n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Patented method proves soft focus effects : anti-ageing

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



The cosmetic claim 'soft focus effect' has been gaining in popularity within the cosmetics industry. However, it has been difficult to objectively demonstrate and measure. Merck has patented a method that measures the soft focus effect in raw materials and can be used to objectively compare these raw materials with each other. Cosmetic manufacturers can use this measurement method to identify the ideal fillers for their specific applications.

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