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Priscilla Taylor joined Prospector in 2013 as an expert in personal care and cosmetics. Her expertise was developed during more than 21 years as a product development professional. Priscilla was a Senior Product Development Manager for Unilever, where she had the privilege of working with global teams to develop and launch products both domestically and worldwide for many popular brands, including Dove and Suave. Priscilla is currently a Product Development Chemist with Bria Research Labs.
7 Ingredients That Cross Industries Priscilla Taylor This collaborative article by personal care expert Priscilla Taylor and food expert Jill Frank takes a look at 7 ingredients that are used in both industries for very different purposes. Includes perspectives on olive oil, glycerin/glycerol, spirulina, be...view more This collaborative article by personal care expert Priscilla Taylor and food expert Jill Frank takes a look at 7 ingredients that are used in both industries for very different purposes. Includes perspectives on olive oil, glycerin/glycerol, spirulina, beeswax. cocoa butter, zinc oxide and oatmeal. view less
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Approaches to Skin and Hair Moisturizing – Yesterday and Today Priscilla Taylor Expert author, Priscilla Taylor, discusses skin and hair care benefits of various moisturizing agents. Learn about historical accounts including the Prickly Pear Cactus, and current trends with coconut oil, emu oil, tea tree oil and more.
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Certifications a Must for Green Claims in Personal Care Priscilla Taylor UL Environment’s new study, “Under the Lens: Claiming Green – The influence of green product claims on purchase intent and brand perception" provides an in-depth look at how consumers process and react to green claims. Here, expert formulator Priscilla T...view more UL Environment’s new study, “Under the Lens: Claiming Green – The influence of green product claims on purchase intent and brand perception" provides an in-depth look at how consumers process and react to green claims. Here, expert formulator Priscilla Taylor discusses the study’s conclusions about the personal care category, which the authors found to be “a space in transition.” view less
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Deciphering Environmental Lingo (Infographic) Priscilla Taylor If you’re trying to formulate products with an awareness of their environmental impact, understanding the terminology around green issues is a must. This infographic, created with research from personal care expert Priscilla Taylor, outlines the main ling...view more If you’re trying to formulate products with an awareness of their environmental impact, understanding the terminology around green issues is a must. This infographic, created with research from personal care expert Priscilla Taylor, outlines the main lingo you need to know to create products that speak to consumers who want greener products. view less
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Formulating with Natural Surfactants Priscilla Taylor With growth in demand for environmentally-friendly products on the rise, these naturally-derived surfactants is a category sparking interest amongst formulators. Explore definitions of this term and ingredient options, including blends and bio-surfactants...view more With growth in demand for environmentally-friendly products on the rise, these naturally-derived surfactants is a category sparking interest amongst formulators. Explore definitions of this term and ingredient options, including blends and bio-surfactants in this informative infrograpic from personal care industry expert Priscilla Taylor. view less
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Formulating “Natural” Products – Are You & Your Clients on the Same Page? Priscilla Taylor When asked by clients or marketers to develop a 100% “natural” product, a product development chemist might encounter a disconnect between industry and consumer definitions of the term. In this week’s expert article, Priscilla Taylor discusses the importa...view more When asked by clients or marketers to develop a 100% “natural” product, a product development chemist might encounter a disconnect between industry and consumer definitions of the term. In this week’s expert article, Priscilla Taylor discusses the importance of developing a mutual understanding with clients of what “natural” means to gain support for your proposed formulation approach. view less
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Gold and Sulfur: Elemental Gems Priscilla Taylor Industry expert Priscilla Taylor discusses ingredients that comprise the Chemical Class ‘Elements’. Aluminum, aluminum powder, gold, silver, platinum, tin, sulfer and zinc are some included in this class of ingredients. These ingredients have a diverse r...view more Industry expert Priscilla Taylor discusses ingredients that comprise the Chemical Class ‘Elements’. Aluminum, aluminum powder, gold, silver, platinum, tin, sulfer and zinc are some included in this class of ingredients. These ingredients have a diverse range of functions which include use as abrasives, antioxidants, bulking, colorants and conditioning agents. view less
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Infographic: Fragrance Trends Priscilla Taylor This infographic by industry expert Priscilla Taylor shows both traditional and non-traditional uses for fragrances and discusses fragrance trends such as celebrity branding, 'natural' fragrances and increased personalization.
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Infographic: Using Seasonal Ingredients in Personal Care Products Priscilla Taylor This infographic by industry expert Priscilla Taylor shows how seasonal ingredients such as holly leaf, pecans, peppermint and mistletoe can add a variety of essential benefits to your formulations for everything from aromatherapy products and moisturizer...view more This infographic by industry expert Priscilla Taylor shows how seasonal ingredients such as holly leaf, pecans, peppermint and mistletoe can add a variety of essential benefits to your formulations for everything from aromatherapy products and moisturizers to nail care and anti-aging products. view less
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Ingredient Therapy for Anti-Aging Skincare (Infographic) Priscilla Taylor Looking for ingredients for your formulations that prevent or repair the visible signs of skin aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation? Industry expert Priscilla Taylor offers research into the intrinsic an extrinsic causes of...view more Looking for ingredients for your formulations that prevent or repair the visible signs of skin aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation? Industry expert Priscilla Taylor offers research into the intrinsic an extrinsic causes of skin aging and ingredient therapy solutions in this colorful visual reference. view less
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Novel Skin Peptides – Technologies & Clinical Data for Formulators Priscilla Taylor This expert article by Priscilla Taylor discusses the benefits of peptides in skin care products. Taylor includes information about amino acids (tripeptides and tetrapeptides), proteins, collagen, skin elasticity, Hexapeptide-11, Hexapeptide-12, antioxida...view more This expert article by Priscilla Taylor discusses the benefits of peptides in skin care products. Taylor includes information about amino acids (tripeptides and tetrapeptides), proteins, collagen, skin elasticity, Hexapeptide-11, Hexapeptide-12, antioxidants, Pentapeptide-34 trifluoroacetate, palmitoyl tripeptide-8, neurocosmetics and acetyl hexapeptide -8. view less
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President signs Sunscreen Innovation Act into Law Priscilla Taylor The new Sunscreen Innovation Act, signed into law late last year, will open the door to a speedier approval process for new sunscreen actives, many of which have long been available to consumers outside of the U.S. Find out more about this important law i...view more The new Sunscreen Innovation Act, signed into law late last year, will open the door to a speedier approval process for new sunscreen actives, many of which have long been available to consumers outside of the U.S. Find out more about this important law in this news brief from personal care expert Priscilla Taylor. view less
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Rhamnolipids: Biosurfactants with Big Potential Priscilla Taylor Personal care industry expert, Priscilla Taylor explains how biosurfactants are becoming more popular in the product development industry. Rhamnolipids are glycolipids (low-molecular-weight biosurfactants) produced by bacteria, most notably the Pseudomona...view more Personal care industry expert, Priscilla Taylor explains how biosurfactants are becoming more popular in the product development industry. Rhamnolipids are glycolipids (low-molecular-weight biosurfactants) produced by bacteria, most notably the Pseudomonas species. Rhamnolipids are purported to have anti-aging and anti-microbial properties that are useful in the cosmetic industry. view less
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Sensory Modifiers: Staples of the Formulator’s Toolbox Priscilla Taylor As the name implies, sensory modifiers are ingredients that affect the senses and are most often required to convert a negative aesthetic into a more pleasing consumer experience. Expert author, Priscilla Taylor, explains how sensory modifiers are essenti...view more As the name implies, sensory modifiers are ingredients that affect the senses and are most often required to convert a negative aesthetic into a more pleasing consumer experience. Expert author, Priscilla Taylor, explains how sensory modifiers are essential ingredients that are important in delivering a consumer-acceptable product and are represented by multiple chemical classes. view less
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Shea Butter in a Nutshell (Infographic) Priscilla Taylor In this infographic by industry expert Priscilla Taylor, she show's why shea butter is an appealing natural ingredient for personal care products, and how shea butter is growing in popularity due to it's composition, benefits and applications.
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Status Update: Microbeads (Infographic) Priscilla Taylor This infographic by industry expert Priscilla Taylor provides a status update regarding microbeads. In December 2015 the United States passed legislation banning the use of microbeads in personal care products. Priscilla outlines what's happening in the U...view more This infographic by industry expert Priscilla Taylor provides a status update regarding microbeads. In December 2015 the United States passed legislation banning the use of microbeads in personal care products. Priscilla outlines what's happening in the U.S as well as other parts of the world concerning these infamous exfoliants. view less
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Sustainability Challenges Drive Innovation in Technical Community Priscilla Taylor A key take-away from a new study released by UL Environment, entitled “The Sustainable Edge,” is that sustainability can lead to technological innovation. In this expert commentary from Priscilla Taylor, she discusses the incredible challenges and opportu...view more A key take-away from a new study released by UL Environment, entitled “The Sustainable Edge,” is that sustainability can lead to technological innovation. In this expert commentary from Priscilla Taylor, she discusses the incredible challenges and opportunities that developing against sustainability criteria can present, as well as the consumer demand that drives these innovations in the personal care market. view less
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Tackling the Clear, Sulfate-Free Formulation Challenge Priscilla Taylor Expert author Priscilla Taylor discusses the challenge of formulating products that must meet certain 'free-of' requirements. 'Sulfate-free' products have become widely popular, but it can be difficult to maintain clarity and achieve viscosity targets wit...view more Expert author Priscilla Taylor discusses the challenge of formulating products that must meet certain 'free-of' requirements. 'Sulfate-free' products have become widely popular, but it can be difficult to maintain clarity and achieve viscosity targets without polymeric thickeners. She also addresses gums, carbomers, cellulose derivatives, Sodium Chloride, Betaines, Hydroxysultaines, Alkanolamides and Amine Oxides, foam boosters and viscosifiers. view less
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Wearable Edibles: 7 Ingredients Used in Food & Personal Care (Infographic) Priscilla Taylor Did you know the spirulina in your smoothie, the wax coating your apple and the olive oil in your salad dressing also offer amazing benefits for your personal care formulations? Check out seven food ingredients you can use to create skincare products, toi...view more Did you know the spirulina in your smoothie, the wax coating your apple and the olive oil in your salad dressing also offer amazing benefits for your personal care formulations? Check out seven food ingredients you can use to create skincare products, toiletries, haircare products and more in this infographic from industry experts Priscilla Taylor and Jill Frank. view less
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