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Umbilical Cord Serum for Skin Anti-aging
NovoGlow Cellactive Face Serum Novo Solutions MD has created a line of anti-aging skin care products formulated with purified human umbilical cord serum.
Trends in Organic and Natural Products: A Q&A Session With Barbara Olioso, PhD
By: Katie Anderson
Green chemist Barbara Olioso, PhD, founder of Organatural and workshop presenter at in-cosmetics Asia 2012, addresses important aspects of organic/natural personal care product creation, including: natural ingredient trends, formulation challenges and regulation issues.

Formulating/Ingredients

Tara Gum for Emulsion Thickening and Texturizing
Seppic has launched a thickening and texturizing polymer that is 100% plant-derived.
Succinic Acid Emollients for Natural Skin Feel and Shine
Inolex has launched a range of 100% natural and sustainable emollients using bio-based succinic acid from BioAmber.
Comparatively Speaking: Gram-positive vs. Gram-negative Bacteria
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC, and Kelly Dobos, Kao Corp.
Tony O’Lenick asks industry expert Kelly Dobos to explain the difference between Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria to understand the importance of selecting the proper preservative system for a cosmetic.

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