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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.

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.

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: 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.

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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