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Researchers at MIT have developed an algorithm for the “feature tuning” of digital images, specifically faces, for improved memorability and other qualities. While the technology is implicated for effects in social media, it also suggests new considerations for digital imaging in cosmetic product development.
Sederma announced new services for its Russian customers, including a translated website and Russian-speaking sales team.
The Shiseido Cell-Processing and Expansion Center (SPEC) is set to open on May 1, 2014, and will centralize the research and development of regenerative hair treatments.
TRI-K Industries has developed a multifunctional protein from baobab that helps to repair damage, increase hair strength, protect from UV damage, moisturize dry hair and nourish strands.
The industry reacts to a new study published in Contact Dermatitis reviews reports of the UV absorber octocrylene for its potential to cause photo contact allergy.
The effective preservation of personal care products and cosmetics is vitally important to inhibit microbial growth. Phenoxyethanol has a long history as an effective preservative, with well-documented human and environmental safety profiles. This is a valuable option in formulators’ and microbiologists’ toolboxes for safe and effective control of microbial growth, as is reviewed here.
For the first time, a summit will look at the entire supply chain of green cosmetic ingredients: from the sourcing of agricultural materials, processing methods, sustainability standards, ingredient authenticity, to the formulation and marketing in cosmetic products.
Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features the latest inventions related to an array of topics, ranging from soft hold in hair and barrier function in skin, to methods for quantifying hairs, devices for body contouring, processes to produce melanin, improving nail polish films, and more.
The aim of this study was to monitor the evolution of biomechanical and optical properties of the skin with aging. Different biophysical parameters were measured, including skin: elasticity and firmness, color, brightness, fluorescence emission, sebum content, hydration and pH. A significant evolution of the evaluated parameters with aging was observed.
The authors propose an approach to assess the microbial stability of a product during use, referred to as the Microbiological Use Test (MUT), and apply this analysis in case studies to predict the microbiological risk of commercial products. The described test has been used successfully in the development of cosmetics.