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Patent Picks—Glutathione for Greys, Hair Growth Nutricosmetic, Controlling Frizz and More in Hair
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and cover recent patents issued and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to hair growth, color, styling and care.
FDA Clears Isoprenylcysteine Analog for Rosacea Treatment
A isoprenylcysteine (IPC) analog manufactured by biopharmaceutical company Signum Dermalogix Inc. (Dermalogix) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of rosacea.
Kanebo Recalls Brightening Products Containing Rhododenol
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and its affiliates Lissage Ltd. and E’quipe, Ltd. have recalled brightening products from the Japanese market containing the quasi-drug ingredient rhododenol (4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol).

Formulating/Ingredients

The Importance of Formaldehyde-Donor Preservatives in Personal Care Products
By: John F. Krowka, PhD, Personal Care Products Council,
Preservatives are critical ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, where they help to ensure consumer safety as well as product performance and stability. Among these materials, formaldehyde-donor (FD) preservatives have demonstrated a long history of safe and effective use for controlling microbial growth.
Naolys Introduces Anti-aging Active Derived from Rutin and Hibiscus
Naolys has introduced an anti-aging plant cell complex comprising an active cell of "bluebird" hibiscus and a rutin molecule from Japanese knotweed.

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