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Literature Review—Oxidation, Microdevices and Butterfly Pigments
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Cosmetics R&D is constantly inspired by peripheral fields. This new “Literature Review” column therefore gives readers an overview of emerging technologies with potential for use in personal care. It will rotate monthly with the regular “In Sight” column.
NATRUE Utilizes IOAS to Launch Accreditation Program
The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association A.I.S.B.L. (NATRUE) has teamed up with the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) to launch an accreditation program for the NATRUE Label.

Formulating/Ingredients

Blackberry Seed Oil Antioxidant
Botanic Innovations has expanded cold-pressed seed oils to include blackberry, which is recommended for cosmetic and nutraceutical formulations.
Researchers Utilize Milk Thistle Extract for UV Radiation Protection and Treatment
Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center have reported that a compound in milk thistle kills skin cells mutated by UVA radiation and protects skin cells from the UVB damage.
Tannin pH Stabilization Against Odors and Irritation
Alban Muller has introduced a complex that protects against inflammation while preventing the unpleasant smell associated with perspiration.

Industry Updates