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Patent Pick: Aerogels Advance Sunscreens

While white, zinc oxide-nosed lifeguards in the movies made some young hearts skip a beat, today's consumers don't go for that look. L’Oréal's new aerogel particle composition may solve this pasty dilemma.

Patent Pick: Carbonated Hair Care

Bubbling up a new approach to hair styling, L'Oréal has developed a carbonated way to resolve the issue of tacky, sticky residues in hair styling products.

Patent Pick: Muted Approach to Aging

Temporary paralysis is the goal of Botulinum toxin and its alternatives, to stave off age-related wrinkles. However, the inventors on this patent take a more "muted" approach: by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters signaling muscle contraction.

Patent Pick: Lay it on Thick—or Thin

Whether you lay them on thick or thin, the adhesive films described in this patent are designed to deliver active ingredients to the desired skin site, for a unique dosage form with moisture-triggered release.

Patent Pick: Cryogenic Skin Repair

Spinning brushes for exfoliation rolled over from dermatology into the mainstream cosmetics market. Could cryogenic microprobing be the next invention to "insert" itself? While certainly more invasive than cosmetics, this chilling procedure is worth a second look.

Patent Pick: DIY Particle Dispersion

Are you "back at the grind," milling metal oxides for color cosmetics or sunscreens? These inventors are enabling the work do itself, with a self-dispersing particle coating.

Patent Pick: No Way. Whey?

The list goes on as far as skin and food allergies prevalent in today's society. So when this invention claimed anti-aging benefits based on a natural protein, I was "itching" to dig deeper.

Patent Pick: Settling Settling

Let's "settle" this once and for all: no one likes products that separate in the jar. Why do you think we shake salad dressing? That's why inventors like this are working on ways to keep personal care products from separating over time.

Patent Pick: Caught Red-handed

There's no way these inventors will escape, they've been caught "red-handed"— with a new, high-coloring phosphor pigment.

Patent Pick: Smooth it Over

Smooth jazz and balanced emulsions have at least one thing in common: they elicit a relaxed feeling during use. (At least for some of us). In this patent application, Shiseido inventors take emulsion excellence to the next level.

Patent Pick: Washable Water Resistance

Washable and water resistance seem like opposing forces but according to these Shiseido inventors, it's more than just a hat trick. This oily cosmetic exhibits both properties.

Connecting the Dots Between Microbes

Obviously, microbes have been around forever; just ask Ötzi, the Copper Age Man. The point being: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. It appears the industry is taking this to heart—and skin.

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