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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.

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.

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