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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.

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.

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