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Silicones and naturals: a perfect combination

The macrotrend to use natural ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics is increasing at a global level. Generally speaking, ingredients are considered natural if they are derived from natural sources and are not significantly processed or modified prior to their end use.

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.
Ingredient focus: silicone innovations

Ingredient focus: silicone innovations

Silicones are incredibly useful and versatile products, making an enormous difference to personal care formulations across all areas.

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.

Natural UV care for middle-aged skin

Are looks everything? A survey indicated that both men and women value appearance more than personality as they age.
Total transparency develops among Millennials

Total transparency develops among Millennials

The internet-savvy Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are influencing industries1 to pursue sustainable practices, and ultimately towards achieving total transparency.
Sun care broadens its appeal among consumers

Sun care broadens its appeal among consumers

Believe it or not, the first commercial sunscreen product was launched by Hamilton Laboratories in 1932 some eighty-five years ago.
Regulatory update for EU and UK markets

Regulatory update for EU and UK markets

The purpose of this article is to review the recent amendments that have been made to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 from 2015 up to the present time.
Gastronomia: The rise and rise of natural ingredients

Gastronomia: The rise and rise of natural ingredients

In 2016, the quest for natural and organic product innovations skyrocketed, and this created trends for ‘clean labelling’ to assess product safety, ‘homemade’ beauty products whisked up in the kitchen, as well as a huge interest in food- and drink-based beauty ingredients.
SCS Formulate: inspiring creativity and discovery

SCS Formulate: inspiring creativity and discovery

SCS Formulate was created by the UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists in 1999, to create a forum for everyone involved in the creating and formulating of personal care and cosmetic products to get the information needed to create market leading products.
Stimulating endorphins and sex hormones in the skin

Stimulating endorphins and sex hormones in the skin

The peptide hormone beta-endorphin and the steroid hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) play important roles in the skin. The fact that they are also synthesised locally in the skin makes them interesting targets for cosmetic ingredients.
Reliable analysis of cosmetic oil absorption

Reliable analysis of cosmetic oil absorption

The analysis of the oil absorption number (OAN) plays a key role during quality control for cosmetic raw and source materials.
Verifying natural ingredients via carbon-14 testing

Verifying natural ingredients via carbon-14 testing

Although natural labelling in the beauty industry has traditionally been notoriously unregulated, the outcome of four recent legal cases in the US indicates that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is willing to hold a company accountable for “100% natural” or “all natural” claims and take action when a product labelled as such is found to contain synthetic ingredients.1
Congress grows with move to Berlin

Congress grows with move to Berlin

The annual SEPAWA Congress, which will next be taking place from 18-20 October 2017, is one of the leading events for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industries in Europe.
Analysing the latest hair styling trends

Analysing the latest hair styling trends

We know that how we choose to present ourselves to the outside world is important. It effects how we feel, how others see us and how confident we are.
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.

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