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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.

Patent Pick: Sensory Effects as Easy as Pudding

The "wow" factor in product effects isn't exactly as easy as pie. It's as easy as pudding—at least, that what the inventors on this Shiseido patent application believe.

Face of the Future

In an eerie stroke of genius, researchers have published on the development of a novel "second" skin that can not only cover existing skin and its imperfections, but also deliver sunscreen, actives and other treatments.

Patent Pick: Water and Sweat to Boost SPF?

Water and sweat are typical antagonists in the life of a sunscreen formula. Inventors from Shiseido have found a way for them to play key supporting roles, in this patent application. The plot thickens.

Not to Burst Your Liposome Bubble

Liposomes have been around for a while. Designed to deliver a payload into layers of the skin, they were the front runners of their time. However, research from the University of Southern Denmark suggests they are better permeability enhancers.

Age Revelation: Why People Age Differently

Can we really look younger longer? New research is trying to answer that question.

Want the Truth: Claims Development is More Than Just Evidence.*

Both marketing and R&D have major responsibilities in the claims development process. But that’s not all—regulations, risk, vulnerabilities, communication, study design, costs and more also are at play. These and other influences in the claims development process are discussed in the present article.

Performance Claims: When, Why and How to Use Them

Oftentimes formulators will test products to add performance claims to the product’s marketing. Here’s a look at how to approach the process.

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