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To commemorate the International Day for Biodiversity, May 22, 2013, the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) has published the report of this year’s Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference, which focused on how biodiversity is reshaping the beauty industry.
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and review recent patents and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to hair care and growth.
At NYSCC's Suppliers' Day 2013, Naturex introduced Magic of Africa, its new line of extracts sourced from the continent with efficacy, eco-responsibility and sustainability in mind.
At Suppliers' Day, Momentive Performance Materials debuted two new silicone blends that offer multifunctionality to personal care formulators.
Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.
The Lipoid Group has renamed its cosmetic activities Lipoid Kosmetik AG to reflect its acquisition of Cosmetochem AG. The newly formed company has also launched a line of plant-derived waters encapsulated in liposomes.
At NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2013, Beraca will introduce two new products to the U.S. personal care market: a anti-inflammatory active and a moisturizing oil with high oleic acid content.
At its 2013 Fragrance Workshop, Bell Flavors & Fragrances discussed a range of topics affecting fragrance in the beauty industry, as well as looked fragrance in candles and olfactive descriptions.
Researchers from the University of Bradford and E.M. Arndt University of Griefswald have hypothesized the cause of vitiligo by repigmenting hair/skin with a compound activated by UVB oxidation. Although this treatment was developed as an answer for those suffering with vitiligo, it may also serve as an intervention for aging hair.
Botanic Innovations has launched a watermelon seed oil from Africa that has antioxidant and skin moisturizing benefits.