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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.

Green Chemistry Evolves Around Lifecycle and Necessity

This guest advisor commentary is an excerpt taken from an interview with Prof. James Clark, Ph.D., of the York, UK-based Green Chemistry Centre for Excellence.

[podcast] Green Chemistry and Sustainability: A Discussion with James Clark, Ph.D.

In this interview, Prof. James Clark, Ph.D., of the University of York Green Chemistry Centre for Excellence, shares his insights on how green chemistry has changed and new opportunities for sustainability. Listen now!

The Brave New World of Silicone Alternatives

The road forward for cosmetic formulation doesn't include as many of the silicones of old, according to Tony O'Lenick, president of Siltech LLC.

Manipulating Light in 3D

Researchers from the Australian National University don't take light lightly. In fact, they have mastered the art of manipulating it in what appears to be the best-yet holographic representation in three dimensions. This technology has potential for applications in imaging and augmented reality.

Study: Olay Examines the Nature vs. Nurture Beauty Debate

“These findings are incredibly exciting because they show that women can actively take beauty into their own hands."

Patent Pick: Smooth Moves to Attack Tacky Cosmetics

Icky or elegant? Beauty consumers are mindful of the sensory experiences you create for them. That's why L'Oréal inventors imparted tact into a new, non-tacky cosmetic emulsion.

Eating Mushrooms Could Counteract Advanced Glycation End Products

There's a fungus among us, and it may be more welcomed than ever before if new research out of Japan is corroborated. A preliminary study has shown that consuming mushrooms may decrease the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in skin.

Exposure, Skin Roughness and a New Niche Proposal

How often is your nose the first place to sunburn? Almost always. Swiss researchers wondered what such high exposure could mean for skin topography of the hands, nose, shoulders, cheeks and forehead. Their work points to a new potential market niche.

Patent Pick: Corona-core Microgels Go with Skin's Flow

Emulsions are troublemakers. Surfactants can be used to keep their oil and water attitudes in check but they irritate some people. Pickering emulsions work, too, but are less effective and sticky wickets. Enter Shiseido's patented answer: corona-core microgels, which stabilize the situation and go with skin's flow.

Turn Back Time: New Findings Suggest Science Could Potentially Reverse the Signs of Aging

It may finally be possible to turn back the clock. Using cellular reprogramming, scientists at the Salk Institute have found a way to reverse signs of aging.

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