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Survey of Skin Research Findings

Cosmetic science has outdone itself this year, with breakthroughs not just emerging, but rolling out in actual applications. Following is a brief literature review of recent skin care findings.

Industry Insight: CAS9 and CRISPR Technology, Implications for Cosmetics?

In this excerpt, adapted from our podcast, Stanley Qi, Ph.D., explains what the CRISPR gene editing technology is and its potential benefit to cosmetics.

A New Code for Skin Care: RNAi to Rewrite Cosmetics, Part I

For several years, the cosmetics industry has been exploring the potential for RNA interference (RNAi) technologies in skin and hair care. This first in a three-part series reviews the utility of RNAi and current efforts to bring RNAi-based cosmetics to market. Part II, in January 2018, will consider the delivery of RNAi into skin.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Epigenetics in Cosmetics, with Paul Lawrence, Ph.D.

Today, Cosmetics & Toiletries has a special treat for you. Paul Lawrence, Ph.D., co-author on a new three-part article series, shares insights on the potential for epigenetics in cosmetics—not coincidentally, the topic of the series. Listen now!

Micropatterning Plus High Content Assay for Skin Research, Explained in Brief

What can high content screening, combined with micropatterning, tell researchers about the efficacy of a cosmetic active? Better yet, what are these techniques? Here, Luc Selig, Ph.D., CEO of CYTOO, explains.

Resveratrol Analog to Cells: Act Your Shoe Size

"Act your age, not your shoe size," the saying goes, to correct immature behavior. But to human cells, science is sending a new message: to not just look, but act like younger versions of themselves—which is now possible through resveratrol analogs.

Fat-Burning Treatments Turn to Microneedles

A novel microneedle skin patch offers a noninvasive alternative to liposuction, according to Columbia University and University of North Carolina researchers. The patch has the potential to treat obesity and diabetes while boosting metabolism.

Patent Pick: Polymer/Surfactant Duo Ends Suspension Suspense

Ingredient fallout at the bottom of a bottle is not typically a benefit outlined in Marketing's product brief. As such, PZ Cussons inventors have made structurally sound moves to leverage polymer/surfactant interactions and put an end to the suspense of suspension.

Partnership Studies Mitochondria to Assess Screen Light Effects on Skin

For those taking in the spirit of Halloween last week, there is an all-too familiar horror to behold … skin damage caused by light from electronic devices. Gattefossé has recognized this skin terror and is teaming up with CYTOO to examine it more closely; via cellular mitochondria.

Comparatively Speaking: Inflammation vs. Allergy

Are you formulating for sensitive skin? Or is it really normal skin undergoing a typical inflammatory response? Where do allergic reactions fit in? In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," Nava Dayan, Ph.D., explains.

[podcast] CAS9 and CRISPR Technology: Implications for Cosmetics?

"CRISPR, in my mind, is like a molecular GPS. . .People just type in some short array sequence, essentially an address, to find the target. Upon binding to the target, a pair of molecular scissors cuts the DNA and performs a repair to modify the DNA sequence."

Patent Pick: Green Tea Stem Cells Steeped in Skin Benefits

Timing is everything, which has proven to be the case in a new patent application from Unilever. Here, inventors have found that dedifferentiated stem cells from green tea provide unique skin protective benefits.

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