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May 04, 2009 | 04:13 PM CDT
By: Liki von Oppen-Bezalel, IBR Ltd.
In this dual approach to antiaging, intrinsic factors are first addressed by slowing cell proliferation in skin via a technology based on dormins—in this case, extracts from dormant Narcissus tazetta bulb. Then, to protect against extrinsic aging, colorless carotenoids are employed to absorb UV radiation and prevent oxidative stress damage.
May 04, 2009 | 02:20 PM CDT
By: Haw-Yueh Thong, MD, MS, Dnational Taiwan Unive…
Depending on a drug or cosmetic ingredient’s intended target, topical delivery systems are broadly categorized as either transdermal drug or dermal drug/cosmetic. Transdermal drug delivery (TDD) is the controlled release of drugs through intact skin to obtain therapeutic levels systematically and to affect specified targets for specific purposes such as contraception, among others.
May 04, 2009 | 09:33 AM CDT
Researchers at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea have discovered that ellagic acid may prevent collagen destruction and inflammatory response caused by skin exposure to UVB.
Apr 14, 2009 | 11:02 AM CDT
Featuring tonic and antioxidant properties, the agent has a regenerating and repairing effect on dry, damaged and delicate skin and is also used for regular care of hair and skin.
Mar 31, 2009 | 04:45 PM CDT
By: Jongsung Lee, Eunsun Jung, Kwangseon Jung and …
The use of steroids to treat atopic dermatitis (AD) often causes side effects; thus, the authors present a blend of plant-derived materials designed as an alternative treatment or an adjuvant therapeutic agent. Through in vitro and in vivo evaluations, the blend is shown to provide effective anti-inflammatory and AD-mitigating effects.
Mar 31, 2009 | 10:03 AM CDT
This lightening complex consists of ingredients that are microencapsulated by spherulite for delivery directly to the melanocyte.
Mar 27, 2009 | 11:22 AM CDT
The ingredient is an active substance that is said to increase the surface of the central area of the lips.
Mar 15, 2009 | 01:59 PM CDT
"Halos" and "phyton" mean salt and plant in Greek respectively. A hallophyte is applied to all plants growing in salty soil, rich in sodium chloride and other salts. Halophytes are traditionally found by the sea shore and; therefore, have developed a salt-tolerant mechanism. In addition, they have developed the ability to resist other harsh environmental conditions.
Mar 11, 2009 | 09:44 AM CDT
Are you sitting on a research “gold mine”? Get your work published! Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is interested in your research as it pertains to cosmetics and personal care R&D.
Feb 26, 2009 | 11:52 AM CST
By: Liki von Oppen-Bezelel, IBR Ltd.
Phytoene and phytofluene (P&P) are carotenoids that are precursors in the biosynthetic pathway of other carotenoids. These materials occur naturally in microorganisms, algae and other plants and exhibit benefits for skin care including skin lightening, anti-inflammatory activity and protection against UV and oxidative damage, as is shown here.