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[podcast] CAS9 and CRISPR Technology: Implications for Cosmetics?

"CRISPR, in my mind, is like a molecular GPS. . .People just type in some short array sequence, essentially an address, to find the target. Upon binding to the target, a pair of molecular scissors cuts the DNA and performs a repair to modify the DNA sequence."

Patent Pick: Green Tea Stem Cells Steeped in Skin Benefits

Timing is everything, which has proven to be the case in a new patent application from Unilever. Here, inventors have found that dedifferentiated stem cells from green tea provide unique skin protective benefits.

Patent Pick: Delivering on mRNA's Promise

News about CRISPR and the Cas9 enzyme has permeated nearly every scientific—and even some consumer—communities. But there is one crucial area where these entities have not penetrated to any real appreciable level: the human body. A new patent may fix that.

Patent Pick: Chanel Bets on Biology with Sestrin Activators

Chanel inventors have their eyes on Sestrins as a new target to impart skin benefits. In this patent application, their biological efficacy and a method to screen them are explored.

Patent Pick: In the Heat of Pleasurable Cosmetic Delivery

According to Estée Lauder inventors, personal care manufacturers are heating up the competition for consumer dollars by using heat in cosmetics and personal care experiences. But one particularly chilling roadblock to their development is the need for a portable energy source; as is described here.

Angiopoietin-like 4 from Fatty Tissue to the Skin's Rescue

New findings from the Nanyang Technological Institute in Singapore provide yet another example of derm and medicinal research crossing into the cosmetics realm; here, in a gel patch scar treatment form.

Editor's Note: Discontinuity and Your Inner Innovator

One innovative mash-up has been capturing consumer dollars: multifunctional color cosmetics. Whether fortified with SPF or moisturizing properties, makeup with added benefits is driving color sales. In relation, this month, we've created our own color and sun mash-up.

Breaking Through, Part II: Chemical Ingredient Delivery*

Chemical delivery systems use additional chemicals to introduce ingredients into the skin. This installment concludes our skin delivery series with a discussion on chemical penetration; part one covered physical delivery.

In Light of Exposure: Understanding Avobenzone Part I, Characterization

Avobenzone is a widely used UV-absorbing organic filter. Its dynamic nature and photophysical and photochemical properties are responsible for its widespread use. This first in a two-part series reviews its inherent characteristics and behavior in solvents; part two will consider its behavior with other sunscreens and in formulas.

[podcast] Lauder Eyes Infrared Skin Damage

Infrared radiation penetrates deeper than UV and causes skin damage. What can be done to mitigate its effects? In this podcast, Tom Mammone, Ph.D., of The Estée Lauder Companies and Clinique Labs, explains. Listen now!

Jump-starting Anti-aging, Healing and More

With the flip of a switch—er, chip, rather—skin cells can be reprogrammed as any cell type to restore function to aging or damaged tissue and organs. Research from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State College of Engineering explains.

[podcast] Cosmetic Influencer Insight

Epigenetics, the microbiome, wearables and Big Data vs. back-to-nature: How do these influencers impact cosmetics? Learn from award-winning young scientist Franziska Wandrey, Ph.D., of Mibelle Biochemistry in this exclusive podcast.

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