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How to comply with the EU Cosmetics Regulation

How to comply with 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. The objective of this new law is to protect consumers from potential health hazards and to help them make informed decisions when purchasing cosmetic products.
International feel as record numbers head to Bangkok

International feel as record numbers head to Bangkok

Asia Pacific cosmetic manufacturers and formulators headed to the BITEC in Bangkok in their thousands as in-cosmetics Asia attracted a record high attendance of 8,782 unique visitors along with an 18% increase in international attendees.
PEG-free solubilisation via naturally-derived esters

PEG-free solubilisation via naturally-derived esters

A novel set of three completely naturally-derived, PEG-free products based on polyglycerol ester chemistry covers the efficient solubilisation of a broad variety of different oils in water-based formulations. Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate/Caprylate/Succinate (and) Propylene Glycol (trade name: TEGO® Solve 55) is especially suitable for solubilising perfume and essential oils.
Solid lipid particulation solubilises ceramide 3

Solid lipid particulation solubilises ceramide 3

It is known that formulations containing lipids identical to those in skin, ceramides, in particular, can enhance the restoration of an impaired barrier function. However, ceramides are highly hydrophobic and tend to crystallise and aggregate, resulting in gelation in cosmetic formulations.
Stabilised Potentilla polyphenols fight skin ageing

Stabilised Potentilla polyphenols fight skin ageing

Over time the ageing process changes skin structure. Damage caused by free radicals prevents normal cellular function and, among other things, the different skin layers become atrophied.
Multi-targeted complex offers range of benefits

Multi-targeted complex offers range of benefits

The concept of multi-targeting is generally used for the treatment of various diseases by the pharmaceutical industry. One living cell needs a wide range of materials for it to function properly, and cells contain many channels that influence its behaviour.
Protecting skin and hair from environmental damage

Protecting skin and hair from environmental damage

In the context of consumers viewed through the lens of individualism, and in agreement with David Mattin from tendwatching.com, the basic principle for brands and products that matter lies in their ability to serve a basic human need in a new way, giving life to new consumer expectations that then evolve to become a market trend across geographies and cultures, and which, if executed smartly, can open the door for vast market opportunity.
Chemical and sensory analysis of a silicone emulsion

Chemical and sensory analysis of a silicone emulsion

Silicone emulsions are used in various industrial applications such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. These emulsions are heterogeneous systems consisting of an immiscible liquid dispersed in another in the form of droplets, which can have thermodynamic instability.1
Dynamic properties of amino acid based surfactants

Dynamic properties of amino acid based surfactants

Personal hygiene regimes have become an important part of our everyday lives and this presents new challenges for the formulation of personal care products. Consumers increasingly demand not only excellent cleansing performance but also a continuing pleasing effect after rinse-off application.

Skin ageing detox system reacts to cellular senescence

Skin cells are constantly exposed to environmental stresses that will inexorably cause structural and biological damage. Oxidative reactions, DNA damage, metabolic dysregulations or even cell death are direct consequences of such environmental insults.

Anti-inflammation power of Nymphaea albaL. flavonoids

The flowers of Nymphaea albawere extracted with 70% EtOH. The concentrated extract was partitioned with EtOAc, n-BuOH, and H2O. From the EtOAc fractions, three flavonoid compounds were isolated through the repeated SiO2 and ODS column chromatographies
White rose cell promotes elegance of purity

White rose cell promotes elegance of purity

With no colour and a simple crown of petals, the white rose – Rosa alba- a hybrid rose has symbolised purity and innocence since ancient Greek times, when it was the flower of Aphrodite, the young goddess of beauty.
Examining the survival and evolution of modern men

Examining the survival and evolution of modern men

‘Survival of the Fittest’ was a phrase coined by Herbert Spencer (an economist) that was used by and more popularly associated with Charles Darwin. Darwin used this as a metaphor to concisely explain part of his great work, On the Origin of Species.
Men’s shaving products embrace multi-functionality

Men’s shaving products embrace multi-functionality

Recently, the global leading men’s skin care brand LAB Series announced plans to introduce Power V Serum and Lotion to its Max LS range. Max LS is a highly functional anti-ageing line to which additional formats and variants are added continuously. Premium positioned anti-ageing male skin care products are also launched by South Korean beauty brands such as Sulwhasoo Men and Hera Homme.
Helping cosmetic businesses get ‘future ready’

Helping cosmetic businesses get ‘future ready’

Major new trends driving the Asia Pacific personal care market are set to be unveiled at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok from 8 to 10 November.
Beyond perfume: a history of essential oils

Beyond perfume: a history of essential oils

Essential oils have been an important part of human culture for millennia, used extensively in medicine and religious ceremonies well before their use in modern personal care products.
Innovative surfer styling concepts from nature

Innovative surfer styling concepts from nature

Surfers are the epitome of a cool, laid-back sporty style, and if we cannot be them, at least we can copy their hair which is loose, wavy, sun-streaked, and messy
The effect of Nordic seed oil on dry, irritated scalp

The effect of Nordic seed oil on dry, irritated scalp

Many experience difficulty finding something that helps to reduce scalp problems even though there is a wide range of products available on the market shampoos, creams, gels and liniment.
Ingredients focus: novel hair styling products

Ingredients focus: novel hair styling products

Hair styling products give consumers a powerful way to express their creativity and individuality, as well as providing the personal care industry with a key entry point into the male grooming market.
Regulation of hair dye colorants and products

Regulation of hair dye colorants and products

This article aims to describe how hair dye colorants and hair dye products are regulated by regulation (EC) 1223/2009. It looks at the strategy that has been adopted to ensure that hair dye products are safe to use.

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