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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.
Dec 01, 2006 | 11:29 AM CST
By: Melinda Taschetta-Millane, Editor, Skin Inc.
Beyond a broadening age, gender and regional base, the spa industry has expanded with the trend toward mind/body wellness. This article highlights recent trends in the spa industry.
Dec 01, 2006 | 11:21 AM CST
By: G. Guglielmini, Sinerga SpA
This article describes two sophisticated techniques to measure the diameter of emulsion droplets on the nanometer scale and uses those techniques to test a new emulsifying agent capable of spontaneously creating emulsions with droplet sizes smaller than 300 nm.
Dec 01, 2006 | 11:08 AM CST
By: Jennifer A. Davis and R. Randall Wickett, PhD …
This brief review provides an insight into the current standing of sensitive skin research, including recent findings on the possible role of nerve growth factor as an underlying mechanism and predictive tool for sensitive skin.
Nov 01, 2006 | 11:24 AM CST
By: Jeanette M. Waller and Howard I. Maibach, MD
This review examines the medical literature on the thickness of aging human skin and the common assumption, based on appearance, that elderly skin is thinner. In fact, among dermatological researchers there is great controversy about the effects of aging on the thickness of skin strata.