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Jun 29, 2006 | 11:54 AM CDT
By: Bud Brewster
The skin has its own efficient mechanisms and locations for storing water in the stratum corneum (SC). A well-hydrated SC is essential for shedding cells and preventing thickened, dry, rough, scaly skin. But what if the hydration system breaks down? How can the cosmetic chemist help?
Jun 29, 2006 | 11:30 AM CDT
By: Jeanette M. Waller, Howard I. Maibach, M.D.
This is the first of three reviews of technical literature examining the fact and fancy of aging skin. The three topics are cutaneous blood flow, cutaneous biochemistry and skin thickness.
Jun 29, 2006 | 11:07 AM CDT
By: Charles Fox
Polyphenols are among the botanicals reported to possess substantial anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic activities because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ajinomoto Omnichem and Estée Lauder disclose topical compositions containing phosphorylated polyphenols1 in combination with a topically acceptable carrier.
Jun 29, 2006 | 10:44 AM CDT
By: Özgen Özer and Burcu Aydın, Ege University, Fa…
The behavior of the w/o/w emulsion system and the stability of the oil membrane depend on the type of oil used to make the emulsion. Conductimetric analysis of the release of entrapped marker magnesium sulfate showed that the highest release of the marker occurred in emulsions based on oils from the triglyceride group. Emulsions based on hydrocarbon oils showed the best stability.
Jun 29, 2006 | 10:34 AM CDT
By: Shrinivas C. Kothekar, Jyotsna T. Waghmare, Sh…
This review describes the principles of nanoemulsion formation and stability. Advantages of nanoemulsions for personal care and challenges with the lack of progress in nanoemulsions are discussed.
Jun 29, 2006 | 10:27 AM CDT
By: Martin Rieger, PhD, Tinton Falls
This review of articles drawn primarily from the pages of the 2005 and 2006 Journal of Investigative Dermatology discusses the skin’s inherent mechanisms for photoimmunoprotection, photoadaptation and photoprotection following exposure to the sun.
Jun 20, 2006 | 01:03 PM CDT
Industry expert Ken Klein tests your formulating knowledge with this fun crossword puzzle teaser.
Jun 20, 2006 | 12:20 PM CDT
Industry expert Tony O’Lenick explains the difference between a bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal.
Jun 15, 2006 | 04:00 PM CDT
According to the Natural Marketing Institute's Health & Wellness Trends Database consumers are seeking health claims in food and nutritional supplements now more than ever.
Jun 06, 2006 | 08:50 AM CDT
Industry expert Ken Klein brings a little humor to the bench with a few chemistry jokes.