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Jan 15, 2015 | Article

Toothpastes Recipe

Toothpastes are mild cosmetic detergents that clean teeth. Complex dispersions that contain a solid phase which is dispersed in a liquid phase. Intended to freshen breath and remove deposits from...

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Aug 18, 2010 | Article

Skin Or Hair Binding Peptides

The invention is directed to peptides which bind skin and do not bind hair. Alternatively, the invention is drawn to peptides which bind hair and do not bind skin. Methods of identifying the...

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Sep 23, 2009 | Article

Selecting the Right Mica to Use for a Mineral Powder

By Nick Morante

Talc is considered mineral in origin but when developing a talc-free powder formula, mica and sericite are used to create a mineral-based product. Both mica and sericite share the same INCI Name:...

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Mar 1, 2007 | Article

Anatomy of a Powder Cheek Color

By Nick Morante

I composed this article to show that there are differences in the characteristics between eyeshadows and blushers and the ingredients used in their formulation. Powder cheek colors, or Blushers as...

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Feb 2, 2007 | Article

Formulation of Powders

By Nick Morante

Powders are sometimes the messiest of the color cosmetic products that formulators have to work with. They are dry particulates that are designed to cover the skin with color and effect as well as...

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Feb 8, 2012 | Article

Peptides in Cosmetic and Skin Care Applications

By Nick Morante

Peptides are segments of proteins, which are long chains of amino acids. In the body, peptides regulate the activity of many systems by interacting with various cells and systems. Peptides are...

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Jan 20, 2010 | Article

Choosing a Binder System for Pressed Powders

By Nick Morante

It can sometimes be very difficult to select the proper binder system for pressed powders. It requires experience and know how and a good knowledge of cosmetic ingredients. Depending on what...

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Jun 7, 2007 | Article

Color Cosmetics and the Prestige Market

Quality and ingredient innovation are hallmarks of the premium sector for color cosmetics. According to Euromonitor, which tracks trends and statistics in this dynamic area, premium facial makeup...

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Feb 22, 2007 | Article

Anatomy of a Pressed Eyeshadow

By Nick Morante

The object of this article is to separate and differentiate the characteristics between eyeshadows and blushers and their methods of formulation. Pressed powder eyeshadows are another simple product...

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Apr 26, 2006 | Article

Hyaluronic acid in latest skin care and make-up developments

Hyaluronic acid is a kind of muccopolysaccharide naturally present in the human body, in synovial fluid (present in joints), the umbilical cord, the eyes' vitrous humor, fetal skin and in the deeper...

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