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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.

Jan 10, 2008 | 04:11 PM CST

Chemical Reaction: Biology at the Cosmetics Counter

By: Steve Herman

The combined use of prebiotics and probiotics for a targeted approach to battling bad bacteria on the skin is among the newest ingredient trends for skin and hair care products.

Sep 06, 2007 | 02:16 PM CDT

Aug 07, 2007 | 02:12 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Talking Germs

By: Steve Herman

Communication at a cellular level lies at the heart of modern cosmetic treatments and the continued creation of efficacious products.

May 04, 2007 | 09:57 AM CDT

HBA Technical Conference

By: Nancy Jeffries

HBA held its annual Mid-year Technical Conferences at New York City’s Crown Plaza Hotel. Drawing on the latest scientific research in antiaging and natural beauty, findings were presented from luminaries...

May 04, 2007 | 09:16 AM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Neurocosmetics

By: Steve Herman

The skin is equipped with an effective communication and control system, and neurocosmetics, an emerging segment that explores topical treatments affecting this system, has only scratched the surface of advancing technological possibility.

Apr 02, 2007 | 10:05 AM CDT

The Pollution Solution

By: Nancy Jeffries

Pollutants are a decisive cause of skin problems; therefore, evolving technological advancement in antipollutants must address skin protection and pre-emptively alleviate signs of aging.

Mar 05, 2007 | 09:52 AM CST

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.

Feb 12, 2007 | 03:16 PM CST

Awards at 2006 SCC Annual Meeting

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists held its 2006 Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase that included the Keynote Award Lecture, sponsored by Ruger Chemical Corporation, that was presented to Lorna Kessell from Uniqema...

Jan 08, 2007 | 10:49 AM CST

Chemical Reaction: Nose News

By: Steve Herman