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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.

Patent Pick: Isopulegol Arousal

We consumers take things too seriously. This is evident from the growing demand for products that boost our morale or relax us. While marketers offer numerous (profitable) solutions, perhaps good, old-fashioned fragrance is the answer; that's what a new patent application suggests.

Patent Pick: Unsticking Emulsion Sticking Points

What's sticky, unstable and causes skin irritation? Certainly not emulsions based on core corona-type microgels. In a new patent application, Shiseido inventors explain how these materials produce the very opposite effects.

Patent Pick: Fullerene Sunscreens for Next-gen Protection

Simplify, simplify, simplify. Poetic words on life from Thoreau, and a more recent edict from consumers—for product labels, that is. This notion is echoed by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in a new sunscreen patent application.

Patent Pick: Starch Breakdown Builds Viscosity

Novamont inventors are building something new from complete destruction: viscosity. A new patent application explains, on a more "granular" level.

Naturals Grow the Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market

We could all use a little bonding time to stabilize the formula for happiness in life. And similar to human connections, in personal care, the more natural the bonding, the better. Enter: Carboxymethyl cellulose.

Patent Pick: Super Absorbent Matrix Extends Fragrance Release

Inventors at fashion and fragrance company PUIG have delayed the inevitable—in a good and cross-linked way. A new European patent application explains.

Troy Corp. Expands Preservative Portfolio

In order to provide more flexibility to formulators, while also reducing costs of preservatives, Troy Corporation has introduced a new range for personal care and cosmetics applications.

Patent Pick: Precursors Preempt Sun's Strike

Beiersdorf inventors are making offensive moves in the sun protection game. In a new patent application, the company explores how to hustle the avobenzone precursor 4-(tert-butyl)-4'-methoxydibenzoylmethane into action.

Surfactants Exert Control Over Skin Properties

Consumers were educated in skin wettability and surfactant chemistry in a report by Dailymail.com that covered new findings from Binghamton University on how skin properties can be controlled using surfactants.

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