Formulation & Science

Scientists at MIT publish new data on noncoalescence

Scientists at MIT publish new data on noncoalescence

By Deanna Utroske

Research conducted by Michela Geri, Bavand Keshavarz, Gareth H. McKinley, and John W. M. Bush about when and why droplets of liquid sometimes float on another quantity of liquid before the two blend has likely implication for cosmetics and personal care...

image courtesy of Biomod Concepts

Biomod Concepts launches the SkinSmart Dry Mask Boutique

By Deanna Utroske

The biotech laboratory behind the dry mask infuser technology made popular by Nannette de Gaspé has just announced a market-ready collection of dry masks available in a variety of active formulations, skin care shapes, and decorative patterns.

New nanoscale emulsification science from MIT

New nanoscale emulsification science from MIT

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers Ingrid Guha, Sushant Anand, and Kripa Varanasi have developed a scalable water-in-oil emulsification technique that doesn’t require mixing. And they believe that the new method has ready applications for cosmetics and personal care product...

SCC annual scientific meeting and tech showcase preview

SCC annual scientific meeting and tech showcase preview

By Deanna Utroske

The National Society of Cosmetic Chemists will host its annual program in December at a new venue in NYC. This week, Cosmetics Design spoke with Anna Langerveld, the organization’s 2017 chair, to find out what’s in the works for this year’s two-day event....

Firmenich leads the way biotech fragrance

Firmenich leads the way on biotech fragrance

By Simon Pitman

Firmenich has been an early pioneer in harbouring biotechnology to advance its portfolio of fragrance ingredients, a move that has also helped to increase efficiencies and cut its environmental impact.

Croda to make bio-based non-ionic surfactant in the US

Croda to make bio-based non-ionic surfactant in the US

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical company announced a new production capability of its New Castle, Delaware, facility this week. Croda, a multinational firm that serves a full spectrum of industries, will be offering the new biotech ingredient as a green option...

Formulation Lab Challenge winner, Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive wins in-cosmetics NA Formulation Lab Challenge 2017

By Simon Pitman

Four of the biggest beauty players in the market took up on this year's in-cosmetics North America Formulation Challenge. The four teams were Estée Lauder, Unilever, Shiseido and Colgate-Palmolive, The four teams fought a keen battle during the 90-minutes...

Shiseido skin care research

Shiseido research findings set to advance skin care

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese personal care heavyweight, Shiseido, succeeds in developing and applying two newly-advanced technologies: In Vivo visualisation of dermal capillaries and the involvement of vascular plexus malformation in hyperpigmentation.