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Mar 06, 2008 | 10:46 AM CST

Looking for Alternatives

By: Imogen Matthews

Ingredient lists and labels are facing more and more scrutiny as consumers, unwilling to accept cosmetics and toiletries at face value, seek purer, more natural alternative formulations, leading to significant growth in alternative ingredients in new launches.

Mar 05, 2008 | 11:31 AM CST

Profile: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green

By: Leslie Benson

When Tim Kapsner was developing children’s personal care products for Minnetonka Inc. in the 1980s—themed after Sesame Street characters like Kermit the Frog—he couldn’t have imagined that his introduction to the Muppet known for “Bein’ Green” would bring him full circle more than 20 years later as a senior research scientist for one of the most eco-friendly beauty companies in North America.

Mar 05, 2008 | 11:29 AM CST

Chemical Reaction: Controlled Release

By: Steve Herman

Through unexpected twists and turns, encapsulation became a game changing technology for the fragrance industry, and controlled release and targeted delivery of active ingredients remain critical to today’s personal care products. The future of evermore effective products depends on continued advances in actives delivery—and those advances may come from work outside the industry.

Mar 05, 2008 | 10:00 AM CST

Standards Launched for Organic Personal Care Certification

Industry stakeholders launch OASIS: Organic And Sustainable Industry Standards for personal care...

Mar 04, 2008 | 10:52 AM CST

LVMH Builds Expanded R&D Center

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is investing €29 million in a R&D center near Saint Jean-de-Braye, France...

Mar 03, 2008 | 09:31 AM CST

P&G Reduces Fiber Damage with New Technology

Procter & Gamble Beauty has announced a hair color chemistry that minimizes fiber damage...

Feb 29, 2008 | 11:10 AM CST

Kerry Group Partners with Organic Farm

Kerry Group, a supplier of fragrances, flavors and ingredients, has entered into a long-term partnership with Brazil’s Dierbergers Oleos Essencias SA, a cultivator and producer of certified organic essential oils…

Feb 28, 2008 | 10:14 AM CST

Antiaging Peptide Found in Bullfrogs

South Korean researchers announced they have discovered a peptide in bullfrog skin that offer anti-oxidant and antiaging properties...

Feb 25, 2008 | 09:35 AM CST

IFRA Standards Implemented by ASEAN

ASEAN implements new cosmetic directive that includes adherence to the IFRA Code of Practice for the manufacture and handling of fragrance materials...

Feb 18, 2008 | 09:42 AM CST

Cream in Powder Form: A New Concept in Makeup

The author describes a cosmetic technology based on a newer formulating concept—cream in powder form. This new formulation can be presented according to two technical processes in order to produce either water-based or oily cosmetic products. In each case, the proper selection of ingredients, including treated pigments and thickeners, determines the stability of the finished products.