Antimicrobial

Researchers Report Anti-acne Effects in Resveratrol

Oct 9, 2014

Researchers at the University of California have reported that resveratrol inhibits acne growth and boosts the antibacterial effect when combined with benzoyl peroxide.

Lysine Polypeptides for Dandruff Treatment

Aug 22, 2014Derry K. Mercer, PhD, Lorna Miller, Jennifer Robertson; Linda Turvey; and Deborah A. O’Neil, PhD, NovaBiotics Ltd.

Dandruff remains a significant yet poorly served chronic scalp disorder for which more effective treatments are required. Here, lysine polypeptides are demonstrated in vitro and in vivo to effectively address the causative organism in dandruff, Malassezia spp., and provide a potential basis for new treatments to counteract this condition.

Seppic Purifies and Protects Scalp and Skin with Latest Active Launch

Dec 17, 2013

Seppic has introduced an purifying active that also offers skin protection.

Bakuchiol in the Management of Acne-affected Skin

Jul 1, 2011Ratan K. Chaudhuri, PhD, Sytheon Ltd. and Francois Marchio, Sytheon SARL

Bakuchiol, a meroterpene of plant origin, is shown here to act against four major pathophysiologic features that cause acne, suggesting its use to complement and/or enhance the effectiveness of current anti-acne agents. In addition, the material is non-irritating, presents no photo- or hydrolytic- stability issues and is easy to use.

Phytosphingosine: A Nature-inspired Sphingoid Base With Multiple Skin Benefits

May 1, 2011Mike Farwick, Evonik; and Anthony Vincent Rawlings, AVR Consulting Ltd.

Phytosphingosine is an important component of ceramides that also exists as a free base in small quantities in the stratum corneum. Recently manufactured biotechnologically, it can act as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, epidermal pro-differentiation mediator and an anti-acne compound, as this literature review shows. Through these activities, phytosphingosine is suggested as a skin-identical approach to skin care.

Inherent Nano-sized Microbial Warfare

Apr 1, 2010Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine

Nanoemulsions have the potential to be inherently antimicrobial, according to Susan Ciotti, PhD, and David Peralta of Nanobio Corporation, a company founded on a nanoemulsion technology with antibacterial benefits.

Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory Effects of a Magnolia Extract

Jan 1, 2009Jongsung Lee, Eunsun Jung, Sungran Hur and Deokhoon Park, Biospectrum Life Science Institute; Anthony Ansaldi and Roy Heckl, DKSH North America Inc.

P. acnes can exacerbate acne as a result of the inflammatory properties of the cell wall short chain fatty acids and chemotactic factors. Here, researchers investigate the effectiveness of a magnolia extract as an acne treatment, based on the known anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects from magnolol and honokiol within the material.