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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.

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.

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