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Patent Pick: Vanishing Act to Heal Scars and Wrinkles

Has your teen ever tried to put concealer over his/her zit cream? Or a raw wound? This inventor, from Beauty Blend, has a new trick to make unsightly wrinkles and scars heal as they disappear.

Patent Pick: Lessons in Layers for Skin Benefits

It's December now, and half the world is about to enter the winter season. The experts teach us it's best to dress in layers—not unlike a new patent application from P&G, which describes layering ingredients for skin benefits.

Farnesene Forms a Flourishing Future

Applications in cosmetics and personal care as well as fragrances and flavors are driving an upward trend for the farnesene class of chemicals.

Patent Pick: Bad Breath? Bite Your Tongue

Surely you've encountered them: the office mate or great aunt with bad breath. While you bite your tongue, and secretly hope it's not you, Colgate-Palmolive inventors have devised a new defense to diminish their offense.

Leapin' Lizards—New Findings Highlight Color-change Mechanisms

Biomimcry is an approach to innovation that identifies "sustainable solutions...by emulating nature’s time-tested designs and processes.” Enter: the East Asian Takydromus lizard.

Turn Over an Old Leaf for Cosmetic Innovation

Innovations in the area of pigments could vastly improve sustainability by offering an alternative to leaf incineration around the world.

Synesthesia is Music to Our Feel and Taste Receptors

"One of the next (applications) we could see is whether music can improve or boost skin hydration."

World Essential Oil Market Expected to Reach $11.5 billion by 2022

With a compound annual growth rate of 10.1 percent from 2016 to 2022, the world essential oil market is expected to reach $11.5 billion in the next six years.

Patent Pick: Topical Cranberry Tackles Intimate Cleansing, Microflora Balance

Intimate personal care has a new hero in the fight against infections: topical cranberry. Inventors with Hestia Investments have developed a composition utilizing cranberries that can address intimate care issues without antibiotics or Lactobacillae, which upset the microflora balance.

Sweet Potatoes: Uber Tubers Packing an Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Punch

Sweet potatoes have risen in rank as consumers realize not just their nutritional, but overall health benefits. So if Aunt Mary passes them your way at dinner, try a dollop.

New Research Reveals: Oxidative Stress Acts on Telomeres, but Differently

How does oxidative stress impact telomerase activity? Not quite how researchers at the University of Pittsburgh—and others— thought.

Seeing the Forest Through Dermocosmetic Trees

European researchers were barking up the right trees when they examined 30 extracts from 10 tree barks for their potential in dermocosmetic applications.

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