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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.

One, Two, Three Formulations as Easy as A, B, C

AAK has developed three formulas—a body cream, face polish and hand cream—that meet COSMOS requirements to offer consumers more natural and ideal selections for eco-friendly products.

Natural Plant Products Gains a Need for Speed

Natural Plant Products is working toward gaining speed with product development. The company's guide formulations will now come out of a newly constructed cosmetics applications lab to help formulators get their own products.

Raspberry Could Ride Anti-pollution to the Top

Raspberry is trending, not only for its impact on skin erythema and melanin, but for repair and antioxidant benefits. It's in the perfect position to ride the anti-pollution trend to the top.

Patent Pick: Plant Extracts Treat the Root Cause of Aging

'Rooted' in a new solution to extend cell longevity and delay aging are plant extracts including black cohosh, Valerian, ginkgo biloba, celery seed, white willow and passion flower, according to these inventors.

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