Recent in Antimicrobial (page 1 of 5)

Lachemi Creates Antimicrobial for Broad Application

Lachemi Chemorgs P. Ltd. introduced an antimicrobial that was optimized to exhibit a well-balanced antimicrobial spectrum against microorganisms that play a role in skin disorders such as dandruff, athlete’s foot, acne, skin odor and hand bacteria.

Researchers Report Anti-acne Effects in Resveratrol

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

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

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

Seppic Purifies and Protects Scalp and Skin with Latest Active Launch

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

Hand Sanitizer Actives: A Review

Hand sanitizing is a proven public health benefit that has grown globally. While alcohol is the most tested and proven active used for hand sanitizing, other actives are employed, including quats, triclosan and natural antimicrobials. Here, the authors review the benefits and limitations of various hand sanitizer actives.

Bakuchiol in the Management of Acne-affected Skin

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

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.

Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory Effects of a Magnolia Extract

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.

Inherent Nano-sized Microbial Warfare

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.

Good and Bad Bacteria Strains Found in P. acnes

Research conducted at UCLA with scientists from Washington University in St. Louis and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute has made an interesting discovery about Propionibacterium acnes that may affect the prevention and treatment of the disorder.