“While consumers across all generations are increasingly seeking out Retinol for its benefit in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it does have two drawbacks which dramatically lower its potential use. It can cause irritations when not properly dosed, and it is not stable in cosmetic formulations, meaning its properties can degrade prior to application. VitiSpheres R8 overcomes these challenges: it stabilizes the Retinol in formulations over time and enables a controlled, prolonged release into the epidermis skin layer where it will be most effective. Brands and formulators benefit from stable, well-protected Retinol which expands possibilities for higher efficacy products suited to a broad range of skin types,” comments Thomas Lukowicz, Clariant Global Application Development Manager.
Zeitgeist invokes the mood of the age and perhaps no feeling more closely reflects this spirit of the time than that we must salvage our planet. With sustainability as a guiding principle, Heubach’s 2023 Decorative Color Trends set a new direction in color and application techniques for decorative coatings. Read More
Paul Jagodzinski has been elected to serve a third term as chair of the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The one-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2023. Read More
BOENNIGHEIM (ivs) LOWA, one of the leading outdoor shoe specialists, and the testing service provider Hohenstein are entering new territory together: the LOWA model LADY LIGHT GTX has been awarded the OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD certificate. Read More
Rainbows and sugar may conjure up images of a certain leprechaun-branded breakfast cereal. But now, researchers in ACS Nano report a kaleidoscope-like film for telling different sweeteners apart that displayed multiple colors when stretched by hand. When evenly stretched with a simple apparatus, the material enhanced the unique shifts in fluorescence intensity of 14 sugars tagged with a dye, distinguishing between them in beverages and sweat samples. Read More