial dysfunction with oxidative stress and senescence.

Natural stress-relief from stevia extract

Sinerga’s Dolcevia® (INCI: Stevioside) is a natural pure glycoside extracted from the dry leaves of the well-known Stevia rebaudianaplant.
Mature hair needs dedicated hair colourants

Mature hair needs dedicated hair colourants

Women aged 18-44 are generally the prime target for hair colourant brands. As the population is ageing, brands need to increasingly focus on older adults to develop their portfolio.
Understanding the EU Cosmetics Regulation

Understanding the EU Cosmetics Regulation

All cosmetic products placed on the European Union (EU) market must comply with the EU Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, a legislation which has been in force since July 2013.
Non-animal testing gives new opportunities

Non-animal testing gives new opportunities

Growth in non-animal testing on new cosmetic products or ingredients is a response to developing science and the increasing public pressure to find alternatives to the traditional animal testing methods.

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