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Patent Picks—Dendrobium huoshanense, Novel Skin Surface Markers, Cyclodextrin Delivery and More in Skin
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources in the cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to skin care, including topical delivery, anti-aging, anti-acne, targeting adipose tissue and more.
Asia-Pacific Update: Cosmetic Control Unit in Singapore
By: To Yo Be, Contributing Author and Consultant
In 2008, Health Sciences Authority (HSA) established the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) for cosmetic products in Singapore. This is enforced as the Heath Products Act, a subsidiary legislation of the HSA’s Health Products Regulation 2007. The HAS set up the Cosmetic Control Unit of Singapore to regulate cosmetics.
Researchers Report Feature Contrast as a New Sign of Aging
Research from Gettysburg College in collaboration with CE.R.I.E.S., a department of Chanel Research and Technology, has unveiled a new sign of aging, the contrast between facial features.

Formulating/Ingredients

Quercetin and Berry Polyphenols for Antioxidant and Anti-acne Benefits
Solabia utilized polyphenols to create the two actives that it will launch at in-cosmetics 2013, a quercetin derivative to protect skin from oxidative stress and a berry juice to inhibit sebum oxidation.
Spin-coated Layers for Nano Film Strength
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Daeyeon Lee, PhD, and Jacob Prosser, along with fellow researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, were investigating the manipulation of nanoparticle films through spin-coating conditions when they discovered a method to prevent cracks in films for solar cell coatings, and possibly for cosmetics.

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