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May 03, 2012 | 02:29 PM CDT
By: Robert V. Faller, Kornberg School of Dentistry…
While the introduction of fluoride remarkably increased the life expectancy of natural teeth, two oral care problems have since emerged: tooth sensitivity and dental erosion. This article describes approaches to these problems and discusses the challenge of simultaneously maintaining fluoride efficacy in multi-benefit toothpaste formulations.
May 02, 2012 | 11:30 AM CDT
The deodorant and antiperspirant industry continues to grow, with a 16% increase recorded between 2006 and 2011, according to Mintel’s latest report.
Apr 06, 2012 | 09:52 AM CDT
Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University have suggested that thyme may be an effective treatment for acne.
Mar 30, 2012 | 03:57 PM CDT
By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletr…
While it may help to protect teeth from decay, fluoride at high levels also has been reported to irritate the gastrointestinal tract and some manufacturers have formulated products without it. However, toothpastes without fluoride are not providing any real benefit beyond cleansing, says Arman Sadeghpour, PhD, who, by chance, stumbled across another raw material that exhibits better anti-cavity efficacy than fluoride without adverse health effects.
Mar 20, 2012 | 10:55 AM CDT
Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University have found antimicrobial activity in chitosan nanoparticles (CNP) that may have application in wound healing.
Mar 09, 2012 | 02:23 PM CST
Ganeden Biotech has completed research that confirms the anti-aging effects of its recently launched topical probiotic.
Jan 05, 2012 | 11:06 AM CST
Scientists have identified two substances in licorice that kill the oral bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Jan 03, 2012 | 11:06 AM CST
Researchers from the Kunming Institute of Zoology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have identified a number of antimicrobial peptides in odorous frogs.
Dec 02, 2011 | 02:57 PM CST
By: Melanie George, PhD Avon Products Inc.
This first of two articles reviews transient and resident microbial populations of the human skin and how they alter with age, environment and exposure to antimicrobial agents. Considerations for the formulator of how cosmetic products may affect and be impacted by normal human flora also are provided.
Nov 29, 2011 | 10:39 AM CST
Arlasolve DMI (INCI Name: Dimethyl Isosorbide), a methylated sorbitol derivative, was designed by Croda to help dissolve actives such as BPO in formulations and prevent re-agglomeration. This increases the efficacy of the active as well as reduces its irritation potential.