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Nov 01, 2012 | 02:04 PM CDT
By: M Estanqueiro (MD), G Bossolani, MH Amaral (Ph…
Pumice has a recognized application as an abrasive agent to promote exfoliation of the skin. In this study, different particle size fractions of pumice sampled from several geologic occurrences in São Miguel’s island, the Azores archipelago, were used in the preparation of exfoliation formulations. Gels and soap were prepared and characterized, and their efficacy evaluated.
Nov 01, 2012 | 12:43 PM CDT
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
SorbH and KSorb have become increasingly popular options for cosmetic preservatives due to their worldwide status as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) food ingredients and their long and successful use history.
Oct 01, 2012 | 02:29 PM CDT
By: Virginie Nollent, PharmD; Marion Lanctin; Ale…
A zinc and copper complex generating biomimetic electricity on a physiological level is shown here to improve the signs of photoaging in preclinical and clinical studies. This complex was applied to the eye area to confirm its efficacy as an anti-aging treatment option with good skin tolerance.
Oct 01, 2012 | 02:11 PM CDT
By: Paul Cornwell, PhD, and Jeremy Goodwin, PhD, Z…
This article reviews the mechanisms underlying skin irritation and sensitization, and methods used in a case study to test cosmetic products for their potential to cause irritation. It also covers the main skin conditions that can influence susceptibility to irritation, as well as ingredients affecting the mildness of cosmetic products.
Oct 01, 2012 | 02:06 PM CDT
By: Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and …
Many anhydrous products are mixtures of oils, esters, fatty alcohols, waxes, preservatives, fragrances and various pigments. Combining these materials is a complex undertaking, and varying the concentration even slightly changes the dynamics and aesthetics of the final product; in the worst cases, it causes instability.
Sep 04, 2012 | 11:36 AM CDT
From Elastin to Elastic Fibers, Part II: The Clinical Effects of a Natural Dipeptide on the Biological Cascade
By: Philippe Mondon, Sebastian Fache and Emmanuel …
The peptide N-Acetyl-Tyr-Arg-Hexadecylester (NATAH), found in Part I to stimulate the production of elastic fibers in vitro, was next tested in vivo for its capacity to improve skin elasticity parameters, using various biophysical and imaging techniques. Significant differences in facial ptosis and extensibility were observed in the 56-day, vehicle-controlled clinical study described here.
Sep 04, 2012 | 11:31 AM CDT
By: Jochen Klock, PhD, and Volker Rosenberger, PhD…
Saccharide isomerate, designed to closely resemble a carbohydrate complex found in human stratum corneum, is shown here to provide up to 72 hr of deep hydration to skin and, for the first time, rinse-off soothing to the scalp. Its unique binding mechanism to skin and scalp create new opportunities for leave-on and rinse-off products.
Sep 04, 2012 | 11:20 AM CDT
By: Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
The industry continues to seek protection from the sun without chemical reactions on the skin, in the body or in the environment.
Sep 04, 2012 | 11:14 AM CDT
By: Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corp.
Specialty pigments bring unique effects to personal care products, thus they are an important class of color additives for the decorative cosmetic industry. Presented here is a review of their properties and benefits, including mechanisms of refraction and reflection, as well as regulatory considerations.
Sep 04, 2012 | 11:10 AM CDT
By: Cecilia Teran, Durant Scholz, Julie Cava, Kath…
Whether formulating for Asia, North America, Europe or Latin America, the cosmetic chemist will face one common demand in all these markets: an even skin tone. This article provides an overview of chemical and biological agents capable of causing hypopigmentation via interactions through different stages of the melanogenic pathway.