Recent in Active (page 9 of 31)
Jun 11, 2013
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.
Jun 4, 2013
Essential Ingredients has spent years studying benzoyl peroxide in acne application to launch a non-irritating form of the ingredient.
Jun 4, 2013
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.
May 31, 2013
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.
May 30, 2013
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.
May 29, 2013
Sederma targets microRNAs in its new launch to fade the signs of senescence, thereby reducing the appearance of age.
May 24, 2013 | Katie Anderson
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.
May 7, 2013
The present article reviews the structure of hair and various types of hair damage, demonstrating that repair treatments must intervene at several levels within hair. While film-forming agents are often used, they slow or prevent the penetration of actives. A hair serum including natural actives and omitting these film-formers was thus formulated and tested for its repair capabilities.
May 6, 2013 | Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
To provide consumers an anti-aging benefit, finished products and ingredients must ameliorate both firmness and lines and wrinkles. The loss of firmness, attributed primarily to the loss of underlying dermal support, is both a sign of skin aging and a cause of most lines and wrinkles. Thus, improving this underlying matrix to enhance skin’s appearance should be a key feature of anti-aging product performance.
Apr 24, 2013
The medical community’s research toward the advancement of healing and tissue regeneration has identified Human Growth Factors (HGF) as critical components in cutaneous wound healing, suggesting their potential for skin cell rejuvenation. Here, the author reviews the present work in this area and proposes HGFs for skin regeneration and reparative products, providing an example.
Apr 24, 2013
Here, the authors describe mechanisms of stem cells and their potential for antiaging benefits. Cultures established from apple and grape varieties using a specialized culture technology revealed that aside from stimulating colony forming efficiency (CFE) and organogenic potential, the extracts improved the maintenance of epidermal stem cells. In addition, the grape extract provided UV protection.
Apr 2, 2013
Sederma has created an active that improves the appearance of the eye area. Beautifeye (INCI: Not Provided) takes a dual-action approach to treat the contour of the eye.