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17. Formula of the Month: Beard and Mustache Touch Up for Greys
In this series, we will present formulas developed by Kobo’s Global Application Labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create amazing products. Beard and Mustache Touch Up for Greys is a quick and non-committal alternative to permanent and semi-permanent hair dye products. It works instantly by immediately depositing pigment on the surface of the hair and washes out easily with soap and water. Links: Kobo Surface Treated Pigment Technologies: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-SurfaceTreatmentMap.pdf https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-11SP-Hybrid-Treatment.pdf https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-ASGPTreatment.pdf Kobo Film Formers: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Products.aspx?p=Resins&c=Resins%20Water%20Phase https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Koboguard5400.pdf https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/SynergisticInteraction-IFSCC2020.pdf https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-KoboguardNatural2063.pdf Microspheres: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Microspheres.pdf Formula Instagram Post/Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CiDBUa4qUR4/ ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride , and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil , and the UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at:  www.koboproductsinc.com
12:09
September 29, 2022
16. Tinted Sunscreens
Tinted Sunscreen is a multifunctional product that usually offers color and some coverage to the skin while providing UV protection. This episode will explain the key ingredients of this type of formula, give examples of textures and provide ideas to create the best tinted sunscreens. Kobo sunscreen technologies: https://koboproductsinc.com/Products_Categories.aspx?mPage=Sunscreen%20Technologies Kobo surface treated pigment technologies: https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-SurfaceTreatmentMap.pdf Formula exemples: https://koboproductsinc.com/Formulas.aspx?c=Tinted%20Moisturizers Webinar request: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0g_VwXVtw0enrQnXWGJAhVipw50oG3lMoQj9mzweNghUMU1JNDNQVERGSkpKSE83TkZGWExYQktJNS4u ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride , and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil , and the UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
17:36
September 15, 2022
15. Formula of the Month: Charcoal Clay Mask and Scrub
In this series we will show a formula developed by Kobo’s application labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create amazing products. Charcoal Clay Mask and Scrub is a 2-1 formula that exfoliates and refreshes the skin and uses a combination of a natural origin silica bead and charcoal powder to deliver a smooth and clean feel. KoboScrub™: https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-ScrubbingBeads.pdf Charcoal Powder: https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-CharcoalPowder.pdf Glycospheres: https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Glycospheres.pdf ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride, and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil, and the UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
09:24
August 30, 2022
14. Sustainability
Sustainability, meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This episode will show a discussion on how Raw Material companies in the cosmetic market can face the challenges of becoming more sustainable and also create a more sustainable world. Kobo’s Responsible Sourcing and Manufacturing: https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Responsible-Sourcing-and-Manufacturing.pdf ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents.
22:26
June 02, 2022
13. Formula of the Month: All Zinc Sunscreen
In this series we will feature a formula developed by Kobo’s application labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create an amazing product. This episode features an All-Zinc Sunscreen, a minimal whitening sunscreen cream containing only ingredients on the Australian TGA listing. Check our social media to see pictures of the product: @koboproducts Zinc Oxide Non-nano Dispersions:https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Non-NanoZnO.pdf Formula: https://koboproductsinc.com/formulations/KSL-384D-AU.pdf ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents.
10:29
April 21, 2022
12. Vegan and Natural Origin Alternatives to Lanolin
Lanolin is a well-known raw material used in makeup, skin, and hair care for adhesion and moisturization. In response to the demand for vegan products, there is a need for natural and vegetable origin replacements. In this episode, Kobo hosts special guest Hironobu Tatsuzawa from NFC to present Plandool™ G and H, plant derived ester alternatives. Plandool Flyer: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Plandool.pdf Lanolin allergies article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11453903/ Nippon Fine Chemical: https://www.nipponseika.co.jp/en/ ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
14:21
April 14, 2022
11. Formula of the Month: Cushion Compact Blush
In this series we will feature a formula developed by Kobo’s application labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create amazing products. This month’s formula is a Cushion Compact Blush, a flattering, easy-to-apply liquid blush in a pink shade that is suitable for every skin tone. ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproductsinc.com
10:21
March 31, 2022
10. Celebrating Women at Kobo
This special episode celebrates Women's History Month and International Women's Day featuring three amazing women at Kobo from our US, Brazil, and UK locations. Listen in as they share stories and challenges they have faced as women in the business world. UN: https://www.un.org/en/observances/womens-day/background ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride, and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil , and UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
27:10
March 28, 2022
9. Formulas of the Month: Red Nail Polishes – Glossy and Matte
In this series, we will feature formulas developed by Kobo’s application labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create amazing products. This episode talks about two great Nail Polishes in a deep red shade, one glossy and shiny and one matte. Check our social media to see pictures of the application: @koboproducts Glossy Nail Polish Formulation: http://koboproductsinc.com/formulations/KNP-017-BR.pdf Matte Nail Polish Formulation: http://koboproductsinc.com/formulations/KNP-018-BR.pdf Dispersions used in both formulas: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-PigmentaryDispersions.pdf Surface Treated Silica: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-TreatedMicrospheres.pdf ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
15:07
February 24, 2022
8. 2022 Trends for Color Cosmetics
The wait is over, 2022 Color Cosmetic trends are here! The past two years have redefined beauty by shifting consumer values and customer expectations. Join us as we introduce Kobo's predicted trends for lips, eyes and face. For more information on those trends, in the link below it is possible to request a recording of the full webinar on the same topic: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0g_VwXVtw0enrQnXWGJAhVipw50oG3lMoQj9mzweNghUMU1JNDNQVERGSkpKSE83TkZGWExYQktJNS4u ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology- based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride, and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil, and the UK, and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproductsinc.com
10:41
February 17, 2022
7. 2022 Trends for Skin, Sun and Hair Care
Shifting consumer habits over the last two years have led to increased demand for skin, sun and hair care products. Listen in as we discuss what Kobo predicts will be the biggest trends in these categories for 2022. Don’t forget to check our next episode on 2022 Color Cosmetic Trends. For more information on those trends, in the link below it is possible to request a recording of the full webinar on the same topic: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0g_VwXVtw0enrQnXWGJAhVipw50oG3lMoQj9mzweNghUMU1JNDNQVERGSkpKSE83TkZGWExYQktJNS4u ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology- based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride, and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil, and the UK, and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproductsinc.com
19:51
February 03, 2022
6. Formula of the Month: Foundation Tablet
In this series we will feature a formula developed by Kobo’s application labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create amazing products. This episode featured formula is a Foundation Tablet. An innovative talc-free tablet that allows you to create your own lightweight, tinted foundation to provide a healthy and even complexion by just adding water. Customize by adding more water to create a sheer formula and less water to create more coverage Formula KPP-136 can be found in this link:  http://www.koboproductsinc.com/formulations/KPP-136.pdf Check our social media to see pictures and videos of the application: @koboproducts ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride, and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil, and the UK, and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproductsinc.com
11:19
January 28, 2022
5. Formula of the Month: Liquid Matte Lipstick 
In this series we will show a formula developed by Kobo’s application labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create amazing products. To celebrate the holiday season, December's formula is a liquid matte lipstick in an intense, festive, red shade. The formula code is KLP-234-BR and in the link below, you will find the complete list of ingredients and manufacturing procedure. http://koboproductsinc.com/formulations/KLP-234-BR.pdf Check our social media to see pictures and videos of the application: @koboproducts Pigmentary Dispersions: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-PigmentaryDispersions.pdf Esters (Available for Latin America): http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-IkedaEsters.pdf Oil Base Film Former: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Koboguard5400.pdf High Absorption Surface Treated Microsphere: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-TreatedMicrospheres.pdf ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil , and the UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
10:29
December 09, 2021
4. Is it Clean or is it Natural?
Clean and natural are very important topics in the cosmetics industry today, but the definitions of these trends can be complicated and easy to confuse one with the other. In this episode, Kobo’s specialists will discuss the definitions of clean and natural, the differences between them and how they relate to sustainability. Links for more information: Kobo Ingredients with Natural Origin: Global: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-NaturalProductsGlobal.pdf North America: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-NaturalProductsNA.pdf Latin America: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-NaturalProductsLatAm.pdf UN Global Sand Observatory Initiative: https://unepgrid.ch/en/activity/sand Are Minerals renewable: https://renewablepedia.com/are-minerals-renewable/ ISO 16128: https://blog.alpol-cosmetique.com/en/iso-16128-standard-how-does-it-define-the-organic-share-of-natural-cosmetics/ Questions about ISO 16128: https://www.cosmebio.org/en/reports/natural-and-organic-cosmetics-13-questions-of-consumers-about-iso-16128/ Natural Cosmetics Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5017/text?r=4&s=1 Sephora Clean Beauty: https://www.sephora.com/beauty/clean-beauty-products CREDO – The Dirty List: https://credobeauty.com/pages/the-dirty-list-1 Whole Food Clean Beauty: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/quality-standards/beauty-body-care-standards 10 Beauty Regulatory & Litigation Concerns for 2021: https://www.gcimagazine.com/business/rd/regulatory/10-Beauty-Regulatory--Litigation-Concerns-for-2021-573816821.html ABOUT KOBO: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
30:24
November 22, 2021
3. Formula of the Month: Colored Mascara
In this series we will feature a formula developed by Kobo’s application labs, discuss the ingredients used and give some tips to help you create amazing products. This episode featured formula is an exciting waterproof mascara in bright red shade. We will get to know what is trending for eye products and how to make waterproof formulations that deliver common mascara benefits and how to develop clean and bright red color. The code for it KMA-093: Wax-Free Anhydrous Red Mascara and here is the link to the complete formula sheet: http://koboproductsinc.com/formulations/KMA-093.pdf Check our social media to see pictures and videos of the application: @koboproducts ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
15:55
November 04, 2021
2. Zinc Oxide: What's all the hype?
Zinc Oxide (ZnO) is a mineral UV filter that has become very popular in the last few years. In this episode, we will discuss the regulatory changes in Europe and United States that impacted this ingredient, how to formulate with it, and also why Zinc Oxide is a good option to create products that follow trends like natural origin, clean beauty, and inclusive suncare. In these links you will find more information on the topics discussed: FDA PROPOSED RULE: SUNSCREEN DRUG PRODUCTS https://www.fda.gov/media/124655/download Hawaii Has A Ban On Sunscreen Chemicals But No One's Sure Who Should Enforce It - Honolulu Civil Beat  https://www.civilbeat.org/2021/08/hawaii-has-a-ban-on-sunscreen-chemicals-but-no-ones-sure-who-should-enforce-it/ Zinc toxicology following particulate inhalation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2796768/ Federal Register :: Amending Over-the-Counter Monograph M020: Sunscreen Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Over the Counter Monograph Proposed Order; Availability https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/27/2021-20780/amending-over-the-counter-monograph-m020-sunscreen-drug-products-for-over-the-counter-human-use-over Hawaii’s Ban on Oxybenzone and Octinoxate-Containing Sunscreen Takes Effect - Lexology https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=dc777751-66bf-4b68-abe4-3176bb93a589 Registration Dossier - ECHA https://echa.europa.eu/registration-dossier/-/registered-dossier/16139/6/1 Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Revolutionizing Agriculture: Synthesis and Applications https://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2014/925494/ Why You Need to Be Careful About Zinc in Aquaponics - Upstart University https://university.upstartfarmers.com/blog/be-careful-about-zinc-in-aquaponics What is the impact of zinc above the permissible limit in potable water? https://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_impact_of_zinc_above_the_permissible_limit_in_potable_water Public Health Statement: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp60-c1-b.pdf Learn more about Kobo at: www.koboproducts.com
27:29
October 21, 2021
1. Need a boost? SunBoost ATB and SunBoost ATB Natural: SPF & UVA Boosters
The current trend towards increasing SPF values in sunscreens presents a challenge to formulators who have to create products with high concentrations of sunscreen agents while keeping acceptable cosmetic qualities. Kobo has developed SunBoost ATB, a mixture of antioxidant, anti-irritant, and anti-inflammatory agents at a proprietary ratio. When used in sunscreens in combination with organic and/or inorganic UV Filters, SunBoost ATB shows an increase in SPF and PFA scores by more than 30%. An all-natural, Ecocert-approved version, SunBoost ATB Natural, is available. To learn more about SunBoost ATB you can check the links below: Literature: http://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-SunBoost-ATB.pdf Article: http://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-AntioxidantandBotanicalMixtureforEnhancedSunProtection-Sep2016.pdf And click here to request a sample: http://www.koboproductsinc.com/requests.aspx ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride, and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil , and the UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
19:45
October 07, 2021
No Filter with Kobo
Unfiltered information on all topics related to the cosmetic and personal care industries such as the latest trends, innovative ingredients, formulation tips, regulations, expert interviews and much, much more. ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com
01:34
September 23, 2021