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A Tale of Tattoos (continued): Toxicology

According to Andreas Luch, M.D., senior author in a study published in The Lancet, almost everybody these days has a tattoo, and nobody is talking about the side effects of ink deposits. ... There simply is not enough data to reach a conclusion of their safety.

Validating the Effectiveness of Rubbing on Percutaneous Penetration

The effect of rubbing on percutaneous penetration has long been questioned. Existing data regarding rubbing effects is sparse, and what is available is controversial at best. While some evidence suggests that rubbing increases absorption, others note the opposite. Further understanding of the rubbing effect on percutaneous penetration may offer a more complete picture in relation to the application of drugs, cosmetics and skin care.

A Tale of Tattoos, Toxicology and Black Henna

Ingredient safety and skin reactions relate not only to companies producing the pigments and inks used for tattooing, but also skin care product manufacturers in general—after all, I apply sunscreen and moisturizer to my tattooed skin.

Patent Picks—Suprametallogels, Detecting Analytes, Vibroturbilization and Other R&D Processes

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to processes and methods of forming suprametallogels, synthesizing stable resveratrol, detecting target analytes, surface-treating calcium carbonate, processing dispersed systems, enhancing dermal penetration, temporarily dyeing hair and more.

Patent Picks—'Java Ginger' Nanolipids, Aloe Antioxidants, 'Nightshade' Extract, Silica and Gold Anti-acne Nanoparticles and More

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to naturals in cosmetics, including "Java ginger-" containing nanolipids for skin repair, plant-derived 7-hydroxychromone antioxidants, energy-absorbing silica and gold nanoparticles for acne, natural lipids from feedstock, soy polyols from biomass, a nature-inspired pseudo ceramide, "nightshade" extract for skin benefits, and oil palm liquor extract for anti-aging benefits.

Vantage Specialty Ingredients Progresses its Product Portfolio

Vantage Specialty Ingredients acquired Curoxyl and Curcylic for their product portfolio.

Study Suggests Link Between Citrus Consumption and Melanoma Risk

A recent study suggests a possible link between the consumption of citrus and an increased risk of malignant melanoma.

Destruction and Creation Harmonize at C&T Summit

“Analysis, synthesis, creation and destruction” was the secret recipe behind keynote speaker Jeffrey Baxter’s guide to unconventional thinking for problem-solving during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.

Shea Butter Extract for Bioactive Skin Care

The anti-inflammatory and protease-inhibiting activity of triterpene esters is reported in the literature and reviewed here. These findings indicate the material’s potential for reducing skin stress induced by environmental factors. In consideration, studies were conducted to assess the various effects of shea butter triterpene esters on skin inflammation, barrier thickness and collagen production.

Sourcing and Using Maca and Suma Roots

In recent years, interest in sourcing plant roots as active ingredients for cosmetic use has grown tremendously. Roots such as maca and suma are rich in secondary metabolites and, as described here, can have specific actions on skin to increase its vitality and response to environmental stresses.

Olay Breakthrough Identifies Traits of ‘Ageless’ Women

The Multi-Decade and Ethnicity (MDE) study reveals biological commonalities among a subset of women who look exceptionally younger than their age.

Gold Microparticles Zap Sebaceous Follicles

Nano shells enable selective photothermolysis to help treat acne.

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