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Spider Venom to Inhibit Melanogenesis

Brave researchers in France studied the creepiest, crawliest of creature venoms, including spiders, snakes and scorpions, in search of new molecules to inhibit melanogenesis.

Patent Pick: Meet the New Anti-aging Dynamic Duo, Açaí and Pomegranate

It's been a while since we heard about açaí but Mary Kay could be bringing it back in a big way—particularly alongside pomegranate. The inventors on a new patent application claim they've found the right mix to address multiple signs of aging.

Naturally Inhibit Fragrance Degradation: Rice Bran Sterols in Emulsions

The use of phytosterols is proposed here to retard the deterioration of cosmetic emulsions caused by perfume degradation. For the described tests, phytosterols from crude rice bran oil, a natural and economic choice, were used. A simple and easily controlled technique is described through which the phytosterols provided the desired results.

Green, Transparent Self-tanner Wins 'Gold' at SEPAWA

Givaudan's Vegetan Gold ingredient, produced via a green process, offers formulators a transparent, eco-friendly DHA oil for self tanners and other applications. Plus, it won "gold" at the Sepawa Congress. That's quite a few feats. And color adjectives.

VIDEO: How Antibacterial Cleansers Led to Preservatives in Cosmetics

This seventh and final video in our triclosan series with David Steinberg gives the history of how contaminated antibacterial cleansers led to safely preserved cosmetics. It also highlights how preservative-free and natural movements are unraveling product safety.

Silab Dives into Growing Derm Demand

SILAB isn't compromising when it comes to compromised skin. In fact, has dedicated a new department to focus solely on the development of dermocosmetics for an under-served market.

Mibelle Turns Up the Heat on Cellulite

That spicy mustard you slather on your Oktoberfest pretzel has new appeal: for slimming benefits. But not by eating it. As Mibelle demonstrates, a new cosmetic active based on mustard sprouts and capsaicin can turn lipids into heat.

Opacify Gels and Shampoos Naturally

Imerys launched a new natural mineral solution to impart opacity and whiteness to gel and shampoo formulas. ImerCare Opaque serves as an alternative to oil-derived opacifiers.

That's What 'Shea' Said

Sonneborn will "smooth things over" during in-cosmetics North America with the launch of its Shea XP emollient for skin care.

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