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Patent Pick: Bolivian Folk Medicine Bioactives

Folklore meets fact once again, in a new patent application from P&G. Here, inventors explore achachariu bioactives for potential antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-protein-loss properties.

[NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2017] INOLEX Showcases Alternative Preservatives

In an effort to develop safe products for skin, while also remaining cost-friendly and staying green, INOLEX featured a number of alternative preservatives at NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2017.

Microgreens Reporting for Duty

Need a blast of new flavor? Or reinforcements for your skin barrier? At ease, soldier. Microgreens are easy to access and grow, and serve as a hero for health and more, packing powerful nutrients and antioxidants.

Botanic Innovations is Calm as a Cucumber

Botanic Innovations is staying calm, cool and collected with its latest ingredient, which has properties to do exactly that. From hair and scalp care to skin care, this ingredient provides various benefits.

Antioxidants in a Nutshell—Pistachio, to be Precise

Researchers from Tufts University in Boston had a nutty idea: What if pistachios could provide skin benefits? As it turns out, this wasn't such a tough nut to crack.

Fermentation Cosmetics: Bubbling Over With Innovation, Literally

While fermentation is perhaps best known for its application in food production, the process has gained interest from the cosmetics industry. This article briefly reviews recent examples of fermentation ingredients in cosmetics.

Editor's Note: Circling Back

Many choice clichés poetically describe the philosophical purpose and feel-good benefits of sustainable practices. But in any industry, the bottom line is: there is a bottom line. The good news is, the two can coexist.

Formulary

Cosmetics & Toiletries Formulary: Eco-friendly

We've made it to February and for many of us, spring is (hopefully) just around the corner. As we emerge and reconnect with nature, consider these eco-friendly formulas for your customers.

Patent Pick: Natural Alternative to Triclosan

Oregano has grown beyond its status as a kitchen window herb garden component. A new patent is leveraging its carvacrol content to replace triclosan in antimicrobial soaps.

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