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Patent Picks—Chip-resistance, Nanosized Pigments, Adhesion and More in Color Cosmetics
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and review recent patents and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to makeup and color cosmetics.
Shiseido Partners for Research on Hair Regenerative Technology
Through a framework agreement for a technical partnership, Shiseido is working on this development with Canadian bio-venture company RepliCel.
Water Content, Nanoparticles and Skin Penetration in Brazil: Lindo Maravilhoso!
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Water content, surfactants, thickeners, actives, nanoparticles and skin penetration were among the hot topics presented at the biennial XXI COLAMIQC congress of the Latin American and Iberian cosmetic chemists. Held May 14-16, 2013, in São Paulo, technical sessions were paired alongside the FCE Cosmetique exhibition and trade show for both the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries.


Alban Muller Introduces Natural Anti-aging and Antioxidant Ingredients
Alban Muller has introduced two new ingredients: an anti-aging active that combines hibiscus and baobab and an antioxidant from rosemary that protects oil-soluble ingredients and cosmetic formulations.
Essential Ingredients Introduces Non-irritating USP Benzoyl Peroxide
Essential Ingredients has spent years studying benzoyl peroxide in acne application to launch a non-irritating form of the ingredient.

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