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10 Reasons the Global At-Home Beauty Device Market is Growing

With the market for at-home beauty devices continuing to grow, here are the top 10 factors for its escalating status.

What is Light? A Brief History of Light and Its Behavior

This primer provides cosmetic scientists, engineers and physicists with an understanding of light. The quantum mechanics of history continue today as a guiding paradigm for computers, satellites and mobile communications, in addition to the cosmetically related fields of photoprotection and visual effects imparted through makeup to change appearance.

Skin Care Gets a Good Rub Down: The Role Massage Plays in Cosmetic and Skin Care

Dermatologists often recommend rubbing when applying topicals. Available research suggests that rubbing can significantly affect absorption rates of some chemicals. However, data on the effect rubbing has on cosmetic and skin care formulations is lacking. Thus, rubbing is one variable influencing the efficacy of cosmetic and skin care ingredient chemistry that awaits in-depth evaluation.

Hair Health Starts With the Scalp

Hair care scientists scratched their heads for some time before they could put their finger on the primary causes of dandruff. Now, with the flakes brushed away, they are seeing the scalp in a new light. Two Procter & Gamble scientists, James Schwartz, Ph.D., and Rolanda Wilkerson, Ph.D., both with the Head & Shoulders brand, explain how in this exclusive interview.

Patent Pick: Nano-bio-vesicles Break the Skin Barrier

Faced with vesicles, 'somes and nano-carriers, the skin has put up a good fight in attempt to keep unwanted entities from entering the body. Have the inventors on this patent application, for hyalurosomes, finally broken the skin barrier? Read on.

Patent Pick: Side-stepping Surfactants for Fragrance Delivery

Surfactants are like club bouncers, keeping the peace between paying patrons, and removing less-than-desirable characters from the scene. But sometimes they can be too aggressive; for example, when night club owners want a nice fragrance to stick around. These inventors patented a way to side-step them.

Patent Pick: Space-filling 'Magic' Cosmetics

A refractive index is this nifty little way to describe how light passes through a medium. It's also the basis for a new Avon invention, which applies optical illusion to impart cosmetic benefits. So, it's magic.

Patent Pick: HA Double-crosser Binds Water, Actives to Skin

The inventors on this patent literally lay it on thick with cross-linked HA that binds high levels of water and forms a film to deliver water and actives to the skin.

Patent Pick: Stem Cell Derivative to Take the Lead in K-beauty

Korean beauty or "K-beauty" has been all the rage on stage in the cosmetics market; and this stem cell-derived beauty could play a lead role.

VIDEO: P&G on What's Changed in Hair Care

According to P&G scientist James Schwartz, Ph.D., if the surrounding scalp tissue is unhealthy, it’s affecting the quality of the hair fiber. This video explains.

Patent Pick: Data Now Drives Yin/Yang Skin Balancing Act

Ancient Chinese fortune tellers may never have guessed the secrets of balancing the skin could be driven by modern statistical models. Read more from this Estée Lauder patent to become "enlightened."

Patent Pick: Bad Cell Signal? Bacteria Can Reconnect Anti-aging Messages

Like an obsolete cell phone network, your biological cells lose communication capabilities with age. This leads to wrinkles, dryness and more. But according to this patent application from Lubrizol, one bacteria provides hope to unscramble the signals.

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Practical Modern Hair Science

Practical Modern Hair Science

Between The Covers Discover:

  • Amino acid distribution and biochemistry
  • Examination of strength and anti-breakage product claims
  • Hair: growth cycle, heat protection, shine, and color intensity and retention
  • Overview of shampoos and issues relating to surfactants
  • Science of hair color including chemical reactions and formulations
  • Ethnic differences in hair and absorption of materials
  • Evaluate and quantify visual properties of hair
  • Dandruff-Causes and biology of the condition
  • Hair styling products and polymers

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Apply Topically: A Guide to Formulating

Apply Topically: A Guide to Formulating

Finally! This book offers practical approach to the formulation chemist’s day-to-day endeavors by: addressing the innumerable challenges facing the chemist both in design and at bench, such as formulating with/for specific properties; offering valuable “tips” to troubleshooting issues regarding ingredient selection and interaction, regulatory concerns that must be addressed early in development, and the extrapolation of preservative systems; exploring the advantages and limitations of raw materials; addressing scale-up and pilot production process and concerns; and much more.Order your copy today.