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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.

Patent Picks—Repigmenting Hair, Electrolysis Hair-shaping, Dense Chitosan and More in Hair

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest inventions related to hair care, including pigmentation, fragrance, sun protection, hair shaping and more.

Literature Review: Damage, Growth and Conditioning in Hair

This survey of recent literature relates to assessing hair damage, reducing dye allergy, increasing and inhibiting hair growth, cleansing and conditioning hair, and more. The papers are presented as food for thought in the early stages of the product development process, and may warrant deeper investigation.

A Hair Dyeing Solution for the Dye-allergic Consumer

This article describes how to identify allergic contact dermatitis resulting from hair dye, and outlines prevention principles for those who wish to continue dyeing their hair despite being allergic—with clear implications for those formulating these products. The main sensitizers in hair dye are discussed, along with techniques to minimize exposure to these allergenic substances.

What’s Happening in Hair Damage, Protection and Repair

Hair damage from environmental and cosmetic treatments is a continuing concern. Efforts are under way to understand hair degradation and devise means to protect and repair hair from the damage. This short review is an attempt to summarize recent advances toward protecting and repairing human hair.

3D Printing 'Popping Up' in Personal Care

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is popping up in many fields, including in cosmetics and personal care development; from behind the scenes, in R&D package concept labs, to presentations at in-cosmetics and the April SCS Symposium—even at home, in one former Harvard student's printable cosmetic device concept.

Klotho Gene Variant Found to Enhance Cognition

According to new research from Pennsylvania State University, a variant of the Klotho gene, which relates to lifespan, has been connected with improved cognitive functioning. This pathway has been the focus of recent anti-aging research for cosmetics.

R&D Spending: 'Investment' vs. Expense

It's not news that top-performing companies are putting resources into R&D. Interestingly, however, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, if R&D spending were treated as an investment rather than an expense, the overall growth of gross domestic product could be much higher.

Science-based Skin Care in Demand

Science-based skin care is not new to the industry, but according to market research firm Diagonal Reports, it's a new demand from consumers. Speakers at the C&T Summit will address means to meet this demand on June 26 and 27. Register now!

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