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Section: Testing > Sensory
Patent Pick: In the Heat of Pleasurable Cosmetic Delivery
According to Estée Lauder inventors, personal care manufacturers are heating up the competition for consumer dollars by using heat in cosmetics and personal care experiences. But one particularly chilling roadblock to their development is the need for a portable energy source; as is described here.
Oct 3rd, 2017
Patent Pick: Isopulegol Arousal
We consumers take things too seriously. This is evident from the growing demand for products that boost our morale or relax us. While marketers offer numerous (profitable) solutions, perhaps good, old-fashioned fragrance is the answer; that's what a new patent application suggests.
Aug 31st, 2017
Patent Pick: Super Absorbent Matrix Extends Fragrance Release
Inventors at fashion and fragrance company PUIG have delayed the inevitable—in a good and cross-linked way. A new European patent application explains.
Jul 19th, 2017
Sex Lubricant Market on the Rise
Abstaining from many (not all) of the dirty puns we could slide into this report, here we describe what's behind the growing and virile personal lubricants market.
May 30th, 2017
Belle Aire Creations Launches Total Malodor Management for Fragrance and Flavor
Applications include oral care, beauty and personal care, home care, detergents, pet care and more.
May 19th, 2017
More Than Skin Deep
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Karl Laden, Ph.D.,
Cosmetics & Toiletries
advisor, throughout a number of years has developed an ode to individuals and formulators working in the industry.
Mar 30th, 2017
Patent Pick: Straighten Up, Smooth It Out
Hair care is getting bossy. In this patent application, Unilever explores a sericin-based treatment that straightens and smooths hair, reducing volume to make it behave.
Mar 22nd, 2017
Supplier Roundtable: Light and Breathable Makeup
Ever faced a marketing brief for the tall order of makeup with even, natural coverage that still feels light and breathable? In this Supplier Roundtable, experts from the industry provide solutions to this formulating challenge.
Mar 17th, 2017
Patent Pick: Move Over, Oxidizers, Titanium Salts are the New Hair Dye Heroes
Oxidizers have met their match, if you believe these L'Orél inventors. In this patent application, titanium salts are offered as the basis for natural and powerful hair dyes, without the need for oxidizing agents.
Dec 23rd, 2016
Wearables Powered by You
Michigan State University is onto the next big thing in wearables: powered by you. Researchers there have developed a film-like device that uses nanotech to harness the energy of human movement and power it.
Dec 15th, 2016
Could Lip Tints Be Giving Lip
Research out of Korea regarding the effects of tinted lip products could leave lip product developers pouting.
Dec 8th, 2016
Study Reveals Pathogen Resistance is Sexy
I love the the smell of a man who doesn't stink; who takes time to wash and apply deodorant. Apparently I'm not alone. In fact, according to a new study, pathogen-prevalent regions see increases in consumer grooming time to give an air of pathogen-resistance and attract mates.
Sep 26th, 2016
Smell That? Neither Do Beiersdorf Researchers
Beiersdorf researchers have developed a deodorant based on polyquaternium-16 that decreased the production of axillary bacteria, in turn reducing malodor. So no, there's nothing to smell here (but innovation).
Sep 16th, 2016
Touchscreen Skin: The Next Wearable?
Are we closer to an e-Skin reality? The market may be ready. But is the technology?
Jul 1st, 2016
Patent Pick: Space-filling 'Magic' Cosmetics
A refractive index is this nifty little way to describe how light passes through a medium. It's also the basis for a new Avon invention, which applies optical illusion to impart cosmetic benefits. So, it's magic.
Jun 1st, 2016
Patent Pick: Sensory Effects as Easy as Pudding
The "wow" factor in product effects isn't exactly as easy as pie. It's as easy as pudding—at least, that what the inventors on this Shiseido patent application believe.
May 12th, 2016
Getting a 'Feel' for Cosmetics at HPCI
Smell that? Feel that? Sensory evaluation techniques in skin, hair, perfume and color were shared in a recent workshop led by the Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists, as part of the HPCI event.
Mar 16th, 2016
Croda to Increase Global Reach and Innovation with Lab Expansions
Croda lab expansion and renovation project at North American HQ adds innovation, education and efficiencies.
Nov 24th, 2015
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