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Patent Pick: Amino Acid Integration

Are your formulas gelling? Unstable? The inventors on this patent aim to adapt your formulas so they are skin-compatible by integrating an amino acid derivative.

Patent Pick: White(ning) on Rice

According to the saying, these inventors are all over skin whitening "like white on rice." Upland rice, in particular, is named in this patent application for various active components and anti-aging benefits.

Controlling MicroRNAs to Fight Skin Senescence

The present article reviews the roles of microRNA in skin senescence, then explores how an extract of Plantago lanceolata, obtained through plant cell culture technology, regulates the genetic expression of specific microRNAs. Signs of senescence relating to dermal quality, density and thickness, and the appearance of age spots were assessed.

Patent Pick: Fragrance Unlocks Anti-aging Trifecta

Fragrance? As an anti-aging ingredient? According to this patent application from Beiersdorf—yes. Alkylamidothiazoles paired with certain fragrances have been found to lighten pigmented spots and under-eye circles, as well as reduce inflammation.

Patent Pick: This Stuff is Scent-ense

Cyclohexanol keeps popping up in patents as an area of innovation for companies developing materials to improve fragrance intensity. Just ask today's patent-holder, Takasago International.

British Columbia's Secret: Rare Clay

Kisameet Bay, British Columbia, has a secret—a rare mineral clay that, according to researchers, potentially holds the power to treat serious bacterial infections ranging from colitis and arthritis to skin irritation and burns.

VIDEO: Croda's Gallagher Looks to Cosmetics' Future

In a recent exclusive interview with C&T, Kevin Gallagher, Croda’s retiring president of personal care/actives, gave a little insight on what he sees coming down the not-to-distant road for the cosmetics and personal care industry. See what he discussed with C&T’s Rachel Grabenhofer.

Study Raises Concerns Over Exposure of African-American Women to Hair, Scalp Care

A new study from Loma Linda University reviewed hair product use among African-American women in relation to breast cancer incidence. Findings suggest a closer look is warranted.

Patent Pick: Fragrance Duration—A 'Pressing' Issue

The pressure is always on for perfumers to develop means to extend fragrance duration from perfumes as well as personal care products. In this patent application, Unilever inventors take that pressure in a new direction: vapor pressure.

Patent Pick: Use the Force

Gravity is at the center of this patent application from Amorepacific Corp., which uses a specific oil and powder to create an eye makeup composition with excellent curling force and hold.

Patent Pick: Formulating 'Heavy'? Lighten Up.

Greasy, heavy formulations "dragging" down your product development? This patent application relates to a gel-type composition that provides a light, refreshing feel upon application in skin and lip care.

VIDEO: Missing the Daily Grind: Gallagher to Miss Product Assessment, Sustainability Projects

In a recent exclusive interview with C&T, Kevin Gallagher, Croda’s retiring president of personal care/actives, talked about what he’ll miss most in retirement.

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