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Patent Pick: Silencing Sweat

Don't sweat the small stuff, they say. But what if the small stuff is causing big problems? Take hyperhydrosis, for example, which involves certain proteins. Thankfully, Unilever has identified them and, as a new patent application describes, is interfering with their genetic messaging to manage this condition.

Study Sheds LIGHT on Eczema Cause

Research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine has identified a potential method to block atopic dermatitis by targeting the LIGHT protein.

The Acne Depression Connection

A study in The British Journal of Dermatology investigated just that, finding an increased risk of developing major depression for people who suffer from acne.

Anti-pollution Cosmetics: In the Face of a Changing Environment

Pollution in different forms and media can cause skin distress of various types. In response, leading global cosmetic companies are turning to a full spectrum of anti-pollution ingredients for answers. Both the negative effects of pollution on skin, and ingredients and products to protect against this damage are reviewed here.

Soaking up the Self-Tan: The Pros and Cons of DHA and Self-tanners

Many people utilize non-UV tanning methods to meet fashion demands without exposing themselves to UV radiation. This article reviews the health benefits and possible drawbacks of dihydroxyacetone, the main active ingredient in self-tanning products.

Restoring Hair and Scalp Health: Ceramide-2 Analog for Conditioning and Barrier Benefits

Since ceramides are essential for protecting skin and hair, the natural conclusion would be to use them as cosmetic ingredients. However, naturally occurring ceramides are difficult to extract and can carry a high cost. A structural analog to naturally occurring ceramide-2 was therefore developed.

Industry Insight: How Nutrition Impacts Beauty

Can consumers “eat themselves” to beauty? Following are excerpts adapted from our podcast interview series with Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., and Alan Dattner, M.D.

Scientists Reveal Conditions Linked to Rosacea

Though the existence of rosacea comorbidities is well-known, a recent literature review in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology broke them down to analyze which conditions occur most often.

Patent Pick: Taking Matte to the Max in Color Cosmetics

Today's trend for a matte finish yet transfer-resistance and comfortable wear makes for a challenging formula combination. L'Oréal inventors appear to have unlocked the code; a new patent application explains.

Research Marches Toward Eczema/Asthma Connection

Childhood eczema has been linked to the development of asthma later in life. Recent research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology examined how to prevent this phenomenon.

[podcast] How Nutrition Translates to Beauty, Part I

Can consumers “eat themselves” to beauty? Cosmetics & Toiletries posed these and other questions to two renowned dermatologists, featured in this five-part podcast series. Here, in part I, they discuss how nutrition impacts beauty.

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