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Are Skincarewear and Perfumewear the Next Big Trends?

Skineeze offers a pair of black capris infused with shea butter, retinol and vitamin E, while Fleur du Mal x Kilian is a new lingerie set fragranced with Kilian Love, don't be shy.

Toss the Visor, Hallstar Launches Photostabilizer

Hallstar is recognizing the need for UVA protection, specifically in China and Korea where products include PA++++ level of protection and has therefore developed an ingredient to properly protect skin from environmental modern-day city life.

Mirexus Launches Glycogen-like Ingredient

Mirexus Inc. has launched a multi-functional ingredient that is beneficial toward anti-aging and can tightly hold water for long periods of time, boosting hydration performance when used on its own or in combination with hyaluronic acid.

Patent Pick: Reloadable Microcapsules Answer Fragrance Formulating Challenge

Just when you thought your formula was optimized, you tried to add fragrance. And what happened? You lost it in the aqueous phase. How can you control this partitioning and release? A new patent application from IFF may have your answer.

Patent Pick: Witch Hazel and More to Exothermally Heat Up Spa Care

The hot consumer market for spa treatments and their at-home spin-offs is about to get hotter. This patent application from Forever Young explores the use of witch hazel, for example, with other exothermic actives in products and an apparatus to impart heat during use.

Koel Colors Creates Matte Technology

More cosmetic companies are seeing a demand in matte products from consumers. Koel Colours is working to meet this demand by partnering with Sandochem LLC to distribute its newly matted technology in the United States.

Clariant Awarded Silver for Reducing Indoor Pollution

Clariant joined forces with Biospectrum to develop the first active against indoor pollution damage. This solution was recognized at in-cosmetics Latin America 2017 for its innovation, and took home a silver ITEHPEC award.

Study Finds Bee Pollen Buzzin’ in Cosmetics

A study researched nano-sized bee pollen to see if it could be used as an ingredient in cosmetics. Clinical tests revealed the many benefits of bee pollen to the skin.

Innospec and Marinova Feature Fucoidan Skin Actives

What salty brown botanical is steeped in skin-protective properties? You guessed it, brown seaweed. Its fucoidan polyphenol content draws together not only multiple skin benefits, but also two ingredient makers, in a newly announced partnership.

Sensient Focuses on Pigmentation Surface Treatment

As part of the in-cosmetics North America show, the Innovation Zone will be featuring numerous new ingredients and technologies. Sensient is participating with a patented pigment technology helping consumers with mixing into the water phase, making for an easier task.

Blue Sky Thinking: Star Polymer Aligns Clarity with Viscosity for High-perfume Surfactant Systems

Building viscosity and clarity in surfactant systems, especially those that are sulfate-free and have high fragrance loads, is challenging. In response, a new six-armed nonionic associative thickener was developed that effectively bridges many small micelles to create larger, bridged structures that improve viscosity, while retaining clarity.

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