The third time is definitely not the charm. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to StriVectin, Moy-Fincher Medical Group and Skin Authority LLC.
According to the letter sent to StriVectin (following a December… Read More »
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists has extended its appreciation to members and companies for their dedication and interest in the Society through voluntary contributions made during the dues renewals for 2015.
President’s Club: Geoffrey J.… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,987,184 B2; Colgate-Palmolive has patented a cleaning composition that contains lactic acid, phosphoric acid, a nonionic surfactant comprising an ethoxylated alcohol; and a polybetaine. … Read More »
Masks attract today’s consumer with the promise of immediate results in treating a variety of skin flaws. New formats and formulations that address individual needs appeal to consumer looking to try something different without spending a fortun… Read More »
Many compounds incorporated into topical formulations are in their solid particulate form. Examples include zinc oxide in diaper rush ointment and in calamine lotion for chicken pox, sunscreens containing both titanium and zinc oxide and more as well… Read More »
Looking across the global skin care market, the facial mask is probably one of the few categories where Asia dominates. This is especially true in China, where, in recent years, the mask has become the fastest growing category. According to Ogil… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,933,007 B1, Arthur William Perry of Belle Mead, NJ has patented a syndet for skin cleansing with a pH in the range of 5.3 to 5.8. It is comprised of quillaja, stearic acid and sodium chloride.… Read More »
US Patent 8,921,295 B2; American Sterilizer Company, Mentor, OH, has patented a concentrated neutral detergent composition that is comprised of one or more nonionic surfactants, comprising a primary or a secondary alcohol ethoxylate, an alcohol alkox… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,921,299 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented a detergent composition comprising tiron (1,2-dihydroxybenzene-3,5-disulfonic acid, or mono- or di-sulfonate salts of the acid); a ligand capable of chelating to Fe3+, wherein… Read More »
By Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription
Published March 4, 2015
Formulators in the trend-setting beauty markets in countries such as France, South Korea and Japan are pushing a new anti-aging active—water. Few compounds are more basic, yet today, water is being billed as the ultimate moisturizer. Luckily fo… Read More »
Beautifying the appearance of the skin by merely covering it, thereby minimizing the appearance of superficial imperfections, became just another stream in the flood of compounds that are presented by suppliers in the skin care industry. The majority… Read More »
There are plenty of pitfalls to be avoided in the global economy, but suppliers insist that they have systems in place to handle whatever issues crop up in regions and markets around the world. Read More »
Sytheon has introduced Synovea HR and Asyntra SL, broad-spectrum skin lighteners with anti-aging and skin protective benefits.
In a study of in-vitro enzyme inhibitory activity, Synovea HR provided the most effective melanin inhibitory activity vs. o… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,927,475 B2; The Dial Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ, has patented a bio-based non-food/non-fuel consumer product composition comprising at least one bio-derived ingredient collectively obtained as a mixture from algae through autotrophic… Read More »
The ability to create stable emulsions is a cornerstone of a cosmetic chemist’s training. There are plenty of emulsifiers to choose from on the market, and one of the more interesting ones is Lipoid Kosmetik’s Herbamilk.
The Newark, NJ-b… Read More »
The first section on the guidelines published in October 2012 by The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for testing of chemicals includes a list of relevant physical-chemical properties.1 Identification of the composition o… Read More »