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By: Lisa Doyle
Posted: July 10, 2013, from the July 2013 issue of GCI Magazine.

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At AAK USA, studies are also performed to prove the ingredients’ claims; according to O’Keefe, “An ex vivo study with a Lipex Shea Tris formulation shows skin barrier strengthening properties, an increase in dermal collagen and inhibition of protease activity. Published in vitro studies show benefits to the dermal extracellular matrix and anti-inflammatory activity.”

Ultimately, providing effective formulations and working with brands to obtain the desired product is key. “We develop under the umbrella of our clients’ wishes and philosophies,” says Wochner. “We continue to notice that our clients are requesting paraben-free products, but they want to make certain that the ingredients are highly functioning as well as have a great marketing story.”

Lisa Doyle was formerly the associate editor of GCI magazine and is a freelance writer in the Chicago area. Her work has appeared in Skin Inc. magazine, Salon Today, America’s Best, Renew and Modern Salon.