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Dec 18, 2012 | 04:39 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
The SCC Annual Meeting, held Dec. 6 and 7, 2012, in Manhattan, went off without a hitch after hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast in late October. While the national office is still operating at less than 100%, many attendees reported feeling lucky they experienced minimal effects from the storm.
Dec 17, 2012 | 02:23 PM CST
The biotechnology company BRAIN AG has expanded its IP portfolio to include the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPI) peptide.
Dec 11, 2012 | 04:41 PM CST
Patent Picks—Indian Gooseberry, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cosmetic Stick and Peptides for Skin Care
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to anti-aging and moisturizing skin care compositions and benefits.
Dec 11, 2012 | 01:08 PM CST
Pantone announced Pantone 17-5641 Emerald as the color of the year for 2013. While Pantone has teamed up with Sephora to create a 2013 Color of the Year collection with the color, perhaps it may also inspire formulation and packaging hues for other brands.
Dec 05, 2012 | 10:11 AM CST
Berg + Schmidt has created a natural emulsifier and thickener based on fruit and cereal fibers.
Dec 04, 2012 | 04:34 PM CST
Seppic has entered into a partnership with Coatex to develop a new line of personal care polymers. Under the agreement, the new line of polymers will be manufactured by Coatex and marketed by Seppic.
Dec 04, 2012 | 04:18 PM CST
A report by the Freedonia Group Inc. has forecasted US demand for natural polymers to grow 6.9% annually to US $4.6 billion in 2016.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:45 AM CST
By: Marie Ollagnier; Gordon Hsu, PhD; Bryan Moran;…
Skin care formulations often are enriched with high levels of electrolytic ingredients for various skin benefits. However, these have a negative impact on the viscosity, texture and stability of a system. Described in this article is a multifunctional polymer that is designed to provide excellent electrolyte resistance along with a pleasant sensory profile, as will be shown.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:40 AM CST
By: L. Bergeron; K. Cucumel, PhD; Y. Guerif; L. Mu…
Oxidative stress is a major factor in skin aging, thus a topical compound was designed to increase anti-oxidant coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) within the body. Described here are in vivo and in vitro studies assessing the compound’s antioxidant and anti-aging capabilities. Results indicate that the modulation of intracellular CoQ10 and its binding proteins appears to protect skin from oxidative damage.
Dec 04, 2012 | 11:30 AM CST
By: Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
This column proposes that the current natural and organic hair conditioner market can de divided into two types—those that are effective but use technology considered suspect under most natural certifications, i.e., “greenwashed,” and those that are more compliant with natural and organic certification but are found by consumers to have performance gaps