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The Brave New World of Silicone Alternatives

The road forward for cosmetic formulation doesn't include as many of the silicones of old, according to Tony O'Lenick, president of Siltech LLC.

Manipulating Light in 3D

Researchers from the Australian National University don't take light lightly. In fact, they have mastered the art of manipulating it in what appears to be the best-yet holographic representation in three dimensions. This technology has potential for applications in imaging and augmented reality.

Study: Olay Examines the Nature vs. Nurture Beauty Debate

“These findings are incredibly exciting because they show that women can actively take beauty into their own hands."

Patent Pick: Smooth Moves to Attack Tacky Cosmetics

Icky or elegant? Beauty consumers are mindful of the sensory experiences you create for them. That's why L'Oréal inventors imparted tact into a new, non-tacky cosmetic emulsion.

Eating Mushrooms Could Counteract Advanced Glycation End Products

There's a fungus among us, and it may be more welcomed than ever before if new research out of Japan is corroborated. A preliminary study has shown that consuming mushrooms may decrease the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in skin.

Exposure, Skin Roughness and a New Niche Proposal

How often is your nose the first place to sunburn? Almost always. Swiss researchers wondered what such high exposure could mean for skin topography of the hands, nose, shoulders, cheeks and forehead. Their work points to a new potential market niche.

Patent Pick: Corona-core Microgels Go with Skin's Flow

Emulsions are troublemakers. Surfactants can be used to keep their oil and water attitudes in check but they irritate some people. Pickering emulsions work, too, but are less effective and sticky wickets. Enter Shiseido's patented answer: corona-core microgels, which stabilize the situation and go with skin's flow.

Turn Back Time: New Findings Suggest Science Could Potentially Reverse the Signs of Aging

It may finally be possible to turn back the clock. Using cellular reprogramming, scientists at the Salk Institute have found a way to reverse signs of aging.

Building Cosmetics to Boost Self-confidence: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Skin is the membrane of all membranes and can protect us physically, emotionally and even spiritually. In relation, cosmetics play a part in the discussion in society of self-esteem, and self-esteem is at the heart of success in modern societies.

Unexpected Paths to Sunscreens

Teleportation was once science fiction. Today's it's somewhat of a reality, if you consider how Facebook Live, Facetime, Skype, etc., transport our likenesses through time and space. I sense this indirect path may be the future to sunscreens.

Patent Pick: Unilever Takes Charge of Cleansing, Literally

There's a battle ensuing between microbes and anti-microbes that transcends the physical skin barrier to a larger, regulatory one. Regardless, Unilever inventors are charging ahead utilizing electrons to enhance the power of oligodynamic metals.

Patent Pick: 'Grow Your Own' UVB Protection

The plants we grow for food are facing new climatic challenges. Therefore, researchers of the Max-Planck Society sought to improve their chances of survival against UV; and in the meantime, they improved ours.

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