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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 | 01:36 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 | 10:22 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 | 04:07 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.

Aug 28, 2008 | 02:55 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: The Salt of the Earth

By: Steve Herman

The humble salt crystal—it’s essential to your health. Technology’s march has improved it as a component of cosmetic formulations and its efficacy in products.

Aug 28, 2008 | 02:18 PM CDT

When Clean Isn't Enough

By: Nancy Jeffries

Fresh strategic planning for bath and body meets market demands and offers the promise of growth.

Aug 27, 2008 | 09:01 AM CDT

Cognis Reports Half Year

Company's sales up while operating result impacted by raw material and energy cost increases; unfavorable exchange rates.

Aug 26, 2008 | 03:24 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Age, Rage and Wrinkles

By: Steve Herman

Beyond the well-known ravagers of youthful-looking skin, sugar and the chemical reactions that produce sugar in our cells conspire against eternal youth.