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Cosmetic Peptides and Consumer Communication: A Q&A with Lipotec's Cristina Carreño, PhD

Cosmetics & Toiletries sat down with Lipotec's Cristina Carreño, PhD, at Suppliers' Day 2013 to talk about peptides, advances in anti-aging skin care and ways for suppliers and manufacturers alike to better communicate skin care science to the consumer.

Repairing Hair with Natural Actives

The present article reviews the structure of hair and various types of hair damage, demonstrating that repair treatments must intervene at several levels within hair. While film-forming agents are often used, they slow or prevent the penetration of actives. A hair serum including natural actives and omitting these film-formers was thus formulated and tested for its repair capabilities.

Formulating with Naturals—Anti-aging Actives

To provide consumers an anti-aging benefit, finished products and ingredients must ameliorate both firmness and lines and wrinkles. The loss of firmness, attributed primarily to the loss of underlying dermal support, is both a sign of skin aging and a cause of most lines and wrinkles. Thus, improving this underlying matrix to enhance skin’s appearance should be a key feature of anti-aging product performance.

Human Growth Factors as Natural Healers: Current Literature and Application

The medical community’s research toward the advancement of healing and tissue regeneration has identified Human Growth Factors (HGF) as critical components in cutaneous wound healing, suggesting their potential for skin cell rejuvenation. Here, the author reviews the present work in this area and proposes HGFs for skin regeneration and reparative products, providing an example.

Stimulating Epidermal Regeneration with Plant-derived Stem Cells

Here, the authors describe mechanisms of stem cells and their potential for antiaging benefits. Cultures established from apple and grape varieties using a specialized culture technology revealed that aside from stimulating colony forming efficiency (CFE) and organogenic potential, the extracts improved the maintenance of epidermal stem cells. In addition, the grape extract provided UV protection.

Eye Lift and Lightening Active from Sederma

Sederma has created an active that improves the appearance of the eye area. Beautifeye (INCI: Not Provided) takes a dual-action approach to treat the contour of the eye.

Complementary Polysaccharides for Skin Care

Exossine includes the environmentally-friendly Exo-H and Exo-T that are said to complement each other.

Lucas Meyer Introduces Active for Infra'aging Protection

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics will introduce an active that fights infra'aging at in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris.

Lonza Combines Microbes for Damaged Barrier Protection

At in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris, Lonza Personal Care will launch a combination of two fermented microbes grown simultaneously to create a competitive environment for survival.

Anti-wrinkle Marine-derived Active from Lipotec

Lipotec has introduce a marine-derived active that reduces the appearance of aging.

Elizabeth Arden Partners with Biopharm Company for Functional Ingredient

The agreement focuses on Signum Dermalogix's Arazine ingredient, which is used in Elizabeth Arden Prevage products.

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