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Patent Pick: Yeast to Increase Anti-aging Glycosaminoglycans

Summer brings us outdoors for fun in the sun. And although we may wear plenty of sunscreen, we are exposed to environmental forces, which carry inherent risks that can damage and age the skin. These were among the targets for a new anti-aging invention from J&J.

Patent Pick: Progress on the SPF/UVA-PF Front

The sun was shining on Unilever inventors when they uncovered a new chemistry combination to improve SPF and UVA-PF factors for enhanced sun protection. A new patent application explains.

Zombie Hair and Insights from the Living-dead Connection

"How can we create a synergy between the living and dead part of hair to give consumers the best results? We manipulate the living to improve the dead,” said Thomas Dawson, Jr., Ph.D., during the TRI-Princeton 8th International Conference on Applied Hair Science.

The Skin Microbiome: A New 'Organ' and How to Leverage It

We know the skin microbiome exists, but can the industry leverage it? Is recent interest short-lived? And are consumers ready for it? Magali Moreau, Ph.D., associate principal scientist at L'Oréal, had some answers during the Microbiome Symposium.

Comparatively Speaking: PPG vs. PEG

The chemistry of PEG, PPG or combinations thereof have an impact on the functional properties of formulas. Knowledge of these materials will help the chemist understand both the effects of reacting these materials on fatty alcohols as well as the performance of emulsifiers and wetting agents.

Rubbing Shoulders with Massage for Improved Penetration

Rubbing is a common application method for topical products, though evidence of its efficacy remains scarce. The present article reviews research in support of this application theory. It also identifies what investigation is still needed.

Binding Force: Natural Oxidized Keratin Internalizes Hair Repair

Bond multipliers have been developed to protect and repair hair. One in particular is a novel natural keratin alternative. Here, it is shown to retain fiber flexibility and protect and repair hair by binding intermediate filament proteins within the fiber.

Patent Pick: Fermented and Natural Blend Comforts AD Skin

Topical cosmetics to relieve atopic dermatitis (AD) should soothe skin and suppress pathogenic bacteria, among other functions. A new patent application from Truezyme Co., Ltd., describes a fermented and natural blend with multiple benefits for AD.

Gattefossé and Ambiotis Uncover Inflamm'aging Insights

Inflammation is a natural defense but when left unresolved, it can negatively impact the skin and contribute to aging. Gattefossé and Ambiotis teamed up to explore these mechanisms.

IID Brings Front-end Innovation to 'Derm-termined' Product Developers

The International Investigative Dermatology meeting is more than meets the eye—or skin. It's about future targets for innovative OTC/topical products. Just ask Rodan + Fields, Mary Kay, Estée Lauder and others.

Words from Wiechers: The Need for Fresh 'Blood'

In this edition of our Words from Wiechers series, the late author encourages the industry to bring outside ideas and people into the industry. While he wrote it in 2001, it remains relevant today.

Patent Pick: Denying Skin and Hair DNA Damage

Cornell University, the University of Louisville and Repairogen Corp. have focused on protein degradation to heal skin and hair DNA in a novel way. A new patent application explains.

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