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By: Rachel L. Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: April 30, 2007, from the May 2007 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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“Free radical scavenger” is a common term found on the labels of many antiaging products. How can formulators show that their ingredients actually are effective—and more so than competing materials? New testing methods such as fluorescence microscopy can be used to determine the effect of cosmetic formulations on the amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) formed in skin models, according to N. Kinkade.
Finally, a new perspective on hair growth is presented by G.E. Westgate et al. in their paper, “Approaches to and Characterization of Hair Growth.” The authors review biology of the hair cycle and comment on differences in types of hair growth that are critical to the mechanisms of hair growth technologies.
Whether sprouting new seeds for business success, or tilling up old ground for a fresh start, this issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is sure to offer great food for thought.