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Patent Pick: Biophotonic Skin Therapy, Illuminated

Photon-based therapies have crossed from the dark side in this new patent application highlighting thermosetting block polymers for skin rejuvenation and more.

K-beauty: Eastern Ritual vs. Western Pace, Adopting a Mindset

K-beauty appears to deliver its full benefits when embraced in its entirety, which due to time constrains, rarely happens in the West. This article reviews these important differences, as well as cultural views and biological implications.

The Name's Bond, H-F Bond. Leveraging Divergent Fluorine Forces

Intermolecular forces such as dispersion forces and hydrogen bonds are the basis for a theory explaining the behavior and benefits of perfluoropolyethers and perfluorocarbons. The former, in liquid form, are explored here for their application in cosmetics and personal care; the latter are described for speculation purposes.

Dermal-epidermal Separation, Part II: Enzymatic Digestion

Readers have expressed interest in understanding the most efficient and reliable methods to separate the epidermis and dermis as an important technique for basic skin investigation. This second installment in a three-part series reviews separation via enzyme digestion.

K-beauty A to Z: An Interview with Janice Kang

Many product categories were invented outside of Korea but Korean developers boosted their popularity, making them a “must-have” part of beauty routines. This interview with Janice Kang explores this and other facets of the K-beauty craze.

Patent Pick: Soft Brilliance in Layers

Hiding wrinkles is one thing; doing it so it appears natural is something entirely different. This patent application out of Korea, however, might strike the perfect balance.

Olefin Synthesis Simplified

Decarboxylative alkenylation is a new chemical reaction that is said to "easily turn carboxylic acids into alkenes (or olefins)." Researchers believe this will lead to the discovery and development of a variety of new drugs and other chemicals.

Patent Pick: A Facial Device to Melt Your Heart—and Sebum

In this patent application, tech company Philips is putting the heat on sebum, literally, via a facial cleansing device with new capabilities.

Study Finds Fat Cells Linked to Anti-aging Treatment

A study has discovered stem cells collected from human fat can potentially be used for anti-aging treatments. While the study needs further review, it has potential to open new therapeutical opportunities.

Carotenoids Beat Melanin for Facial Attractiveness

The latest issue of the Annals of Improbable Research is focused on faces. In it, facial coloration via carotenoids rated higher than coloration via melanin. This suggests a new approach to self-tanners and skin care.

Is Digital Phenotyping the Future of Product Customization?

The company explains, “Integrating diagnostic capabilities with stylish, user-friendly devices enables brands to make personalized product recommendations at scale.”

Patent Pick: Shiseido Sets Sights on Sun

Whitening may be a preference for skin care actives, especially in the East, but when it comes to sun protection, it's all about transparency. That's where this Shiseido invention is 'clearly' focused.

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