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Jul 8, 2016
To enhance the functionality and stability of topical high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA), derivatives were developed using divinyl sulfone as a cross-linker. The cross-linked HA gels formed were assessed as described here in terms of water-binding capacity, delivery of actives and stability against heat, free radicals, other chemicals and pH changes, and compared with non-cross-linked native HA.
Jul 7, 2016
They're at it again. Microbes are spreading—but not to our blacklist, as once before. They've flagellated their way into our hearts as their powers are used for good, not evil—in this case, as producers of pigments having bonus antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits, as a new study describes.
Jul 1, 2016
At one time, wrinkle removal meant invasive measures. Topically, we've come a long way—camouflaging, reflecting and cross-linking wrinkles from view. That's where this L'Oreal invention fits in.
Jul 1, 2016
Kimberly-Clark inventors have been holding out; holding out hydration, that is. In this patent application, emulsions are described that form a film to prevent excessive hydration and, in turn, occupational dermatitis.
Jun 30, 2016
Are we closer to an e-Skin reality? The market may be ready. But is the technology?
Jun 29, 2016
With the market for at-home beauty devices continuing to grow, here are the top 10 factors for its escalating status.
Jun 10, 2016
This primer provides cosmetic scientists, engineers and physicists with an understanding of light. The quantum mechanics of history continue today as a guiding paradigm for computers, satellites and mobile communications, in addition to the cosmetically related fields of photoprotection and visual effects imparted through makeup to change appearance.
Jun 10, 2016
Dermatologists often recommend rubbing when applying topicals. Available research suggests that rubbing can significantly affect absorption rates of some chemicals. However, data on the effect rubbing has on cosmetic and skin care formulations is lacking. Thus, rubbing is one variable influencing the efficacy of cosmetic and skin care ingredient chemistry that awaits in-depth evaluation.
Jun 10, 2016
Hair care scientists scratched their heads for some time before they could put their finger on the primary causes of dandruff. Now, with the flakes brushed away, they are seeing the scalp in a new light. Two Procter & Gamble scientists, James Schwartz, Ph.D., and Rolanda Wilkerson, Ph.D., both with the Head & Shoulders brand, explain how in this exclusive interview.
Jun 2, 2016
Faced with vesicles, 'somes and nano-carriers, the skin has put up a good fight in attempt to keep unwanted entities from entering the body. Have the inventors on this patent application, for hyalurosomes, finally broken the skin barrier? Read on.
Jun 1, 2016
Surfactants are like club bouncers, keeping the peace between paying patrons, and removing less-than-desirable characters from the scene. But sometimes they can be too aggressive; for example, when night club owners want a nice fragrance to stick around. These inventors patented a way to side-step them.
May 24, 2016
A refractive index is this nifty little way to describe how light passes through a medium. It's also the basis for a new Avon invention, which applies optical illusion to impart cosmetic benefits. So, it's magic.