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Shiseido Develops Method Using Spectrometry to Display Skin Permeation
Shiseido has developed a method to assess the skin permeation of cosmetic ingredients using a novel spectrometry technology.
Patent Picks—Selective Microbial Growth/Inhibition, Gentle Disinfectants, Improved Resistance and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen for their relevance to, or potential application in, cosmetics and personal care products, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features new technologies for preservation and antimicrobial benefits.
Communicating Anti-aging Skin Care Benefits to the Consumer: Part I
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
This dialogue, the first of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012 in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton, a skin biologist, to discuss concerns and perceptions of British consumers related to skin care. Barton has extensive experience working with marketing teams to improve communication of skin care benefits to consumers, to initiate a dialogue between the consumer and the formulator.
Myanmar Cosmetic Regulations
By: To Yo Be, Contributing Author and Consultant
Myanmar is a member state of the ASEAN community and must abide by ASEAN Cosmetic Directive; however, like other member states, it has local regulatory bodies such as the Ministry of Health that supervise goods sold in the country.

Formulating/Ingredients

Lab Lessons—Wise Words From the Bench with Gene Frank
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
On Nov. 13, 2012, Frank was awarded the Stanley Allured Lifetime Achievement Award by the MWSCC for his dedication to the chapter and the education of its future members. Frank serves as a role model for those navigating the murky waters of cosmetic science, and his experience in R&D, for both contract and retail cosmetic manufacturing, provides a unique view for those just starting out.
TCM-inspired Active for Asian Skin Anti-aging
Sederma has developed an anti-aging active based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

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