The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Mar 17, 2017 | Article

Silicones Alternatives for Cosmetics

By Belinda Carli

Silicones are a popular choice of formulators in non-natural products because of their easy spreadability and non-greasy hydration. They can also be used to lower or increase the viscosity of...

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Dec 13, 2016 | Article

Top 6 Cosmetics Trends of 2016

By Belinda Carli

Soon we are going to enter the New Year, 2017. But, what yet to discuss is the achievements of 2016! Many Innovations and Trends hit the personal care market and guided the formulators to improve...

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Mar 9, 2016 | Article

Sunscreen Formulation Principles and Theory

By Belinda Carli

Sunscreens play a vital role in fighting aging caused due to sun. The consumption of sunscreens has seen a rise since consumers have started understanding the significance of these products...

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Feb 10, 2016 | Article

How to Get the Best Results from your Products?

By Belinda Carli

In order to be their most effective, cosmetic ingredients need to penetrate the epidermal layers sufficiently to perform their specific function, and this will vary depending on the type of product...

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Jun 18, 2014 | Article

New Natural Bio-based Cosmetic Ingredients that are Substantive to Skin and Hair

By Nick Morante

I know there are possibly some SpecialChem Community Members who did not have the opportunity to attend the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers' Day show this year. It was...

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Feb 17, 2017 | Article

Improving Performance & Skin Feel of High SPF Products

By Belinda Carli

Sunscreen products are a continuing growth sector of the personal care market, with many consumers expecting a minimum SPF of 50+. Cosmetic formulators face significant aesthetic (tackiness...

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Nov 17, 2016 | Article

Formulating with Natural Solubilizers & Essential Oils: Expert Tips

By Belinda Carli

Watch the video by Belinda Carli to get a quick view on formulations with natural solubilizers and essential oils...

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Feb 17, 2016 | Article

Deodorants: Can Carbon Chemistry Win Over Silicones?

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

In 2011 when I first investigated natural alternatives to silicone chemistry I focused on aesthetics and found a range of esters and vegetable oil derivatives that delivered very similar levels of...

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Jan 15, 2015 | Article

Eye Make-up Remover Formulation

Eye make-up remover formulation requires specific precautions. Indeed eyes and eye contours are particularly sensitive to irritations. There are typically two types of eye make-up removers:...

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Mar 19, 2014 | Article

Treatment of Inflammatory and Infectious Skin Disorders

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of resveratrol and/or derivative(s) thereof and/or functionally related compound(s) alone or in various...

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