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'Separation Anxiety' in Basic Skin Research: Dermal-epidermal Separation Methods, Part I: Chemical

The epidermal-dermal junction (EDJ) attaches the epidermis to the dermis and separates the skin's primary three layers: the dermis, epidermis and hypodermis. The EDJ is composed of four components, and it is important to preserve their structure and function as much as possible when separating the dermis from the epidermis.

Grooming Interventions Impact Body Vitality: Feel-good Effects Beyond Clean

Daily grooming rituals are a fact of life, but what is their impact beyond how they make us look and feel? Coupled with other facts, rituals including fragrance, sauna and hormesis have measurable effects on the body.

Telomere Rejuvenation Stops the Clock on Aging

Scientists may have found a way reverse signs of aging through chromosomes. In vivo tissue reprogramming was found to lengthen telomeres, a telltale sign of cell rejuvenation.

Patent Pick: Spying Secret (Anti)agents

Chanel is on to you, 007, and your silencing effects on miRNA. And in a new patent, the company describes a method to locate agents like you, for your anti-aging skin care benefits. This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1. . .

Color Me Red: Bacteria to Produce Natural Pigments

Researchers are at it again: outsmarting bacteria to do their "dirty" work. In fact this time, soil-inhabiting Serratia rubidaea were isolated for their naturally produced red pigment.

Sky Blue's the Limit with Novel Pigment Discovery

New pigment discoveries with applications for cosmetics come along once in a blue moon; or in this case, sky. Researchers in Korea and Japan have developed new inorganic sky-blue pigments with light-absorbing properties.

'Gut' Instinct Could Defeat Atopic Dermatitis

Your gut instinct may not be all that scientific, but science is showing that its microbiome, when fed probiotics, can potentially treat atopic dermatitis.

Moving Toward Microbes: Bio-engineering a New Cosmetic Reality

The cosmetics industry is turning to microorganisms to find stable, sustainable ways to manufacture biologically derived molecules. This article reviews recent microbiological advances and ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products.

Integrative Medicine and Research: Cosmetics Can Lead the Way

Health care is seeing a development of more integrative approaches to employ CIM practices. People have adopted the idea of using natural products and therapies as these are perceived as safer treatments.

Garbage to Glamour: Recycling Food by-products for Skin Care

Coffee, tomato, olive and citrus waste have a negative impact on the environment and economy. Recycling this waste could lower its impact and increase the sustainability of these ingredients. Waste from food processing is rich in healthy compounds that can be recycled into cosmetic formulations for various skin benefits.

Plant Oil Insight From the Skin's Perspective*

There is significant variability in plant oil compositions, and some oils can cause problems for impaired skin barriers. However, the right oils have been shown to benefit the right skin types, some of which are reviewed here.

Secrets of the Trees for Super Cosmetics?

Trees are not the mute, woody giants we think them to be. They are actually quite chatty. What do talking trees have to do with cosmetics? I started to draw parallels between them our industry’s work on the microbiome, epigenetics and wellness cosmetics; even sustainability.

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