Sulfate-based surfactants have been the back-bone of most shampoos and liquid skin cleansing products for decades. Recently, however, they have had some bad press and launches of sulfate-free products have rocketed. This presentation will examine, from the perspective of a neutral observer, the arguments for and against moving to sulfate-free products.
The SCC regrets to announce the passing of Gary R. Agisim (72), on Friday, May 15th from complications related to COVID-19.
Gary, a proud graduate of Grinell College, was a member of the Society for more than 40 years, most recently of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the SCC. He was employed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare since 1984 holding multiple patents and also served his country in the US Navy from 1969-1973. Gary was a devoted mentor, educator and friend to the society. He always had a smile and was often known for delivering the last presentation at SCC National Meeting on Friday afternoon drawing a full house, where he would not only present top quality science, but would sing and recite the classics.
The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory efficacy of ALACELL synthesized by combining 5-ALA with Y-G-G-F-L peptide against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, and Yersinia enterocolitica, as well as Cutibacterium acnes.
The SCC New York Chapter announces the launch of a “NYSCC At Home Live”, a series featuring current topics and trends in cosmetic chemistry and formulation. The FREE educational programs are offered several times a week for 4 weeks and will cover topics that are relevant and timely to chemists and product development teams in the beauty and personal care industry.
Striae distensae (SD) are linear dermal scars that arise from progressive stretching or tearing of the dermal layer. This study tests the safety and efficacy of a topical formulation of silicone-based scar cream containing selective synthetic recombinant human growth factors, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C to improve overall appearance and texture of SD.