Recent in Research (page 7 of 40)

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.

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.

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