Structured gels with organic oils and alkyl dimethicone

Butters are very commonly used in personal care formulations. Butters are divided into two classes, those that exist in nature, including shea butter,1 cocoa butter2, mango butter3, lilpe butter4 and several others or those that are man-made such as olive butter. Butters are structured gels that provide not only a unique skin-feel but also have a great rheology thinning under pressure.5

Ingredients focus: the latest silicone products

There has been an increasing number of ingredients claiming to offer an alternative to silicones in formulations. While they undoubtedly offer some excellent attributes there is still debate as to whether any ingredient can truly match silicones in terms of sensory quality. Walking around a trade show, it will be possible to hear heartfelt, genuine arguments on both sides of the debate.

Free radicals induce Acne aestivalisin sensitive subjects

The market segment of sun care products to protect sensitive skin is growing. There is evidence that peroxide free radicals derived from certain formulation components are involved in inducing allergic skin reactions.

The rise of the clean beauty trend in sun protection

Over the past decade the beauty industry has been transformed by an increasing global demand for cleaner, safer and more sustainable beauty products. As a result, we have seen the evolution of the clean beauty trend.

Circadian rhythms, sleep and their impact on skin

The beauty industry has a long lasting link with what happens to us while we sleep. Very few skin care ranges or regimes do not contain a night cream, a product usually required to be applied before bed time to enhance and complement the effects of the day products (typically an SPF cream and an intensive serum).

Engineering natural active ingredients

Silab creates and manufactures efficacyproven active ingredients from natural raw materials. As efficacy, safety and stability are the hallmarks of each Silab development, all the inputs are controlled from the R&D to the manufacture in situ. To meet these requirements, an essential step, settled in Silab’s DNA, is the mastery of nature combined with a perfect in-house control of the extraction and purification process inspired by agro-food technologies.

Formulating with natural ingredients

Azelis offers a wide selection of natural raw materials, answering the needs of the personal care market. We constantly monitor and embrace emerging trends and give our customers the tools to allow them to address those needs with our portfolio of raw materials available from our principals.

Schisandra chinensiscombats pollution-induced stress

The human skin, and mainly the upper layer of the epidermis, plays the role of a barrier, but is also one of the first and major targets of air pollutants, pollutants contributing to wrinkle and dark sports occurrence through the redox imbalance

Red vine leaves offer antipollution skin protection

Our modern societies produce a lot of pollution, and although there are more and more people and governments willing to decrease their emissions, people are still heavily exposed to pollutants.

New methods substantiating anti-pollution claims

As more and more people decide to live in cities, more consumers are subjecting their skin to high levels of pollution, which can lead to premature ageing. As awareness and interest of this issue grows, the number of ingredients aiming to protect skin from pollution has risen rapidly.

Preventing epigenetic changes fights urban pollution

Environmental pollution is one of the main contributing factors towards skin ageing and a dull complexion. For full protection, only a multi-level approach will succeed. Here an approach is described where a first line of defence is built up by a film-forming polysaccharide complex which physically prevents binding of pollutants.

The quest for a future without animal testing

In 2013, the European Union implemented its ban on animal testing in cosmetics. This landmark was the culmination of nearly 20 years of campaigning and the UK-based global cosmetics company, The Body Shop, was an instrumental force in its success.

Regional solutions: an interview with Ashland

While at in-cosmetics Korea in June, Personal Care had the opportunity to discuss in depth a range of topics with senior management at Ashland.

Skin lightening via natural botanical oily composition

We aimed to develop a novel lipid-based skin whitener and personal care product to replace syntethic bioactives. Additional qualities were intended as safety, naturalness, preservative absence and thermal stability.

Essential oils: the market and its issues analysed

It is important in the context of our business and in the personal care market as a whole to reconfirm that an essential oil is defined as a “natural volatile oil extracted from a specific botanical source and having the characteristic odour of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.”

Modern life de-synchronises skin wellbeing

Wellbeing is a pleasant state resulting from the satisfaction needs of the body and the calmness of the mind. Ultimately, a healthy mind and body are seen as the way to reach wellbeing and happiness. People aim to find a better balance of life, adopting wellness activities.

More than morning coffee for your eyes

The most delicate skin on our body is found around the eyes, so-called periorbital skin. Regardless of what skin type one has, you may assume that everyone has more or less sensitive skin in that area.

A bright ‘star’ in the anti-acne universe

Among all the dermatoses, Acne vulgarisis the most common multifactorial disease in patients between 11 and 30 years old, as it affects up to 80% of people belonging to this age segment.

Natural emulsifier with texture and skin care benefits

Emulsun® [INCI: Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-3 Esters (and) Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Glyceryl Esters (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate] is a sunflower-derived o/w emulsifier, in particle form, that can be utilised in skin and hair care applications. This versatile, natural emulsifier helps create stable, aesthetically pleasing emulsions.

Photostabilisation: for safe, pleasant sunscreens

During the photostabilisation process, the excited state energy of a light-absorbing species is removed by energy transfer and/or by an electron transfer quenching mechanism.