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Patent Picks—Melatonin Antioxidants, Flax for Barrier Function, Quinoa and More for Skin Care, Moisturization
By: Katie Anderson
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to moisturization for both skin and hair care.
SkinMedica and Massachusetts General Partner for Pigmentation Treatment
SkinMedica has teamed up with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to screen and evaluate a library of roughly 40,000 natural extracts made available by the National Cancer Institute for potential applications in pigmentation.

Formulating/Ingredients

Laboratory Mixer With Stainless Air Motor and Adjustable Stand
Sharpe Mixers has introduced a new laboratory mixer that features a stainless steel air motor.
Read the Label Online: Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 is a cream with a high concentration of vitamin C ester, a more stable form of vitamin C ascorbic acid. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.
Lab Lessons—Wise Words From the Bench With Claudie Willemin
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
Claudie Willemin sees legislative and regulatory requirements in a more positive light: as an opportunity for innovation. This attitude has built her successful career of more than 20 years in the cosmetics industry, some of which she recounts here.