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Sep 05, 2008 | 02:17 PM CDT

Nutricosmetics: Eat and Drink Your Skin Care

By: Leslie Benson

As consumers continue to incorporate appearance into their overall concept of wellness, nutricosmetics may prove to be a financially advantageous new frontier for the beauty industry.

Sep 05, 2008 | 02:03 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Constructive Criticism

By: Steve Herman

A backlash against the use of chemicals in personal care products has spawned a complicated and emotional situation. As the industry continues to stand behind the safety of these ingredients, there may be nuggets of gold in informed criticism that inspire us to new advancements.

Sep 05, 2008 | 01:48 PM CDT

Fragrance Safety and Evaluation

By: Matthias Vey

The scientific director of the International Fragrance Association provides an overview of the regulatory environment for the fragrance industry, regulatory bodies, the fragrance regulation process and the segment’s relative preparedness for overarching regulation.

Sep 05, 2008 | 01:36 PM CDT

Materials: The Scent of a Winner

By: Steve Tanner

The fragrance industry has never been better prepared to meet the demands of marketing clients around the globe. And thanks to proactive industry initiatives, fragrance makers are protecting both consumers and material sources.

Sep 05, 2008 | 10:28 AM CDT

Shelf Life: The Future of Preservatives

By: Nancy Jeffries

To preserve the integrity of skin care products and ensure consumer safety, products must be supported by an effective preservative system.

Sep 05, 2008 | 10:22 AM CDT

Is Silicone the Fountain of Youth?

By: Jeff Falk

Advances in silicones have improved the material’s efficacy and enabled new combinations in skin care products. The properties of silicones enhance the efficacy of products in which they are used.

Sep 02, 2008 | 04:27 PM CDT

A Feel for Innovation

By: Nancy Jeffries

Today’s hair care calls for aesthetics plus benefits, which is prompting formulators to find new ways to create smoother-feeling products without tackiness or residue for all types of hair.

Sep 02, 2008 | 10:47 AM CDT

Kemira and Rockwood Collaborate for TiO2

Kemira Oyj has formed a joint venture with Rockwood Holdings Inc. to produce specialty titanium dioxide pigments...

Aug 28, 2008 | 04:27 PM CDT

Fragrance Regulations Demystified

By: Carl Geffken

The casual fragrance consumer is unaware of the degree of sophistication and obligatory controls facing fragranced-product manufacturers.

Aug 28, 2008 | 04:07 PM CDT

SPF, Efficacy and Innovation

By: Nancy Jeffries

As the long-term benefits of protecting skin from harmful rays become clear, sun protection attributes are being added to products designed for daily skin care regimens.