Recent in Research (page 6 of 40)

Patent Pick: 'Shocking' Skin Delivery News

This Estée Lauder Companies patent describes a system to deliver skin care agents into the skin via a patch or mask that generates microcurrent.

Let There be Light

New sunscreen forms like gels, sprays and wipes encourage consumers to keep using sun protection. What could possibly be next? How about giving consumers what they really want—their time in the sun and a nice tan. Coty's Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., explains how in this interview.

Choosing the Right Microalgae for the Job

There is growing demand for algal fatty acids in cosmetics. These lipids have three main functions: cleansing, protecting and maintaining skin. As this brief review explains,fatty acid content varies between algae, so the careful selection of species and control over growth conditions are necessary. Future research is suggested to fill current gaps.

The Unidentified Role of Sunscreen in Treating Hyperpigmentation Taking on a New Responsibility

What is sunscreen’s role in treating hyperpigmentation? We ran clinical trials using depigmenting agents and sunscreen to assess sunscreen’s treatment purpose. We then surveyed study design, objective, intervention, how investigators utilize sunscreen and measurements of efficacy to further the findings.

Patent Pick: Give Greasy Skin the Slip

Satureja montana is more than an attractive border plant for culinary herb gardens—L'Oréal has found it can give greasy skin the slip, as this patent application shows.

Patent Pick: Mega Mint Condition

Most consumers want to "get fresh" with their choice of oral care products but price is a big factor in just how far they'll go. Enter Givaudan, with a new invention that maximizes mint perception while keeping costs down.

Patent Pick: Shower Yourself with Water-actived Fragrance

Naked, sexy women on TV are not the only ones enjoying steamy, hot showers. P&G inventors know we all enjoy this luxury, and developed a water-activated fragrance and surfactant system to enhance our experience, as this patent explains.

Darker Skin Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency

While individuals having darker colored skin are more protected against UV, a new study found they also are more prone to vitamin D deficiency.

Patent Pick: Death-defying Skin Care

Melandrium firmum rohrbach extract may be the latest miracle-worker, with death-defying health benefits—cell death-defying, that is. This South Korean patent application explores its role for cosmetics and more.

Patent Pick: Clear as Blue UV Protection

What do you get when you cross a mylar film with given compounds, polymers and UV light? The answer, in this patent application, isn't clear—it's blue. And it indicates when a sunscreen has run its protective course.

Patent Pick: Not So Fast, Fragrance

Dear fragrance: What's the big rush? You're quick to drift into the ether, leaving barely a trace of you behind. We'd love for you to stick around, as this patent from Firmenich suggests you could. Consider this traditional cosmetic emollient.

Patent Pick: Fairness in Skin Lightening

Fairness in cosmetics is about more than being pale; it's about sharing color evenly across skin. This patent from Avon takes this judicious approach to skin whitening by weighing all the paths to reach it, and spreading the wealth across them.

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