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Black Hair Influencing Mainstream

Black Hair Influencing Mainstream

The USA is predicted to have close to 50% of its population comprising people with skin of color by 2050 (Ref 1). Among this population black consumers are looking for new and innovative products for their hair care.

Black consumers beauty cabinet include a wide range of haircare products, none the less black consumers are still searching for new products that can help them maintain and style their hair.  According to Mintel reports, one out of every 5 (20%) Black consumers report having trouble finding Black haircare products that fit their diverse range of hairstyles, and 19 percent of Blacks have bought multiple haircare products because they can’t find the right product that works for them (Ref 2).

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Digital Technology Allows the Worlds of Beauty, Color and Fashion to Converge

Digital Technology Allows the Worlds of Beauty, Color and Fashion to Converge

The rapid rise of digital technology in the 21st century has changed the world of cosmetics and beauty, uncovering new tools, new connections, and interactions through social media. It has increased the convergence of industries and continues to build on the desire for an integrative aesthetic experience by the consumer.

The beauty industry is reacting quickly: Sephora has been hanging ‘magic mirrors’ on their walls and many beauty brands can be a quick search on Snapchat these days. Though this is just the beginning of a paradigm shift. A new consumer is on the rise, and driving these changes are the millennials, a group that has grown up in the digital age, swayed by these innovations, interactions, and personalized experiences. Thus, embracing digital beauty and embodying these innovations is the key to the millennial market.1,2

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NYSCC featured on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland®

See the NYSCC on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland®

Learn all about the NYSCC Suppliers' Day event and what the NYSCC is all about!

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Colloids and Surface Science in Medicine & Personal Care Products - A BIG Success!

The NYSCC sponsored the Session: "Colloids and Surface Science in Medicine & Personal Care Products" at the American Chemical Society - Colloid & Surface Science Symposium held at The City College of New York July 9th - July 12th. The Session was moderated by Elizabeth Kaufman of the NYSCC. The Session was a success and it received full attendance every day for 3 consecutive days.

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When Industry and Academia Colloid – or rather, Collide

When Industry and Academia Colloid – or rather, Collide

Grab a jar of face cream off your dresser, and compare it with the milk in your fridge. Chances are you would notice the relative turbidity, or cloudiness, of both of these substances. Both the face cream and milk are just two examples of colloids. From the word “kolla”, meaning glue in Greek, the term “colloid” was first used in the 1860’s to distinguish this class of materials from crystalloids such as sugar and salt.1

Colloids exist in nature and in manmade materials. A host of other examples come to mind: clouds, fog, whipped cream, hydrogels, and –of particular interest to cosmetologists— shaving lather, aerosol sprays, hydrogels, creams, lotions, and foams.

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