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Oct 10, 2012 | 10:26 AM CDT
Patent Picks— Electromagnetic Radiation, Omentum, Plant Extracts, Growth Factors, Gingerone and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to active ingredients for skin benefits and to address hair loss.
Oct 09, 2012 | 10:24 AM CDT
Topical drug manufacturer Ei has signed agreements with European-based professors and technologists to license a sphingolipid technology that improves barrier function and moisture retention when applied topically. Following is a Cosmetics & Toiletries exclusive interview with the company's lead researcher, Charley Gray, PhD.
Oct 04, 2012 | 10:46 AM CDT
The winners of Cosmetics & Toiletries' 2012 R&D Awards—Asia will be announced during the awards ceremony at in-cosmetics Asia on Nov. 7, 2012.
Oct 02, 2012 | 05:45 PM CDT
Patent Picks— Natural and Sensory-Enhanced Hair Straightening, Skin Actives, Device-guided Regimens and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to ethnic hair and skin care.
Oct 02, 2012 | 10:59 AM CDT
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified the protein precursors behind the peptides that cause muscle contraction or relaxation of echinoderms, which could potentially lead to anti-aging applications.
Oct 01, 2012 | 01:46 PM CDT
By: Katie Anderson
Scientists at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, The University of Barcelona, the University of Salamanca and the University of Granada have produced an extract of strawberry to quantify the ability of the fruit to protect the skin.
Oct 01, 2012 | 01:26 PM CDT
By: Kaley Myer, New York University School of Medi…
Skin care products containing amino acids often promote the benefits conferred on the skin by these molecules. Natural amino acids found in the skin have been found to improve the health of skin through antioxidation, membrane stabilization and increasing skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF).
Oct 01, 2012 | 12:07 PM CDT
By: Steven Isaacman, PhD, Nanometics LLC; and Mich…
Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to revive its former “Technology Transfer” column with new columnists Steven Isaacman, PhD, and Michael Isaacman. The authors’ diverse expertise in physical organic and polymer chemistry will provide a perspective of emerging technologies from academia and beyond, to explore their practical application in the personal care industry. This column follows the Cosmetics & Toiletries mission to combine insightful overviews of relevant cutting-edge thinking with content focused on practical applications in cosmetic science.
Sep 26, 2012 | 12:28 PM CDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a prescription polymer treatment for brittle nail symdrome (nail dystrophy).
Sep 25, 2012 | 10:08 AM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC; and Jame…
Tony O’Lenick asks organic chemistry expert and founder of website Master Organic Chemistry James Ashenhurst, PhD, to explain the eight types of arrow symbols.