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EU Update—Changes with Implementation of 1223/2009
By: Chris Flower, PhD; and Emma Meredith, PhD, CTPA
The implementation of Regulation 1223/2009 is of prime importance to the cosmetics industry. Although many requirements remain the same as in the directive, there are changes that will have an impact on companies, with compliance required by July 11, 2013.
Patent Picks—Lotion-infused Hand Towels; Homarine and Erythritol; MNTF Peptides and More for Moisturization
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies to moisturize and rejuvenate skin.

Formulating/Ingredients

Formaldehyde-free Straightening and Sensory Aesthetics in Water-based Products
Grant Industries has created a mercapto-containing dimethicone copolymer to improve adhesion to fiber surfaces in straightening, styling and anti-frizz applications. It has also launched two sensory-enhancing silicone materials for water-based applications.
Microbe Combo for Damaged Barrier Protection
At in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris, Lonza Personal Care will launch a combination of two fermented microbes grown simultaneously to create a competitive environment for survival.

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