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Olefin Synthesis Simplified

Decarboxylative alkenylation is a new chemical reaction that is said to "easily turn carboxylic acids into alkenes (or olefins)." Researchers believe this will lead to the discovery and development of a variety of new drugs and other chemicals.

Patent Pick: A Facial Device to Melt Your Heart—and Sebum

In this patent application, tech company Philips is putting the heat on sebum, literally, via a facial cleansing device with new capabilities.

Study Finds Fat Cells Linked to Anti-aging Treatment

A study has discovered stem cells collected from human fat can potentially be used for anti-aging treatments. While the study needs further review, it has potential to open new therapeutical opportunities.

Carotenoids Beat Melanin for Facial Attractiveness

The latest issue of the Annals of Improbable Research is focused on faces. In it, facial coloration via carotenoids rated higher than coloration via melanin. This suggests a new approach to self-tanners and skin care.

Is Digital Phenotyping the Future of Product Customization?

The company explains, “Integrating diagnostic capabilities with stylish, user-friendly devices enables brands to make personalized product recommendations at scale.”

Patent Pick: Shiseido Sets Sights on Sun

Whitening may be a preference for skin care actives, especially in the East, but when it comes to sun protection, it's all about transparency. That's where this Shiseido invention is 'clearly' focused.

Editor's Note: Secret Sauce for Beauty

When panelists were asked what they wanted in a tomato sauce, no one ever said “extra chunky.” They had to discover they liked it. This is a critically important step in understanding consumer desires and tastes.

Patent Pick: Straighten Up, Smooth It Out

Hair care is getting bossy. In this patent application, Unilever explores a sericin-based treatment that straightens and smooths hair, reducing volume to make it behave.

Patent Pick: Clover Polyphenol Antioxidant Trio

As luck would have it, Boots inventors found that red clover polyphenols, along with those from a wide selection of other plants, impart antioxidant benefits to protect skin—especially in combination. A recent patent application explains.

Don’t Get Burned: Link between Melanin-Rich Skin & Sunburn

A recent study shows a correlation between melanin-rich skin and sunburn, raising concern of skin cancer prevention perceptions.

Is Beauty Really Being Disrupted?

Over the last decade the internet and social media have rewritten the transparency rules for brands and retailers, while also removing traditional barriers to entry for startup companies.

Shrubby St. John's Wort Boosts More than Your Mood

Any ethnobotanist will tell you St. John's Wort is well-known to keep some forms of depression in check. It also may lift your spirits knowing skin can benefit from its berries, as a recent study explains.

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