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    Avoid Outdated Microbial Test Methods

    Avoid Outdated Microbial Test Methods

    05.20.24 - 05.20.26

    Prepare for theModernizationof Cosmetics Regulation Act

    MoCRA dramatically expands FDA’S authority with respect to cosmetics, including, amongother things, allowing for mandatory recalls and record inspections.
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    FDA Delays Implementation of MoCRA

    Enforcement of the far-reaching cosmetic regulations underscores the administration's desire to get it right the first time.
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    Processing Challenges in the Cosmetics Industry

    A review of some of the key processing challenges that may be encountered in the manufacturing of these complex fluid/soft matter-based consumer products. 
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    The Plant Hygenist Ensures Manufacturing Quality & Product Integrity

    Members of the Person Care Product Council's Microbiology & Quality Committees review the important role played by the Manufacturing Hygienist 
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    Modernize Your Microbiology Lab With Rapid Detection Methods

    A more efficient lab allows your trained Microbiologist to work on projects that require their specific skills instead of counting plates all day.
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    How the Modern Quality Control Lab Impacts Corporate Operations

    A CELSIS® Rapid Microbial Screening System in your quality control lab, You can have higher throughput and faster product release.
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    Don’t Rely on Outdated Microbial Contamination Test Methods

    Inaccurate data can cause investigations to go in circles and result in inconclusive or incorrect decisions. These situations not only waste time and money but also increase risk to consumer safety.
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    Be Confident in Your Method And Your Partnership

    A Celsis Rapid Microbial Detection System can provide accurate microbial results in 24 hours.
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    Measure for Measure: Reduce product recalls and downtime with the proper weighing solution

    Measure for Measure: Reduce product recalls and downtime with the proper weighing solution

    03.11.24 - 03.11.26

    Best Practice
    How cosmetics manufacturers can save money and avoid headaches
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    Cosmetic Production at the Hghest Level
    From precise scales to innovative software: How to optimize your processes.
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    10 Criteria to Choose a Static Industrial Scale
    Which static industrial scale is the right one? Various criteria should be considered when selecting a scale for static industrial weighing.
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    Techniques for Minimizing Water Loss in Beauty R&D
    Expert formulator Valerie George answers your questions about water loss and why measuring, understanding and correcting it is good practice.
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    The Proper Instrumentation Ensures Product Efficacy
    Here is a review of the primary devices that measure skin hydration, elasticity, firmness and more.
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    Sustainable Solutions and Cleaning Innovations

    Sustainable Solutions and Cleaning Innovations

    07.11.22 - 07.11.24

    Processing Challenges in The Cosmetics Industry
    Issues to overcome for formulating and production teams.
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    Clean Beauty and Minimalism
    Doing more with less resonates with Millennials.
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    WeylChem’s Sustainable, Efficacious Chemistry
    Today, consumers demand effective and sustainable home care and personal care formulas.
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    Home Cleaning Trends
    A post-pandemic pause in sales
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    Soaps & Cleansers Evolve with Skin Care Benefits and Natural Ingredients
    Sustainable packaging options help drive consumer purchasing decisions in the category.
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    Sustainable Solutions from WeylChem
    Consumers seek environmentally friendly formulas. Here are several materials to help cosmetics formulators create effective, better-for-the-environment products.
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    Laundry in 2022: Doing More with Less Impact
    Brands owned by multinationals and indies alike continue to offer more sustainable solutions.
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    Demand Returns For Contract Manufacturers
    Inflation, supply chain issues and, of course, the pandemic, impacted the beauty and personal care industry.
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    Skin Care Soars Into 2022
    Consumers spent more on skin care products last year. Today’s leading brands and startups offer enhanced formulations for the face and body.
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    Trends Dominating the Skincare Industry in 2022
    As the pandemic enters its third year, consumers seek products that protect them. Protection not just from UV, but blue light, smoke and, of course pathogens.
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    Fermentation Is Changing the Beauty Industry
    K-beauty-type skincare formulas reduce the appearance of wrinkles, yet are gentle on skin.
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    The Beauty of Ceramides In Hair & Skin Care Formulas

    The Beauty of Ceramides In Hair & Skin Care Formulas

    03.30.22 - 03.30.24

    The Beautiful Benefits Of Biosurfactants
    These alternatives to petroleum-derived ingredients are reshaping the personal care industry.
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    The Beauty of Ceramides in Hair & Skin Care Formulas
    Evonik helps cosmetic chemists upgrade their knowledge about these important lipids that are found in the epidermis and cuticle.
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    Fermentation Development at Clinique
    Brand experts discuss development of an aloe vera bio-ferment.
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    Ceramides in Hair & Skin Care Products
    Their application in cosmetic products is beneficial to improving the quality of skin and reducing damage in hair.
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    Shampoos and Conditioners Grow More Sophisticated and Sustainable
    With an eye on natural ingredients, efficacy and sustainability, there’s a growing slate of products that promise great results from scalp to end for all hair types.
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    Enzymatic Emollients In Skin Care
    These easy-to-use ingredients can be incorporated into both o/w and w/o systems. the result? more freedom to formulate!
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    An Inside Look at L’Oréal’s Skin Care Research
    The world’s biggest beauty company shares some of its breakthrough advances in sustainability, ingredients and formulations.
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    Active Ingredients Drive Anti-Aging Skin Care & Wellness Marketplace
    From the return of retinol to brightening with vitamin c, actives play an active role in creams, serums, scrubs, masks and more beauty products.
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    Greener & Better

    Greener & Better

    04.16.21 - 04.16.22

    Soap & The Virus
    Ricardo Diez, PhD asks, “Are all formulas the same?”
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    Surfactants in Household, Personal Care & Institutional Cleansers: Recent Trends
    The role of surfactants in household and personal care. Robert Y. Lochhead, PhD explains how each class works, current issues, recent advances & relevant inventions.
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    Greener & Better
    Evonik has a new portfolio of biosurfactants that meet the highest standards in sustainability and functionality.
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    Fear & Lathering
    In a marketplace awash with pampering attributes, rising concern about coronavirus in the US is shifting the conversation back to cleansing.
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    How Did We Get Here?
    Written by Ricardo Diez, PhD, it is an update of a presentation that he made at the IFSCC
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    Just Hit Refresh
    This year has been all about clean including advanced shampoo, conditioner and treatments for the scalp.
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    A Clean Commitment
    In a pandemic, clean matters more than ever, which explains the gains in fabric care sales.
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    A Feel Good Story

    A Feel Good Story

    07.31.20 - 07.31.21

    A Feel Good Story
    A Chemist with Staying Power
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    Look Great, Feel Great
    Silicones provide a range of functional and senorial benefits in skin care, color cosmetics and hair care products.
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    Reducing or Eliminating Cyclomethicones from Dimethicone
    Siltech executives detail the benefits of new families of non-dimethicone, siliconbased products that are made without cyclomethicones.
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    A Chemist with Staying Power
    A Happi interview with Sal Barone, the inventor of ColorStay.
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    Long & Strong
    Makeup formulas feature longwear capabilities to keep faces fresh all day and night.
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    Hair & Skin Care Formulas
    A variety of starting formulas courtesy of Siltech. Several of the formulas have earned USDA Biobased Product status.
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     Oleo-Therapy

    Oleo-Therapy

    April 27 - 30, 2021

    Essential Oils Target Various Wellness Concerns
    Consumer demand for natural ingredients is propelling the market for these ingredients which have topical and aromatic uses.
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    Jojoba Oil Rebalances the Skin Microbiome
    There are myriad reasons why natural oils are omnipresent in today’s personal care.
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    Moisturizing & Cleansing Benefits of Anti-Aging Facial Oils
    Oil-based products are one of the best ways to add moisture to the skin. These natural materials may provide other benefits as well.
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    Oils in Beauty
    This versatile component works in anything from moisturizing skin to smoothing hair. 
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    Oils on Point
    Founder Linda Thompson discusses the formation, formulation strategy and future of her facial oil brand, Olie Biologique.
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    Natural Butters, Oils & Waxes for Topical Skin Care
    Key criteria for formulating with natural oils, waxes and butters.
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    Oil-based Beauty Care
    Here are several novel formulas developed by VantageTM
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    The Microbiome

    The Microbiome

    12.18.19 - 12.18.20

    Status and Interventions of the Skin Microbiome
    Topically-applied nutrients favor the growth of beneficial microorganisms so that harmful ones are outgrown and eliminated.
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    Formulary
    A trio of new beauty products from DSM.
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    Legal Considerations for Marketing Skin Microbiome Products
    Microscopic organisms on the skin could hold the next secret to good skin health—but with them come evolving regulatory and legal considerations.
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    Overcoming Production Hurdles In Microbiome Formulations
    Good-for-your microbiome skin care formulas often require special considerations during the manufacturing process to maintain their efficacy
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    The Scalp Microbiome Moves To the Head of the Class
    While much attention has been focused on the skin and gut microbiomes, the unique issues surrounding the scalp are only now being explored.
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    Microbiome Update
    Work inside the lab is paying off as there is growing consumer interest in skin care products designed to benefit the microbiome.
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    Makeup for Your Microbiome
    Setting the foundation for a clean and healthy face.
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    Microbe Management

    Microbe Management

    10.25.19 - 10.25.20

    Claim Support for Microbiome Skin Care
    Here’s how to prove the microbiotic benefits of your formulations.
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    Skin and Gut Microbiomes
    Healthy microbiomes have broad implications for internal and external well-being.
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    Microbe Management
    R&D, investment and shelf space devoted to the skin microbiome continues to grow.
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    The Microbiome’s Impact On Skin Care Formulations
    A review of what formulators should know about the uppermost layer of skin when developing personal care products.
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    Digestive Health:The Microbiome Goes Mainstream
    Younger consumers in particular are very interested in how gut bacteria influence overall health.
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    Stress & Skin

    Stress & Skin

    September 1 - 30, 2020

    Stress and Skin Aging
    It’s as clear as the dark circles around your eyes— stress accelerates the visible signs of aging.
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    Cannabidiol and Skin Care
    Interest has never been higher for this natural derivative of hemp. It shows promise as an anti-inflammatory, but some companies are promoting CBD as a moisturizer and wrinkle-reducer, too.
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    Eat This, Not That!
    More personal care brands are stepping into the wellness from within category to improve the appearance of hair, skin and nails.
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    Pretty Smart
    An update on the convergence of technology and beauty.
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    Bounce Back Skin Recovery Serum with Bel-Even
    This serum helps to rebalance skin from the visible effects of daily stress. Its “memory form” texture instantly engages the senses by quickly recovering when pressed, for a true“anti-stress”effect.
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    Formulating with Hyaluronic Acid
    Replenishing depleted levels of HA helps restore healthy, vibrant and youthful looking skin. Here’s what to look for in these materials.
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    Happi Summer 2019 Launches

    Happi Summer 2019 Launches

    06.01.19 - 06.01.20

    Sunscreen Regulations in the US
    The US Food and Drug Administration's goal to finalize the Sunscreen Monograph by November 26, 2019 is totally unrealistic—here's why.
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    Skin Damage Caused by UV
    An in-depth look at how ultraviolet radiation affects skin health and how it can be repaired.
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    The Ultimate Protection for Sun Protection
    Sunscreens are more effective than ever, but today's ultra-high SPF systems can be a challenge to preserve.
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    What Lies Beneath: Reef-Safe Sunscreen Formulas
    With new laws impacting what sunscreen formulators can be sold at retail in places like Hawaii and Key West FL, "reef safe" products are gaining more attention in the US marketplace.
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    New Product Review
    Here's a look at some of the newest sun care offerings that are reaching store shelves now, well ahead of beach season.
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    Head Toward the Light
    The Florida Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' biannual Sunscreen Symposium is set for September 12-14, 2019 in Orlando.
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