Recent in Repair (page 2 of 3)
Nov 12, 2013
Meristem cells of Himalayan red rice were cultured and elicited to produce secondary metabolites. Through an in vitro assay, rejuvenation was shown at the epigenetic level of treated cells. An increased expression of dermatopontin in keratinocytes, besides being a novel finding, implies that ReGeniStem™ Red Rice may be able to firm the skin and improve the skin barrier function.
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.
Oct 4, 2013 | Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Dellacqua Consulting and Kuno Schweikert, Induchem AG
The authors describe how a DNA-repair complex based on amino acids decreases UV-induced DNA damage in reconstituted human skin and reduces related skin inflammation in human volunteers.
Aug 25, 2013 | M. Farwick, B. Santonnat, P. Lersch, K. Korevaar, Evonik; A.V. Rawlings, AVR Consulting Ltd.; S. Grether-Beck, K. Medve-Koenigs and J. Krutmann; University Dusseldorf GmbH
The authors describe a novel multi-lamellar concentrate based on ceramide technology and newly identified cell-signalling molecules. This skin-identical blend provides skin protection benefits and is shown to increase molecular markers for water management and barrier components that decline during aging, thus improving skin barrier function, moisturization and elasticity.
Jul 17, 2013 | Mike Farwick, Ursula Maczkiewitz, Peter Lersch, Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH; Tim Falla, Helix Biomedix Inc.; and Susanne Grether-Bech and Jean Krutmann, Heinrich-Heine-University
Degradation of dermal and epidermal proteins and the reduced proliferation of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the dermis occur during aging. Thus, antiaging technologies must to correct these deficiencies to induce skin regeneration and combat the signs of aging. Data presented here demonstrates that ECM-derived tetrapeptides have the potential to counterbalance ECM degeneration.
Jul 8, 2013 | Ray 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.
Jun 20, 2013 | Farzam 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.
May 7, 2013
As human's age, skin renewal slows, leading to an uneven surface and the formation of scales. This has a negative influence on skin complexion and makes the skin look dull and grey. Instead of using irritating peeling procedures, Mibelle Biochemistry Group proposes an extract of comfrey stems cells, PhytoCellTec Symphytum, to address the root of the trouble.
Apr 8, 2013 | Bhaven 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.
Feb 19, 2013
IBR Ltd. has launched an aqueous extract of jojoba leaf that improves skin structure and reduces water loss.
Feb 13, 2013
Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center have reported that a compound in milk thistle kills skin cells mutated by UVA radiation and protects skin cells from the UVB damage.
Jan 16, 2013
Evonik has developed a biotechnological green production process to produce ceramides for cosmetics that is based on the fermentation of the yeast Wickerhamomyces ciferrii (formerly known as Pichia ciferrii).