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Lucas Meyer Touts Breast-enhancing Effects of Encapsulated Ornithine

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has introduced the breast-firming and enhancing effects of an ornithine amino acid encapsulated in its lonosome delivery system.

TFChem's Skin Lighteners Found Non-sensitizing

Sirona Biochem Corp. has announced that the skin lightening compounds manufactured by its subsidiary TFChem, TF-849 and TFC-723, were found not to be skin sensitizers.

Induchem and Biomod Collaborate for Skin Whitening Gloves

At in-cosmetics Asia, Induchem presented its collaboration with Biomod on whitening and advanced rejuvenation skin care gloves.

DSM Personal Care Launches Retinol for Anti-aging Skin Care

DSM Personal Care is expanding its skin care portfolio with a vitamin A for anti-aging.

Skin-lightening Challenges

A number of skin-lightening ingredients are on the market, as this review describes, but many of them are burdened by safety or efficacy baggage. Some do not inhibit melanin in vivo, while others may be toxic or face penetration issues. Additional research is required to develop a truly effective and safe OTC skin lightener.

Seppic Unveils Lipoamino Acid Whitening Booster for Japanese Market

Seppic has created a skin whitening booster specifially to comply with quasi-drug (QD) regulations in Japan.

Silab Introduces Milk Thistle for Slimming/Anti-cellulite Effect

Silab has introduced a milk thistle extract designed to produce a slimming and anti-cellulite effect.

Narcissus Tazetta and Schizandra Chinensis to Regulate ‘Youth Gene Clusters’—An In vitro Analysis

A blend of Narcissus tazetta bulb and Schizandra chinensis fruit extracts was developed for anti-aging benefits and tested for efficacy on a human skin equivalent. Results indicate it regulates the functions of youth gene clusters by increasing the activities found in younger skin and reducing the activities found in aging skin specific to structure, hydration, cellular proliferation and pigmentation.

Hydrophobic α-Ketoglutarate for Increased Collagen Production

A novel mechanism to increase collagen production based on improved hydroxylation of the collagen fiber is described here. In relation, the effects of a hydrophobic derivative of a-ketoglutarate on this mechanism are examined, and results indicate increases in collagen production in senescent fibroblasts in vitro. In vivo, a significant reduction in wrinkles and improvement in elasticity were observed.

Hydrophobic α-Ketoglutarate for Increased Collagen Production

A novel mechanism to increase collagen production based on improved hydroxylation of the collagen fiber is described here. In relation, the effects of a hydrophobic derivative of a-ketoglutarate on this mechanism are examined, and results indicate increases in collagen production in senescent fibroblasts in vitro. In vivo, a significant reduction in wrinkles and improvement in elasticity were observed.

Merck Launches Self-tanning and Lightening Actives

Merck has added two new actives to its RonaCare brand of cosmetic ingredients—one for self-tanning without UV exposure and one to lighten and illuminate the skin.

3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid: A Stable, Vitamin C-Derived Agent for Skin Whitening

Melanin-reducing agents are considered safer alternatives to melanocytotoxic compounds. Thus, the present work examines the effects of 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid on enhancing skin tone by reducing melanin through the inhibition of tyrosinase-related proteins. Described studies include tyrosinase and TRP-2 inhibition, in vitro and ex vivo melanin inhibition, clinical whitening, DNA protection and collagen synthesis.

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