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Orchid Extract: The New Muse

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.

Caffeine Surfaces in Hair and Skin Care

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.

Skin Care Company Derives Ingredients From Placentas

Mila Products has launched an antiaging line that contains ingredients sourced from human placentas.

Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA as Principal Aging Factor

Impaired functioning of mitochondria is a very important factor in aging. Irradiation of normal human fibroblasts with UV was shown to increase the frequency of mutations in the mitochondrial DNA. Treatment of the fibroblast culture with a nanoemulsion containing coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E acetate was found to protect the mitochondrial DNA against UV-induced mutations.

Perfluoropolyether Phosphate and Skin Renewal: The Therapeutic Index

The skin renewal and irritation properties of two different gels containing PFPE phosphate were compared to a glycolic acid gel. Results showed that PFPE phosphate exhibited activity similar to glycolic acid with a more favorable safety profile, and hence, a better therapeutic index.

Cranberry Seed Oil Rising in Popularity

Cranberry is abounding, and, no, not because Thanksgiving is at hand in the United States.

CoQ10 Emerges as the New Beauty Antioxidant

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is rapidly becoming a more popular antiaging ingredient in skin care.

Antiaging Effects of a Skin Repair Active Principle

A particular extract of DNA from the gonadic tissue of male sturgeons is shown to have cell renewal effects with possible antiaging benefits for skin moisture, thickness, elasticity and micro-wrinkles.

Wrinkle Reduction by Stimulation of the Skin’s Mechanical Resistance

A rye extract rich in arabinoxylans is shown to stimulate the synthesis of mechano-receptor proteins and alpha-SMA fibers in the skin, improving the skin’s mechanical resistance and reducing the appearance of gravity wrinkles.

Folk Medicine Meets Today's Skin Care

Silab launches a regenerative and tonic care ingredient based on 2000 years of folk medicine.

Building a Better Barrier from the Inside Out

Ursolic acid encapsulated in liposomes has demonstrated an ability to stimulate ceramide synthesis in keratinocytes, resulting in a barrier that is stronger and recovers more quickly from disruption.

The Stabilization of Linoleic Acid by Complexation with Alpha-cyclodextrin

In the form of a molecular inclusion compound with α-cyclodextrin, linoleic acid effectively is protected against oxidation. Investigations into the storage and light stability, olfactory tests and headspace analysis of the formulations give evidence of the stability of a suitable inclusion compound.

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