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Aug 26, 2008 | 01:42 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Down the Drain

By: Steve Herman

Sophisticated tools often permit only intelligent guesses as to the environmental safety of chemicals. Meeting and responding to environmental concerns, regulations and consumer expectations will continue to challenge modern chemists.

Aug 05, 2008 | 03:36 PM CDT

Skin Care Thinks Small to Deliver Big

An array of polymer microneedles 1,000 microns tall
By: Leslie Benson

High-tech delivery systems and active ingredients that slow signs of aging have prompted advanced marketing claims. Yet the future of skin care depends on further advancements in delivery methods, such as medical microneedles.

Aug 05, 2008 | 09:42 AM CDT

Marketing Skin Care

Gina Daines, Director of Marketing, Amatokin
By: Leslie Benson

Supplement two of two to 'Skin Care Thinks Small to Deliver Big'...

Jun 09, 2008 | 03:05 PM CDT

Odor Among Aromas

By: Larry Nielsen

The consumer’s first impression of your product can mean the difference between success and failure, and unwanted or unmasked odors in cosmetic or personal care products often make for a negative first impression. Don’t be in a position where an off-putting odor keeps repeat buyers away or harms your brand equity.

May 15, 2008 | 03:25 PM CDT

SCC Suppliers’ Day News

Contributing editor Nancy Jeffries provides an overview of her findings at the 2008 event...

Apr 17, 2008 | 09:24 AM CDT

Day Two Of in-cosmetics Emerges with Abundant Technology

The second day of in-cosmetics debuted the emergence of many new personal care technologies, ingredients and formulations. The following snapshot is just a peak at some of the industry's newest innovations...

Apr 16, 2008 | 10:50 AM CDT

In-cosmetics Day One Unveils New Technologies

At the first day of in-cosmetics 2008, a wealth of new technologies were unveiled. Among them...

Apr 02, 2008 | 10:44 AM CDT

Chemical Reaction: When Looking Back is Looking Forward

By: Steve Herman

The beauty industry has an insatiable craving for innovation. Evaluating the foresight and acumen of the founders of the modern beauty business informs where the industry’s been, the methods of its advancement and where it can still advance.

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.

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.