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Feb 03, 2016 | 11:30 AM CST

Patent Pick: Fragrance Unlocks Anti-aging Trifecta

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Fragrance? As an anti-aging ingredient? According to this patent application from Beiersdorf—yes. Alkylamidothiazoles paired with certain fragrances have been found to lighten pigmented spots and under-eye circles, as well as reduce inflammation.

Feb 01, 2016 | 01:07 PM CST

Coming Soon: Safety Data on Cleaning Product Ingredients

Following a three-year effort of data gathering, safety info on hundreds of cleaning product ingredients will be available by the end of this year.

Jan 25, 2016 | 05:42 PM CST

Patent Pick: Cyclohexanol Déjà Vu

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Cyclohexanol again? You may be thinking, "I just saw this last week!" Well, yes–it keeps popping up in patents as an area of innovation for companies developing materials to improve fragrance intensity. Just ask today's patent-holder, Takasago International.

Jan 25, 2016 | 05:26 PM CST

Patent Pick: Putting a Cap on Fragrance Loss

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If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? And if a fragrance is emitted before the user smells it, does it have a scent? This patent puts a cap on such a scenario with a microcapsule carrier system nearly impervious to the loss of volatiles.

Jan 25, 2016 | 04:13 PM CST

Patent Pick: 'Scen-vironmental' Control

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Controlling the scent in an environment is no easy task; consider this patent the next time you're blasted with a fruity bathroom mega-masker, as it aims to address this challenge: to better control environmental fragrance.

Jan 25, 2016 | 03:48 PM CST

Patent Pick: Not Seeing is Believing

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Shiseido inventors prove in this patent that "not seeing is believing," with a translucent fragrance composition based on silicone oil, α-olefin oligomer, polyether-modified silicone, perfume, lower alcohol and water.

Jan 25, 2016 | 03:11 PM CST

Patent Pick: Pushing the Limits with Plasmolyzed F&F

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To punch up wimpy F&F offerings, inventors at Firmenich have developed plasmolyzed microorganism encapsulates that deliver large loads of difficult-to-trap flavors and fragrances.

Jan 22, 2016 | 05:16 PM CST

Patent Pick: Fragrance Duration—A 'Pressing' Issue

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The pressure is always on for perfumers to develop means to extend fragrance duration. In this patent application, Unilever inventors take that pressure in a new direction: i.e., vapor pressure.

Jan 22, 2016 | 04:29 PM CST

Patent Pick: Get a Whiff of the Multi-faceted Cyclohexanol

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Sniffing out novel fragrance materials, the inventors on this patent application suggest a new ingredient for fragrances, laundry, air care, personal care and more.

Jan 08, 2016 | 02:51 PM CST

Patent Pick: Odor-enhancing Polypeptides

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's pick relates to polypeptides that are capable of enhancing odorant receptor activity.