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Dec 03, 2014 | 10:10 AM CST

Sunscreen Innovation Act Becomes a Law

By: Katie Anderson

It's official—the Sunscreen Innovation Act has become a law. On Nov. 29, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Sunscreen Innovation Act into law, paving the way for more sunscreen actives on the U.S. sun care market.

Dec 03, 2014 | 09:54 AM CST

Multifunctional Cosmetic Ingredients as Antimicrobials

By: Lonza

Today's formulator is busy, and their task of creating innovative formulations is boosted by new multifunctional ingredients. The concept of delivering two highly desired benefits for personal care in one product is one of great appeal to formulators globally.

Dec 03, 2014 | 09:37 AM CST

Patent Picks—Silicone Effects Booster, Sweat-absorbing Complex, Coated Nanoparticles, Polysaccharide Extender and Other Aids for Product Efficacy

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that aid in formulating to improve product efficacy; including a sweat-absorbing complex for deodorant, coated nanoparticles to localize thermal treatments, a complex to improve adhesion in fillers, a non-silicone means to boost silicone effects, and more.

Dec 03, 2014 | 09:33 AM CST

Evolving German Men's Skin Care Market Presenting Sizeable Opportunity

By: Jeff Falk

In the traditionally female-oriented skin care market, it is men who present a highly attractive opportunity in Germany, finds new report by Canadean; report also finds many consumers now believe there is little difference between premium branded skin care and private label alternatives.

Nov 26, 2014 | 04:30 PM CST

The Balancing Act of Multifunctional Cosmetics

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

The success of BB creams is undeniable, and it has launched an alphabet-heavy trend in both skin and hair care. However, what challenge does this pose for formulators? During the C&T Summit, Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD, will discuss the challenges of multifunctional products and their components from a material scientist's perspective.

Nov 26, 2014 | 04:17 PM CST

Sunscreen Across the Spectrum?

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Newer to the scene are products that protect skin against infrared radiation, as well as research on the effects of high energy visible and visible light. In response, at the C&T Summit, Jürgen Lademann, PhD, will present "Should Sunscreens Protect Across the Whole Solar Spectrum?"

Nov 26, 2014 | 03:03 PM CST

Exploring Solutions Through Asymmetrical Thinking

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Cosmetics have inspired innovations in hair care, and this market is looking to more categories for new ideas. In relation, national security expert Jeffrey Baxter believes the ability to improvise in your thinking is essential to finding answers—a topic he will address during the C&T Summit in June 2015.

Nov 21, 2014 | 01:07 PM CST

Silab Sources Calendula for Epigenetic Anti-aging

By: Katie Anderson

Silab has debuted an anti-aging active that reduces modification of the epigenome with time to allow cutaneous cells to better respond to stress and live longer.

Nov 21, 2014 | 09:35 AM CST

FDA To Report Lead and Arsenic Levels for Batch Approval of Specific Colorants

By: Katie Anderson

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will report specific values of lead and arsenic for a number of color additives before Certificate of Analysis (CoA) are granted for their batches.

Nov 20, 2014 | 02:36 PM CST

Midwest SCC Honors Jacobsen for Lifetime Service

Dennis Ciechna, Midwest SCC Historian, awards Allan Jacobsen the Stanley Allured Lifetime Service Award.
By: Rachel Grabenhofer

During its November 2014 meeting, the Midwest SCC Chapter honored Allan Jacobsen the Stanley Allured Lifetime Service Award.