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A report conducted by RNCOS has found growth in the Indian baby care market, which it expects to grow further into 2015. Driving factors include: increasing spending power and increasing awareness about baby health and nourishment.
Mintel sees an uptick in consumer demand for products that feature hydration and moisturization, and more and more beauty brands are innovating using water.
AAK Personal Care has extended its Lipex line of shea-based functional emollients with an eco-designed ester.
Rahn has combined black currant seed oil with balloon vine extract and sunflower oil concentrate to create a complex that reduces inflammation.
Alban Muller has introduced a complex that protects against inflammation while preventing the unpleasant smell associated with perspiration.
While football isn’t as pretty as cosmetics, some cosmetics are training the skin to put up a tough defense—via hormesis. This 19th century concept is based on the idea that high levels of something that produces harmful biological effects produces beneficial effects at low doses, and it has surfaced in today’s mainstream anti-aging and repair skin care products.
This article reviews the mechanisms underlying skin irritation and sensitization, and methods used in a case study to test cosmetic products for their potential to cause irritation. It also covers the main skin conditions that can influence susceptibility to irritation, as well as ingredients affecting the mildness of cosmetic products.
A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Children's Center and funded by the National Institutes of Health supports the common "hygiene hypothesis" that some antibacterial chemicals and preservatives in hygiene products may make children more susceptible to food and environmental allergens.
Philosophy has introduced a balm that reportedly can address 27 skin issues.
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition, chosen by Katie Anderson (Schaefer), associate editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, features patents related to the treatment of inflamed or irritated skin.