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Polyelectrolyte Complex for Mending Damaged Hair

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.

Therapeutic Peptides in Aged Skin

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

Activating Epidermal Turnover with Comfrey Stem Cells

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.

Oral and Topical Echium Oil for Skin Benefits

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.

IBR Ltd. Debuts Jojoba Leaf for Improved Skin Structure and Function

IBR Ltd. has launched an aqueous extract of jojoba leaf that improves skin structure and reduces water loss.

Researchers Utilize Milk Thistle Extract for UV Radiation Protection and Treatment

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.

Evonik Ferments Yeast for Alternative Ceramide Production

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).

Chicory Oligofructosans for Barrier Recovery

Silab recently introduced a vitamin D-like active that is rich in oligofructosans from chicory root (Cichorium intybus) to activate the skin's signalling pathways related to repair.

Increasing Cellular Communication for Skin Matrix Repair

In addition to discussing its pore minimizing blend PoreAway at In-Cosmetics in Barcelona, Mibelle Biochemistry will also debut an anti-aging active said to boost cell communication for skin matrix repair.

Yeast-derived Barrier Repair Active

Silab has introduced an active derived from Torulaspora delbrueckii that is said to improve the barrier function of the epidermis.

Restoring Essential Hair Fiber Lipids with Quaternized 18-MEA

Of the fatty acids, 18-MEA appears to be lost to the greatest extent; therefore, it is necessary to restore18-MEA to maintain healthy hair. It has been found that Cutissential Behenyl 18-MEA and Cutissential 18-MEA 40 can help replenish the 18-MEA that is depleted from the hair surface.

Elicitation of Rice Tissue Culture to Maximize Skin Epigenetic Modulation

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.