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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 skin repair, protection and care.
Formulating high-performance skin care systems at low pH levels (4.0 to 5.5) can be beneficial for consumers and formulators in many ways, according to Florence Pecquerie, applications scientist and formulator for Lubrizol. Here, she reviews the current knowledge on skin surface pH, discusses the importance of pH on the efficacy of organic acid preservatives in formulation and introduces a new crosslinked acrylic acid homopolymer.
According to a new report from Kuick Research, during the last decade, the herbal beauty care business has emerged as a new growth frontier for beauty business in India, and the emphasis has been on the spectacular growth of the herbal and ayurvedic beauty products business.
BASF has created a seaweed extract that reduces the appearance of dark undereye circles and crow's feet.
iKeda Corp. has launched a line of oil-based pigmented beads for the production of lipsticks.
Croda has added a rheology modifier to its ViscOptima range that can emulsify and stabilize high levels of oils and silicones in a formulation.
Evonik has introduced two new raw materials: a polyacrylic acid copolymer rheology modifier for mild cleansing and a silicone-based emulsifier for w/o color formulations.
Symrise has introduced two algae extracts, one designed to prevent hair loss, strengthen hair and make it thicker, while the other serves as a dual-action self-tanner for face and body.
The global male grooming market posted a 4% growth and is expected to grow to be a $15.5 billion market by 2017, according to Kline. But where is that growth coming from?
The cosmetics industry is all about keeping up with the latest trends and innovations, as evidenced by more than 7,000 attendees who traveled to Edison, N.J., USA, for the New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' (NYSCC) Suppliers' Day 2013.