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Atopic Dermatitis—Part I: Early Research and Causes

This column is the first in a two-part series on atopic dermatitis (AD), a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease. Here, the authors will review early research and delve into causes of AD to support a future column on AD criteria and investigation.

Research Suggests a Need for After-sun Sunscreen

According to a report from Yale, the damage caused by UV radiation continues hours after the sun exposure occurred. In the described study, melanocytes generated CPDs both immediately and hours after UV exposure had ended. This may suggest the need for “evening-after” sunscreen, designed to block energy-transfer.

Patent Picks—Lipstick Gloss, Probiotics, Anti-acne, Cosmetic Films, Heat Shock Proteins and More for Skin

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to cosmetics and skin care, including heat to improve lipstick gloss and probiotics for oily skin, as well as heat shock proteins, FABACs, improved vitamin C derivatives, an anti-acne blend, a skin-smoothing cosmetic film and a photo-initiated filler from the medical field.

Researchers Link Skin Cell Molecule with Immune Response

Researchers from Melbourne, Monash and Harvard Universities published new findings on how immune cells in the skin sense foreign invaders and react with inflammation or alergic reactions to protect the body.

Alternative Hair Cleansing

New approaches to hair cleansing range from dry powders and sprays, to creamy cleansers that skip shampooing altogether. In fact, according to Mintel's NPD Database, an increasing number of consumers favor dry shampoo. Carmen Castillo Bucci, of L'Or<é>al USA, will discuss these new approaches to hair cleansing during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.

Patent Picks—Thickening, Microbiome, Low Active/High SPF, Imaging, Anti-acne and More in Skin

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to skin and skin care, including reducing skin thickening, restoring skin balance, imaging skin, improving the skin barrier and reducing acne, characterizing the microbiome, UV protection, increasing skin formula stability and more.

Two Decades of Transfer-resistant Lipstick

It has been two decades since Revlon revolutionized the color cosmetic market by debuting transfer-resistant lipstick. Innovations in transfer resistance and long wear makeup have continued apace, and it certainly appears that advances in this field will continue for the foreseeable future. This article reviews the literature to show the evolution of chemistries and concepts in this prominent market.

Patent Picks—Ice-binding, Illumination, Anti-glycation, Color-change, Probiotics and More in Makeup

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that relate to makeup and skin care, including compositions to increase skin radiance, improve product sensory properties, impart probiotic benefits, provide interactive and color-changing abilities, protect skin through ice binding and more.

Modeling the Dynamics of Hair Movement

The dynamics of hair movement are of particular interest to product developers because they are important to consumers. In relation, computer animation and 3D modeling expert Norman Badler, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss ways to model the dynamics of hair movement during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.

Patent Picks—Autophagy for Skin, Hair Color; Luster Pigment; Depigmenting Compounds and More in Color and Coloration

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions that relate to color cosmetics and skin coloration, including autophagy to regulate skin and hair color, layered and luster pigments for cosmetics, mineral powder with high dispersion, approaches for depigmenting and evening out skin tone, and more.

ROS Suspected to be Beneficial to Wound Healing

Free radicals might not be all bad, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Andrew Chishold, PhD, and his fellow researchers found reactive oxygen species (ROS) to be beneficial to wound healing.

Formulators Can Avoid Quality Disasters

There are a number of things that cosmetic chemists can do to avoid problems in production and ultimately in the marketplace. In the laboratory, almost anything is possible, but production life is very different.

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