• Selecting the Population for Human Clinical Studies

    PART I Most of the clinical testing conducted for cosmetics and personal care products, either for safety or for efficacy, are interventional studies and not observational in nature. Interventional studies are designed to determine whether experimen…
    Nava Dayan, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC 03.01.18

  • Understanding the Consumer’s Quest for Immortality

    Most of us have an aversion to death  and few among us want to face their own mortality. But when you’re young, smart and have billions in the bank, you may be determined to do something about it. Young, deep-pocketed titans of industry fr…
    Navin M. Geria, Chief Scientific Officer AyurDerm Technologies, LLC 03.01.18

  • Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care | Sun Care

    Boys Still Love Their Beards... and More Grooming Trends

    The European men’s grooming market is undergoing quite a change as both young and mature men look for ways to look good and enhance their appearance. The trend for beards is still strong, creating new opportunities for products that address bea…
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant 03.01.18

  • Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care | Surfactants

    Natural and Palm-Free Personal Care Formulas

    Have you noticed how frequently you hear about palm oil or palm kernel oil and its effects on deforestation? In the eyes of many consumers, palm oil and deforestation have become more or less synonymous. Many formulators, including myself, are asked…
    Dr. Barbara Olioso, 02.01.18

  • Sun Care

    Sunscreen Legislation Shows No Signs of Heating Up

    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 71st Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase was held for the first time at the Times Square Westin Hotel in New York City on Dec. 11-12, 2017. The proceedings were slightly delayed on the first day d…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 02.01.18

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Skin Care

    Eastern Europe Leads Skin Care Gains

    Multifunctional products, innovative formats and a growing desire for “clean” beauty, as well as a strong and still-growing interest in Asian brands and products, are driving trends in the European facial skin care market. The search for…
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant 02.01.18

  • Something To Smile About

    Something To Smile About

    Hello's Craig Dubitsky had key roles at Method and eos before a trip down the oral care aisle sprouted his next venture.

  • Skin Care

    The Art & Science of Staying in Business

    By setting out to address eczema, Shea Radiance has improved the lives of its customers and many more.

  • Actives | Sun Care

    We Need Good News And Better Research!

    It has been more than 15 years now since the first three Time and Extent Application (TEA) ingredients were filed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), yet to date, no final decision has been reached. The Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA) was…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 12.01.17

  • In-Cosmetics Latin America Draws a Crowd in São Paulo

    The 4th edition of In-Cosmetics Latin America took place in São Paulo in September. The two-day event welcomed nearly 4,700 visitors, an increase of 12%. The exhibition featured 151 personal care ingredients companies, including major multinat…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 12.01.17

  • Oral Care

    Personalization Expands Oral Care Opportunities

    European oral care habits are changing and becoming more targeted as consumers seek products to tackle particular issues such as discoloration, sensitivity, caries or gum disease. Brands have responded by launching innovative toothbrushes and to…
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant 12.01.17

  • Are New Forms of Melanin On the Horizon?

    Sales of prestige skin care products with SPF reached $1.4 billion in 2016, growing 7% during the past two years, according to The NPD Group. Even self-tanners have returned to growth after years of declining sales, which is indicative of the widespr…
    Navin M. Geria, AyurDerm Technologies, LLC 11.01.17

  • Actives | Color Cosmetics | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care | Sun Care | Testing

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Natural Cosmetics

    The idea that we should “get back to nature” means that we believe that while historically we were part of nature we are now removed from it. Western society adapted a lifestyle that involves less time outdoors, more time in front of scre…
    Nava Dayan, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC 11.01.17

  • Color Cosmetics | Functional Ingredients | Pigments | Polymers

    Online Beauty Trends Impact On-Counter Makeup Sales

    The rise of beauty bloggers and YouTubers is having a profound impact on the European makeup market and encouraging consumers to be bold in their product choices. Millennials are the main target, but already brands are looking to their younger sister…
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant 11.01.17

  • Skin Care

    The Anti-Aging Category Grows Up in Latin America

    Global demand for facial skin care products continues to surge, according to industry experts. Some of the biggest gains are in the biggest markets; for example, from 2011 to 2016, sales in China, Japan and US, rose 42.58%, 10.51% and 20.30%, respect…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 10.02.17

  • Actives | Sun Care

    Over-the-Counter (OTC) Monograph Reform

    Congress is currently debating how to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain non-prescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application. The proposed bill will…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 10.02.17

  • Hair Care

    Co-Washes and Shampoos Must Co-Exist in Europe

    European women like to wear their hair in natural styles; it’s a preference that is creating demand for natural hair care formulations and is also opening up the way for co-wash products that some consumers believe are gentler on their hair. Me…
    Imogen Matthews, Consultant 10.02.17

  • Teamworks 2018 Is April 11

    The Midwest Chapter Society of Cosmetic Chemists will host Teamworks 2018 on April 11, 2018, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Chemists, chemical buyers, engineers and technologists in the cosmetic, personal care, home care…

  • A Cosmetic Chemist’s Guide To Product Development

    Part of the “NextGen” initiative, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists will hold a Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Product Development CEP course on Sept. 20 at its New York City HQ office. Covering the basic process of generating ideas for new co…

  • CEP Classes at California Suppliers’ Day in October

    “Cosmetics Formulations,” one of the most popular national CEP courses offered by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, will be held Oct. 24 in connection with California Suppliers’ Day. The course is perfect for anyone interested in th…