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Feb 2, 2015
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to skin and skin care, including reducing skin thickening, restoring skin balance, imaging skin, improving the skin barrier and reducing acne, characterizing the microbiome, UV protection, increasing skin formula stability and more.
Feb 1, 2015
It has been two decades since Revlon revolutionized the color cosmetic market by debuting transfer-resistant lipstick. Innovations in transfer resistance and long wear makeup have continued apace, and it certainly appears that advances in this field will continue for the foreseeable future. This article reviews the literature to show the evolution of chemistries and concepts in this prominent market.
Jan 21, 2015
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that relate to makeup and skin care, including compositions to increase skin radiance, improve product sensory properties, impart probiotic benefits, provide interactive and color-changing abilities, protect skin through ice binding and more.
Jan 16, 2015
The dynamics of hair movement are of particular interest to product developers because they are important to consumers. In relation, computer animation and 3D modeling expert Norman Badler, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss ways to model the dynamics of hair movement during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.
Patent Picks—Autophagy for Skin, Hair Color; Luster Pigment; Depigmenting Compounds and More in Color and Coloration
Jan 7, 2015
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that relate to color cosmetics and skin coloration, including autophagy to regulate skin and hair color, layered and luster pigments for cosmetics, mineral powder with high dispersion, approaches for depigmenting and evening out skin tone, and more.
Jan 2, 2015
Free radicals might not be all bad, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Andrew Chishold, PhD, and his fellow researchers found reactive oxygen species (ROS) to be beneficial to wound healing.
Dec 10, 2014
There are a number of things that cosmetic chemists can do to avoid problems in production and ultimately in the marketplace. In the laboratory, almost anything is possible, but production life is very different.
Dec 5, 2014
The success of BB creams is undeniable, and it has launched an alphabet-heavy trend in both skin and hair care. However, what challenge does this pose for formulators? During the C&T Summit, Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD, will discuss the challenges of multifunctional products and their components from a material scientist's perspective.
Patent Picks—Silicone Effects Booster, Sweat-absorbing Complex, Coated Nanoparticles, Polysaccharide Extender and Other Aids for Product Efficacy
Dec 5, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that aid in formulating to improve product efficacy; including a sweat-absorbing complex for deodorant, coated nanoparticles to localize thermal treatments, a complex to improve adhesion in fillers, a non-silicone means to boost silicone effects, and more.
Dec 1, 2014
Newer to the scene are products that protect skin against infrared radiation, as well as research on the effects of high energy visible and visible light. In response, at the C&T Summit, Jürgen Lademann, PhD, will present "Should Sunscreens Protect Across the Whole Solar Spectrum?"
Nov 26, 2014
Cosmetics have inspired innovations in hair care, and this market is looking to more categories for new ideas. In relation, national security expert Jeffrey Baxter believes the ability to improvise in your thinking is essential to finding answers—a topic he will address during the C&T Summit in June 2015.
Nov 20, 2014
Professor Brian Greene, world-renown physicist and string theorist at Columbia University, admits there’s no concrete connection between string theory and cosmetic science, and that we shouldn’t try to make one. However, the following discussion aims to exercise readers’ minds in hopes of revealing parallels between the two.
Nov 19, 2014
Pollution is bad news for the skin regardless of lifestyle choices, according to a study by Olay scientists and Beijing's General Hospital of the Air Force. The two collaborated to study environmental factors and skin in a city well known for its poor air quality.
Nov 18, 2014
According to research from Diagonal Reports, hair straightening has stirred up today's beauty marketplace. Further, demand for hair control is growing exponentially. In response, Peter Landa of TRI-K will revisit the "knowns" and consider the "unknowns" of hair structure and control technologies during the 2015 Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.
Patent Picks—Prolonging Fragrance, Epilation Wax, Films, Thickening, Self-tanning and More in Body Care
Nov 11, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to fragrance, films, botanicals, thickeners, self-tanning, epilation wax application, cosmetic liquid dispensing and more for body care.
Nov 6, 2014
As one might expect from an event centered around beauty and staged in Paris, the 28th Congress of the International Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) was nothing less than fabulous. However, the glamour and fanfare was deeply rooted in science.
Oct 29, 2014
Lignin and cellulose-based nanoparticles are environmentally benign and can deliver higher efficiency, in terms of active agent employed. The application of these nanoparticles for preservation and a novel approach to fabricate them will be the focus of the presentation by Alexander Richter at the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in June 2015.
Oct 28, 2014
Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn have reported that adenosine may stimulate brown fat to burn off undesirable white fat cells.
Oct 27, 2014
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to lifting, antioxidants, delivery, collagen production, density and more for anti-aging and skin repair.
Oct 15, 2014
Converging multiple sensory experiences in one personal care product can differentiate it from others on the shelf. Translating sensations to (and from) personal care will therefore be addressed by sensory expert John Hayes, PhD, at the June 22 and 23, 2015, Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit in Philadelphia.
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