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Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.
Fragrance is becoming an added benefit in cross-category beauty products, and fragrance products themselves are offering additional benefits as well, reports Mintel.
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions issued in the recent months related to preserving cosmetics and personal care formulas.
Clariant Corp. received a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 for the company’s role in remediating and redeveloping a former Superfund site that it purchased in the 1980s.
In researching algae at its Eco Technology Research Center, Kao Corp. has identified an enzyme that can produce a large number of medium chain fatty acids, which could lead to a non-food source of raw materials for surfactants and an alternative to palm oil and coconut oil.
A recent report by The Scientist describes how nano-sized "vaults" are making their way into biomedicine, which calls to mind questions of their potential for personal care applications.
Hair care is seeing a boost in the personalization of its products, a trend that is heavily influenced from the color cosmetic and skin care beauty categories.
Mintel Beauty & Personal Care announced the expansion of its beauty coverage into Korea.
Lonza Personal Care has boosted the natural hair care and film-forming benefits of its larch tree active LaraCare A200 (Galactoarabinan), by enriching it further with quaternization technology to create a hair conditioning polymer.
Kantar Worldpanel recently completed an in-depth analysis of the evolving U.S. makeup market, developing a report on how the changing nature of consumers and the beauty industry is affecting color cosmetic consumption.