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Patent Pick: How Low Can pH Go?

The best solution for formulating isn't always best for the skin; take low pH, for example. However, if P&G inventors are right, low pH and skin benefits may be compatible after all—and formulators may no longer be in limbo.

Stem Cell Aging Theories Put to the Test

Wrinkles and age spots are caused intrinsically, according to new aging theories proposed by Win L. Chiou in The Scientific Pages of Dermatology.

Microbiome Helps Level the Acne Playing Field

Acne may be the result of a flaw in the microbiome's delicate balance. Using new research, microbiome-based markers could be used to diagnose and treat the disease.

A New Intersection: Could Anti-pollution Mean Anti-acne?

Anti-acne and anti-pollution have something in common: inflammation. Could this crossroads of two market segments align to forge a new path forward? A recent study suggests so.

Telomere Pioneers Share 2017 Renaissance Woman Award

Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., and Carol Greider, Ph.D., took home this year's Alma Dea Morani, M.D., award for their work that revolutionized the study of aging through telomeres and telomerase.

[podcast] Age of Inflammation: How Health is Driving the Microbiome Market

"I think millennial women are changing the world by doing something that’s never been done before," says Larry Weiss, M.D. "They're reading labels and asking questions." What are they looking for? Read on and listen in to learn more.

New Passion for Passion Fruit: Sun Protection

Thai researchers have juicy news on passion fruit—apparently, extract from its seeds can boost the SPF levels in makeup. A recent paper published in the Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences explains.

Preserving Microbiome Harmony: Antimicrobial Peptides Balance Skin Health

As an alternative, antimicrobial peptides were explored for their effects on the skin's microbial species using 16S rRNA and a novel comparative approach. In personal care, indiscriminate microbial destruction by traditional preservatives can unintentionally alter the thriving ecosystem that is the skin's microbiome.

Natural Folate in Human Skin: A New Approach to UV Damage Protection

Diminished folate levels impact the rate of DNA damage, thus this article explores how reinforcing skin folates prior to UV exposure could protect against DNA damage. The predominant natural folate in skin, 5-MTHF, is intrinsically stable under UV, but can degrade if photosensitizers are present. Sub-micromolar 5-MTHF protects DNA against oxidation, and ascorbate levels in skin help maintain this folate.

Dermal-epidermal Separation, Part III: Heat and Mechanical Methods

Readers previously expressed interest in understanding the most efficient and reliable methods to separate the epidermis and dermis for basic skin investigation. This third and final part in this dermatological series focuses on heat and mechanical techniques.

Patent Pick: Thermal Anti-aging Takes the Heat Off of Skin

Chanel inventors aim to take the heat off of skin in a new patent application for a cosmetic powder that exhibits low thermal conductivity to protect skin against thermally induced aging—whether too hot or too cold.

Engaging Tanning Pathway Sans UV Damage

New work from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute paints skin tanning in a new light—sans light, that is, not to mention sans UV damage.

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