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Market Watch

Demand for Organic Beauty to Grow to Over $13 Billion by 2018, Report Says
A new organic-focused beauty market report from Transparency Market Research notes that global demand continues to climb, growing at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2012 to 2018.
Murad Launches Pore Clearing and Tightening Regimen
Murad's Pore Reform Murad Inc. has launched a regimen designed to clear and tighten pores. Pore Reform helps strengthen the pores’ natural support structure and reduce the appearance of blackheads caused by dead skin cells, oil and dirt in the follicles.
Study Finds At-home, Hot-wire Hair Removal to Be No More Effective Than Shaving
In the past few years, the at-home beauty device market—including devices for cleansing, hair removal and light therapy, among others—has seen a boom, which is expected to grow according to a report by Kline & Company. However, a recent study by Brian S. Biesman, MD, in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, has found at-home, hot-wire, hair removal devices to be no better than shaving at improving density and reducing regrowth rate.

Formulating/Ingredients

Lessons in Peptides and Finding Balance
By: Katie Anderson
On April 16, 2013, in Paris, in-cosmetics organizers presented Karl Lintner, PhD, with the Lifetime Achievement Award; a well-deserved honor as the father of Matrixyl, who has dedicated much of his life to identifying and validating active cosmetic technologies.
Literature Review: Skin Fluorescence, Nano Delivery, TiO2 and Cell Metabolism
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Following is a sampling of recent scientific literature as assembled by Rachel Grabenhofer, editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries, which was found to have potential impact on personal care.
Inolex Introduces CHA-based Alternative Preservative for Wet Wipes
Inolex has introduced a new preservative system for wet wipes based on the biostatic agent CHA.

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