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Dec 23, 2005 | 03:23 PM CST
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, Uniqema
Skin toning is defined and various mechanisms of action are discussed, including examples of molecules working via this mechanism. Specific attention is given to a possible new mechanism of action, namely that of reversed tanning.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:09 PM CST
By: Y. Katsuta, T. Lida and S. Inomata, Life Scien…
In this study of pore size and sebum composition, the authors report that topical application of polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene dimethyl ether improves skin texture and reduces parakeratosis in facial skin, making large pores less visible.
Dec 23, 2005 | 03:06 PM CST
By: Cornelia Huber, Marie-Sophie Meyer and Thomas …
To combat orange peel skin, active ingredients can intervene directly in lipolysis, lipogenesis and fat accumulation in adipocytes. This article discusses two of those ingredients and a variety of test methods to demonstrate their efficacy.
Dec 23, 2005 | 02:30 PM CST
By: Hong Geun Ji and Jung Sik Choi, H&A PharmaChem
The stability and skin penetration of retinol can be increased by triply stabilizing it. This means adhering it to porous silica encapsulated in non-phospholipid vesicles that are distributed among the lamella of a matrix of skin lipids.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:23 PM CST
By: Germain Puccetti, EMD Chemicals Inc.
This article discusses the main commercial insect repellent active chemicals and their efficacies in light of their tolerance by the human skin and body. Implications for finished product formulation are also discussed.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:08 PM CST
By: Patrick Stolz and Barbara Obermayer, Pentapha…
Biotechnology methods are described for manufacturing of contaminant-free microalgae with potential skin care benefi ts, such as collagen synthesis and reduction of intracellular oxidative stress.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:05 PM CST
By: Guido Gayko, PhD, Jürgen Warnecke, MD and Clau…
Coal tar is an effective antidandruff active, but it contains compounds that are proven carcinogens. In this article sodium shale oil sulfonate is shown in preliminary results for the first time to have antidandruff efficacy equivalent to that of coal tar with none of coal tar’s toxic potential.
Dec 13, 2005 | 10:49 PM CST
By: Luigi Rigano, L. Rigano Laboratories; Elisabet…
Tests described here show that chelating agents can stabilize solutions of zinc coceth sulfate, enabling this multifunctional active to provide mild skin cleansing, antidandruff, deodorant and skin renewal benefits. The role of zinc species deposition onto skin has also been investigated.
Dec 13, 2005 | 10:04 PM CST
By: Maud Jouandeaud-Le Guillou, Sylvie Bordes, Cat…
Aging results in a number of modifications to cells and tissues. Here the authors describe an active ingredient from common mallow whose active fraction containing polyphenols and galacturonic acids is able to regulate both dermal and epidermal metabolism much like retinoids do.
Dec 13, 2005 | 10:02 PM CST
By: Toshihiko Seki, Shiseido Co, Ltd.; Isao Yajima…
To investigate the biological function of proteases on desquamation and their possible cosmetic applications, the authors evaluate the effects of degrading and exfoliating on human SC sheets of chemical cross-linking subtilisin (CL-SB), a highmolecular-weight enzyme derived from serine protease of Bacillus licheniformis