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Beauty Product Launches for Mature Market Represent Shrinking Proportion, Says Mintel
To keep up with this market, Mintel's Vivienne Rudd writes, "Beauty companies must take the physiological and emotional needs of this demographic into account and formulate and market accordingly."
W.S. Badger Recalls Baby/Kids Sunscreen Due to Compromised Preservatives
W.S. Badger Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination that stems from a compromised preservative system.
Challenges Persist in Working with Green Materials in Beauty Product Development
Organic Monitor tracks the continuing issues in green ingredients and product development techniques for the beauty industry.
Patent Picks—Pseudolipids, Binding Peptides, Active Sponges, Preserving Functionality and More in Skin Care
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors and taken 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 inventions related to skin care and moisturization.


Ashland Adds Homosalate UVB Filter to Offering
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has added a homosalate UVB filter to its Escalol range of UV filters.
Merck Launches Self-tanning and Lightening Actives
Merck has added two new actives to its RonaCare brand of cosmetic ingredients—one for self-tanning without UV exposure and one to lighten and illuminate the skin.

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