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Aug 02, 2013 | 01:39 PM CDT
By: Stefan Gafner, PhD, Tom’s of Maine
This article reviews in vitro studies that have found Chinese licorice extract to impart potent antibacterial and soothing properties, which make it an interesting candidate for applications in oral and personal care. Further, a clinical study is described in brief, assessing the ability of a supercritical CO2 extract from Chinese licorice to impart breath-freshening properties.
Aug 02, 2013 | 12:17 PM CDT
By: Paola Ziosi, Stefano Manfredini, Alberta Vandi…
In recent years, the safety of traditional preservatives has been called into question. Therefore, there is a need for alternatives that are effective, safe and sustainable—and that are non-controversial. In response, the present work investigates a mixture of caprylyl glycol and phenethyl alcohol, which is shown to provide antimicrobial activity in various skin and hair care formulations.
Aug 02, 2013 | 12:10 PM CDT
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
In Europe, the natural and organic cosmetics market has grown despite the economic downturn. Consumers are increasingly concerned about skin care ingredients they see as posing potential health risks, due in large part to media hype. This has led many to look for natural ingredients on product labels.
Aug 02, 2013 | 12:09 PM CDT
By: Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD; and Giuseppe Calloni,…
Demands for innovation and nature in personal care products have, until now, experienced parallel growth according to consumer perception; i.e., the need for efficacy and the need for purity. Considering these diverse views, this article explores how it is possible to create products that satisfy both via sustainability; bringing natural sourcing to ingredients that are innovative and scientifically proven.
Jul 31, 2013 | 10:29 AM CDT
Higher SPFs in makeup and skin care products are becoming more the norm, according to The NPD Group, and this sun protection-infused market has grown to $1.1 billion in U.S. prestige department stores from June 2013 to May 2013.
Jul 31, 2013 | 09:35 AM CDT
in-cosmetics Asia will unite the Asian cosmetics industry again on Oct. 29–31, 2013, at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. With more exhibitors expected than ever before, as well as the most in-depth series of educational sessions to-date, in-cosmetics Asia is set to uncover the latest trends driving growth in the region.
Jul 30, 2013 | 04:40 PM CDT
Symrise has introduced a multifunctional stabilizer for cosmetics that also exhibits antioxidant, soothing and preservative boosting functions.
Jul 30, 2013 | 03:24 PM CDT
Avon has utilized feedback from 2,000 women and 5,000 hours of research to launch a new way to apply mascara.
Jul 30, 2013 | 03:03 PM CDT
Worlée has launched natural exfoliant beads as alternatives to plastic microparticles (PE and PP).
Jul 24, 2013 | 08:42 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources, and cover recent patents issued or patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to skin care actives.