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Patent Picks— Emolliency, Antioxidant, Colorstay and Styling Benefits in Hair
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to hair care, including hair styling, conditioning, colorstay and more.
Shiseido Uncovers Eyelash Growth Power in Zizyphus Jujuba
Shiseido has discovered that Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract promotes the growth rate of eyelashes.This research follows previous findings by the company that eyelashes grow differently than scalp hair.

Formulating/Ingredients

Micron-sized Carbon Black for Color Cosmetics
Tagra Biotechnologies has launched a non-nano encapsulated carbon black for color cosmetic application.
Read the Label Online: Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream
Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream is an ultra-hydrating and nourishing treatment designed to calm and relieve irritation. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims and functionality.
Rice and Bamboo Exfoliator Beads for Skin Care
Impact Colors has launched rice and bamboo exfoliators for skin care to serve as natural alternatives to polyethylene microbeads.

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