Repair

Brevena Labs Takes Beta Glucan Mainstream

May 18, 2015

Brevena Laboratories, LLC, launched a range of products featuring a beta glucan-based ingredient.

TRI-K Combines Soy and Wheat for Alternative to Animal Keratin

Nov 5, 2013

TRI-K has launched a vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin to increase hair strength and elasticity for reduced breakage in hair.

Oral and Topical Echium Oil for Skin Benefits

Jan 1, 2010Bhaven Chavan, PhD, and Graham Pennick, Croda Consumer Care Europe, East Yorkshire, England

In the present article, the oral administration of echium oil is shown to increase collagen levels in the skin as well as barrier functioning and skin conductance. When applied topically, the oil increases dermal structural proteins, which results in a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and inhibits UV-induced inflammation.

Therapeutic Peptides in Aged Skin

Sep 1, 2009Farzam Gorouhi, MD, and Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine

Here, published work on peptides and proteins, their characteristics, and randomized efficacy data are examined.

Polyelectrolyte Complex for Mending Damaged Hair

Mar 1, 2009Ray Rigoletto and Yan Zhou, International Specialty Products

Complexity theory is used here to explain the formation and properties of polyelectrolyte complexes, whereby organized structures built through self-association exhibit synergistic properties. These materials can create new compounds and offer new benefits, as shown by the present work in which a complex based on PVM/MA copolymer and polyquaternium-28 is used to treat damaged hair.