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Patent Picks—Precursor Fragrance, Lasting Repair, Stabilizing Ammonium and More in Hair and Skin
Patent Picks are compiled by Cosmetics & Toiletries editors. Taken from publicly available sources, they cover recent patents issued, or applied for, in the cosmetic and personal care industries and relevant peripheral markets. This edition features inventions related to hair care as well as skin care, in some cases.
Emotion, Visualization and Innovation at IFSCC in Rio
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
The IFSCC conference covered an array of subjects—from the psychology of rotating brushes, and discussion of neuron-adipocyte crosstalk to limit emotional stress-mediated fat accumulation; to hair straightening and conditioning, various visualization tools, and novel formulation approaches.
Mintel Reports Colorants Only Hair Sub-category to Grow in 2012, Up to 15% of New Global Launches
Globally, the most popular claims in hair coloring new product launches are those that help to brighten or illuminate the hair.

Formulating/Ingredients

TRI-K Combines Soy and Wheat for Alternative to Animal Keratin
TRI-K has launched a vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin to increase hair strength and elasticity for reduced breakage in hair.
Croda Introduces Ether-based Emollient for Aesthetic Tailoring
Croda Inc. has introduced the first in a line of sensory-driven emollients.
Induchem and Biomod Collaborate for Skin Whitening Gloves
At in-cosmetics Asia, Induchem presented its collaboration with Biomod on whitening and advanced rejuvenation skin care gloves.

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