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Abnormal epidermal turnover in psoriatic skin impairs its barrier function and tissue repair capabilities. Therefore, studies of hyperkeratinization and hyperproliferation have been conducted to better understand the disease. Here, the administration of heavy water and a tape-stripping method are used to measure skin protein turnover in psoriatic skin and surrounding tissues. Results demonstrate benefits over other proliferation measurements.
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to repairing, restructuring and other novel effects in skin care.
Anti-aging is quickly becoming a large and formidable category in hair care. The description for anti-aging of hair can be explained by a product that provides multi-functional benefits including damage recovery, protection, strength, nourishment and conditioning effects. The anti-aging claim can now be found in all hair care segments, including shampoos, conditioners, serums, colorants and styling agents.
Consumers are increasingly becoming wary of unnecessary chemicals in products. In response, Biosil Technologies, Inc. has developed Biosil Basics® Amino DL-30 CE, a paraben- and phenoxyethanol-free silicone, to formulate hair care products without sacrificing function.
AAK Personal Care has signed a sole distributor agreement with ABA Mexico S.A. de C. V. The choice of ABA to distribute AAK's ingredients was due, in part, to the shared specialty of bioactives and functional ingredients.
Evonik Industries has announced an expansion of its specialty silica capacities in Ako, Japan through a holding in DSL Japan Co. Ltd. (DSL). Evonik holds 51% of shares in DSL, a joint venture with the Japanese Shionogi & Co. Ltd.
Euromonitor International looks at how new product development is steadily becoming ever more concentrated on the capability of addressing topical health conditions.
Today’s styling formulations are further optimized with polymer combinations. This is especially true for styling gel and wax formulations, with combinations of styling polymers and polymeric thickeners to achieve the right balance of rheology profile, setting performance and humidity resistance without sacrificing sensory properties, e.g. peaking, gel structure and clarity. Luviset One (INCI: Acrylates/Methacrylamide Copolymer) offers hair care formulators the opportunity to reduce the complexity of styling gel and wax formulations with the use of only one polymer.
Cleanser technology has come a long way from a “cleansing only” concept to one that includes other benefits such as moisturization, and marketing efforts have focused on these additional ingredients and claims.
The notion of “aging gracefully” no longer applies, as consumers are constantly judging each other’s facial features to assess their beauty. Here, based on recent studies, it is suggested that facial topography, symmetry and color dictate those assessments. While the cosmetics industry can lessen some of these factors, some are a result of biology or lifestyle.