The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Sun Care
The sun care market (sun protection, self-tan and after sun) is strongly driven by health issues, due to skin damage made by prolonged sun exposure. Consumers are looking for water resistant high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen exhibiting appropriate cosmetics sensorial properties like anti-aging & firming properties and texture. Formulators must be very imaginative to use organic and inorganic UV filters (UVA/UVB) in order to produce secure sun care products.

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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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May 5, 2014 | Article

in-cosmetics 2014 Reveals the Hottest Trends in Beauty Products

By Imogen Matthews

The 2014 in-cosmetics marketing trends presentations provided top beauty trends, including the evolution of alphabet creams, innovation in haircare and suncare and new formulations and product...

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Apr 9, 2014 | Article

Composition for External Preparation for Skin

The chronic nature of dermatitis, a representative skin disease, and in particular atopic dermatitis, makes continuous use of drugs necessary. While steroid external preparations produce...

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Feb 1, 2014 | Article

Multi-benefit Cosmetic Products to Witness an Overwhelming Rise in the Coming 2 Years

I think "How will the trend for developing multibenefit products change in the coming 2 yrs?" was an easy question for the SpecialChem Community to respond to. Again, over 300 Community members...

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Jan 8, 2014 | Article

Method to Reduce Development Rate of Skin Cancers & Related Conditions

Alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) is released from UVR exposed melanocytes and keratinocytes in human skin following exposure to ultraviolet radiation. It is understood to act on the...

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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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May 1, 2014 | Article

Use of Nanoparticles While Formulating Sunscreens

"Would you use Nanoparticles When Formulating Sunscreens?" I think this question has been up for debate for quite some time now. And the debate still goes on. Each response has its own...

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Mar 26, 2014 | Article

Use of 13-Hydroxy-9,11-Octadecadienoic Acid for Tanning Human Skin

It is known that the expression of the POMC gene in keratinocytes is activated by UV radiation. POMC is the precursor of .alpha.-MSH, a main activator of melanocytes. Increased .alpha.-MSH activity...

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Jan 8, 2014 | Article

Cosmetic Composition to Prevent Skin Aging Containing Chitooligosaccharides

Chitin and Chitosan are natural cationoid polysaccharides, which are found in crustacean shells, insect cuticle and cell walls of some microbes. Chitosan is made by treating chitin with the alkali...

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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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