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Patent Picks—Natural Preservatives, Beta-Lactam for Hair Growth, Allyl Caproate for Sensory and More

Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to actives for skin and hair care as well as inventions to improve formulation stability, preservation and sensory attributes.

Soothing Lip Treatment with Pramoxine HCl and Dimethicone

Blistex addresses lip-related symptoms resulting from colds, flu and allergies with its latest treatment launch. Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother is said to alleviate lip discomfort while moisturizing dry, chapped lips.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered— Anti-acne Ingredients

Acne vulgaris (acne) is a skin disease that can be caused by multiple chronic issues including: hyperkeratinization, sebaceous gland hyperplasia with seborrhea, Propionibacterium acnes proliferation and inflammation.

Skin Balm for 27 Uses

Philosophy has introduced a balm that reportedly can address 27 skin issues.

Reducing Stretch Marks With Heptapeptide-7

Apothederm has launched Stretch Mark Cream, its solution to stretch marks that is formulated with heptapeptide-7 to boost collagen and support tissue.

Seabuckthorn Oil Body Moisturizer

Fresh has introduced a body care collection that centers around seaberry (seabuckthorn) oil. The company's co-founder Lev Glazman stumbled upon the healing properties of the oil during a visit to East Siberia, where the oil was used to treat a burn on his skin.

Read the Label Online: REN ClearCalm 3 Anti-acne Treatment Mask

This online-only "Read the Label" reviews finished products to discuss why specific ingredients were used in the formulations. Here, REN ClearCalm 3 Anti-acne Treatment Mask is discussed.

Multifunctional Skin Product With Alteromonas, Beta-glucan and Willow Herb

Boscia has incorported alteromonas ferment extract to soothe and protect skin in its latest launch—a multifunctional concealer, moisturizer and anti-aging product.

Mask Concept to Protect Skin Against Pollution

Technature, a private label manufacturer of skin care, has added a peel-off mask to the Shaker Masks line that is formulated with activated charcoal to protect skin against pollution.

Date Seed, Magnolia Bark for Skin Irritation

Philosophy has formulated a product line containing magnolia bark and date seed extracts to soothe irritated, sensitive skin. Keep the Peace features a mask, serum, moisturizer and color-correcting tinted moisturizer.

Lab Lessons—Wise Words from the Bench with Paul Thau

While formulating skills are built from a strong chemistry background, they are refined by years of experience. To this end, Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) magazine presents “Lab Lessons,” a new column featuring interviews with veteran members of the personal care industry to share practical advice from the lessons they have learned. This column will alternate with the regular “In Sight” column.

Phytosphingosine: A Nature-inspired Sphingoid Base with Multiple Skin Benefits

Phytosphingosine is an important component of ceramides that also exists as a free base in small quantities in the stratum corneum. Recently manufactured biotechnologically, it can act as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, epidermal pro-differentiation mediator and an anti-acne compound, as this literature review shows. Through these activities, phytosphingosine is suggested as a skin-identical approach to skin care.

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