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The boosting effect that ethylhexylglycerin has on many antimicrobial materials is well established and described in several patents, and schülke has created a family of ethylhexylglycerin preservative blends that provide a boosting effect to a range of materials.
Lubricants among the products that offer opportunities for personal care brands; retailers respond to growing consumer expectations of these products with larger intimate health sections.
Lipotec, a Lubrizol company, has introduced an active that fights cellulite at night.
The survival instincts of Alpine snow algae can be conferred to skin cells, extending their longevity. And, as shown in this video, a tube photobioreactor is used to grow and harvest the algae, from with this extract is made.
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features recent inventions related to color cosmetics, actives, immune response, foams, skin-tightening, delivery and more for skin care.
At Beyond Beauty Paris 2014, the winners of the 2014 Beauty Awards were announced including Mibelle Biochemistry for the Advanced Ingredient Award.
I am always skeptical when a brand claims to have “the only” product in its category, and Bliss' Multi-‘Face’-eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask does just that, claiming to be “the only flexible clay mask that helps correct all six visible signs of aging.”
Foam science can be confusing, so the temptation is to formulate by trial and error. However, understanding the science behind key aspects of foam—i.e., elasticity, DLVO Theory stability, Ostwald ripening, draining and antifoams—and applying this will fast-track foam development. These concepts are detailed here.
Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to welcome Jennifer Marsh, PhD, of Procter & Gamble, to its highly esteemed Scientific Advisory Board. As an accomplished Principal Scientist in the Beauty and Technology division, Marsh has conducted multiple studies on bleach and oxidative chemistry for hair color technologies.
Global market for personalized skin care valued at $12.2 billion; survey of U.K. consumers shows they're even willing to provide blood, skin, hair and DNA samples