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Nov 05, 2013 | 04:04 PM CST
Patent Picks are compiled by Cosmetics & Toiletries editors. Taken from publicly available sources, they cover recent patents issued, or applied for, in the cosmetic and personal care industries and relevant peripheral markets. This edition features inventions related to hair care as well as skin care, in some cases.
Nov 04, 2013 | 02:45 PM CST
By: Arthur Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
The essential elements of a natural hair styling liquid or gel are: a film-forming substance to keep hair in place, and a base to deliver it. This base may be as simple as thickened water or as complex as a gel or cream.
Nov 04, 2013 | 02:43 PM CST
By: Trefor A. Evans, TA Evans LLC; and Jennifer M.…
As the smallest alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid is frequently found in anti-aging products due to its ability to penetrate skin and reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other conditions. This work describes how it is also able to penetrate into hair and, in doing so, bring about a number of changes to the internal fiber properties.
Nov 04, 2013 | 02:40 PM CST
By: Qing Huang, Zhen-Wu Mei, Koji Takata and Jianz…
The most common approach to determine ingredient deposition on hair is to analyze the treated tresses, but this poses several challenges. Instead, the authors describe a novel approach based on determining the amount of ingredient collected in the rinse water, and back-calculating the amount deposited on hair. Development and validation efforts discussed here use polydimethylsiloxane as a model compound.
Nov 04, 2013 | 02:36 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
In this issue, Huang et al. present a new approach to measure deposition on hair by collecting and analyzing rinse water. Evans et al. explore the ability of glycolic acid to penetrate hair and change its internal properties, and Georgalas considers natural approaches to hair styling.
Oct 30, 2013 | 11:50 AM CDT
The performance benefits of both animal and plant-based protein biopolymers have been known to personal care formulators for decades. Among the many applications for these naturally-derived ingredients, proteins have the ability to impart a multitude of conditioning benefits to hair because of the close similarity of their chemical composition to that of the hair.
Oct 30, 2013 | 11:02 AM CDT
Jeen International Corp. has launched a line of thickeners for personal care products.
Oct 30, 2013 | 08:49 AM CDT
Seatons has launched a guide to its natural oils for hair care. According to the company, more personal care manufacturers are turning to natural oils for hair care, with consumers and the media recognizing that these oils will not make hair limp and greasy.
Oct 15, 2013 | 04:49 PM CDT
Azelis Personal Care has assembled the Cosmetic Formulators Calendar, a year’s worth of raw material and formulation ideas derived from seasonal changes, holidays, etc. to inspire the formulator and the marketing team.
Oct 09, 2013 | 09:22 AM CDT
By: Trefor Evans, T.A. Evans LLC
A running joke has developed at past hair science meetings that the hair research world comprises two camps– “The Friends of the Follicle,” whose focus resides in the biology, and “The Dead Fiber Club,” whose interest lies with the complex material science of this remarkable substrate.