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Silver Nanoparticles Found to be Alternatives for Infections and Burns

Researchers from the Centre for Nanobioscience at the Agharkar Research Institute have found an alternative antimicrobial to silver sulfadiazine, which is used in topical gels for burn patients and to treat infections: silver nanoparticles.

Report Praises the Skin and Health Benefits of Garlic

In addition to the antifungal, antiaging and skin smoothing benefits of garlic, a study has found the fragrant food to increase antioxidant levels and possibly lower blood pressure and glucose levels.

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.

Multifunctional Ingredient for Moisture, Antimicrobial Activity and Fragrance

Symrise has launched a multifunctional ingredient that serves as a moisturizer, a fragrance and an antimicrobial agent.

Ciba Markets Pure Bioscience's SDC Antimicrobial

Pure Bioscience has signed an agreement with Ciba to market and sell Pure’s silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial as a preservative and biocide in the personal care, household, and industrial markets worldwide.

Good Bugs

Many yogurts, for example, are probiotics-preparations containing live bacteria that are ingested to restore the body’s natural, internal microflora balance. The personal care industry has taken interest in probiotics as well.

Liposomal Preparation Addressing Aging and Acne

Mibelle Biochemistry has launched a liposomal preparation of Astragalus membranaceus root extract that fights both aging and blemishes.

Germaphobes Cause Rise in Antibacterial Products

There has been a steady growth of products introduced to the sanitizing market.

California Group Questions Safety of Triclosan in Antibacterial Products

Recent statements questioning the environmental safety of triclosan have been disputed by the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA).

Moisturizing Agent with Anti-microbial Properties

Symrise has created a moisturizing agent with anti-microbial properties.

Germicidal vs. Conditioning Quats

Industry expert Tony O’Lenick explains the difference between a germicidal quat and a conditioning quat.

Agion, BASF to Address Demand for Natural Antimicrobials

Agion Technologies, a leading provider of silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announced med a multi-year, exclusive partnership with BASF AG, Germany.