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Mar 27, 2014 | 05:55 PM CDT

Patent Picks—Nude-toned UV Absorption; On-demand Protection; Tight Junction Function; and After-sun Repair

By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources and cover recent patents issued, or applied for, in the cosmetic and personal care industries and relevant peripheral markets. This edition features the latest inventions related to sun protection and after-sun repair.

Mar 25, 2014 | 04:00 PM CDT

Colgate-Palmolive Pledges No Deforestation

By: Abby Penning

Colgate-Palmolive has issued a "Policy on No Deforestation," including a pledge to achieve the full traceability of its palm oil supply back to the plantation by 2015.

Mar 25, 2014 | 03:41 PM CDT

AAK Skin Bioactive Awarded by PCHi

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

AAK Personal Care was presented the 2014 Award of Merit during the PCHi trade show for its Lipex Shea Tris skin care bioactive.

Mar 25, 2014 | 01:49 PM CDT

‘Selfie Beauty’ Pushing Trends in Personal Care

According to Euromonitor, consumers' preoccupation with their self image is an important trend, somewhat attributed to the 'selfie.' This concern means companies must tailor to specific needs with personalized and solution-based products.

Mar 25, 2014 | 01:10 PM CDT

Gel Network Fundamentals at C&T Summit

By: Rachel Grabenhofer

Gel networks are at the base of many modern skin care products and hair conditioners, and their formulation is fairly straightforward. During the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit, George Deckner and Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., will present, in hands-on formulation workshops, the practical aspects of gel network-based o/w emulsions for skin and hair care.

Mar 25, 2014 | 12:38 PM CDT

Penn State Develops 3D Model Linking Facial Features to DNA

By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer

Researchers at Penn State have developed a three-dimensional model that illustrates connections between the shape of the human face and DNA.

Mar 25, 2014 | 11:42 AM CDT

Grant Industries Targets Texture with Silicone Wax, Ice Cream Concept

By: Abby Penning

Grant Industries has developed Gransil VX-418 to address new product texture trends in skin care, color cosmetics and hair care.

Mar 20, 2014 | 03:11 PM CDT

Global, Niche Opportunities Grow for Sun Care

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Traditional sun care has been squeezed, but not as much as one might think. Indeed, given the emergence of a new generation of SPF-touting beauty products, as well as evidence in Western European markets that people are skimping on using sun protection altogether, the global sun care category has actually proven remarkably resilient.

Mar 20, 2014 | 02:49 PM CDT

Importing Cosmetics into Japan: Part 1

By: To Yo Be, Contributing Consultant, Penang, Mal…

This column is the first in a two-part series on importing cosmetics into Japan. It discusses the general requirements for cosmetic manufacturers and distributors. The second part discusses these requirements in more depth, and provides a closer look at sunscreen requirements.

Mar 20, 2014 | 02:37 PM CDT

Importing Cosmetics into Japan, Part 2: Distributor Licensing and Sunscreens

This column is the second in a two-part series on importing cosmetics into Japan. It discusses the requirements for cosmetic manufacturers and distributors in more depth than the first part, and provides a closer look at sunscreen requirements in Japan.