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Patent Picks—Natural Cationic Emulsifiers, Repeat Sequence Proteins, Amides for Color Uniformity 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 hair care, including cleansing, conditioning and color protection.
Enzyme-fueled Rejuvenating Treatment to Mimic Photo-facials
 Artistry Intensive Skincare 14-night Restore Program Amway has added an at-home treatment to its Artistry brand that aims to mimick the benefits of a professional photo-facial treatment with the enzyme UV-endonuclease encapsulated in a liposome delivery system.

Formulating/Ingredients

Comparatively Speaking: Metallic vs. Natural Hair Dyes
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Hair color can be altered using a variety of dyes. This is the second in a series of three columns that will address hair color products, with the difference between natural and metallic dyes being addressed here.
Shiseido Employs Iced Coffee-inspired Emulsion Technology
Shiseido has developed a low energy emulsifying technology inspired by the way iced coffee is produced.
Hexapeptide to Reduce Inflammation in Sensitive Skin
At in-cosmetics 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, Innospec introduced a hexapeptide manufactured by Aimtec that attenuates neurogenic inflammation to relieve itch and discomfort in sensitive skin.

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