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Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick Measures Up

Treatment for atopic dermatitis has evolved in recent years. A new yardstick, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is meant to help make new treatment options clear.

Patent Pick: Sticking it to Dermal Delivery

The folks at Fujifilm have been poking around at ways to improve transdermal absorption sheets for the microneedle delivery of actives. A new patent application explains.

Plant-Based Hydrogels: Applications in Cosmetics

Hydrogels provide high water content, elasticity, softness and biocompatibility to cosmetics and skin care products. This article reviews the main categories of polysaccharides that form hydrogels for use in the cosmetic industry.

Into the Blue: Novel Test Reveals Blue Light Damage, Protection Strategies

The negative effects of visible or blue light on skin are not fully understood. This article describes a model to test for potential damage and screen for compounds to suppress it. Results confirm blue light induces cutaneous damage, and a 3-D strategy of UV filters, vitamins and plant extracts suppresses it.

From Sea to Skin: Marine-Derived Sun Protection

Rising consumer demand for environmentally-friendly sunscreen filters makes way for studies such as this from the British Journal of Dermatology, which examines the efficacy of seaweed-derived ingredients for UV protection.

Comparatively Speaking: Gene vs. Protein Expression Studies

What is the difference between gene and protein expression studies to evaluate the efficacy of cosmetic products? Nava Dayan, Ph.D., explains in this edition of "Comparatively Speaking."

Euphorbia peplus Underlines Dermocosmetic Moves by the Industry

Holistic beauty continues to grow not only as an inside-out approach by consumers, but as health itself reveals connections to beauty, reinforcing the industry's move toward dermocosmetics. A recent study of topical ingenol mebutate for solar keratosis exemplifies.

Toss the Bleach for Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

Bleach baths are commonly recommended for atopic dermatitis treatment, but a recent review in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that water baths may be a better option.

Making DNA 'Dance': Chemical Oscillators to Choreograph Biological Functions

Chemical oscillation is at the very core of our circadian rhythm. It is also central to a new discovery from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds potential for molecular machines... possibly for advanced personal care.

Patent Pick: Evergreen and Kunzea Sebum Control

Mary Kay inventors have tapped into two natural solutions to unclog pores and treat acne, according to a new patent: the evergreen Psidium guajava and Kunzea ericoides (kunaka).

Psoriasis Meets its Match in Vanilla Extract

What do baked goods and psoriasis have in common? Research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that synthetic vanilla extract can topically treat the chronic condition.

Researchers Link Obesity with Rosacea

Though the causes of rosacea are unclear, recent research in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has linked the skin condition with obesity and body mass index.

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