The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announced the election results for the organization’s 2020 executive officers and area directors. Together with the Board of Directors, they are the governing body focused on the mission, strategy and goals of the Society and are responsible for representing the interests of more than 5,400 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members globally.
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On September 30 – October 2, join attendees in this 3-day discussion on all things natural in the cosmetic industry; Green/Natural Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing and Manufacturing, Fair Trade Opportunities in Personal Care, Effect of Natural/Green Products on Skin Biology and more are explored by experts in the field.
Lys–Thr–Thr–Lys–Ser (KTTKS) minimally crosses the skin because of hydrophilicity; therefore, its palmitoyl derivative, palmitoyl-KTTKS (Pal-KTTKS), is used in cosmetic products. In spite of this, there is insufficient information on its physicochemical properties and the effects of palmitoylation on such properties. The aim of this study was to investigate these properties.
This is a very special year for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) as the organization celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. Founded in 1945, the SCC is the oldest and largest membership organization focused exclusively on cosmetic science education.
Coffee roasting industries generate a by- product called coffee silverskin that is usually disposed of as waste. The valorization of this abundant waste is necessary because of the antioxidant compounds in coffee silverskin. In this study, coffee silverskin was extracted in different extraction conditions to obtain an extract with high antioxidant activity and to use it as an additive for antioxidant skin gel.
Recently the New York State Legislature passed a bill that prohibits the sale of cosmetics, personal care or cleaning products containing trace amounts of 1,4-Dioxane.
Mistletoes, hemiparasites, contain many components with various biological activities and have been used in cosmetics industry. Loranthacease (1,000 species) and Viscaceae (550 species) have the most dominant species in mistletoes (nearly 1,600 species). It can be expected that the biological activities vary from species to species. In this article, the authors tested Viscum album var. coloratum (Kom.) Ohwi (belonging to Santalaceae) and Loranthus tanakae Franch. & Sav. (belonging to Loranthacease) for a comparative study of their cosmetic properties, including antioxidant, antimelanogenic, and antiwrinkle activities.
We understand that the consumer decision to purchase, repurchase, and tell everyone (online) how thrilled they are with the product is both emotional and rational. If we would like to reconcile competing forces of natural and high-tech in order to control the narrative of the consumer decision, we must go back to first principles of formulating.
The Society thinks it’s time to acknowledge more members more often, so we’ve decided to place a spotlight on members whose dedication to the SCC has not gone unnoticed.
In this study, a more conventional approach was used to analyze the effects of the population of species in the skin microbiome. The effect of the microbial population present on the skin with the application of three antimicrobial peptides [Leuconostoc radish root ferment filtrate, Lactobacillus ferment, and Lactobacillus & Cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract] was compared with a negative control (water) and a positive
control (triclosan). The microbiome population was determined by DNA extraction, 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, and sequencing.