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Aug 01, 2007 | 02:54 PM CDT
By: Robert Y. Lochhead, PhD, University of Souther…
Traditionally, soaps and personal cleansers are deposited on washcloths or sponges before being applied to the body. More than a decade ago, convenience products were introduced in the form of surfactant-impregnated dry woven or nonwoven cloths. Several new patents have recently been issued in the area of wipes, which are described here.
Jul 02, 2007 | 10:35 AM CDT
By: Martina Herrmann, Imke Meyer, Holger Joppe and…
Damaged skin often is associated with increased levels of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and/or prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). In the present study, researchers combined (-)-α-bisabolol, a potent IL-1α inhibitor, with ginger extract, an efficient PGE2 inhibitor. The synergistic anti-irritant efficacy of this mixture was shown in vivo on detergent-induced erythema.
Jul 02, 2007 | 10:10 AM CDT
By: Daniel Schmid, Esther Belser and Fred Zülli, M…
Cosmetic products used for a soft, healthy-looking tan are becoming popular. Commonly used self-tanning ingredients produce Maillard reaction-derived pigments that do not provide protection against UV. A new ingredient is described that confers tanning and protection by stimulation of melanin synthesis.
Apr 02, 2007 | 01:52 PM CDT
A Dermatological View--Moisturizer Efficacy: Evidence on Preventing and Treating Irritant Dermatitis
By: Miki Yokota and Howard I. Maibach, MD, Univers…
This article appeared on pages 65–72 in volume 55 of Contact Dermatitis in 2006 and appears here in a modified version with permission from Blackwell Publishing.
Apr 02, 2007 | 11:23 AM CDT
By: Pierfrancesco Morganti and Gianluca Morganti, …
Compared to larger-sized chitin particles, chitin nanofibrils can be hydrolyzed more easily by cutaneous enzymes, leading to applications such as rehydrating dry skin, augmenting cohesion of cells in the stratum corneum, and forming a protective biofilm that supports wound healing.
Apr 02, 2007 | 11:14 AM CDT
By: Karen A Costa-Strachan, PhD, Prestige Brands H…
Slimming treatments address a number of targets in skin physiology, including: improving microcirculation, strengthening and protecting the connective tissue, and decreasing adipocyte contents. Traditional and newer approaches to slimming treatments employ a number of ingredients to achieve such ends.
Apr 02, 2007 | 11:09 AM CDT
By: Natalie Ben-Zur, Natto Biosciences, Daniel M. …
Personal care formulators continue to pursue skin care materials that are capable of both moisturization and exfoliation. γ-Poly glutamic acid (INCI: natto gum) meets these multifaceted demands. A review of the literature and research presented here examines the science of natto gum and explores its applications in personal care.
Apr 02, 2007 | 11:01 AM CDT
By: Cornelia Huber, Thomas Schreier, Pentapharm Lt…
Plants living under extreme conditions have developed a strategy to protect their DNA and other important cell structures from environmental stress factors. In particular, watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) has adapted well to extreme conditions. Its survival strategy can be used in the field of skin care, as shown by several tests including a direct DNA protection assay, the COMET assay and 8-oxo-guanosine and p53 detection.
Feb 01, 2007 | 11:03 AM CST
By: Ratan K Chaudhuri, PhD, Zoia Lascu and Germain…
A standardized extract of Phyllanthus emblica (Syn. Emblica officinalis) fruits has been shown to be a safe and effective skin lightener for normal and hyperpigmented skin as demonstrated by several pilot clinical studies. This report shows melanin inhibitory activity for low molecular-weight hydrolyzable tannins.
Dec 28, 2006 | 11:51 AM CST
By: Giovanni Pantini, PhD, Solvay Solexis SpA; And…
The skin renewal and irritation properties of two different gels containing PFPE phosphate were compared to a glycolic acid gel. Results showed that PFPE phosphate exhibited activity similar to glycolic acid with a more favorable safety profile, and hence, a better therapeutic index.