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Patent Picks—Green Patents, from Natural and Bio-empowering to Eco-friendly
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources, and cover recently issued patents or patent applications in the cosmetic, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features "green" technologies, ranging from natural solutions and bio-empowering actives, to eco-friendly materials and processes.
Partnering to Make Metathesis a Commercial Reality
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
In materials science, metathesis has a unique ability: it fills gaps. 9-Decenoic methyl ester is one of the specialty materials produced by Elevance via olefin metathesis, an organic reaction that can break natural oils into pieces and recombine them without undesired by-products and hazardous wastes.
Ingredient Innovations Fuel Hair Care
A video featuring beauty and personal care, as well as ingredient, analysts from Euromonitor notes how shifting consumer expectations for hair care are being driven by different ingredient trends and offerings.


TFChem's Skin Lighteners Found Non-sensitizing
Sirona Biochem Corp. has announced that the skin lightening compounds manufactured by its subsidiary TFChem, TF-849 and TFC-723, were found not to be skin sensitizers.
Read the Label Online: Peter Thomas Roth Oiless Oil 100% Purified Squalane
Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalane By: Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
“Feels like an oil, acts like an oil, but it’s not an oil.” Okay, then what is this emollient? It is chemically equivalent to other types of squalane derived from shark liver or olive, but created during an exclusive fermentation process from sugarcane.
CSIRO and Larissa Bright Mimic Coral Protection for Broad-spectrum UV Filters
CSIRO, in partnership with skin care company Larissa Bright Australia, has created UVA/UVB sunscreen filters that mimic the natural sun protection used by corals on the Great Barrier Reef.

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