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Feb 06, 2013 | 10:35 AM CST
Silab has launched an active from blue agave that fights wrinkles by promoting the synthesis of hyaluronic acid.
Feb 05, 2013 | 05:35 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to skin repair, anti-aging, anti-inflammation and other benefits.
Feb 05, 2013 | 03:28 PM CST
Innovation is key for ingredient manufacturers wishing to prosper in the future, states John Madden, global head of ingredients research at Euromonitor.
Feb 01, 2013 | 03:23 PM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
There sure is a lot of activity around actives—from regulatory scrutiny over functional product claims, to ingredient research, development, optimization and efficacy testing.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:58 PM CST
By: Alain Mavon, PhD, and Carine Jacques-Jamin, Ph…
Skin expresses enzymes that can metabolize endogenous molecules but little is known regarding how they impact the delivery of xenobiotics. This review of recent works shows that skin metabolism alters the dermal absorption of lipophilic compounds, which opens new areas of investigation regarding the safety and efficacy of topically applied cosmetics.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:54 PM CST
By: Ada Polla, Alchimie Forever
The penetration routes of substances through the stratum corneum and how these transport pathways function are becoming better understood. Despite this progress, however, the penetration mechanisms of cosmetic formulations remain mysterious. This overview presents current knowledge on the various pathways of penetration, and suggests that even if cosmetic formulations penetrate no deeper than the surface, their efficacy may still be optimal.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:43 PM CST
By: Steven Abbott, PhD, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd. an…
Formulations contain many ingredients that are vital for some important function, such as providing stability. However, what does this “stuff” do in terms of helping or (usually) hindering the delivery of the all-important active? And how much of the active is actually available to deliver? A few simple questions and measurements, described here, can provide a wealth of insight.
Feb 01, 2013 | 02:28 PM CST
By: Luigi Rigano, PhD, Studio Rigano Industrial Co…
BB stands for “blemish balm” in Asia or “beauty balm” in some parts of Europe. It is defined loosely as a product that combines serum, moisturizer, base cream, foundation and sunscreen in one.
Jan 29, 2013 | 03:35 PM CST
While researching a method to regrow fingers and tissues injured in war, and heal battlefield wounds with reduced scarring, Burt Ensley, PhD, developed a synthesized precursor to human elastin that can reduce facial wrinkles and sagging when applied topically.
Jan 29, 2013 | 02:16 PM CST
Laboratoires Expanscience has processed schizandra berries to create an active that soothes redness and irritation while decreasing melanin synthesis for a more even complexion