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Dandruff remains a significant yet poorly served chronic scalp disorder for which more effective treatments are required. Here, lysine polypeptides are demonstrated in vitro and in vivo to effectively address the causative organism in dandruff, Malassezia spp., and provide a potential basis for new treatments to counteract this condition.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is known to be photocatalytically active. Even with surface modifications, it catalyzes the decomposition of organic materials and promotes the formation of reactive oxygen species. However, a particular propenoic acid ester is shown here to protect TiO2 from inducing such reactions, making it a more effective and safer UV filter.
Coral powder has applications in cosmetics but its use has impacted the marine environment. Fossilized coral could provide a sustainable alternative for uses such as fillers, cleansing and whitening agents, astringents, sebum absorbers, or to supply trace minerals to skin. Its use as an exfoliant it particularly noteworthy as formulators seek natural alternatives to polyethylene beads.
A previous article discussed traditional measurements to assess the properties of hair spray products. However, the properties of polymer films deposited by these products are not constant and can be altered by both formulation means and environmental conditions. This article highlights additional useful measurement techniques for characterizing these film properties.
Through a partnership between Bio-Botanica and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, Bio-Botanica is now offering Zea Botanicals, a line of its naturally derived plant extracts that incorporate DuPont's Zemea propanedio
Coast Southwest has acquired an additional 33,107 ft2 office/warehouse at the company’s headquarters in Placentia, Calif., USA, and plans to use the space for increased distribution to meet a growing consumer demand.
BASF's Tinosorb A2B (INCI: Tris-biphenyl Triazine) has been added to Annex VI (the positive list) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009.
Lonza has launched an ester that conditions skin, has good spreadability and leaves a dry, powdery after feel.
Fragrance is becoming an added benefit in cross-category beauty products, and fragrance products themselves are offering additional benefits as well, reports Mintel.
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions issued in the recent months related to preserving cosmetics and personal care formulas.