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Sugar-based ingredient for hair strengthening

Sugar-based ingredient for hair strengthening

FiberHance™ BM Solution (INCI hydroxypropyl Gluconamide (and) hydroxypropyl ammonium gluconate) is a new patent pending chemistry in the growing arsenal of ingredients for internal hair strengthening and bond repair.
Micellar washing is coming to hair care

Micellar washing is coming to hair care

Micellar washing is the latest trend sweeping the beauty industry; it involves using a special micellar water to clean hair.
Heat styling damage and formulation options

Heat styling damage and formulation options

The objective of hair styling is to make the hair sit in a way different to how it naturally falls, and there are two main ways to achieve this: by using product, or by using heat to temporarily deform the hair into the desired style.
Tightening efficacy of a selfie-ready freezing blast

Tightening efficacy of a selfie-ready freezing blast

Nowadays, 24 hours are not enough for busy lifestyles. Whether your little spare time is due to work and personal duties or social events, your skin needs to be taken care of. Imagine applying a cosmetic product that acts while you are dressing or deciding how to take a selfie. An on-the-go recharging beauty wind to keep up with your daily rhythm
Ingredients focus: eye area care

Ingredients focus: eye area care

As we work longer hours in more pressurised jobs, the stresses and strains inevitably impact on how we look, with the more delicate areas of skin more prone to damage. The eye area is one of the first to show evidence of stress, with dark circles a common result of lack of sleep, affecting men and women equally.
Viscosity vs. rheology: why it is important to formulators

Viscosity vs. rheology: why it is important to formulators

Viscosity is a measure of the resistance of a fluid to an applied stress. The measurement of viscosity using a spindle viscometer such as a Brookfield LVT/RVT or equivalent is a simple test which all formulators learn to perform in their first days of employment in this industry and the result reported is generally a single number (eg 15,000 cps using spindle 5 speed 10 at 25°C).

The skin microbiome, probiotics and skin care

Bacteria and the skin microbiome are a hot topic in the cosmetic industry, and it looks like they are going to continue to be the centre of attention for a long time to come.
Microbeads and the industry’s environmental responsibility

Microbeads and the industry’s environmental responsibility

Plastic microbeads are a common ingredient of cosmetic and personal care products such as face scrubs, soaps, lotions and toothpastes. They are added to these products for a number of purposes, such as to make the product more abrasive or for decoration.
A new delivery strategy to create effective cosmetics

A new delivery strategy to create effective cosmetics

Presently, a significant array of cosmetic ingredients fail to exercise their intended action because they are not able to pass through the stratum corneum and epidermis.
Achieving transformative, K-Beauty inspired textures

Achieving transformative, K-Beauty inspired textures

2017 continues to see a rise in the desire for textures used within Korean-inspired Beauty (K-Beauty), including transformative textures, across Europe. Transformative textures are sensory effects that change during product application or over a short subsequent period of time.
Cosmetic Science: Beauty, Convergence and Creativity

Cosmetic Science: Beauty, Convergence and Creativity

The 24th Conference of the IFSCC will take place in Seoul, Korea from 23-25 October 2017. The Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea (SCSK) and the International Federation of Science of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) will host the IFSCC Conference for the second time in Korea since the IFSCC 2003 in Seoul.

Waking up the sleeping beauty

When the beauty of our skin falls asleep, we all need the kiss of a prince charming to wake it up. This is where the story of our new active ingredient, Dermagenist™, starts. The beauty of our skin is a heritage that is submitted to our lifestyle.

Propanediol in a broad spectrum moisturiser

Zemea® propanediol is a natural, preservative-boosting humectant for cosmetic formulations. A pure, petroleum-free diol, it offers high performance in a variety of applications and is certified 100% bio-based by the USDA BioPreferred programme.

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.

Upcoming Events

PCHi 2019 - Guangzhou

Guanzhou Poly World Trade Center, 1000 Xingang Road E., Guangzhou, China
26 Feb - 28 Feb 2019

in-cosmetics Global 2019 - PARIS

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
2 - 4 April 2019

Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics 2019

Berlin, Germany
14-15 May 2019

CITE Japan 2019

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall A-D
Wed. May 15 – Fri. May 17 2019

15th Sun Protection Conference 2019

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London
4-5 June 2019

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