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Researcher Synthesizes Human Elastin Precursor for Anti-aging Benefits

While researching a method to regrow fingers and tissues injured in war, and heal battlefield wounds with reduced scarring, Burt Ensley, PhD, developed a synthesized precursor to human elastin that can reduce facial wrinkles and sagging when applied topically.

Communicating Anti-aging Skin Care Benefits to the Consumer: Part II

This dialogue, the second of a two-part series, is based on a presentation given by Katerina Steventon, PhD, (KS) at the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference on June 12, 2012 in London. It establishes a conversation with Steve Barton (SB), a skin biologist, to discuss concerns and perceptions of British consumers related to skin care. Barton has extensive experience working with marketing teams to improve communication of skin care benefits to consumers by initiating communication between the consumer and the formulator.

Read the Label Online: Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm

The main claims for this serum are lifting and volumizing, which can be supported by the numerous cosmeceutical actives such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids, stem cell extracts, minerals and peptides. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

Inspiring Action

While football isn’t as pretty as cosmetics, some cosmetics are training the skin to put up a tough defense—via hormesis. This 19th century concept is based on the idea that high levels of something that produces harmful biological effects produces beneficial effects at low doses, and it has surfaced in today’s mainstream anti-aging and repair skin care products.

Consumer Perspective—Eye Care

The eye area is one of the most important aspects of a person’s appearance as eye contact is a primary form of communication. The eyes are believed to convey true feelings and serve as “a window to the soul.” Given the importance of one’s eyes in social interaction, it is not surprising that concerns related to the eye area are frequent and that this area is the most often considered for both invasive and noninvasive facial rejuvenation.

Brightening Skin Pigmentation Through Multiple Pathways

Estée Lauder has launched a skin-brightening line that lightens dark spots in addition to addressing the multiple causes of skin dullness.

Umbilical Cord Serum for Skin Anti-aging

Novo Solutions MD has created a line of anti-aging skin care products formulated with purified human umbilical cord serum.

Read the Label Online: Boscia Bright White Mask

The proliferation of “whitening,” “brightening,” “clarifying” and “evening” cosmetic products continues with the launch of Boscia’s Bright White Mask, a peel-off mask that “helps to visibly even skin tone and helps diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

From Elastin to Elastic Fibers, Part I: The In vitro Effects of a Natural Dipeptide on the Biological Cascade

The peptide N-Acetyl-Tyr-Arg-Hexadecylester (NATAH) was found to stimulate the synthesis of tropoelastin in cultured human dermal fibroblasts as well as augment the activity of all important actors in the assembly of elastic fibers, including Fibrillin 1, Fibulin 5, Decorin, LOX and Transglutaminase, among others. This is shown here both in monolayer cell cultures and in a 3D skin model.

U.S. Women Still Strongest Market for Anti-aging

New research from Mintel shows the anti-aging skin care market reached $2.3 billion in 2011, with female consumers from the U.S. and Western Europe leading its consumption, and interest in beauty devices on the rise.

Consumer Perspective—Self-tanning and Skin Cancer Prevention

Although market trends for sun protection might make consumers believe otherwise, many younger individuals continue to desire and pursue tan skin. This is regardless of the awareness for the relationship between sun exposure and melanoma, and strong prevention messages in the media.

Telomere-targeted Anti-aging

Ashland Specialty Ingredients introduced a biofunctional ingredient for anti-aging skin care applications based on hydrolyzed yeast and soy proteins, and designed to help preserve telomeres.

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