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Cetyl Alcohol: A Multifunctional Addition to Formulators’ Toolboxes

Cetyl alcohol can provide emulsifying, thickening and conditioning benefits. This versatility, thanks to its structure and properties, described here, lends itself to a wide range of applications, including shampoos, sunscreens and lipsticks.

How Fast Can Mammals Detect Scent? New Study Confirms Results

Research conducted at the NYU School of Medicine has found that mammalian brains can identify scents more quickly than previously.

Patent Pick: Pumpkin, Shea and More for Elegant Occlusion and Care

GlaxoSmithKline inventors have their eye on occlusion as a mechanism to reduce skin dryness. Here, they look to oils, fats and waxes from pumpkin, shea and more for new tricks to improve topical treatments.

[video] Building Product Perceptions

Besides sight, scent is perhaps our most primordial sensory input. Here, Gabriela Daniels, of the London College of Fashion, explains a master's degree study on crossing sensory cues to elevate cosmetic product experiences.

Keep Calm and Smell Linalool: Study Confirms Anti-anxiety Link

Researchers believe that with this study that they can develop clinical applications for linalool scents in treating various anxiety disorders.

Study Shows You Can Turn Off Aging

A research group from the University of Alabama at Birmingham may have just discovered the scientific fountain of youth. Their test results show that aging is a genetic mutation that we might just be able to turn off.

Is an Acne Vaccine in Our Future?

Acne may not be life threatening, but it does impact the emotional stability of those suffering with it. That is why a group of researchers are working on creating an acne vaccine, and their findings have been published.

[podcast] Taste the Crunch: How Products Engage Consumer Senses

Crunching sounds can make food taste better. Heavier lipstick tubes impress a sense of luxury. How might product developers benefit from these signals? Find out in this podcast series.

[podcast] Next Steps and Future Psoriasis Care

"Right now, I'm sure CeraVe will use these results to take a look at what market forces are driving [patient] choices," explained Neal Bhatia, M.D., in this last in a three-part podcast series exploring psoriasis care.

[podcast] CeraVe, Ingredients and Psoriasis Relief

"Ceramides, urea and salicylic acid ... are all going to have a lot of impact on the disease process," explained Neal Bhatia, M.D. This second in a three-part podcast series explores the CeraVe brand, ingredients and psoriasis relief.

Patent Pick: Enlightened Luxury Cues in Skin Care

According to P&G inventors, key to imparting perceived moisturization with light aesthetics is a dimethicone fluid that provides the desired tackiness. This patent application explains.

[video] Tomonobu Ezure, Ph.D., on Shiseido's 3D Skin Scanning Tech

Ezure Tomonobu, Ph.D., of Shiseido, was recently honored for work on a means to visualize the individual components of skin. Hear more in this brief video interview.

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