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Oct 20, 2016 | Article

Asianification: Impact of Asian Needs on Cosmetic Ingredients

By Belinda Carli

There is no doubt that a lot of fast moving innovations come from the Asian region. An industry where this is particularly evident, and then impacts the rest of the world is, 'Cosmetic Products in...

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Sep 30, 2016 | Article

Why Products Don’t Work the Way They Promise…

By Belinda Carli

Today's cosmetic consumer chooses cosmetics emotionally and expects instant results. When the promised effect is not achieved, they are found complaining. There are mainly three reasons why these...

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Sep 21, 2016 | Article

Innovative Multifunctional Ingredients Aid Cost Reduction

Consumers’ extremely hectic and time-crunched lifestyles lead them to simplify their daily beauty routines, making multipurpose products grow in popularity as they offer several benefits at once...

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ImerCare® Opaque is an eco-friendly kaolin-based solution that imparts opacity and whiteness in gel and shampoo formulations. Unlike chemical opacifiers, ImerCare® Opaque is neither pH nor non-ionic...

Aug 5, 2016 | Article

Sensory Ingredients for that Instant Effect

By Isabelle Afriat

We live in a world of instant gratification when it comes to just about everything. Consumers these days tend to choose products emotionally. Just the look and feel of the product, would make you...

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Oct 19, 2016 | Article

Experimental Design for Formulators

By Edward Petrie

Everyone is trying to operate faster and more efficiently these days. The design of experiments (DOE) approach to optimizing formulations is a powerful tool for formulators to find an ideal...

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Sep 27, 2016 | Article

Formulating with Polymeric Emulsifiers for Sensory Benefits

By Belinda Carli

Watch this video by Belinda Carli, the Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, where she shares quick tips to formulate with natural and synthetic polymer emulsifiers available in...

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Consumers recognise that one size does not fit all and therefore seek tailored products that meet the needs of their own skin. Allow them to express their individuality with customised skin care...

Aug 31, 2016 | Article

Formulating with Electrolyte Resistant Polymers: Quick Tips

By Belinda Carli

Thickening agents are used to adjust the viscosity of skin care formulations to make them easy to use and to maintain the product stability. For example, they are used to ensure the stability of...

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Jul 26, 2016 | Article

Extracting the Most Commercial Value from your Patent Claims

By Laurence Pearson

A fundamental decision in our intellectual property strategy development is whether to file a patent application, or whether to keep the details of an invention a trade secret? A patent gives a...

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