Recent in Repair (page 4 of 6)
Jul 2, 2008
A new type of wound dressing made of silica gel fibers will soon help to heal skin wounds caused by burns or diabetes. The dressing forms a supporting matrix and is fully absorbed by the body.
May 1, 2008 | Rachel Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Today’s personal care consumers want measurable proof that products work—and are sometimes even skeptical of that proof. It is important to maintain a sense of skepticism to ensure that the data obtained from an experiment actually means what the scientist thinks it means.
May 1, 2008 | 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.
Apr 22, 2008
Produced from the African plant tiger nut, Silab's new antiaging ingredient reinforces the structure of the papillary dermis, boosting resilience and elasticity.
Mar 28, 2008 | 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.
Mar 28, 2008 | Diane Bilodeau and Isabelle Lacasse, Atrium Innovations Inc.
The authors discuss the abilities of marine-derived active ingredients to protect the skin from barrier disruption, aging, free radicals and inflammation. Four marine species are examined that provide such benefits via various sulfated polysaccharides and polyphenols.
Feb 27, 2008
Sea buckthorn oil, extracted from the seeds and berries, is a natural remedy for treating certain types of ulcers and skin conditions since it has healing and emollient properties.
Jan 16, 2008
Sederma has created an active that addresses the affects of aging skin. The new ingredient reportedly is a complementary source of calcium and essential amino acids and is especially designed to reboost cell metabolism and protein synthesis.
Nov 20, 2007
As the functional food trend heats up, the search is on for edible ingredients that have the most effective skin-enhancing actives.
Jul 2, 2007 | Alan M. Walfield and Daniel B. Yarosh, PhD, AGI Dermatics, Mindy Goldstein, PhD, Estee Lauder
It is shown that the delivery of DNA repair enzymes using liposomes provides protection from DNA damage in vitro and in vivo, reduction in MMP-1 responses as a marker for photo-aging and lessened wrinkling in a clinical trial.
Apr 24, 2007
Women’s and men’s fragrances often have notes of orchid. Unbeknownst to some, the orchid has branched out from fragrances into skin care, hair care and even color cosmetics.
Jan 3, 2007
Caffeine is known as the ultimate pick-me-up in many beverages. However, it is found to also have some strong stimulating properties in the skin care arena.