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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.

Spiral into the Blue

A new blue ingredient, which has radio talk show hosts developing segments about is the newest trend behind blue foods. Where does the blue-green algae originate from? It is lifted from freshwater lakes and ponds … that’s right, the new trend is pond scum.

Get Fresh with the Eucalyptus Oil Market

Fragrances and cosmetics are feeling funky fresh with the eucalyptus oil market as it is starting to boom all around the world. Eucalyptus oil has a variety of benefits and can be utilized as an ingredient for dietary supplements, capsules and more.

A Sense of Sensory Analysis: Testing for the Non-test Expert

Sensory analysis is an important tool that can be successfully applied to all products that impact our senses. This article provides an overview of the means with which formulators can become acquainted with the sensory properties of a cosmetic formula. By doing so, developers can ensure products fulfill consumer needs.

Binding Water in 3D: Cellulose Networks for Texture and Sensory Benefits

This article explores a natural raw material sustainably produced from cellulose that improves rheological and sensory properties in cosmetic products. Here, it is tested for matte effects in a face cream, for hair conditioning to reduce combing forces, and for viscosity recovery in sunscreen sprays.

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