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Patent Picks—Carotenoid SPF Boost, Antimicrobial Hops and Polylactide Delivery in Skin Care
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources, and review recent patents and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to skin repair, protection and care.
Translating Ayurvedic Traditions into Modern Beauty Products Key to India Market
According to a new report from Kuick Research, during the last decade, the herbal beauty care business has emerged as a new growth frontier for beauty business in India, and the emphasis has been on the spectacular growth of the herbal and ayurvedic beauty products business.

Formulating/Ingredients

BASF Uses Brown Seaweed Extract to Address Undereye Circles/Crow's Feet
BASF has created a seaweed extract that reduces the appearance of dark undereye circles and crow's feet.
Croda Adds Rheology Modifier to High Oil/Silicone Creams
Croda has added a rheology modifier to its ViscOptima range that can emulsify and stabilize high levels of oils and silicones in a formulation.
iKeda Introduces Oil-based Color Beads for Lipsticks
iKeda Corp. has launched a line of oil-based pigmented beads for the production of lipsticks.

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