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Asia-Pacific Update: ASEAN Updates to Nano, Sun Care, Trace Limits and More
By: To Yo Be, Contributing Author and Consultant
Changes to the European Union’s Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC were a main topic of discussion at the meeting of the ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) and the ASEAN Cosmetic Council (ACC), which took place in Cambodia on July 11-12, 2012.
Patent Picks—Açai Palm Anti-aging, Sea Fennel and Tomato Healing, Ginger Antioxidant 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 naturals and botanicals in skin care.

Formulating/Ingredients

Bentonite-encapsulated Complex for Body Improvement
Lucas Meyer has launched an active that addresses the three major undesirable body skin characteristics—stretch marks, cellulite and firmness.
Silicone Copolymer Emulsion for Hair Moisturization
Dow Corning has launched a silicone hair moisturizer for premium shampoos, rinse-off conditioners and leave-in conditioners.

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