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Face of the Future

In an eerie stroke of genius, researchers have published on the development of a novel "second" skin that can not only cover existing skin and its imperfections, but also deliver sunscreen, actives and other treatments.

Patent Pick: Water and Sweat to Boost SPF?

Water and sweat are typical antagonists in the life of a sunscreen formula. Inventors from Shiseido have found a way for them to play key supporting roles, in this patent application. The plot thickens.

Not to Burst Your Liposome Bubble

Liposomes have been around for a while. Designed to deliver a payload into layers of the skin, they were the front runners of their time. However, research from the University of Southern Denmark suggests they are better permeability enhancers.

Age Revelation: Why People Age Differently

Can we really look younger longer? New research is trying to answer that question.

Want the Truth: Claims Development is More Than Just Evidence.*

Both marketing and R&D have major responsibilities in the claims development process. But that’s not all—regulations, risk, vulnerabilities, communication, study design, costs and more also are at play. These and other influences in the claims development process are discussed in the present article.

Performance Claims: When, Why and How to Use Them

Oftentimes formulators will test products to add performance claims to the product’s marketing. Here’s a look at how to approach the process.

Patent Pick: 'Shocking' Skin Delivery News

This Estée Lauder Companies patent describes a system to deliver skin care agents into the skin via a patch or mask that generates microcurrent.

Let There be Light

New sunscreen forms like gels, sprays and wipes encourage consumers to keep using sun protection. What could possibly be next? How about giving consumers what they really want—their time in the sun and a nice tan. Coty's Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., explains how in this interview.

Choosing the Right Microalgae for the Job

There is growing demand for algal fatty acids in cosmetics. These lipids have three main functions: cleansing, protecting and maintaining skin. As this brief review explains,fatty acid content varies between algae, so the careful selection of species and control over growth conditions are necessary. Future research is suggested to fill current gaps.

The Unidentified Role of Sunscreen in Treating Hyperpigmentation Taking on a New Responsibility

What is sunscreen’s role in treating hyperpigmentation? We ran clinical trials using depigmenting agents and sunscreen to assess sunscreen’s treatment purpose. We then surveyed study design, objective, intervention, how investigators utilize sunscreen and measurements of efficacy to further the findings.

Patent Pick: Give Greasy Skin the Slip

Satureja montana is more than an attractive border plant for culinary herb gardens—L'Oréal has found it can give greasy skin the slip, as this patent application shows.

Patent Pick: Mega Mint Condition

Most consumers want to "get fresh" with their choice of oral care products but price is a big factor in just how far they'll go. Enter Givaudan, with a new invention that maximizes mint perception while keeping costs down.

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