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Sweet Substitutes
Published June 8, 2015
Natural and organic ingredient replacements meet the demands of today’s Stevia-loving consumer. Read More »
By Imogen Matthews, Consultant
Published June 1, 2015
Many of the trends driving growth in facial skin care are also applicable to the body care market. European consumers seek convenience and value, but also demand products that offer more than basic moisturization, such as anti-aging properties and in… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
The challenges of dispersing standard silicone elastomers in water are well known. Standard silicone elastomers can be very difficult to disperse uniformly in external water phase emulsions or aqueous gels due to their inability to fit into o/w micel… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
US Patent No. 8,987,180 B2; Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, has patented a  cleansing product comprising a substrate and a silicone reactive amino containing dimethicone copolyol.… Read More »
Face Valued
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published May 1, 2015
Skin care formulations that promise to protect a prized possession—one’s appearance—are always in demand. Read More »
West Coast Beauty Brand Chrome Girl Is ‘8-Free’
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published March 23, 2015
Happi checks out the Chrome Girl nail collection. Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Aiming to provide sensory solutions for consumers seeking instant gratification for hiding skin imperfections such as pores, wrinkles and fine lines, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. (SESA) recently presented the latest experimental findings of S… Read More »
Water-Enriched Moisturizers Make a Big Splash!
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 »
Supplier-Speak
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 4, 2015
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 »
It’s a CoverUp
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 4, 2015
A dreadful 2013 season had ripple effects in 2014. But marketers remain confident that sun care 2015 will shine brightly for several reasons. Read More »
Other Types of Calamities
By Christine Esposito , Associate Editor
Published March 4, 2015
Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies rescue consumers from skin and health issues that are—at the time—more pressing than fine lines and wrinkles. Read More »
Philip Pelusi Says
By Philip Pelusi, Hair care expert
Published March 2, 2015
New development in thickening, texturizing product. Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Boomers, Gen Xers, even the Sandwich Generation—regardless their age, today’s consumers expect sensory experiences from all of their personal grooming products. Dow Corning executives maintain that their company is uniquely positioned to… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
US Patent No. 8,921,303 B1; Avon Products, Inc. has patented a longwearing composition for providing extended release of fragrance. The composition is comprised of a hydrophilically-modified cross-linked silicone elastomer; an acrylic rheology modifi… Read More »
Head Start
By Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor
Published February 6, 2015
Hairstyling SKUs now nourish and protect while molding and shaping tresses, too. Read More »
Effective & Sustainable
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published February 6, 2015
A new year, yes, but many of the same issues will dominate the personal care space, according to Evonik executives. Read More »
DKSH, Shin-Etsu Silicones Expand Agreement
Published January 26, 2015
New accord covers Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
Shin-Etsu Silicones: hired Tameru Getahoun as a laboratory manager to oversee the cosmetic application laboratory in Totowa, NJ. Getahoun’s primary  focus will be not only to manage advancements for the state-of-the-art facility, but also… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
US Patent No. 8,905,049 B2; L’Oréal, Paris, has patented a treatment process for treating keratin fibers. It entails applying a non-detergent cosmetic composition that is comprised of water-soluble inorganic calcium salt; a fatty substan… Read More »
Think Differently
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published January 6, 2015
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists attracted the largest crowd in years. Read More »
A Dose of Reality?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 6, 2015
Unit dose formats have provided a shot in the arm for the laundry detergent industry, but issues remain. Read More »
Give Mother Nature a Nudge
By Philip Pelusi, Hair care expert
Published December 29, 2014
Modern treatments for natural curls are on the rise. Read More »
Keep Some Skin in the Game
By Jeremy Kerstetter, Assistant Editor
Published December 8, 2014
Just because your muscles get a workout doesn’t mean your skin must too. Weekend warriors and serious athletes know the importance of measuring their heart rates, working their muscles to fatigue and improving their running times. But with all… Read More »
Published December 5, 2014
Innospec Performance Chemicals: has welcomed the newest member of its sales team, Dr. Vince Abraham. He will join the company as North American business director–silicones, and play a leading role in accelerating the companies’ growth of… Read More »
Published December 5, 2014
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists 69th annual scientific meeting and technology showcase comes to New York City’s Hilton Hotel & Towers this month. Here is a look at the presentations that will be made during the opening general session on D… Read More »
Published December 5, 2014
US Patent No. 8,875,717 B2; Spectrum Brands has patented a personal grooming apparatus for grooming hair. It features a substrate and a coating, disposed on the substrate, with a surface resistivity of less than about 1×1013 ohms/square and com… Read More »
Common Core
By Christine Esposito , Associate Editor
Published December 4, 2014
Shampoos. Conditioners. Cleansing crèmes. No matter what tack a company takes, its products must make hair look great. Read More »
Innospec Boosts North American Team
Published November 6, 2014
Welcomes Abraham as business director of silicones. Read More »
On Tap
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published October 13, 2014
A North Carolina start-up brews hair care products with beer as its inspiration. Read More »
Published October 2, 2014
Univar Inc. has reached an agreement with Evonik to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern US region. Evonik will continue to sell its silicone-based products directly. “Our exclusive partnership… Read More »
Published October 2, 2014
US Patent No. 8,821,920 B2; LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG has patented a patch with a therapeutic compound-impermeable backing layer, a self-adhesive amine-resistant polysiloxane matrix consisting of: a therapeutic compound for treating neuropathic… Read More »
2014 Beauty Ingredients Directory
Published September 22, 2014
Suppliers present their latest contributions to oral and topical beauty formulas. Read More »
Univar Signs Deal With Evonik
Published September 19, 2014
Distribution agreement for personal care products in Northeast US. Read More »
Solutions & Surfactants
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published September 3, 2014
These materials play an important role in the formulation of household and personal care products. Read More »
Carmex Takes On Cold Sores
Published August 21, 2014
New OTC formula deals with appearance and pain. Read More »
Lonza Launches Lonzest DC Emollient Ester
Published August 14, 2014
Ideal for skin conditioning products. Read More »
Published August 1, 2014
A pioneer in the field of silicones for personal care products, the latest creations at Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA) are emulsifying elastomers, KSG-210/KSG-710, and KF co-emulsifiers. According to the company, KSG-210 is an excellent W/O e… Read More »
Fashion Drives Hair Color and Styling Market in Latin America
By Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent
Published August 1, 2014
Whether women are looking to hide their gray, add a dash of color or tame unruly flyaways, demand for hair colorants and styling products is on the rise throughout Latin America, according to analysts. Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are the three large… Read More »
Can You Diminish Skin Pores?
By Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription
Published July 2, 2014
According to Debra Jaliman, M.D., pore size is genetically determined and, no matter how much you try, you cannot make pores physically smaller. Generally speaking, fair skinned people tend to have have pores on the smaller side, and those with olive… Read More »
Zero to 60
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published July 2, 2014
RITA may be celebrating its 60th anniversary, but the company shows no signs of slowing down. Read More »
Winning Packaging...More or Less
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published June 2, 2014
The best bottles, tubes, tubs and dispensers look great, work right and improve a product’s environmental profile, say industry experts. Read More »
Go with the Flow
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published May 2, 2014
A rheology symposium put on by the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists attracts more than 235 attendees. Read More »
Published May 2, 2014
On May 20, the SCC will hold a course on silicone chemistry at its national office in New York City. This course, led by Tony O’Lenick, is intended to review silicone chemistry in a relevant manner, providing an understanding of the richness of… Read More »
Published May 2, 2014
US Patent No. 8,658,142 B2; L’Oréal, Paris, has patented a cosmetic composition comprising: a polyester obtained by reacting tetraol, a linear or branched saturated monocarboxylic acid, a cyclic dicarboxylic acid containing from 6 to 12… Read More »
Photo Finish
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published May 2, 2014
The quest for a flawless, camera-ready face drives the skin care category. Read More »
Innovation & Instruction
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published May 2, 2014
Shin-Etsu has the product lineup and the formulating expertise to help its customers make the most of silicones in their personal care products. Read More »
From Powder to Liquid
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published April 28, 2014
Bare Escentuals launches new skin care/color cosmetic hybrid. Read More »
Creative Solutions in a Changing Industry
By Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor
Published March 24, 2014
Beauty Press Spotlight Day puts the focus on emerging brands in the hotly contested world of cosmetics. Read More »