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Patent Pick: Fiber-enhanced Eyelashes

Cosmetic manufacturers have been hard at work innovating the next last-extending, volumizing mascaras. A recent patent application from L'Oréal is clear evidence of this.

P&G, Cargill Collaborate for Bio-based Acrylic Acid

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has granted Cargill an exclusive license to expand on its award-winning process that turns lactic acid into bio-based acrylic acid for natural formulations.

Tightly Curled Hair Thermo-regulates Solar Radiation

A study published in The FASEB Journal explored the theory that scalp hair evolved to protect the thermo-sensitive human brain from solar-radiated heat. Results confirmed this function and identified tightly curled hair as the best-performing.

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: COVID-19, University Research and Future Skin Needs

Howard Maibach, M.D., renowned dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology at the Univ. California, San Francisco, joined us for this vlog entry on the effects of COVID-19 on university research, the long-term impact of excessive cleansing, and one potential new product claim.

Do Nanomaterials Penetrate Skin? EUON Commissions Review Study

The EUON commissioned a literature review to explore the potential dermal absorption of nanomaterials. Results found the materials rarely penetrate intact skin, except for ionic silver, but a more standardized approach to testing is needed.

Alternative Preservative Derived from Human Antimicrobial Peptide

Researchers from Chonnam National University and Kwangju Women’s University in Korea have derived a promising cosmetic preservative from a human antimicrobial peptide.

Sub-group of Fibroblasts Identified as Primary Wound Healers

Research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reveals a sub-class of fibroblasts that act as the main collagen producers during wound healing.

An Easier Way to Measure 1,4-Dioxane with BASF’s Online Calculator

Due to recent regulation rules for 1,4-Dioxane in the United States, BASF has launched a 1,4-Dioxane Online Calculator for personal care formulators in North America.

Evidence Associates Contraceptives and Cosmetics Use

A recent report by PsyPost highlighted a collaborative study by university researchers and CHANEL exploring connections between hormonal contraceptive pill use and cosmetic habits.

Chalcone Analogs Show Skin Whitening Potential

Research with potential to advance skin whitening agents will be published in the Jan.-June 2020 edition of the Thai Bulletin of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This article abstract explains.

Amorepacific Invents Transparent Inorganic Sunscreen

A recent innovation from AmorePacific is an entirely novel approach to reflecting UV and visible light that uses an optically transparent film containing hollow micro-sized spherical silica particles.

Cosmetic Victories Finalist Profile: Formulation Under Quasi 'Microgravity'

“Microgravity” conditions created by 3D-clinostat are expected to lead to new findings on the stability of emulsions and foam; not to mention find themselves on the International Space Station.

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