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Method Development/Validation

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Jun 11, 2012 | 11:52 AM CDT

Protecting, Straightening and Setting Hair

BASF launched several ingredients at the recent FCE Cosmetique and Pharma 2012 events, including an all-in-one hair protectant, strengthener and straightener; and a liquid thickener for hair styling gels.

Jun 11, 2012 | 10:28 AM CDT

Comparatively Speaking—Creativity vs. Innovation

By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC

In this philosophical discussion, Tony O'Lenick considers the differences between creativity and innovation, and how they can lead to success in the consumer market.

Jun 11, 2012 | 10:17 AM CDT

Light-triggered Controlled Release

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Researchers at University of California at Santa Cruz have taken a new approach for removing drug-resistant bacteria from wounds and skin infections: using light to trigger the controlled release of nitric oxide.

Jun 11, 2012 | 08:46 AM CDT

Argan Oil for Skin, Hair Protection

Argan Nut

Arista Industries now offers argan oil with benefits for skin and hair care, including protection against premature aging, UV damage and environmental stresses. It is also a gentle moisturizer.

Jun 06, 2012 | 09:55 AM CDT

New Anti-dandruff Target Identified

In a recent study, researchers found that an enzyme from the dandruff-causing pathogen Malassezia globosa provides a potential new anti-dandruff target.

Jun 06, 2012 | 09:51 AM CDT

Antimicrobial Fusion Peptides

Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) scientists in the UK have engineered antimicrobial peptides based on the human peptide LL-37 that are useful against S. aureus and/or B. cepacia, among others, as well as athlete's foot.

Jun 06, 2012 | 07:48 AM CDT

Patent Picks—Microencapsulation, Maillard Reaction and Ether Guanidines for Antiperspirants

By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer

Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, "Patent Picks" are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies related to antimicrobial, antiperspirant and deodorant applications.

Jun 04, 2012 | 03:40 PM CDT

Compass—Tulip Appeal

By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer

Whenever a given scent was first introduced, that’s how far back in our memories it can take us. This is something to bear in mind, especially as consumers try a product for the first time.

Jun 04, 2012 | 03:31 PM CDT

In Sight—Forming a Film for Irritation-free Hair Removal

By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletr…

Like most methods of hair removal, chemical depilation is known to cause skin irritation. This can be concealed on the body but it is much more noticeable on the face, posing a challenge for women who wish to conceal their depilation efforts, as well as formulators creating chemical depilatories. Siân Morris, PhD, and her R&D team at Procter & Gamble (P&G) believe they solved this dilemma.