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Delivery Systems for Antioxidants

Introduction As the body’s first defense against the elements, skin is frequently exposed to electromagnetic radiation from the Sun, which can lead to a variety of detrimental conditions such as photoaging, photoimmunosuppression, and photocarcinogenesis. Reactive oxygen species are largely responsible for the initiation of these disease states in skin and are mostly due to exposure […]

Formulating effective and stable W/O emulsions

Cosmetic chemists are an innovative, curious, and creative group of scientists, continually looking to formulate the most effective and pleasing products for the world’s consumers. Yet when asked to create the galenic forms most often requested by marketing – creams and lotions – the “default emulsion” is almost always oil-in-water (O/W). While O/W systems offer […]

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Announces New At Home Live Series

(New York, NY, April 2020)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) announces the launch of a new NYSCC “At Home Live” Series featuring current topics and trends in cosmetic chemistry and formulation. These free educational programs will be offered several times a week starting April 16th and cover topics that are relevant and timely […]

Microbiome – An Overview

The microbiome research has been expanded over the last decade with extensive research published in many fields – including dermatology, oncology, neurology – where some light has being shed on how the microbiome could be beneficial for our health rather than just being detrimental as long believed (1–3). The microbiome represents the genome of microbiota […]

The facts you need to know: new FDA proposed Sunscreen Regulation

Sunscreen Innovation Act The Sunscreen Innovation Act sponsored by Jack Reed was introduced to the Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on March 13, 2014.  It amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a process for the review and approval of over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen active ingredients. FDA Proposes New Safety Testing […]

Clinical Study Dos and Don’ts: Designing Safety & Claim Support Studies

Clinical Study Dos and Don’ts:  Designing Safety & Claim Support Studies Nothing makes an R&D director happier than providing a validated sound scientific dossier to his/her marketing team on a technology or formulation that has gone through months, if not years, of development.  From inception to market, there are endless meetings about progress, budgets, resource […]

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Announces 2020 Executive Board

Leaders Representing Prominent Brands, Suppliers & Manufacturers will Chart the Future Course!   (New York, NY, November 2019) – The announcement was made by Sonia Dawson, Chair, NYSCC and Regional Marketing Manager -DSM Personal Care North America, that the Executive Board has been confirmed for 2020 with some current board members assuming new roles, and […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2020 Announces Show Theme & New Programs

Revolutionary Disruptors Frame the Leading Trade Show & Conference for Innovations in Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients, Raw Materials and Formulations   (New York, NY, November 2019)—North America’s main event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day, recently held a press and friends reception in New […]

Sunscreen Monograph Proposed New Rules and its Impact on Formulations-Part II

In my recent blog published in August, changes to the current sunscreen tentative monograph were proposed.  These changes are probably the most drastic changes to the sunscreen monograph since its inception.  In this section, I would like to tackle two key areas related to the changes requested by the FDA.  The first one is the […]

Natural and Clean Cosmetics – The Science Behind the Ingredients

In recent years we have seen in the cosmetic market an increase of simplified products with fewer ingredients. The marketing message of these products is often linked to the ingredients sourcing, functionality, and safety (including the absence of the so called no-no ingredients). Labeled as clean beauty products, they often rely on natural ingredients that, […]

Phyto Complexes

As the quest for natural ingredients is growing, the interest in phyto-cosmetics is raising. Phyto in Greek means plant and phyto-cosmetics are products based on natural plant extracts or containing predominantly ingredients derived from plants such as polyphenols, vitamins, etc. Since I started working on ingredients development 15 years ago, I focused my attention on […]

Sunscreen Monograph Proposed New Rules and its Impact on Formulations

Introduction In February of 2019, the FDA stunned the cosmetics industry one more time by publishing proposed rules for sunscreens in the Federal Register.  As indicated by its name, these are only proposed rules but historically companies have implemented proposed rules into their formulations to be proactive.  The FDA used the argument that since the […]

Development of Color Products – From William Perkin to Urban Decay

Russian Red. 999. Ruby Woo. Pioneer. Androgyny. No. 1.   What do these words call to mind? Beauty product enthusiasts the world over will recognize these iconic shade names currently inhabiting their purse. (The author tips her hat to the product developers and marketers at Dior, MAC, L’Oreal, Chanel, and Jeffree Star.) At the risk of taking the technology […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Showcases Evolution & Innovation

Record-breaking Attendance, Enhanced Programming, & Expanded Exhibit Floor Highlighted 40th Anniversary Celebration (New York, NY, June 2019)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)  40th Annual Suppliers’ Day came to a successful conclusion last week, May 7-8, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Showcasing thousands of ingredients and raw materials on […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Supporting the Next Generation of Chemists

Future Chemists Workshop and Mentorship Launch at Leading Beauty & Personal Care Trade Show (New York, NY, May 2019)— New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is committed to educating and supporting the workforce of the future and will launch a new Mentorship program and continue its popular Future Chemists Workshop at Suppliers’ Day its […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Offers New Educational Programming on Fragrance Development and the Microbiome Role in Product Creations

Leading Global Ingredient Trade Show & Conference for Beauty & Personal Care Takes Place May 7-8 at the Javits Center in NY (New York, NY, May 2019)—Providing relevant education to chemists and product development teams is the hallmark of the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day.  Fragrance: The Invisible Art and Microbiome: Inside Out Beauty are two new […]

Protection from Artificial Visible Light (and not just Blue Light)

One of the most relevant cosmetic-industry trends in recent years – “blue light protection” – is also one of the most widely misunderstood; this article will help dispel some of the mysteries surrounding the concept of skin damage from exposure to digital screens.   Blue light is not the whole story “Blue light” is a […]

CEW Announces the Supplier Award Finalists in its Prestigious Beauty Awards Program

NYSCC Sponsored Award Recognizes Innovations in Ingredients and Formulation  (New York, NY, April 2019)—CEW has announced the finalists of Supplier Award: Ingredients and Formulation, part of its prestigious Beauty Awards. This new award category, sponsored New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists  (NYSCC), recognizes the role that ingredients, formulation and new technology plays in successful product […]

The Evolution of Beauty at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

Registration is Open for Largest Trade Show in North America for Cosmetic Chemistry Innovations & Formulations   (New York, NY, February 2019)—Attendee registration is now open for the NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) Suppliers’ Day, celebrating its 40th Anniversary and The Evolution of Beauty. Taking place May 7-8, 2019 at the Jacob K. […]

Basis for and Clinical Importance of Stratum Corneum Acidification

While long suspected to be an important regulator of cutaneous antimicrobial defense, the ‘acid mantle’ of the stratum corneum is also a critical regulator of three additional, critical functions – permeability barrier homeostasis, integrity/cohesion (desquamation), and restriction of pro-inflammatory cytokine signaling (i.e., dampening of inflammation) (1,2). The pH of normal human stratum corneum ranges from […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2019 Announces New Programs & Alliances

40th Anniversary of Leading Trade Show & Conference for Innovations in Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients, Raw Materials and Formulations (New York, NY, November 2018)—North America’s main event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day, recently held a press reception in New York City to announce […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Partners with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) on New Beauty Award for Supplier’s Innovative Ingredients and Formulation

All Things Beauty to Be Celebrated May 2019 in NYC   (New York, NY, December 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists  (NYSCC) has renewed its partnership with CEW by sponsoring a new category in its prestigious Beauty Awards program the “Supplier’s Award: Ingredients and Formulation.”  Mirroring the Academy Awards Science and Technical Achievement awards, […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Partners with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) on New Beauty Award for Supplier’s Innovative Ingredients and Formulation

All Things Beauty to Be Celebrated May 2019 in NYC (New York, NY, December 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists  (NYSCC) has renewed its partnership with CEW by sponsoring a new category in its prestigious Beauty Awards program the “Supplier’s Award: Ingredients and Formulation.”  Mirroring the Academy Awards Science and Technical Achievement awards, the […]

Naturality

In a world becoming increasingly eco-conscious, the word naturality has become part of our regular if not daily vocabulary. But this word, that may sound trivial at first sight, harbors different meanings and applicability, depending on the individual employing it.   In the last few years, nature has been in the center of the conversations […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2019 Announces New Programs & Alliances

Contact:  Annie Scully, press@nyscc.org, 201-310-9252 40th Anniversary of Leading Trade Show & Conference for Innovations in Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients, Raw Materials and Formulations   (New York, NY, November 2018)—North America’s main event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day, recently held a press reception […]

Natural Sun-filters

Solar Ultraviolet Radiations UVA and UVB are complete carcinogens. They both cause DNA damage and, in the process of DNA repair, mutations are generated at non-negligible rates. Some mutations provoke the so-called transformation in which a cell acquires unlimited replication potential and loss of growth control. UV radiation is also known to be the single […]

NYSCC Scientific Advisory Committee to Present at MakeUp in New York

Contact:  Annie Scully, 201-310-9252, press@nyscc.org Top Cosmetic Chemists to Share Skincare Ingredient Trends on Sept. 13th (New York, NY, August 2018)—The Scientific Advisory Committee of the leading association for the advancement of cosmetic science, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), will headline “What’s Up in Skincare: New Ingredients, New Benefits, New Claims?” at MakeUp […]

Skin Microbiome

As a skin biologist and researcher of technology in the personal care field for over 20 years, there are few times in one’s career that you experience a trend that has the legs to become a new playing field in science.  The skin microbiome strides made in recent years have truly been remarkable.  Not only […]

Top Ingredient & Raw Materials Companies to Exhibit at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

Media Contact:  Annie Scully, press@nyscc.org, 201-310-9252   May 15-16, at Javits Center in New York City  Leading Cosmetic & Personal Care Ingredient Event for R&D and Formulators Features Sold-Out Exhibit Floor & Important Industry Education  (New York, NY, May 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is pleased to announce that leading international ingredient and […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Anchors a Successful “Beauty Week NYC”

Media Contact:  Annie Scully, azscully@gmail.com, 201-310-9252  Increased Attendance, Enhanced Programing & NYC Location Creates Dynamic Global Ingredients Marketplace (New York, NY, May 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)  39th Annual Suppliers’ Day came to a successful conclusion last week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 15-16.  Showcasing […]

Halal certification for personal care raw materials and products

Muslims around the world used the word Halal for many years to describe a certain dietary regimen. The roots of the word originate from the Quran and Shariah and it typically defines how animals are slaughtered and restricts the consumption of certain animals, and alcohol.  In general, everything created by God is allowed as food […]

Naturals, Synthetics, and Safety – The Rise of Trends and the Fall of a Dialectic

In 2018 the modern fragrance industry will focus on technology, the regulatory environment, and the creative challenges. One of the hottest topics and trends outside of these specific focuses in not just fragrance but all of cosmetics, industrially or independently created, is natural products and formulation, and one that has triggered a wide variety of […]

NYSCC Announces Exclusive Partnership with PeclersParis

Contact:  Annie Scully, 201-310-9252, press@nyscc.org Leading Cosmetic Chemists Association & Global Trend Forecaster to Educate Beauty Industry with CosmeTrends and Special Sessions at Suppliers’ Day New York (New York, NY, March 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with PeclersParis to produce CosmeTrends: Formulating the […]

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Announces 2018/19 Executive Board

Leaders Representing Prominent Suppliers & Manufacturers will Chart the Future Course! (New York, NY, March 2018) – The announcement was made by Cathy Piterski, Chair, NYSCC and Sr. Account Manager at Givaudan Active Beauty, that the Executive Board has been confirmed for 2018 with some terms carrying through 2019.  Executives elected join Cathy, as well […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Partners with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) on New Formulation Award

Contact:  Annie Scully, press@nyscc.org, 201-310-9252  Beauty Week Coming to NYC in May (New York, NY, February 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists  (NYSCC) has formed a new partnership with CEW, the pre-eminent beauty organization with more then 9,000 global members.  For the first time, CEW has expanded their prestigious Beauty Awards program to include […]

Making Green by Going Green: Advancements in Eco-Friendly Packaging and Implications for the Cosmetics Industry and Consumer Market

Looking back at the elegant and artistic cosmetics containers produced since the time of Ancient Egypt and throughout the ages, it is easy to see that the design of the vessels and the aesthetic of the materials with which they were made, to both the producers and consumers of cosmetics, were just as valued as […]

Judging a formulation by its cover

Cosmetic purchases are as much emotional as they are rational. The initial impression left by the packaging can determine which formulation customers are drawn to in a store. Before ever encountering a formulation, a customer interacts with the packaging. From iconic packaging which remains unchanged for years, like the pink and green of Maybelline Great […]

What everyone needs to know about sunscreens!

What good is a piano that you cannot hear? What good is a sculpture that you cannot see? What good is a meal you cannot taste? These are things that have beauty, utility and functionality, yet if we cannot get the benefit of their inherent characteristics, we might as well not have them.  It is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brexit – Local Market and Globalization

On March 29, Theresa May, Britain prime minister, informed the European Union that the UK would trigger Article 50, i.e. the beginning of the negotiation with the European Union to withdraw UK from the Union (the so called Brexit). Article 50 is irrevocable but the way it is written make it unclear what would be […]

Open Innovation – Part 2

The Key to Success is Communication and Trust – by Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD Open innovation is about bringing ideas to business and to market. In order to achieve this goal a network of multilateral collaborations need to be put in place by companies to target the latest ideas and technology with the objective to stay […]

Open Innovation – Part 1

Co-creating with the World to Accelerate New Consumer Solutions – by Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD Our Industry is evolving at a very rapid pace driven by new products, new market segments and new business models. How do companies keep pace with rapidly evolving market needs, stay ahead of the curve and create value through breakthrough innovation? […]

Trees of Life – Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Protection

When today our industry is sourcing a natural ingredient it has to consider doing it within a sustainable development framework. Sustainable development considers the economy, social equity and the environment as its main pillars. Also called “triple bottom line”, those pillars reminds us that business, society and the environment are connected, they influence each other, […]

Seaweeds – Cosmetic Applications

The ocean bioflora is rich in plants producing molecules essential for their survival that can be useful to protect our skin. Seaweeds are an amazing source of natural molecules for both nutrition and topical use. They are rich sources of minerals (including the essential micronutrient iodine), bioactive polysaccharides, carotenoids and even proteins, along with a […]

Alban Muller awarded at “the Future of Sustainability” event!

Alban Muller has taken key initiatives for contributing towards building the sustainable and circular economy. These contributions played a major role in achieving the “Most Sustainable Company” award at the Future of Sustainability event organized by New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Alban Muller Prioritizes Sustainable Economy Development ECO-VALORIZATION OF PRODUCTS Alban Muller attended the […]

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 […]

NYSCC Confirms Support of  IFSCC for the 2018 Suppliers’ Day Event in New York

Contact:  Annie Scully, 201-310-9252, press@nyscc.org (New York, NY, November 2017)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is pleased to announced that the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists  (IFSCC) will join an impressive list of industry associations who are providing technical and regulatory content to the educational offerings at its flagship event, Suppliers’ […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day to Boast Biggest Global Ingredients Exhibit Floor in North America

Media Contact:  Annie Scully, 201-310-9252, press@nyscc.org The Leading SCC Industry Event for Cosmetic Chemists & Product Development Teams   Takes Place May 15-16, 2018 in New York (New York, NY, October 2017)—Close to 400 exhibitors representing dozens of countries have already secured exhibit space at the 39th Annual New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Announces New Industry Partnership with Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)

Contact:  Annie Scully, press@nyscc.org, 201-310-9252 (New York, NY, September 2017) – Building on its mission to be the premier event for the industry by the industry, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day announces a new industry partnership with the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) , the leading national trade association representing […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Announces Sponsorship of SCC Events

(New York, NY, August 2017) NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) Suppliers’ Day will be sponsoring several upcoming SCC (Society of Cosmetic Chemists) National and Chapter events. While the renowned NYSCC Suppliers’ Day is the flagship tradeshow in North America within the cosmetic science industry, these partnerships promote the mission of the SCC’s goal […]

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists with the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Partners for Suppliers’ Day 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Annie Scully, press@nyscc.com, 201-310-9252 Contact: Donna Hoye, dhoye@icmad.org, 800-334-2623 ext. 107 Partnership to Support New York’s Top Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients Trade Show (New York, NY August  2017) – New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) and The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association announced a new partnership for […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Succeeds in New York

Strong Attendance and New Javits Center Location Provides Dynamic Global Ingredients Marketplace (New York, NY, May 2017)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) 38th Annual Suppliers’ Day had a successful debut at its new location, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 2-3. The 8,752 attendees came from 27 countries around […]

Leading Cosmetic and Personal Care Ingredient Event for R&D and Formulators to Feature Dynamic Exhibit Floor

(New York, NY)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is pleased to announce that leading international ingredient and raw materials suppliers are planning to exhibit at the 38th Annual Suppliers’ Day taking place May 2-3, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Interest in exhibit space for Suppliers’ Day at […]

Suppliers’ Day 2017 to Continue the NYSCC Focus on Global Trends in Cosmetics & Personal Care Sustainability

Media Contact: Annie Scully, 201-310-9252, press@nyscc.org Leading New York Ingredient Marketplace Boasts International “Green” “Natural” and “Sustainable” Education, Products & Innovations (New York, NY, April 2017)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) announces that its 38th Annual Suppliers’ Day will have a prominent sustainability focus during its industry event on May 2-3, 2017 at the […]

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists With the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Partners for Suppliers’ Day 2018

NEW YORK, August 8, 2017 (Newswire.com) – New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) and The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association announced a new partnership for NYSCC’s Suppliers’ Day 2018. The event, presented by NYSCC, offers leaders in the industry the opportunity to showcase their businesses and network with trade professionals. ICMAD is proud […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2017 Moves To New York City

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) will hold its 38th Annual Suppliers’ Day on May 2-3, 2017 in a new location: the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. All under one roof and occupying a contiguous space, the 2017 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will provide the thousands of cosmetic and personal […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Opens Attendee Registration

Largest Trade Show in North America for Cosmetic Chemistry Innovations, May 2-3, Javits Center in New York (New York, NY, February 2017)— Attendee registration is now open for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, the largest event in North America for cosmetic chemistry, May 2-3, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York. Taking place […]

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Announces New Industry Partnership with Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)

(New York, NY, September 2017) – Building on its mission to be the premier event for the industry by the industry, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day announces a new industry partnership with the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) , the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal […]

Kathy Ireland interviews the NYSCC

Kathy Ireland (Worldwide Business) interviews Kim Burch (NYSCC) and David Smith (National SCC) about the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Event.

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