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Aug 15, 2014 | 03:14 PM CDT

Patent Picks—Cinnamon/​Lemongrass/​Lavender Cotton, Honeysuckle, Sunflower and More Preservatives

By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

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.

Aug 13, 2014 | 11:16 AM CDT

Clariant Recognized by EPA for Superfund Site Redevelopment

By: Katie Anderson

Clariant Corp. received a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 for the company’s role in remediating and redeveloping a former Superfund site that it purchased in the 1980s.

Aug 13, 2014 | 10:37 AM CDT

Kao Identifies Algae Enzyme for Sustainable Surfactant Possibility

By: Katie Anderson

In researching algae at its Eco Technology Research Center, Kao Corp. has identified an enzyme that can produce a large number of medium chain fatty acids, which could lead to a non-food source of raw materials for surfactants and an alternative to palm oil and coconut oil.

Aug 13, 2014 | 10:31 AM CDT

Nano 'Vaults' Hold Potential for Delivery

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

A recent report by The Scientist describes how nano-sized "vaults" are making their way into biomedicine, which calls to mind questions of their potential for personal care applications.

Aug 13, 2014 | 09:54 AM CDT

Blurred Lines: The Growing Influence of Cosmetics in Hair Care Innovation

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By: Jamie Mills

Hair care is seeing a boost in the personalization of its products, a trend that is heavily influenced from the color cosmetic and skin care beauty categories.

Aug 13, 2014 | 09:47 AM CDT

South Korea Trending Up in Beauty with New Mintel Reporting

By: Abby Penning

Mintel Beauty & Personal Care announced the expansion of its beauty coverage into Korea.

Aug 13, 2014 | 09:32 AM CDT

Lonza Quaternizes Larch Tree Extract to Create Hair Conditioning Polymer

By: Katie Anderson

Lonza Personal Care has boosted the natural hair care and film-forming benefits of its larch tree active LaraCare A200 (Galactoarabinan), by enriching it further with quaternization technology to create a hair conditioning polymer.

Aug 06, 2014 | 10:41 AM CDT

Makeup Habits, Trends Revealed by Kantar Worldpanel

By: Abby Penning

Kantar Worldpanel recently completed an in-depth analysis of the evolving U.S. makeup market, developing a report on how the changing nature of consumers and the beauty industry is affecting color cosmetic consumption.

Aug 06, 2014 | 10:05 AM CDT

Corrections Regarding NPA Standards: Letter to the Editor

By: Corey Hilmas, MD, PhD, Natural Products Associ…

After reading this article, I found inaccuracies in some of the statements regarding the Natural Products Association (NPA) Natural Standard.

Aug 06, 2014 | 09:56 AM CDT

HallStar Acquires Natural Esters Line from FloraTech

By: Katie Anderson

In a strategic effort to expand its natural functional ingredients portfolio, The HallStar Company has acquired the Florasolvs natural esters product line from FloraTech.