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The U.S. professional oral care market grew 5.1% over the last three years to reach $426.5 million in 2013, according to Kline & Company's Professional Oral Care USA market report.
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors and taken from publicly available sources and cover recent patents issued, or applied for, in the cosmetic and personal care industries and relevant peripheral markets. This edition features inventions related to skin care, health and protection.
Peptidomimetics, or synthetic bioactive peptides, have been developed that mimic the biological functions of peptides and proteins but overcome many of these challenges and limitations. Further, due to their wide range of activity, synthetic feasibility and ease of handling, they have played a vital part in biological research. This column will discuss the potential application of these short chain oligomers in cosmetics and personal care.
This article reviews in vitro studies that have found Chinese licorice extract to impart potent antibacterial and soothing properties, which make it an interesting candidate for applications in oral and personal care. Further, a clinical study is described in brief, assessing the ability of a supercritical CO2 extract from Chinese licorice to impart breath-freshening properties.
If suppliers and manufacturers are not already working on synthesizing hipposudoric acid for skin and sun care, perhaps this "river horse" research could inspire future research.
At NYSCC's Suppliers' Day 2013, Naturex introduced Magic of Africa, its new line of extracts sourced from the continent with efficacy, eco-responsibility and sustainability in mind.
Much like bacteria in the gut, the skin’s microbiome plays an important role in skin health by excluding harmful transients and educating the immune system. The application of pre- and probiotic concepts in cosmetics presents a novel approach. While formulation with probiotics may pose challenges, the use of prebiotics and bacterial lysates, discussed here, may be a viable alternative.
This paper presents data on the antimicrobial performance of a silver ion-releasing phosphate polymer incorporated into a bar soap product. Two studies test the speed, efficacy and longevity of the antimicrobial effect, highlighting the potential of these materials for the controlled, sustained release of bioactive metal ions in cosmetic products.
Solabia utilized polyphenols to create the two actives that it will launch at in-cosmetics 2013, a quercetin derivative to protect skin from oxidative stress and a berry juice to inhibit sebum oxidation.
The global market for beauty ingredients such as surfactants and polymers is dynamic, with a variety of factors—including emerging markets and eco-friendly trends—pushing it forward.