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  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    Risk & Reward

    Risk & Reward

    Scotch Porter Calvin Quallis, founder and CEO Headquarters: East Orange, NJ Founded: 2015 Big News: Picked up by Target Calvin Quallis knew he wasn’t cut out to be a 9-5, behind-the-desk guy, but he stuck with it to build a solid foundat…
    Christine Esposito, Managing Editor 03.02.20

  • The Role of ROS in Hair Dye Damage

    The Role of ROS in Hair Dye Damage

    I originally wanted to write this column in the Spring, when stronger UV rays would make their appearance in the Northern Hemisphre. Since we are having unseasonably and unpredictably warm weather and sunnier days in the Mid-Atlantic region, I decide…
    Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, Dermatologist 03.02.20

  • Actives | OTC/Medicated | Skin Care | Testing
    Allergy, Inflammation or Irritation?

    Allergy, Inflammation or Irritation?

    There are important differences.
    Paolo Giacomoni, PhD, Insight Analysis Consulting 03.02.20

  • Dishing the Dirt  On Clean Beauty

    Dishing the Dirt On Clean Beauty

    More consumers are trading in their synthetic ingredient-based cosmetics in favor of plant-based alternatives. At the same time, they are said to crave a deeper understanding of product formulas and how they work. It’s a thriving sector, one th…
    Navin M. Geria, Chief Scientific Officer AyurDerm Technologies, LLC 03.02.20

  • There a Transformation In Men’s Grooming

    There a Transformation In Men’s Grooming

    European men are tentatively engaging more with grooming products, extending their routines to include more sophisticated products and experimenting with unfamiliar concepts, and even trying makeup. However, most want a straightforward quick grooming…
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant 03.02.20

  • Skin Care
    Nurse Made

    Nurse Made

    This established indie delivers when it comes to skin care.
    01.03.20

  • SCC Monographs: Quick Tech References on Key Products

    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) publishes monographs—an in-depth discussion of various technical topics related to the health and beauty industry and intended to fill a need in the cosmetic literature and to provide a quick introductory…
    01.03.20

  • SCC Elects Mindy Goldstein President for 2020

    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has announced its slate of 2020 executive officers and area directors, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Together they represent the interests of more than 5,400 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members glo…
    01.03.20

  • Functional Ingredients | Skin Care
    The Beauty Benefits  Of Anti-Aging Facial Oils

    The Beauty Benefits Of Anti-Aging Facial Oils

    Today’s facial oils are cosmetically elegant, light formulations that are excellent for layering and everyday use. They are typically derived from flowers, leaves, roots and other parts of plants. While they are predominantly known for their hy…
    Navin M. Geria, AyurDerm Technologies, LLC 01.03.20

  • Actives | Hair Care
    The Microbiome’s Role in Common Hair Issues

    The Microbiome’s Role in Common Hair Issues

    After three years of listening to lectures on the microbiome sponsored by various pharmaceutical companies, I realized that we were approaching a new frontier in skin and hair care. This past winter, at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting, th…
    Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, Dermatologist 01.03.20

  • Skin Care
    What Does Longevity Mean to Formulators?

    What Does Longevity Mean to Formulators?

    The best way not to get old is to die young. That’s hardly a sentence to put on an anti-aging cream label! Nor is it a valid scientific statement! Despite its brevity, it harbors two conspicuous misconceptions: it assumes that juvenescence a…
    Paolo Giacomoni, PhD, Insight Analysis Consulting 01.03.20

  • Fine Fragrance
    The Fragrance Market As Brazil Sees It

    The Fragrance Market As Brazil Sees It

    Brazil is in the No. 2 fragrance market in the world, trailing only the US and ahead of Germany, France and the UK. Together, sales in the Big 5 neared $51 billion in 2018, with the US holding a 16.5% share and Brazil 13.4%, according to Euromonitor…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 01.03.20

  • Functional Ingredients | Personal Cleansers | Surfactants
    Quality & Sustainability Lift Personal Cleanser Sales

    Quality & Sustainability Lift Personal Cleanser Sales

    Europeans are keen to purchase personal cleansing products that are both high quality and sustainable, which has opened up the category to innovation and new sub-categories, such as wellness and sensorial concepts, the inclusion of food-related ingre…
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant 01.03.20

  • SCC To Present Industry Awards at Annual Meeting

    O'Lenick wins Merit Award.
    12.02.19

  • Back in the Saddle Again

    1908 Brands sells natural products in a marketplace that’s growing more competitive every day.
    12.02.19

  • Actives | Sun Care
    The Final Monograph Is Upon Us!

    The Final Monograph Is Upon Us!

    These are difficult times for the sunscreen industry. First, we were faced with the prospects of no Final Monograph in sight and no Time and Extent Application (TEA) filters to improve the protection of US consumers especially from the UVA solar radi…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 12.02.19

  • Beauty’s Best-Seller Was Born in Africa

    Beauty’s Best-Seller Was Born in Africa

    Lipsticks were first produced in Africa and today they are the indispensable beauty item for women around the world. In fact, lipstick is the best-selling beauty product of all time. Face to Face Africa says the first record of black lipstick use was…
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting 12.02.19

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Oral Care
    Plenty to Smile About in European Oral Care

    Plenty to Smile About in European Oral Care

    As in most other beauty segments, Europeans are turning to natural and more sustainable versions of oral hygiene products, but not at the expense of their oral health. In fact, many are investing more in their day- and night-time routines, as well as…
    Imogen Matthews 12.02.19

  • Food for Thought

    Food for Thought

    Maesa Koeber is CEO/founder of New York City-based Gorjue, an upstart beauty brand with shades and packaging inspired by food. This is her “indie” story….
    11.01.19

  • Actives | Color Cosmetics | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Pigments | Polymers | Preservatives | Skin Care | Sun Care | Surfactants | Testing

    SCC Annual Meeting Technical Sessions

    Technical sessions are the heart of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to take place in New York City next month. This year, there are 35 podium lectures planned for the two days of the meeting (December 17…
    11.01.19