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Market Watch

Patent Picks— Electromagnetic Radiation, Omentum, Plant Extracts, Growth Factors, Gingerone and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to active ingredients for skin benefits and to address hair loss.
Read the Label Online: Urban Decay Naked Skin
Urban Decay Naked Skin By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Urban Decay promises that its Naked Skin foundation allows the consumer to feel like they are not wearing makeup. This column, written by Susan Raffy, reviews the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

Formulating/Ingredients

Polyphenol Skin Lightener and Brightener
Berkem has developed Polynektars, a new range of plant-based cosmetic active ingredients based on polyphenols.
Stomach Fat Slimming Active
Sederma has developed a slimming active ingredient designed to reduce stomach fat through three approaches.

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