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Researchers Find Fat Burning Action in Adenosine

Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn have reported that adenosine may stimulate brown fat to burn off undesirable white fat cells.

Patent Picks—Venus Flytrap, Cross-linked Silk, Wax Plant and More for Anti-aging and Skin Repair

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to lifting, antioxidants, delivery, collagen production, density and more for anti-aging and skin repair.

Environmentally Benign Antimicrobials with Improved Efficacy

Lignin and cellulose-based nanoparticles are environmentally benign and can deliver higher efficiency, in terms of active agent employed. The application of these nanoparticles for preservation and a novel approach to fabricate them will be the focus of the presentation by Alexander Richter at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in June 2015.

Translating Sensation to (and from) Personal Care

Converging multiple sensory experiences in one personal care product can differentiate it from others on the shelf. Translating sensations to (and from) personal care will therefore be addressed by sensory expert John Hayes, PhD, at the June 22 and 23, 2015, Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in Philadelphia.

Patent Picks—Modified Collagen, Cyclodextrin UV/IR Protection, Fatty Acid Anti-inflammation and More for Skin Care

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to hydration and thickness, anti-inflammation, UV and infrared protection, controlled release, preservation, wetness protection and more for skin care.

Patent Picks—Improving Soft Focus, Reducing Sensitivity, Tightening, Penetrating and More for Skin Care

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to color cosmetics, actives, immune response, foams, skin-tightening, delivery and more for skin care.

Practical Foam Science

Foam science can be confusing, so the temptation is to formulate by trial and error. However, understanding the science behind key aspects of foam—i.e., elasticity, DLVO Theory stability, Ostwald ripening, draining and antifoams—and applying this will fast-track foam development. These concepts are detailed here.

Problems with Skin Protectants Part I: A Discussion

Problems with skin protectants include unsatisfactory performance, poor prospects for improvement, and the lack of methods for evaluation. Such problems are introduced here, while insights in the area of perfluoropolyethers and concepts to push skin protectants to new efficacies will be discussed in follow-up articles.

Topical Delivery of Skin Care Ingredients

Incorporating performance ingredients in a formula does not guarantee they will penetrate the skin and deliver the claimed benefits. This review presents topical delivery approaches introduced in the past five years to improve the efficacy of benefit ingredients for skin care. Examples include molecular, carrier and Trojan horse delivery. Non-conventional delivery systems also are described.

Patent Picks—Nanoparticle Anti-acne, Elastin Digest, Thermo-regulated Cosmetics, Rebaudioside A and More in Skin Care

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to repairing, restructuring and other novel effects in skin care.

Assessing Beauty By Facial Topography, Color and Symmetry

The notion of “aging gracefully” no longer applies, as consumers are constantly judging each other’s facial features to assess their beauty. Here, based on recent studies, it is suggested that facial topography, symmetry and color dictate those assessments. While the cosmetics industry can lessen some of these factors, some are a result of biology or lifestyle.

Patent Picks—Improving Differentiation, Penetration and Optical Benefits in Skin Care, and More

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to sensory, repair and formulating strategies for skin care.

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Practical Modern Hair Science

Practical Modern Hair Science

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  • Amino acid distribution and biochemistry
  • Examination of strength and anti-breakage product claims
  • Hair: growth cycle, heat protection, shine, and color intensity and retention
  • Overview of shampoos and issues relating to surfactants
  • Science of hair color including chemical reactions and formulations
  • Ethnic differences in hair and absorption of materials
  • Evaluate and quantify visual properties of hair
  • Dandruff-Causes and biology of the condition
  • Hair styling products and polymers

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Apply Topically: A Guide to Formulating

Apply Topically: A Guide to Formulating

Finally! This book offers practical approach to the formulation chemist’s day-to-day endeavors by: addressing the innumerable challenges facing the chemist both in design and at bench, such as formulating with/for specific properties; offering valuable “tips” to troubleshooting issues regarding ingredient selection and interaction, regulatory concerns that must be addressed early in development, and the extrapolation of preservative systems; exploring the advantages and limitations of raw materials; addressing scale-up and pilot production process and concerns; and much more.Order your copy today.