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Dec 30, 2009 | 02:24 PM CST
By: Helena Karajiannis, PhD, Dr. Helena Karajianni…
New research regarding the relationship between diet and skin and hair health has led to nutritional supplements developed for dermocosmetic and/or dermatological applications. However, obvious uncertainties exist in regard to the cosmetic capabilities of such preparations. This review provides an overview of existing data to examine the potential for nutritionals to treat skin and hair aging.
Dec 01, 2009 | 10:43 AM CST
By: David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, …
Hand sanitizing is a proven public health benefit that has grown globally. While alcohol is the most tested and proven active used for hand sanitizing, other actives are employed, including quats, triclosan and natural antimicrobials. Here, the authors review the benefits and limitations of various hand sanitizer actives.
Sep 29, 2009 | 02:50 PM CDT
By: Françoise Arnold MMP Sarl; Michel Merci…
The skin innately possesses metabolic pathways and receptors to protect against external assaults. Here, one protective component, 7-dehydrocholesterol or provitamin D, naturally present in the skin, is described, which serves as the precursor for active metabolites that influence the formation and maintenance of barrier function, the activation of antimicrobial peptides, photoprotective activities, and protection against senescence.
Aug 28, 2009 | 03:13 PM CDT
By: Karl Lintner, PhD, Sederma SAS
This article focuses on the structure of cellulite and examines materials that claim to affect its appearance via mechanisms such as lipolysis, lipogenesis, water drainage, tissue repair and the firming of skin.
Jul 30, 2009 | 12:04 PM CDT
By: Isabelle Imbert, PhD; Anne Francoise Clay; Joe…
The cosmetic industry is challenged to develop active ingredients to provide the skin with a natural, healthy glow without sunlight exposure. Here, the author examines the effects of Pisum sativum extract on melanocytes and shows a time- and dose-dependent increase in skin tone, also suggesting the material could protect skin from UV damage.
Jul 30, 2009 | 11:54 AM CDT
By: Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
This article is the third in a four-part series that highlights connections between cooking chemistry and personal care product development, including reactions that occur and why, and how to best utilize these reactions, for the benefit of formulators.
Jun 30, 2009 | 12:01 PM CDT
By: In-Young Kim, PhD; Sayaka Nakagawa; Kinka Ri, …
In the present study, the authors produced liquid crystalline (LC) o/w emulsions whose structure mimics the skin’s intercellular lipids. These emulsions are shown in cosmetic formulations to strengthen skin barrier functions while maintaining stability at higher temperatures than that of the skin.
Jun 30, 2009 | 11:35 AM CDT
By: Rosnah Ismail and Hazimah A. Hassan, Malaysian…
Dihydroxystearic acid (DHSA), derived from palm oil- or palm kernel oil-based oleic acid, offers interesting applications since its addition to oily phases and wax gels affects flow and spreading properties. Moreover, it interacts with the surfaces of pigments and fillers, improving color development as well as sensory attributes, as shown here.
May 29, 2009 | 01:20 PM CDT
By: Mike Farwick, Ursula Maczkiewitz, Peter Lersch…
Degradation of dermal and epidermal proteins and the reduced proliferation of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the dermis occur during aging. Thus, antiaging technologies must to correct these deficiencies to induce skin regeneration and combat the signs of aging. Data presented here demonstrates that ECM-derived tetrapeptides have the potential to counterbalance ECM degeneration.
May 29, 2009 | 11:34 AM CDT
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
While humectants and occlusive agents are the most commonly accepted approaches to moisturize skin, earlier work indicates a third approach: orthorhombic phase stabilization. In the present article, the author describes this novel mechanism of hydration and its detection by conventional and nonconventional methods, suggesting this approach could serve as a basis for all skin moisturizing therapies.