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Study finds rising levels of triclosan-derived dioxins in Mississippi River
A new study from the University of Minnesota which identifies rising levels of triclosan-derived dioxins in the Mississippi River adds to the controversy surrounding the personal care ingredient. Read more
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Researchers Identify Physiological Sensor Important for Skin Barrier Function
Researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) have reported that the transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) ion channel in keratinocytes is important to maintain skin barrier function and prevent skin dehydation. According to these researchers, chemicals that modulate TRPV4 activity, could affect barrier repair of damaged skin. Read more
Comparatively Speaking: Cosmetic Labeling in the United States
In the following excerpt adapted from an article featured on the Chemist’s Corner, Tony O’Lenick looks to Perry Romanowski of Brains Publishing to describe the process of listing the ingredients on a cosmetic product label, for the benefit of novice formulators. Read more
Understanding Darker Skin Tones
Despite prevailing misconceptions, if you’ve got darker skin, you’re not immune to the effects of sun damage and premature aging. While the rules of cleanse, moisturize and SPF apply to everyone, darker tones do need unique care. Read more
Is the Line Between Cosmetics and Skin Care Becoming Blurred?
A report by Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) predicts that the color cosmetics market will reach US $41.4 billion by 2015. This growth, according to the report, will be aided by color formulations with: added benefits such as UV protection or moisturization; new textures and formats; natural or organic ingredients; and pigment innovation. Read more
Labeling Claims – Untangling the Rules
Little is more confusing to marketers and formulators than product claims regulations. Questions regarding the rules commonly arise, including: What proof is needed? Who decides what can be claimed? What’s the penalty? and Who regulates the claims? Read more