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Market Watch

Emerald Named Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013
Pantone announced Pantone 17-5641 Emerald as the color of the year for 2013. While Pantone has teamed up with Sephora to create a 2013 Color of the Year collection with the color, perhaps it may also inspire formulation and packaging hues for other brands.
Patent Picks—Indian Gooseberry, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cosmetic Stick and Peptides for Skin Care
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to anti-aging and moisturizing skin care compositions and benefits.
Report Shows Skin Care Dominating Ayurvedic Cosmetics Market in India
Beauty brands in India have been working to create awareness about using the right skin care products and ayurvedic ingredients in recent years, according to Kuick Research.

Research

Eccrine Sweat Glands Identified Key in Wound Healing
Researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor have reported that eccrine sweat glands may play a role in wound healing. The researchers believe this understanding could lead to improved wound treatments.
Sea Cucumber Peptides to Affect Collagen
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Sea cucumbers, considered a delicacy in East and Southeast Asia, may not be pleasing to the eye but could be pleasing to the complexion. These slippery creatures belong to the animal group of echinoderms, which possess an adaptive feature called mutable connective tissue. While investigating this phenomenon, Maurice Elphick, PhD, and his research team from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences not only identified the genes that encode the peptides to make this tissue stiffen and soften, but also have hypothesized that one of these peptides may be used in anti-aging skin care

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