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Patent Picks—'Java Ginger' Nanolipids, Aloe Antioxidants, 'Nightshade' Extract, Silica and Gold Anti-acne Nanoparticles and More
Jul 20, 2015
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to naturals in cosmetics, including "Java ginger-" containing nanolipids for skin repair, plant-derived 7-hydroxychromone antioxidants, energy-absorbing silica and gold nanoparticles for acne, natural lipids from feedstock, soy polyols from biomass, a nature-inspired pseudo ceramide, "nightshade" extract for skin benefits, and oil palm liquor extract for anti-aging benefits.
Jul 9, 2015
Vantage Specialty Ingredients acquired Curoxyl and Curcylic for their product portfolio.
Jul 2, 2015
A recent study suggests a possible link between the consumption of citrus and an increased risk of malignant melanoma.
Jun 30, 2015
“Analysis, synthesis, creation and destruction” was the secret recipe behind keynote speaker Jeffrey Baxter’s guide to unconventional thinking for problem-solving during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.
Jun 26, 2015
The anti-inflammatory and protease-inhibiting activity of triterpene esters is reported in the literature and reviewed here. These findings indicate the material’s potential for reducing skin stress induced by environmental factors. In consideration, studies were conducted to assess the various effects of shea butter triterpene esters on skin inflammation, barrier thickness and collagen production.
Jun 26, 2015
In recent years, interest in sourcing plant roots as active ingredients for cosmetic use has grown tremendously. Roots such as maca and suma are rich in secondary metabolites and, as described here, can have specific actions on skin to increase its vitality and response to environmental stresses.
Jun 17, 2015
The Multi-Decade and Ethnicity (MDE) study reveals biological commonalities among a subset of women who look exceptionally younger than their age.
Jun 15, 2015
Nano shells enable selective photothermolysis to help treat acne.
Jun 12, 2015
According to the 2014 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures, ASDS members performed an estimated 3.08 million skin cancer treatments last year.
Jun 9, 2015
New technology opens the door to self-diagnosis of skin issues.
Jun 4, 2015
Treatment options for atopic dermatitis (AD) are expanding and dermatologists anticipate new therapies to help both children and adults.
Jun 3, 2015
Cleansing and conditioning are basic steps in a typical hair care routine, and efforts are continually under way to develop novel and improved systems for such functions—especially considering various consumer lifestyles and hair types. This brief review highlights a few recent advances in trending hair cleansing and conditioning systems.