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Patent Pick: Making Cosmetics More 'Taste'ful

Most formulators (and hopefully consumers) know cosmetics aren't for eating. And if you've ever grazed your lips with lotion, you know the bitter twinge that ensues. But LVMH inventors aim to improve this encounter by taking the bite out of it.

Healthy Aging vs. Anti-aging: Indole Informs Insights

Lifespan does not equal healthspan, and research from Emory University shows the two can exist independently. Indeed, a class of chemicals known as indoles improved the health of organisms during aging with minimal impact on lifespan. Could these insights impact cosmetics and skin care?

Nestlé Sets Out to 'Master the Microbiome'

Nestlé Health Science has entered the microbiome research sphere with the creation of Microbiome Diagnostic Partners, a joint venture with Enterome.

Patent Pick: Saggy Skin? Kelp Can Help

None of us is getting younger although as they say: it's better than the alternative. While aging bears badges of honor including skin sagging and wrinkling, Lauder inventors have found that kelp, combined with Narcissus and a peptide, can extend youth a little longer.

Breaking Through, Part I: Physical Ingredient Delivery*

Actives are delivered into skin by physical and chemical penetration routes, such as via microneedling or penetration enhancers. This first of two columns introduces physical means of skin delivery; part two will address chemical penetration.

Solution Evolution: CER as a Universal Surfactant Balance Descriptor

There exists a need for a universal means to characterize surfactant behavior and miscibility. Presented here is the cohesive energy ratio (CER), which meets this need and serves as a tool to select surfactants for emulsifying any two immiscible liquids.

Understanding Aging in Hair

The study of senescence has really expanded our knowledge and understanding of what happens in general during aging. In this excerpt from an exclusive podcast, Alison Pawlus, Ph.D., explains how.

Advanced Photodynamic Therapy Kills 'Blood Suckers'

By "blood suckers," Vanderbilt scientists mean bacteria like staph, which deplete the human blood of iron. Here, a new molecule is described that, when combined with phototherapy, can selectively kill off these and other bacteria—suggesting new anti-acne and other treatment potential.

Eat Your Way to Better Sun Protection

If you're an erratic eater or midnight snacker, you could be putting your skin in greater UV danger. A new study suggests abnormal eating patterns upset your body's circadian rhythm and all the skin-protective elements that march to it.

DNA Self-assembly for UV Protection and Hydration

Whoever thought a material's greatest weakness could become its strength? Scientists at Binghamton University and the University of Rhode Island, apparently, as a recent DNA-related study illustrates.

Comparatively Speaking: Genome vs. Epigenome

Reviving our highly popular "Comparatively Speaking" column, here, Tony O'Lenick asks Howard Epstein, Ph.D.: "What's the difference between the genome and the epigenome?" Read on to learn more.

Innovation vs. Research: Revolutionizing Product Development

Where does innovation come from? How does an industry looking to perfect existing products find time to create completely original ones? Cosmetics & Toiletries spoke with Giovanni Pantini, of Studio 24 in Milan, about the difference between research and innovation and how each affects companies that aim to impact the market.

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