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11 Tips for Stabilizing Sunless Tanning Formulations George Deckner This short expert article by personal care formulator George Deckner discusses dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active in sunless tanning formulations. Includes 11 tips for stabilizing sunless tanning formulations, including ingredients to avoid, suggestions f...view more This short expert article by personal care formulator George Deckner discusses dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active in sunless tanning formulations. Includes 11 tips for stabilizing sunless tanning formulations, including ingredients to avoid, suggestions for specific stabilizers and more. view less
50 Years of Skincare Innovations George Deckner Personal care and cosmetic industry expert, George Deckner, explains some breakthroughs in skincare innovations throughout the past 50 years. Learn about how xanthan gum, carbopol, hydrophobically modified polymers, silicone cross-linked gels, fundamental...view more Personal care and cosmetic industry expert, George Deckner, explains some breakthroughs in skincare innovations throughout the past 50 years. Learn about how xanthan gum, carbopol, hydrophobically modified polymers, silicone cross-linked gels, fundamental understanding of lamellar gel networks, vesicular delivery systems, avobenzone, niacinamide, alpha hydroxy acids, peptides and more have impacted the world of skincare. view less
An Introduction to Active Delivery Technologies George Deckner Active delivery technologies are ingredients or formulation approaches that improve stability and efficacy or reduce active irritation for consumers in a meaningful way. George Deckner describes 8 development principles, 9 active delivery system objective...view more Active delivery technologies are ingredients or formulation approaches that improve stability and efficacy or reduce active irritation for consumers in a meaningful way. George Deckner describes 8 development principles, 9 active delivery system objectives and 10 types of delivery technologies. view less
Antimicrobial Potentiators George Deckner Antimicrobial potentiators work synergistically with known preservatives to deliver this benefit, among others. In this week’s exclusive article, George Deckner outlines the four classes of potentiators, as well as product resources. The four classes are ...view more Antimicrobial potentiators work synergistically with known preservatives to deliver this benefit, among others. In this week’s exclusive article, George Deckner outlines the four classes of potentiators, as well as product resources. The four classes are chelators, polyols/diols, ethers and esters view less
Antioxidants: Powerful Skin Care Actives & Stabilizers George Deckner Antioxidants function by slowing or preventing the oxidation of the molecules by donating hydrogen to prevent free radical formation or by neutralizing existing ones. Industry expert, George Deckner, discusses the important of antioxidants in skin care fo...view more Antioxidants function by slowing or preventing the oxidation of the molecules by donating hydrogen to prevent free radical formation or by neutralizing existing ones. Industry expert, George Deckner, discusses the important of antioxidants in skin care formulations by explaining how they work, autoxidation, oxidative stress and skin aging and product stabilization. view less
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.
Ask the Expert: Are there any good all natural options to thicken water-based formulations? George Deckner Personal care industry expert George Deckner provides guidance on choosing an all natural thickener for your water-based formulation. Article includes information on formulation properties, including charge compatibility (anionic, cationic, or nonionic), ...view more Personal care industry expert George Deckner provides guidance on choosing an all natural thickener for your water-based formulation. Article includes information on formulation properties, including charge compatibility (anionic, cationic, or nonionic), PH, clarity, electrolyte tolerance, and skin feel; types of aqueous-based thickeners; and product / supplier recommendations. view less
Ask the Expert: How can I reduce the oily feel of my moisturizer formulation? George Deckner Experienced personal care formulator George Deckner tackles a common issue that formulators face in the laboratory: reducing the oily feel of a moisturizer formulation. Article includes tactics and product recommendations for light/medium emollients, cush...view more Experienced personal care formulator George Deckner tackles a common issue that formulators face in the laboratory: reducing the oily feel of a moisturizer formulation. Article includes tactics and product recommendations for light/medium emollients, cushion emollients and other oil absorbers. view less
Ask the Expert: I'm having problems solubilizing avobenzone & oxybenzone in the oil phase of my emulsion. George Deckner Personal care expert George Deckner explains why formulators might have problems with solubilizing avobenzone and oxybenzone in the oil phase of an emulsion. He provides advice for solutions, as well as product resources.
Ask the Expert: My water-in-oil emulsion is unstable. What can I do? George Deckner George Deckner, a 40+ year veteran personal care formulator provides help with a common issue that technicians face in the laboratory -- instability in water-in-oil emulsions. George's advice for correcting this problem, including increasing the dispersed...view more George Deckner, a 40+ year veteran personal care formulator provides help with a common issue that technicians face in the laboratory -- instability in water-in-oil emulsions. George's advice for correcting this problem, including increasing the dispersed water phase, using combinations of polymeric and non-polymeric emulsifiers, and using emulsifiers, as well as product resources are yours in this exclusive article. view less
Ask the Expert: What's your advice for thickening an oil-in-water emulsion? George Deckner Expert formulator George Deckner gives his advice for thickening an oil-in-water emulsion. According to Deckner, the problems usually stem from the presence of electrolytes in your formulation. Article includes recommendations for dealing with this issue,...view more Expert formulator George Deckner gives his advice for thickening an oil-in-water emulsion. According to Deckner, the problems usually stem from the presence of electrolytes in your formulation. Article includes recommendations for dealing with this issue, as well as product solutions. view less
Avobenzone: A Globally Approved UVA Absorber George Deckner Industry expert, George Deckner, discusses why Avobenzone is the most important UVA absorber that has been globally approved. Deckner covers chelating agents, recommended photo stabilizers, recommended non sunscreen solvents and suppliers.
Botanical Anti-Inflammatory Agents George Deckner Botanical-based ingredients may be used to treat a broad variety of skin conditions such as itch and inflammation. In this article by personal care industry expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about botanical anti-Inflammatory agents and how the...view more Botanical-based ingredients may be used to treat a broad variety of skin conditions such as itch and inflammation. In this article by personal care industry expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about botanical anti-Inflammatory agents and how they may be used in personal care products. view less
Carbomers: Overview, Resources & Materials George Deckner Industry expert George Deckner gives an overview of carbomers, which are high molecular weight crosslinked polymers of acrylic acid with molecular weights of up to 3 – 4 billion Daltons. Article includes background information on carbomers, as well as adv...view more Industry expert George Deckner gives an overview of carbomers, which are high molecular weight crosslinked polymers of acrylic acid with molecular weights of up to 3 – 4 billion Daltons. Article includes background information on carbomers, as well as advantages, formulating tips, key suppliers and recommended materials. view less
Carotenoids and Skin Health George Deckner The main antioxidants that protect skin against free radical attack are vitamins A, C, D, and E; carotenoids like beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin; enzymes like superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase; and others. Learn the b...view more The main antioxidants that protect skin against free radical attack are vitamins A, C, D, and E; carotenoids like beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin; enzymes like superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase; and others. Learn the benefits of carotenoids in skin health from this article by industry expert, George Deckner. view less
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
Connecting the Dots: Attending Other Industry Trade Shows for Inspiration & Innovation George Deckner Attending trade shows in other industries besides his own has become an important innovation tactic for expert personal care formulator George Deckner. In this article, you'll find out which industries provide the most inspiration for personal care, tips ...view more Attending trade shows in other industries besides his own has become an important innovation tactic for expert personal care formulator George Deckner. In this article, you'll find out which industries provide the most inspiration for personal care, tips for making the most of your experience and trends to look for this coming year. view less
Cosmedia SP - Top Ingredient Searches George Deckner Cosmedia SP is one of the most searched ingredients in the Prospector search engine. Here, expert formulator George Deckner describes this popular carbomer, including its properties, applications and key claimed benefits.
Could Patent Infringement Prevent Your Product Launch? Arun Nandagiri While it isn’t necessary to have a patent before launching a product, patent infringement research is vital. Understand patent owner rights and patentability, and make sure your composition doesn’t violate existing patents with these tips from personal ca...view more While it isn’t necessary to have a patent before launching a product, patent infringement research is vital. Understand patent owner rights and patentability, and make sure your composition doesn’t violate existing patents with these tips from personal care expert Arun Nandagiri. view less
Creating Silicone-Free Conditioning Shampoos George Deckner Silicones have been widely used in 2-in-1 conditioning shampoos since the late 1980’s. But there are growing concerns about these materials due to sustainability issues and a lack of biodegradability. If you’re looking for non-silicone products for your c...view more Silicones have been widely used in 2-in-1 conditioning shampoos since the late 1980’s. But there are growing concerns about these materials due to sustainability issues and a lack of biodegradability. If you’re looking for non-silicone products for your conditioning shampoo formulations from companies like Croda, Lubrizol, Solvay Novecare, etc., you need this list of recommendations from expert George Deckner. view less
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
Developing Skin-Lightening Products George Deckner Skin lightening refers to the ability of a product to reduce hyper pigmented areas or spots on the skin. These products try to even or lessen skin coloration due to the formation of excessive melanin. In this article, expert formulator George Deckner disc...view more Skin lightening refers to the ability of a product to reduce hyper pigmented areas or spots on the skin. These products try to even or lessen skin coloration due to the formation of excessive melanin. In this article, expert formulator George Deckner discusses the skin pigmentation process and shares strategies for developing successful skin-lightening products, as well as ingredient resources. view less
Developing Superior Sun Care Formulations George Deckner Developing superior sun care products is one of the most challenging areas in personal care formulation. Research shows consumers are highly concerned about sun damage with 62% seeking sun protection benefits in skin and body care products. In this articl...view more Developing superior sun care products is one of the most challenging areas in personal care formulation. Research shows consumers are highly concerned about sun damage with 62% seeking sun protection benefits in skin and body care products. In this article, industry expert George Deckner will explain how sun care formulations can be broken down into two general categories: daily wear SPF and recreational products intended for the beach. view less
Dispersant Technology George Deckner Industry expert George Deckner explains the importance of dispersants along with offering tips on formulating with them in the personal care industry. He discusses wetting, dispersion, stabilization, formulation tips, recommended dispersants for water bas...view more Industry expert George Deckner explains the importance of dispersants along with offering tips on formulating with them in the personal care industry. He discusses wetting, dispersion, stabilization, formulation tips, recommended dispersants for water based suspensions and recommended dispersants for oil based suspensions. view less
Diverse Technologies for Polymeric Oil Thickeners George Deckner Personal care industry expert discusses polymeric oil thickeners in this article. These useful oil soluble materials have numerous potential personal care applications. The technologies available are very diverse and include polyesters, hydrophobically mo...view more Personal care industry expert discusses polymeric oil thickeners in this article. These useful oil soluble materials have numerous potential personal care applications. The technologies available are very diverse and include polyesters, hydrophobically modified acrylates/cellulosics, polyolefin, and polyamides. Includes list of recommended materials. view less
Essential Online Resources for Personal Care Formulators George Deckner Personal care expert George Deckner gives his top online resources for formulators. Websites listed include sources for data on raw materials, samples, skin and beauty information, patent information, articles, specific technologies and much more.
Exciting New Ingredients at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2015 George Deckner Personal care expert George Deckner handpicked the exciting ingredients and technologies in this article from the vast array of materials and exhibitors at NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2015.
Expanding into Latin America Arun Nandagiri Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions in the field of personal care products, with Brazil taking the lead followed by Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay and all of Central America. Although it is an attrac...view more Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions in the field of personal care products, with Brazil taking the lead followed by Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay and all of Central America. Although it is an attractive market, there are some issues to be aware about. Read this article by Arun Nandagiri to learn about the range of ethnic populations and hair types, supply chain and R&D issues, regulations and product claims. view less
Fatty Alcohol Basics George Deckner Get familiar with fatty alcohols in this industry expert article by veteran personal care formulator George Deckner. Article covers typical uses, chemical composition, natural and synthetic sources and processes and recommended suppliers. Describes the Zi...view more Get familiar with fatty alcohols in this industry expert article by veteran personal care formulator George Deckner. Article covers typical uses, chemical composition, natural and synthetic sources and processes and recommended suppliers. Describes the Ziegler process, Shell higher olefin process and Guerbet alcohols. view less
Finding Alternatives to Synthetic Exfoliating Beads George Deckner Sourcing natural exfoliation powders is becoming more important due to the current environmental issues surrounding synthetic exfoliating beads. In this industry expert article, personal care formulator George Deckner reviews the benefits of using exfolia...view more Sourcing natural exfoliation powders is becoming more important due to the current environmental issues surrounding synthetic exfoliating beads. In this industry expert article, personal care formulator George Deckner reviews the benefits of using exfoliating powders, bead specifications for different product types and the natural alternatives that best fit them. Includes specific product resources. view less
Formulating with Glyceryl Stearate (GMS) George Deckner While glyceryl stearate (GMS) is a popular ingredient in personal care formulations, it’s not well understood by most formulators. How is it commonly used and what are the commercially-available grades? Find out in this exclusive article from expert formu...view more While glyceryl stearate (GMS) is a popular ingredient in personal care formulations, it’s not well understood by most formulators. How is it commonly used and what are the commercially-available grades? Find out in this exclusive article from expert formulator George Deckner. view less
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
Fumed Silica: A Multitasking Ingredient Technology George Deckner Fumed silica is a useful ingredient technology for formulators. In this article, George Deckner discusses its chemical makeup, suppliers and potential applications, including converting a liquid to a powder, stabilizing a water-in-oil emulsion, preventing...view more Fumed silica is a useful ingredient technology for formulators. In this article, George Deckner discusses its chemical makeup, suppliers and potential applications, including converting a liquid to a powder, stabilizing a water-in-oil emulsion, preventing caking, thickening oil and many others. view less
George Deckner's Top Technology Picks from NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2014 George Deckner Prospector contributing writer George Deckner shares his top technology finds from NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2014 in this exclusive article. Includes natural extracts, exfoliating beads, film forming polymers, thickeners, photo stabilizers and more.
Glycerin: A Significant Humectant George Deckner Glycerin is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in skin care formulations. It is a water-soluble, odorless, colorless, naturally-occurring humectant commonly used as a moisturizer, solvent, or lubricant. In this article, industry expert ...view more Glycerin is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in skin care formulations. It is a water-soluble, odorless, colorless, naturally-occurring humectant commonly used as a moisturizer, solvent, or lubricant. In this article, industry expert George Deckner discusses the 10 key benefits of glycerin. view less
Humectants: Materials with Multiple Benefits George Deckner Humectants are important multifunctional ingredients found in most skin care formulations. They are defined as materials that can absorb or retain moisture. Humectants can provide numerous benefits such moisturization, exfoliation, potentiation of preserv...view more Humectants are important multifunctional ingredients found in most skin care formulations. They are defined as materials that can absorb or retain moisture. Humectants can provide numerous benefits such moisturization, exfoliation, potentiation of preservation activity and more. Read expert author George Deckner's article to learn about moisturizing humectants, antimicrobial potentiating humectants, humectant solvents and natural based humectants. view less
Hyaluronic Acid: A Ubiquitous Biopolymer George Deckner Hyaluronic Acid also know as Sodium Hyaluronate is a ubiquitous biopolymer found in connective, epithelial, and neural mammalian tissues. In this exclusive article by expert George Deckner, he outlines its origin, history, and beneficial properties. Halur...view more Hyaluronic Acid also know as Sodium Hyaluronate is a ubiquitous biopolymer found in connective, epithelial, and neural mammalian tissues. In this exclusive article by expert George Deckner, he outlines its origin, history, and beneficial properties. Haluronic acid can be used in formulations to enhance moisture and elasticity in skin, reduce fine lines and improve Rosacea. view less
In the Zone at in-cosmetics 2014 George Deckner George Deckner's trip to in-cosmetics 2014 in Hamburg, Germany turned up many exciting new ingredient technologies in the exhibition's Innovation Zone. Deckner, an expert personal care formulator with over 40 years of experience, describes Best Ingredient...view more George Deckner's trip to in-cosmetics 2014 in Hamburg, Germany turned up many exciting new ingredient technologies in the exhibition's Innovation Zone. Deckner, an expert personal care formulator with over 40 years of experience, describes Best Ingredient finalists from the Innovation Zone's actives and excipients categories. view less
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
Innovative Food Technology for Personal Care Applications from IFT 2015 George Deckner Industry expert George Deckner traveled to Chicago for the annual IFT trade show last week. In this exclusive article, Deckner gives you his picks for the most interesting food ingredients from the show that have applications in personal care products.
Instrumentation Intrigue George Deckner From measuring skin elasticity and hair fiber to heat transfer and stability, there is a wide variety of equipment available for characterizing formulations and testing product performance. Expert author, George Deckner, discusses some of the most interes...view more From measuring skin elasticity and hair fiber to heat transfer and stability, there is a wide variety of equipment available for characterizing formulations and testing product performance. Expert author, George Deckner, discusses some of the most interesting instrumentation in the market now. view less
Launching Your Own Product Line Arun Nandagiri In this exclusive article, Arun Nandagiri draws on 35 years of product development experience to offer this essential advice for tackling the process head-on and making your dream a reality. The topics he covers are finances, marketing messages, pricing a...view more In this exclusive article, Arun Nandagiri draws on 35 years of product development experience to offer this essential advice for tackling the process head-on and making your dream a reality. The topics he covers are finances, marketing messages, pricing and selling and the technical aspects. view less
Men’s Skincare: Male Skin Biology & Opportunities in a Hot Market George Deckner Men's skincare is a hot growing market. Learn about male skin biology, the differences between male and female skin as well as the increasing market opportunities in this article by personal care industry expert, George Deckner.
Microemulsions Explained George Deckner The term “microemulsion” was first used by Schulman in 1959 to describe a multiphase system consisting of water, oil, surfactant and alcohol, which forms transparent solutions. MEs are thermodynamically stable micellar dispersions with a particle size of ...view more The term “microemulsion” was first used by Schulman in 1959 to describe a multiphase system consisting of water, oil, surfactant and alcohol, which forms transparent solutions. MEs are thermodynamically stable micellar dispersions with a particle size of 10-100 nm that instantly form with simple mixing. Read this article by industry expert, George Deckner, to learn more about microemulsions, the advantages and disadvantages, recommended surfactants/solvents and marketed microemulsion systems. view less
Mintel Household & Personal Care Mintel International Revolutionary new research and expertise designed specifically for professionals in the household, personal care and over the counter health markets.
Moisturizing Strategy: Tips and Recommendations for Formulation George Deckner This article by expert author George Deckner, discusses the importance of finding the right moisturizing base when formulating the most optimal products. He focuses on the factors that make up a good moisturizing base like reduction in dry, itchy skin, im...view more This article by expert author George Deckner, discusses the importance of finding the right moisturizing base when formulating the most optimal products. He focuses on the factors that make up a good moisturizing base like reduction in dry, itchy skin, improved skin elasticity, longer lasting self-tanning color and more. He also talks about TEWL reducing lipids, Stratum Corneum, Aquaporin, caffeine, recommended humectants and emollients and skin barrier-building materials. view less
Molecular Encapsulation Using Cyclodextrin George Deckner Personal care and cleaners expert formulator George Deckner discusses cyclodextrins, which are cyclic oligosaccharides used in foods, cosmetics, home care products and pharmaceuticals for active encapsulation and delivery, in this exclusive article. Types...view more Personal care and cleaners expert formulator George Deckner discusses cyclodextrins, which are cyclic oligosaccharides used in foods, cosmetics, home care products and pharmaceuticals for active encapsulation and delivery, in this exclusive article. Types, properties and applications of cyclodextrins, or CDs are discussed. view less
Multitasking Emollients George Deckner Multitasking emollients are ingredients that can both improve skin feel and provide other significant benefits. In this article by expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about emollients as moisturizing ingredients and solvents.
Natural & Nature-Identical Product Stabilizers George Deckner Antioxidants, chelants, preservatives, and UV absorbers are key materials in maintaining product quality and stability. But with the current interest in natural or nature-identical ingredients, synthetic materials may not be an option for your formulation...view more Antioxidants, chelants, preservatives, and UV absorbers are key materials in maintaining product quality and stability. But with the current interest in natural or nature-identical ingredients, synthetic materials may not be an option for your formulation. Check out George Deckner’s list of recommended products in this week’s expert article. view less
Natural Based Emollients George Deckner Natural-based emollients are important ingredients used in personal care formulations to impart a smooth, soft, moisturized feel to skin and hair. In this article, expert formulator George Deckner discusses the various types of natural-based emollients a...view more Natural-based emollients are important ingredients used in personal care formulations to impart a smooth, soft, moisturized feel to skin and hair. In this article, expert formulator George Deckner discusses the various types of natural-based emollients as well as their beneficial characteristics. view less
Natural Based Thickeners George Deckner Natural based thickeners are either soluble, or swellable polymers that bind or immobilize water to create structure or viscosity. In this article by expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about the different types of natural based thickeners and t...view more Natural based thickeners are either soluble, or swellable polymers that bind or immobilize water to create structure or viscosity. In this article by expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about the different types of natural based thickeners and their characteristics as well as his product recommendations. view less
Oil Reduction Ingredients for Skincare George Deckner Most women have either oily or combination skin, a problem that significantly contributes to acne and enlarged pores. So it’s not surprising that oil control products are a major consumer need. What causes oily skin and what ingredients can help? Find out...view more Most women have either oily or combination skin, a problem that significantly contributes to acne and enlarged pores. So it’s not surprising that oil control products are a major consumer need. What causes oily skin and what ingredients can help? Find out in this article by expert formulator George Deckner. view less
Oil in Water Nano-emulsions George Deckner In this detailed article, personal care and cosmetics expert George Deckner discusses oil in water nano-emulsions. Some topics covered include; colloidal dispersions, phase inversion temperature method, D phase emulsification, applications (sprays/wipes, ...view more In this detailed article, personal care and cosmetics expert George Deckner discusses oil in water nano-emulsions. Some topics covered include; colloidal dispersions, phase inversion temperature method, D phase emulsification, applications (sprays/wipes, skin penetration, improved deposition of emollients) and commercial technologies. view less
Panthenol: A Multifunctional Active George Deckner Numerous peer-reviewed journals have substantiated the efficacy of panthenol in skin care formulations. In this article, seasoned formulator George Deckner describes the forms of panthenol and the roles it plays in the body, as well as eight benefits it o...view more Numerous peer-reviewed journals have substantiated the efficacy of panthenol in skin care formulations. In this article, seasoned formulator George Deckner describes the forms of panthenol and the roles it plays in the body, as well as eight benefits it offers for personal care formulations. view less
Penetration of Reactive Substances in the Skin Characterized by its Radical Status Factor (RSF) GEMATRIA TEST LAB The effect of external treatments of the skin, as the topical application of substances (cosmetics-UV filter, antioxidants), the protection by textiles or the application of aggressive detergents influence the free radical status of the skin and can be ch...view more The effect of external treatments of the skin, as the topical application of substances (cosmetics-UV filter, antioxidants), the protection by textiles or the application of aggressive detergents influence the free radical status of the skin and can be characterized by the Radical Skin/ Status Factor RSF. This factor demonstrates the relation between the Radica l Status (RS) of the untreated (RS untr) and treated skin (RS tr) : RSF = RS tr/RS untr. Substances or influences with a radical reducing effect results in a RSF > 1, with a radical increasing effect in a RSF < 1. No influence means accordingly RSF = 1. Therefore the RSF describes not only the UV- and Radical - protection of sunscreens but it is an universal factor for characterizing the whole radical status as a function of various exogenous and endogenous influences. view less
Personal Care & Cleaners Formulation Trends 2013, Part 1 George Deckner The first installment of an industry expert review of 12 current personal care, cosmetics and cleaners industry trends including Sulfate-free surfactants in shampoos, Non-silicone, reduced-silicone and silicone-free conditioning shampoos, Non-ethylene oxi...view more The first installment of an industry expert review of 12 current personal care, cosmetics and cleaners industry trends including Sulfate-free surfactants in shampoos, Non-silicone, reduced-silicone and silicone-free conditioning shampoos, Non-ethylene oxide-based emulsifiers and solubilizers, Increasing cosmetic regulations in China and Europe, Antimicrobial potentiators and paraben-free preservatives, and Expanded use of peptides. view less
Personal Care & Cleaners Formulation Trends 2013, Part 2 George Deckner The second installment of an industry expert review of 12 current personal care, cosmetics and cleaners industry trends including Natural or nature-identical actives, cosmetic soothing aids, reduced use of polyethylene based micro-beads as exfoliants, emu...view more The second installment of an industry expert review of 12 current personal care, cosmetics and cleaners industry trends including Natural or nature-identical actives, cosmetic soothing aids, reduced use of polyethylene based micro-beads as exfoliants, emulsifier-free emulsions, improved polymeric emulsifiers to formulate water in oil emulsions containing up to 90% water, and acryloyldimethyltaurate based polymers (AMPs) for thickening skin care products. view less
Phenoxyethanol: A Globally-Approved Preservative George Deckner Phenoxyethanol, or PE, is the most commonly used globally-approved preservative in personal care formulations. In this article, industry expert George Deckner discusses the properties, antimicrobial activity, suppliers and blends surrounding this product.
Popular Ingredients - SEPIGEL™ 305 George Deckner SEPIGEL™ 305, made by SEPPIC, is an ingredient that is commonly searched for in Innovadex. In this article, expert personal care formulator George Deckner gives an overview of the product, including advantages and disadvantages to be used as a research re...view more SEPIGEL™ 305, made by SEPPIC, is an ingredient that is commonly searched for in Innovadex. In this article, expert personal care formulator George Deckner gives an overview of the product, including advantages and disadvantages to be used as a research reference for formulators. view less
Popular Ingredients: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs) George Deckner Overview of the history and development process of the non-ionic surfactant Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs), as well as the options in the marketplace.
Preservation Strategies for Global Personal Care Formulations George Deckner Expert formulator George Deckner explains the ins and outs of developing a robust preservation system for global formulations. Topics covered include properties of the ideal preservative, classes of globally approved preservatives, problem ingredients in ...view more Expert formulator George Deckner explains the ins and outs of developing a robust preservation system for global formulations. Topics covered include properties of the ideal preservative, classes of globally approved preservatives, problem ingredients in cosmetic formulations, recommended globally approved preservatives, preservative potentiators, and formulating tips. view less
Preservation – Home Care Lonza Preservation stands as a fundamental element within Lonza Consumer Care. For many years, we have remained proud to offer a comprehensive range of preservatives to the global Home Care market, a portfolio of single actives and blends that capably offers: ...view more Preservation stands as a fundamental element within Lonza Consumer Care. For many years, we have remained proud to offer a comprehensive range of preservatives to the global Home Care market, a portfolio of single actives and blends that capably offers: -Traditional and trusted technologies -Wide global acceptance and regulatory compliance -Broad spectrum efficacy -Robust data packages -Extensive substrate compatibility -Innovative and market-focused R&D -Industry-leading Regulatory and Toxicology expertise view less
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
Principles of Good Formulation Development George Deckner Expert author George Deckner discusses the steps to good formulation, from remembering to test stability to avoiding issues with patents. Some of the main ideas he covers are simplicity, using chelants and antioxidants, having multiple options, understand...view more Expert author George Deckner discusses the steps to good formulation, from remembering to test stability to avoiding issues with patents. Some of the main ideas he covers are simplicity, using chelants and antioxidants, having multiple options, understanding global regulations/restrictions, and more. view less
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
Sample Express Company Background Sample Express From totes to vials Sample Express has provided customized Sample Fulfillment and limited quantity repackaging services customized to your needs since 1990. We provide the level of Customer Service you desire. Customers supply us their products. Imported ...view more From totes to vials Sample Express has provided customized Sample Fulfillment and limited quantity repackaging services customized to your needs since 1990. We provide the level of Customer Service you desire. Customers supply us their products. Imported products are routinely received. We then use this inventory to prepare and package samples as desired by our customer. view less
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
Slide Show: 9 Benefits of Niacinamide George Deckner Niacinamide is a multifunctional active whose efficacy has been substantiated in numerous peer-reviewed journals. This biologically active form of niacin (vitamin B3) has many benefits in skincare formulations. View this slide show for nine reasons niacin...view more Niacinamide is a multifunctional active whose efficacy has been substantiated in numerous peer-reviewed journals. This biologically active form of niacin (vitamin B3) has many benefits in skincare formulations. View this slide show for nine reasons niacinamide may be an important ingredient for your next formula. view less
Society of Cosmetic Chemists Technology Showcase Highlights George Deckner George Deckner attended the 2013 Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Meeting in December. As an expert personal care formulator, Deckner noted several interesting and useful posters during the Technology Showcase, which included scientific papers, trends,...view more George Deckner attended the 2013 Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Meeting in December. As an expert personal care formulator, Deckner noted several interesting and useful posters during the Technology Showcase, which included scientific papers, trends, new raw materials and bio-actives. He gives his top picks in this article. view less
Soft Focus Technology George Deckner In this article, expert author George Deckner explains the benefits of soft focus technology in anti-aging skin care. He discusses properties of a good soft focus material (high diffuse transmission and diffuser particles), Particle parameters affecting s...view more In this article, expert author George Deckner explains the benefits of soft focus technology in anti-aging skin care. He discusses properties of a good soft focus material (high diffuse transmission and diffuser particles), Particle parameters affecting soft focus (refractive index, concentration, porosity, particle morphology, etc), and recommended materials. view less
Solubilizing Oils into Water George Deckner Expert personal care formulator George Deckner provides this guide for solubilizing oils into water. Topics covered include micellar dispersions, formulation tips and recommended solubilizers.
Substantiating Product Claims, Pt 1 – The Essentials Arun Nandagiri This article, by industry expert Arun Nandagiri, discusses the importance of powerful product claims made in this competitive environment. He addresses the definition of a product claim (positive aspect of a product's performance or benefit), the differen...view more This article, by industry expert Arun Nandagiri, discusses the importance of powerful product claims made in this competitive environment. He addresses the definition of a product claim (positive aspect of a product's performance or benefit), the difference between product features and product benefits, drug vs. cosmetic claims and the four basic elements of a good claim package (good technical rationale, good instrumental data, statistical differences between test and control samples and recognizable benefits). view less
Substantiating Product Claims, Pt 2 – The Essentials Arun Nandagiri Expert author Arun Nandagiri discusses four key components to substantiating claims in this second part of the two-article series. The main topics covered are technical rationale, instrumental data and clinical data.
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
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
Technical Assessment of Lifecel All-in-One Anti Aging Cream George Deckner Article includes analysis of the current top-rated anti-aging skin care product, Lifecel All-in-One Anti Aging Cream. Expert personal care formulator George Deckner lists ingredients, gives a technical overview, and discusses the product's actives and emu...view more Article includes analysis of the current top-rated anti-aging skin care product, Lifecel All-in-One Anti Aging Cream. Expert personal care formulator George Deckner lists ingredients, gives a technical overview, and discusses the product's actives and emulsifying system. view less
Technology Highlights from NYSCC Supplier's Day 2016 George Deckner NYSCC Supplier’s Day 2016 was held at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison New Jersey. The show is the largest personal care ingredient trade show in the US and this year’s show had 378 global exhibitors with over 7,000 registered attendees...view more NYSCC Supplier’s Day 2016 was held at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison New Jersey. The show is the largest personal care ingredient trade show in the US and this year’s show had 378 global exhibitors with over 7,000 registered attendees. In this article, I'll give you highlights of some of my favorite excipient and active technologies that were presented. view less
The Benefits of Niacinamide George Deckner Get the information you need about using niacinamide, the biologically active form of niacin (vitamin B3), in your formulations. Includes an overview of the benefits of topical niacinamide, including improved skin barrier function, anti-aging, moisturizat...view more Get the information you need about using niacinamide, the biologically active form of niacin (vitamin B3), in your formulations. Includes an overview of the benefits of topical niacinamide, including improved skin barrier function, anti-aging, moisturization and more. view less
The Complementary Nature of Cleaners and Coatings Dow Chemical - Home and Personal Care This article is about cleaners and coatings and how to formulate the most cost-effective hard surface cleaners.
The Future of Household & Personal Care Mintel International Innovating at the intersection of health, sustainability and economy.
The Future of Household Products: Consumerism in a Global Context Mintel International Explore cultural context, provenance and consumer preference for a wide range of personal care and cleaners product categories and trends. This report from Mintel highlights factors like saving time and effort, universal access to information, the fusion ...view more Explore cultural context, provenance and consumer preference for a wide range of personal care and cleaners product categories and trends. This report from Mintel highlights factors like saving time and effort, universal access to information, the fusion of cultures and lifestyles and long-term market expansion. view less
The Influence of the Cosmetic Formulation on the Radical Status of Skin GEMATRIA TEST LAB All skin treatments that influence the hydration degree of the skin and/or its barrier function may have a measurable influence on the radical generation. The highest effect was measured, when a solution of glycerine and water (50:50, w/w) was applied on ...view more All skin treatments that influence the hydration degree of the skin and/or its barrier function may have a measurable influence on the radical generation. The highest effect was measured, when a solution of glycerine and water (50:50, w/w) was applied on the skin. The amount of free radicals compared to untreated skin was nearly doubled. Thus, there are no placebos, from a dermatological viewpoint. Beyond the extinction characteristics of UV filters, their distribution inside a cosmetic formulation as well as their distribution pattern on the skin’s surface are the most important parameters that drive the efficacy of sunscreens. The more homogeneous is the film of UV filters on the skin, the higher will be the protective effect. The three model formulations, each exemplary for common sunscreen sprays, lotions, and creams, have very different performance on the skin. view less
The Multifactorial Influences on the Radical Status of Skin GEMATRIA TEST LAB Since radical reactions in biological systems are among the most important factors that lead to premature skin ageing and severe pathologies, many strategies have been attempt to prevent free radical damage. Free radical reactions are ubiquitous in biolog...view more Since radical reactions in biological systems are among the most important factors that lead to premature skin ageing and severe pathologies, many strategies have been attempt to prevent free radical damage. Free radical reactions are ubiquitous in biological systems and the multiple defence systems in all living organisms surely testify the evolutionary importance of these reactions. view less
The Radical Skin Factor (RSF) Distinguishes Between Cosmetic Formulations Acting as Radical Protector or Booster GEMATRIA TEST LAB The free radical status of the skin can be detected by spin probe assisted ESR spectroscopy which enables the quantification of radical processes in the skin. These measurements are the basis for the evaluation of cosmetical and pharmacological skin care ...view more The free radical status of the skin can be detected by spin probe assisted ESR spectroscopy which enables the quantification of radical processes in the skin. These measurements are the basis for the evaluation of cosmetical and pharmacological skin care products, as antioxidant creams as well as surface active agents with a radical boosting effect like detergents/surfactants or selftanners up to further external and internal applied substances influencing the radical process in skin. view less
The Role of Melanin as Protector Against Free Radicals in Skin and its Role as Free Radical Indicator in Hair GEMATRIA TEST LAB Throughout the body, melanin is a homogenous biological polymer containing a population of intrinsic, semiquinone-like radicals. Additional extrinsic free radicals are reversibly photo-generated by UV and visible light. Melanin photochemistry, particularl...view more Throughout the body, melanin is a homogenous biological polymer containing a population of intrinsic, semiquinone-like radicals. Additional extrinsic free radicals are reversibly photo-generated by UV and visible light. Melanin photochemistry, particularly the formation and decay of extrinsic radicals, has been the subject of numerous electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy studies. Several melanin monomers exist, and the predominant monomer in a melanin polymer depends on its location within an organism. In skin and hair, melanin differs in content of eumelanin or pheomelanin. Its bioradical character and its susceptibility to UV irradiation makes melanin an excellent indicator for UV-related processes in both skin and hair. view less
Thickening Surfactant Based Products George Deckner Personal care industry expert George Deckner discusses the potential benefits of thickening surfactant based products. Includes optimal choices of thickeners based on the specific needs of formulations, depending on clarity, PH, ingredients to suspend, an...view more Personal care industry expert George Deckner discusses the potential benefits of thickening surfactant based products. Includes optimal choices of thickeners based on the specific needs of formulations, depending on clarity, PH, ingredients to suspend, and the types of surfactants/concentration used. He also discuses thickening technologies for surfactant based products such as salt and polymers. view less
Top Technology from SCC 2014 George Deckner Just a few days ago, personal care industry expert George Deckner attended the SCC’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase. Don’t miss this collection of highlights from a 40+ year veteran formulator, including his top choices for new technolo...view more Just a few days ago, personal care industry expert George Deckner attended the SCC’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase. Don’t miss this collection of highlights from a 40+ year veteran formulator, including his top choices for new technology. view less
Trends in Consumer Products Mintel International What do current trends in consumer products mean for surfactant ingredient suppliers? Mintel explores the factors that drive household cleaning product purchases, market size and forecasts, key global convenience trends and more.
Understanding Deposition from Rinse Off Products George Deckner Personal Care expert George Deckner explains deposition from rinse off products in this exclusive article. Article presents information on factors controlling coacervate precipitation and deposition, including polymers and guar. Also covered are surfactan...view more Personal Care expert George Deckner explains deposition from rinse off products in this exclusive article. Article presents information on factors controlling coacervate precipitation and deposition, including polymers and guar. Also covered are surfactants, particles and other factors. view less
Understanding Polarity George Deckner Personal Care expert, George Deckner explains the importance of polarity which is the unequal sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule in which one has larger electronegativity than another, resulting in a dipole or "bent" structure. He discusses ...view more Personal Care expert, George Deckner explains the importance of polarity which is the unequal sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule in which one has larger electronegativity than another, resulting in a dipole or "bent" structure. He discusses how understanding polarity has helped him solve essential formulation problems over the years. Polarity can affect solubility, wetting, dispersability, SPF, sunscreen stability, skin penetration, formulation stability, and emulsification. view less
Use of Phospholipids in Personal Care Products George Deckner Personal Care expert George Deckner discusses the use of phospholipids in today's products. Phospholipids valuable part of the any formulator’s toolbox. These fatty acids have benefits that include moisturizing, emulsifying and solubilizing properties. Tw...view more Personal Care expert George Deckner discusses the use of phospholipids in today's products. Phospholipids valuable part of the any formulator’s toolbox. These fatty acids have benefits that include moisturizing, emulsifying and solubilizing properties. Two of the main topics discussed include properties of lecithin and its derivatives as well as important commercial derivatives of lecithin. view less
Useful Expiring US Patents – L’Oreal 2013 George Deckner A favorite formulation tactic of industry expert George Deckner, mining expired or expiring US patents is a great way to quickly create new IP/products. In this article, he focuses on several L'Oreal patents that expired in 2013 and that could be used by ...view more A favorite formulation tactic of industry expert George Deckner, mining expired or expiring US patents is a great way to quickly create new IP/products. In this article, he focuses on several L'Oreal patents that expired in 2013 and that could be used by formulators now. view less
Using Anti-Irritants to Combat Skin Sensitivity & Irritation George Deckner Skin sensitivity and irritation are common problems experienced by consumers globally. In this exclusive article, expert formulator George Deckner helps you understand their underlying causes and gives tips for developing anti-irritant strategies to comba...view more Skin sensitivity and irritation are common problems experienced by consumers globally. In this exclusive article, expert formulator George Deckner helps you understand their underlying causes and gives tips for developing anti-irritant strategies to combat these widespread issues. view less
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
Xanthan Gum: A Workhorse Polysaccharide George Deckner Xanthan gum is the most important polysaccharide used in personal care formulations. It‘s a workhorse ingredient that is well worth learning how to use. Read this article by Geroge Deckner to learn about xanthan gum products and suppliers found in the per...view more Xanthan gum is the most important polysaccharide used in personal care formulations. It‘s a workhorse ingredient that is well worth learning how to use. Read this article by Geroge Deckner to learn about xanthan gum products and suppliers found in the personal care and cosmetics industry today. view less
in-cosmetics Barcelona 2015 Recap George Deckner In Cosmetics is the largest personal care ingredient exhibition in the world and was held this year in Barcelona Spain April 14-16. A record number of over 700 global exhibitors participated in this year’s show. Read George Deckner's article to learn more...view more In Cosmetics is the largest personal care ingredient exhibition in the world and was held this year in Barcelona Spain April 14-16. A record number of over 700 global exhibitors participated in this year’s show. Read George Deckner's article to learn more about important suppliers and products featured at this year's show. view less