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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.
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.
Researchers from Evonik and Beiersdorf teamed up to investigate the staining left on clothing by antiperspirants and develop a means to prevent it. Their investigation, which involved consumers from the beginning, resulted in the incorporation of new actives and a new delivery system into a new launch by Beiersdorf's Nivea line.
The new facility will represent an investment of €50 million by Unilever and its ongoing commitment to the emerging markets in Asia.
Alban Muller has introduced a complex that protects against inflammation while preventing the unpleasant smell associated with perspiration.
Although Europe continues to be the largest market for men's grooming products, research from Kline & Company shows increasing use of beauty products by men in Japan and South Korea and an overall increase in grooming and personal care products by Indian and Chinese men is helping this market to surge.
Unilever has introduced what it claims to be the first packaging reduction initiative in aerosol deodorants since they were invented in the 1960s. The company has developed a compressed can technology that utilizes 50% of the propellant needed for its predecessor can, effectively reducing the can size by half.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has launched an Innovation Award program for companies using its Zemea Propanediol in their cosmetic and personal care ingredients or formulations.
Many dermatological diseases such as athlete’s foot occur because the feet spend long spans of time in a warm, dark and humid environment. While there are several foot diseases related to diabetes, this column will focus on the development of foot care formulae designed for cosmetic treatments.
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, "Patent Picks" are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies related to antimicrobial, antiperspirant and deodorant applications.