• Taking Action

    Taking Action

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor November 23, 2010
    Active ingredients make a difference in today's skin care products.

  • Comparative Evaluation of Commercial SPF 100+ Sunscreen Products

    Comparative Evaluation of Commercial SPF 100+ Sunscreen Products

    Olga V. Dueva-Koganov, Ph.D. and Nadim A. Shaath, Ph.D. , Integrated Botanical Technologies, LLC, Ossining, N.Y. Alpha Research and Development, White Plains, NY November 23, 2010
    More than three years ago, the FDA introduced a proposed rule that includes testing of sunscreen efficacy in vivo (SPF and UVA-PF) and in vitro (UVAI/UV ratio after pre-irradiation).1 The FDA requires U.S. sunscreen manufacturers to declare, in addit…

  • The Right Chemistry

    The Right Chemistry

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 4, 2010
    With a knowledgeable team in place, an ambitious growth strategy and a strong pipeline of products, Lubrizol is determined to become a billion dollar player in the personal care and home care space.

  • Its a Wrap for HBA

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 4, 2010
    Attendance tops 16,000 as industry executives flocked to New York City to learn the latest about the trends dominating the global beauty industry.

  • IFSCC Meets In Argentina

    IFSCC Meets In Argentina

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 3, 2010
    The latest technical advances are on display and discussed when cosmetic chemists from around the world meet in Buenos Aires.

  • Detergent Industry Charts Its Future

    Detergent Industry Charts Its Future

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 3, 2010
    The Seventh World Conference on Detergents in Montreux looked at the biggest problems facing this $65 billion segment and offered some solutions on issues such as sustainability and innovation.

  • The II Outlook

    The II Outlook

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 3, 2010
    Cost-containment and pathogen kill are the key to success in the competitive industrial and institutional cleaning market.

  • Green Ingredients

    Green Ingredients

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 3, 2010
    Marketers have their own criteria when it comes to what's green...and what isn't. And often, they develop solutions that combine the best of both science and nature.

  • Recent Patent Applications For Hair Care Polymers

    Recent Patent Applications For Hair Care Polymers

    Robert Y. Lochhead, The Institute for Polymer Science, The School of Polymers & High Performance Materials; The University of Southern Mississippi and Institute for Formulation Science November 3, 2010
    At the Institute for Formulation Science, we monitor patents and patenting as part of our current awareness activities for the Partnership for Innovation. In this article, we have selected interesting advances that have recently been reported in U.S. patent applications.

  • Silicone Alternatives In Personal Care

    Silicone Alternatives In Personal Care

    Jessica Cecchini and Ulrich Issberner, Global Marketing Personal Care, Cognis GmbH, Monheim, Germany November 3, 2010
    Manufacturers who want to develop products without silicones must find efficient and innovative ingredients that come as close as possible to their sensorial profile and are just as high-or even better-performing.

  • Cleaning Up

    Cleaning Up

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor November 3, 2010
    Luckily for soap makers, even when the economy goes down the drain, people still get dirty. Toss in pandemic flu fears, and you�ve got yourself the perfect breeding ground for sales growth in the personal cleanser market.

  • Boldface Names Lift Fine Fragrance Sales

    Boldface Names Lift Fine Fragrance Sales

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor November 3, 2010
    Can celebrity and fashion-forward juices add a glimmer of hope to the flailing fragrance category?

  • Giant Killers?

    Giant Killers?

    Imogen Matthews, In-Cosmetics November 3, 2010
    Consumers' appetite for and expectations of newness have opened the door for smaller beauty brands, especially those that are able to offer a genuine point of difference in markets dominated by multinationals.


  • Ethnic Beauty From A to Z

    Ethnic Beauty From A to Z

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor September 30, 2010
    Marketers provide a variety of solutions for every skin tone.

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