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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.

Patent Pick: Anti-aging Answered by Nature

Chanel inventors picked a winner with a nature-derived approach to anti-aging. In a recent patent, the company describes a Solidago virgaurea subsp. alpestris (aka: goldenrod) extract to counter MMPs and free radicals for skin benefits.

Patent Pick: True Colors, Revealed

AmorePacific inventors have nothing to hide with their latest patent application for encapsulated pigments, which become visible upon application.

Patent Pick: Sensorial Sebum Absorption

To foam or not to foam; that was the question. P&G inventors went the foam route in a new patent application that marries stability with sebum absorption and aesthetics in a foam composition.

Patent Pick: Indolyl for Smarter Skin Whitening

Skin whitening still ranks among the top demands from cosmetic consumers, especially those in Asia. As such, Unilever researchers have been seeking safer, more efficient means to manage melanin. Their answer? Quite possibly, indolyl. A new patent application explains.

Patent Pick: Aptamer Aptly Fitted for Anti-aging

MMPs have long been the target of research to inhibit the signs of aging. So, the cosmetic researchers on a new patent from LVMH and INSERM are in good company—albeit with a new, more effective guest molecule. This patent explains.

Patent Pick: Licorice Love for Diabetic Skin

Some skin conditions may look alike, e.g., dryness, itching and pigmentation, but they don't act alike. This is especially the case for diabetic skin. Here, Beiersdorf inventors searched for answers to treat these specific needs and found an answer rooted in licorice: licochalcone A.

Patent Pick: Taking Matte to the Max in Color Cosmetics

Today's trend for a matte finish yet transfer-resistance and comfortable wear makes for a challenging formula combination. L'Oréal inventors appear to have unlocked the code; a new patent application explains.

Patent Pick: Chicory and Yeast Extracts Give Skin's HA a Boost

What do you get when you cross yeast and chicory root extracts? Apparently, more than a fermented coffee substitute—possibly the latest and greatest anti-aging solution. A new J&J patent explains.

Patent Pick: Sticking it to Dermal Delivery

The folks at Fujifilm have been poking around at ways to improve transdermal absorption sheets for the microneedle delivery of actives. A new patent application explains.

Patent Pick: Evergreen and Kunzea Sebum Control

Mary Kay inventors have tapped into two natural solutions to unclog pores and treat acne, according to a new patent: the evergreen Psidium guajava and Kunzea ericoides (kunaka).

Patent Pick: Polymer/Surfactant Duo Ends Suspension Suspense

Ingredient fallout at the bottom of a bottle is not typically a benefit outlined in Marketing's product brief. As such, PZ Cussons inventors have made structurally sound moves to leverage polymer/surfactant interactions and put an end to the suspense of suspension.

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