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Lightening, Boosting and Protecting with Colorless Carotenoids

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.

Lessons in Peptides and Finding Balance

On April 16, 2013, in Paris, in-cosmetics organizers presented Karl Lintner, PhD, with the Lifetime Achievement Award; a well-deserved honor as the father of Matrixyl, who has dedicated much of his life to identifying and validating active cosmetic technologies.

BASF Uses Brown Seaweed Extract to Address Undereye Circles/Crow's Feet

BASF has created a seaweed extract that reduces the appearance of dark undereye circles and crow's feet.

Symrise Introduces Algae Extracts for Hair Thickening and Self-tanning

Symrise has introduced two algae extracts, one designed to prevent hair loss, strengthen hair and make it thicker, while the other serves as a dual-action self-tanner for face and body.

Anti-aging Skin Care Benefits of Saccharina longicruris Extract

Aging triggers the modification of gene expression levels, negatively affecting skin’s ultrastructural integrity and resulting in dry, saggy skin and the appearance of wrinkles. However, an extract of Saccharina longicruris has been found to restore the expression levels of specific genes in senescent fibroblasts, in turn improving barrier function and hydration, increasing elasticity and reducing wrinkles, which are described in this article.

A Polyglucuronic Acid to Target the FIAF Adipokine for Slimming Effects

Effective slimming actives should reduce lipogenesis, increase lipolysis, promote fatty acid release and improve skin firmness. Here, the authors describe the development of such an active based on polyglucuronic acid. Further, this material is shown to act on a new biological pathway involving the fasting-induced adipose factor (FIAF) adipokine.

Essential Ingredients Introduces Non-irritating USP Benzoyl Peroxide

Essential Ingredients has spent years studying benzoyl peroxide in acne application to launch a non-irritating form of the ingredient.

Alban Muller Introduces Natural Anti-aging and Antioxidant Ingredients

Alban Muller has introduced two new ingredients: an anti-aging active that combines hibiscus and baobab and an antioxidant from rosemary that protects oil-soluble ingredients and cosmetic formulations.

A Peptide to Influence the Melanogenic Symphony of Skin Pigmentation

Inspired by the roles of transforming growth factor-β and MITF in skin pigmentation, an active based on oligopeptide-68 was developed to influence these entities. In vitro, oligopeptide-68 is shown to abrogate the stimulatory effects of α-MSH on melanin pigment formation. In addition, clinical results demonstrate the peptide imparts significant and progressive whitening/lightening effects on skin.

Targeting the Hair Follicle Basement Membrane to Improve Growth Conditions In vitro

Signal transductions mediated by integrins are shown to be involved in hair growth and development. Here, the authors investigate the effect of a botanical corn extract on the expression of different integrins via in vitro measurements of hair shaft elongation. Scalp biopsies show the daily application of the active may improve hair elongation.

Sederma Targets MicoRNAs to Fade Senescence

Sederma targets microRNAs in its new launch to fade the signs of senescence, thereby reducing the appearance of age.

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.

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