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World Essential Oil Market Expected to Reach $11.5 billion by 2022

With a compound annual growth rate of 10.1 percent from 2016 to 2022, the world essential oil market is expected to reach $11.5 billion in the next six years.

Synesthesia is Music to Our Feel and Taste Receptors

"One of the next (applications) we could see is whether music can improve or boost skin hydration."

Patent Pick: Topical Cranberry Tackles Intimate Cleansing, Microflora Balance

Intimate personal care has a new hero in the fight against infections: topical cranberry. Inventors with Hestia Investments have developed a composition utilizing cranberries that can address intimate care issues without antibiotics or Lactobacillae, which upset the microflora balance.

Sweet Potatoes: Uber Tubers Packing an Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Punch

Sweet potatoes have risen in rank as consumers realize not just their nutritional, but overall health benefits. So if Aunt Mary passes them your way at dinner, try a dollop.

New Research Reveals: Oxidative Stress Acts on Telomeres, but Differently

How does oxidative stress impact telomerase activity? Not quite how researchers at the University of Pittsburgh—and others— thought.

Seeing the Forest Through Dermocosmetic Trees

European researchers were barking up the right trees when they examined 30 extracts from 10 tree barks for their potential in dermocosmetic applications.

Patent Pick: Placating Intolerant Skin

Sensitive skin is irritating to the wearer, and in some cases the formulator, but Beiersdorf inventors have discovered an ingredient that placates irritated skin: alkylamidothiazoles.

Testing the Fate (and Exposure) of Cosmetic Ingredients

Risk and exposure go hand-in-hand. So when researchers dared to publish a new method to assess the exposure and fate of cosmetic ingredients, we couldn't help but give them exposure, in this review.

How Cephalopods Became Nature’s Master of Cosmetics

Cephalopods possess reflectin proteins, which is unique in the animal kingdom. Roger Hanlon, Ph.D., of Brown University spoke during the biomimicry session at the IFSCC Congress on inspirations like these from nature to inspire the development of color cosmetics.

LVMH Proves: Age Really is a State of Mind

During the IFSCC 2016 Congress, LVMH researcher Héloise Vergnaud presented her company's work on skin sagging and panelist reactions and emotional associations to it. Her results show how age really is a mindset.

Witch Hazel: The 'Potion' to Produce Silver Nanoparticles

Healing skin takes more than a little hocus pocus. New work describes the use of witch hazel to produce silver nanoparticles, which are known for wound repair properties.

Study Suggests Good Bugs are Fairly Resilient

The results of a new study from the University of California and Colgate are every germaphobe's worst nightmare: you can't wash all the microbes away. But really, it's a good thing. It shows how tough the good guys, who have our backs, are.

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