This blog (part 2 of a 3 part series) is a curious and personal tale of how one organic-medicinal chemist, originally steering towards a career in the pharmaceutical or agricultural chemicals industry, found himself, instead, seeking a path to introduce the QSAR Paradigm to the cosmetic industry and, later, to the cosmetic regulatory environment at the U.S. FDA.
The goal of this study was to characterize the potential of sacran to protect human skin against damage from air pollutants and to compare sacran with hyaluronic acid (HA).
This report explores dry-skin models to assess the potential of a new lip balm formulation to hydrate dry skin or lips, and presents sun protection factor (SPF) values for five new lip balm formulations. Evaporimeter [for transepidermal water loss (TEWL)], Skicon®, and Corneometer® were used to measure hydrating effects of lip balm formulations in a dry-skin leg model, and TEWL, DermaLab® Moisture Meter, Corneometer®, and visual assessments were used with a dry-lip model.
Chimpiramma Potini, 67, of Bloomington, passed away at 11:09 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Chim was a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for 37 years (joining in 1982).
Chim immigrated to the United States in the 1970s where he worked on advanced degrees in Chemistry at New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University- Commerce. He initially worked as a formulations Chemist for companies like Colgate-Palmolive Co. and Bausch & Lomb Inc, inventing several commonly used consumer items.
Fats and oils are ubiquitous in personal care and cosmetic formulations. Here we’ll go through a brief overview of how the molecular structure of triglycerides, and the fatty acids that comprise them, determine the interdependent properties of oxidative stability, melt profile, and compatibility of different oils and fats. Knowing how these properties determine the unique characteristics of particular oils and fats can help us to make better choices for different product applications