The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

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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Aug 14, 2013 | Article

Sunscreen Overview

By Eric Abrutyn

L. Kligman wrote in 1983 about chronic UV radiation damage to the human dermis. Based on UV exposure to hairless mice, it was shown that repair can occur if skin is protected by sunscreens of both...

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Jan 16, 2013 | Article

Divalent Cation/Talc Compositions to Protect Skin from Irritants

Many skin care products aiming to reduce the symptoms of or to relieve diaper rash contain zinc oxide, which forms a protective barrier. Common products include diaper rash and sunscreen compounds...

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Jun 29, 2011 | Article

Sun Protection and Photo-aging

By Nancy Jeffries

Sun care protection now has a latest mandate. Not only are consumers seeking and purchasing products that protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun, but they are also seeking sun care with...

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Mar 16, 2011 | Article

Baby Care Nurtures with Nature

By Nancy Jeffries

The Baby Care market is showing growth, particularly in the areas of naturals and sun care. It is strengthening its foothold with products that appeal to consumers' consciousness regarding...

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Nov 6, 2013 | Article

Compositions Comprising Solid Particles Encapsulated in a Cross-Linked Silicone Matrix and Methods of Making the Same

In one aspect, the present invention relates to a topical composition comprising a dispersion of treated particles in a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein each of the...

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Apr 22, 2013 | Article

Sun Care Innovation Impacts Market

By Nancy Jeffries

Sun care has come a long way since the days of reflective mirrors and baby oil. Consumer consciousness has been raised, advances in R&D achieved, and educational initiatives forged by numerous...

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Jul 6, 2011 | Article

The Trials and Triumphs of Nanoparticles in Sunscreens

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

For many formulators the arrival of invisible physical SPF protection was somewhat of a watershed moment. No more white streaks, no more thick creams, no more clogging and dragging. However, the...

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Jun 1, 2011 | Article

Nails, Hands and Feet – Trends & Treatment

By Nancy Jeffries

Today's hand, nail and foot care market provides opportunities galore to care for the extremities that serve us so well. The value of the global market for nail products, which includes nail...

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Jan 26, 2011 | Article

SpecialChem R&D Highlights for 2010 – Part 2

By Nick Morante

As I mentioned in my Community Insights a couple of weeks ago, it's been a very productive year for SpecialChem in terms of education and participation. The most impressive area which SpecialChem...

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