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Biomimetic vs. Traditional Skin Moisturization: An In vivo Comparison

Apr 15, 2015Petya Todorova, Peter Grant-Ross and Slobodanka Tamburic, School of Management and Science, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK; Ritva Kurimo, Laurea University of Applied Science, Vantaa, Finland

To alleviate skin dryness, humectants and occlusive substances are traditionally used, mostly in combination. A third, relatively recent approach is biomimetic, i.e., active ingredients with lamellar structure containing skin-identical lipids. The aim of this study was to determine whether a biomimetic cream could deliver superior moisturization to human volunteers, compared with a conventional moisturizer containing petrolatum and mineral oil.

BASF Highlights Color Pallette

Apr 15, 2015

BASF's “Ancient Wisdom,” a trend from its “Color Trends 2016” collection revolves around ideals of beauty and ideologies of the ancient world.

Natural Lactic Acid From Corbion Promotes Low-Odor Moisturization

Apr 15, 2015

Purac UltraPure is a pure, natural lactic acid that brings moisturizing and anti-aging properties to formulations where a low base odor is required.

Silab Combats Oily Skin with Dog Rose Active

Apr 8, 2015

Oily skin has met its match with Silab’s new dog rose extract, which will be launched at in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona

Grant Discusses Water-coated Silicone Technology

Apr 8, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Grant Inc. will discuss its solution for dispersing standard silicone elastomers in water.

BiotechMarine Cultures Microalgal Cells for Antioxidant Protection

Apr 8, 2015

BiotechMarine, a subsidiary of Seppic, launched its first Celebrity macroalgal cell culture innovation.

IBR Shields Skin From Pollution for Anti-aging Benefit

Apr 8, 2015

IBR Ltd. created an aqueous extract of Asteriscus Graveolens to shield the skin from pollution damage.

BASF Presents Gold Mica for Sparkle and Glow

Apr 8, 2015

In addition to its range of gold pearls, the company launched Chione Celestial Gold, a new generation of gold synthetic mica with a pure white gold shade, able to give cosmetics from lip gloss to body serum a shimmering glow and shine.

TRI-K Debuts Complex for Short- and Long-term Hydration

Apr 8, 2015

Fision Hydrate has been shown to reduce transepidermal water loss and increase barrier function.

Evonik Adds Sustainable Cleansing Surfactant

Apr 8, 2015

A concentrated surfactant based on RSPO-certified sustainable palm kernel oil, Evonik's new TEGO Betain P 50 C lends an improved cost/performance ratio compared to standard CAPBs.

Croda Launches Surfactant for Cleansers with Skin Care Oils

Apr 7, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Croda will introduce an effective, yet mild surfactant for luxurious, advanced facial cleansers.

Contipro Debuts Proteasome-activating Peptide for Anti-aging

Apr 7, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Contipro will debut a multifunctional peptide that opens and activates proteasomes in cells for an anti-aging effect.

AAK Launches Clear Liquid Shea Oil for Moisturization

Apr 7, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, AAK Personal Care will discuss its latest launch, a clear liquid shea oil that softens and moisturizes the skin.

Lachemi Creates Antimicrobial for Broad Application

Apr 7, 2015

Lachemi Chemorgs P. Ltd. introduced an antimicrobial that was optimized to exhibit a well-balanced antimicrobial spectrum against microorganisms that play a role in skin disorders such as dandruff, athlete’s foot, acne, skin odor and hand bacteria.

Ashland Sources Yeast for Skin Improvement Through Circadian Regulation

Apr 7, 2015

Ashland applied the science of circadian regulation to skin care by creating an extract from yeast protein that may help to maintain skin’s cellular rhythm and guard against UV damage in vitro for healthy-looking skin.

Naturex Introduces Quillaja-derived Surfactant

Mar 31, 2015

At in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Naturex will debut its natural surfactant from quillaja.

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