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New Source Discovered for Botulinum Neurotoxin

"By finding more versions of the toxin in nature, we can potentially expand and optimize its therapeutic applications even further," said Michael Mansfield, one of the lead authors on the study.

MIT Mixes Emulsions That Stick

As the cliché goes, oil and water do not mix. Research in Nature Communications may have found a way around this, forming emulsions from the bottom up using condensation and cooled oil.

Green Tea EGCG: Now with Moisture Benefits

The powerful antioxidant properties of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) from green tea are legendary. What's not are their skin-hydrating and moisturizing benefits, as new findings from AmorePacific and Sungkyunkwan University, in Korea, suggest.

Patent Pick: Chicory and Yeast Extracts Give Skin's HA a Boost

What do you get when you cross yeast and chicory root extracts? Apparently, more than a fermented coffee substitute—possibly the latest and greatest anti-aging solution. A new J&J patent explains.

Amway and Microbiome Insights Identify Bacteria That Could Improve Skin Care

Two bacteria species could prove crucial in health and skin care development.

Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick Measures Up

Treatment for atopic dermatitis has evolved in recent years. A new yardstick, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is meant to help make new treatment options clear.

Patent Pick: Sticking it to Dermal Delivery

The folks at Fujifilm have been poking around at ways to improve transdermal absorption sheets for the microneedle delivery of actives. A new patent application explains.

Plant-Based Hydrogels: Applications in Cosmetics

Hydrogels provide high water content, elasticity, softness and biocompatibility to cosmetics and skin care products. This article reviews the main categories of polysaccharides that form hydrogels for use in the cosmetic industry.

Into the Blue: Novel Test Reveals Blue Light Damage, Protection Strategies

The negative effects of visible or blue light on skin are not fully understood. This article describes a model to test for potential damage and screen for compounds to suppress it. Results confirm blue light induces cutaneous damage, and a 3-D strategy of UV filters, vitamins and plant extracts suppresses it.

From Sea to Skin: Marine-Derived Sun Protection

Rising consumer demand for environmentally-friendly sunscreen filters makes way for studies such as this from the British Journal of Dermatology, which examines the efficacy of seaweed-derived ingredients for UV protection.

Comparatively Speaking: Gene vs. Protein Expression Studies

What is the difference between gene and protein expression studies to evaluate the efficacy of cosmetic products? Nava Dayan, Ph.D., explains in this edition of "Comparatively Speaking."

Euphorbia peplus Underlines Dermocosmetic Moves by the Industry

Holistic beauty continues to grow not only as an inside-out approach by consumers, but as health itself reveals connections to beauty, reinforcing the industry's move toward dermocosmetics. A recent study of topical ingenol mebutate for solar keratosis exemplifies.

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