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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.

An Approach to Develop Cosmetics for Multi-tonal Brazilian Skin

In Brazil, people have many different colored skin tones, and women often struggle to match makeup shades to their skin color. This paper describes an exploratory study of hundreds of volunteers that was conducted to understand Brazilian women's skin color, ultimately to develop a makeup line for this widely diverse market.

Skin Aging at the Functional Proteomics Level: Elastin as a Marker

There is general agreement on elastin’s role in skin health, aging and appearance, but no method has yet elucidated how it degrades with aging when challenged by sun exposure or other means. This paper reviews two inconsistent theories in the literature, degradation and buildup, and highlights potential methods to marry the two. It also suggests proteomics as a method for further investigation.

Patent Picks—Cinnamon/​Lemongrass/​Lavender Cotton, Honeysuckle, Sunflower and More Preservatives

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions issued in the recent months related to preserving cosmetics and personal care formulas.

Nano 'Vaults' Hold Potential for Delivery

A recent report by The Scientist describes how nano-sized "vaults" are making their way into biomedicine, which calls to mind questions of their potential for personal care applications.

Patent Picks—Sulfate-free Clarity, Rheology, Scalp Care and More

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest patents related to sulfate-free products, including technologies to improve their characteristics, and some that simply provide sulfate-free formula examples.

Patent Picks—Nanoparticle Diagnostics/Toxicology; Antioxidants for Skin Benefits/Product Stability; and More

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest inventions related to skin health, safety, treatment and care.

Patent Picks—Water-soluble Essential Oils, Antimicrobial Peptidomimetics, Bamboo and Scutellaria, and Other 'Green' Solutions

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest inventions related to 'green' technologies for cosmetics and personal care, including nature-derived, mild and eco-friendly solutions.

Patent Picks—Adjustable Conditioning, Antibacterial Hair Removal, NIR Hair Growth and More

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest inventions related to hair care, including adjustable conditioning, improved dyeing, infrared growth, antibacterial removal and more.

Nature-derived Care for Sensitive and Difficult-to-treat Skin Types

A number of consumers can be classified as having difficult-to-treat skin types, being both dry and oily and prone to periodical inflammation in specific areas. New active ingredients derived from nature provide gentle yet efficacious solutions to address these needs. These skin types and solutions are addressed herein.

Deriving Renewable Squalane from Sugarcane

Commercial use of squalane has been constrained by an inconsistent supply and resulting price volatility, but modern biotechnology has been able to leverage enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions found in nature coupled with traditional chemical processing steps to create a high-quality source of renewable squalane.

Stanford Study Connects Stem Cell Protein to Human Hair Color

According to a study by Stanford University School of Medicine, a molecule crucial to stem cell functioning plays a major role in controlling human hair color.

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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.