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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.

Aug 06, 2014 | 09:04 AM CDT

Croda Sources Pea Superfood for Hair and Skin Ingredients

By: Katie Anderson

Croda used its 40-year experience with proteins to make two new ingredients from the superfood Pisum sativum (pea).

Aug 05, 2014 | 06:19 PM CDT

Patent Picks—Sulfate-free Clarity, Rheology, Scalp Care and More

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest patents related to sulfate-free products, including technologies to improve their characteristics, and some that simply provide sulfate-free formula examples.