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Apr 24, 2006 | 11:06 AM CDT
By: Charles Fox
From Assessing Hypopigmenting Agents to Translucent Cosmetic Solutions Ascorbic acid on collagen: Garcia-Mercier investigated the effect of a w/o emulsion containing ascorbic acid on collagen neosynthesis in human full thickness skin discs in culture.1 The response of human skin disks to agents having the ability to increase collagen synthesis was investigated. Seven experiments were performed, each using skin disks obtained from female patients. L-ascorbic acid in the culture medium was incubated with skin for 72 hours. Collagen synthesis was evaluated by measuring 3H-proline incorporation into dermis proteins. Expected effects were found and results were shown to be reproducible. Two cosmetic formulations – a clear solution and a w/o emulsion containing L-ascorbic acid – were then tested by topical application on the human skin disks and incubated for 72 hours.
Apr 21, 2006 | 10:26 AM CDT
By: M. Ferrari, College of Pharmacy and Biochemist…
Diagrams of the oil, surfactant and water at stepped proportions in ternary systems characterize the system’s cosmetic forms (emulsions, gels, dispersions), crystalline phases and stability in this study using two Brazilian oils.
Apr 21, 2006 | 09:59 AM CDT
By: Michael Starch, Dow Corning Corporation; Tony …
This article describes the use of a novel process technology to prepare high internal phase (HIP) emulsions, which can provide solutions to a number of formulating issues.
Apr 21, 2006 | 08:38 AM CDT
By: James Ziming Sun, PhD, and James W. Parr, Adva…
Nonaqueous-based scrubs provide more functions and benefi ts for complete treatment of the body’s skin and are a new category of cleansing tools focusing on cleansing, conditioning and treating. Oils, glycols and silicone oil are three continuous phases in non-aqueous scrubs discussed in this article.
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:34 AM CDT
By: Ronald C. Wester, Xiaoying Hui, Sherry Barbadi…
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail plate – the most visible part of the nail apparatus (see sidebar). This infection is usually caused by species of Epidermophyton,Microsporum and Trichophyton resulting in nails that are opaque, white, thickened, friable and brittle.
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:31 AM CDT
By: Ken Klein, Cosmetech Laboratories
Hair conditioners are one of the most widely used products in the personal care arena.
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:17 AM CDT
By: James M. Wilmott, Barbara E. Brockway, PhD, Du…
The author describes how familiar hydrophobic materials can be formed into stable aqueous dispersions via an extraordinary high pressure, high shear process utilizing blends of alkylated phophatidyl choline.
Apr 17, 2006 | 08:48 AM CDT
By: Alain Thibodeau and Édouard Lauzier, Atrium Bi…
The authors demonstrate that combining the efficacy of a topical cream with a dietary/nutritional supplement improved the skin’s appearance. In the trial conducted, parameters associated with aged skin appearance were improved.
Apr 17, 2006 | 08:29 AM CDT
By: Bruce A. Buchholz and Howard I. Maibach
Quantification of percutaneous penetration and metabolism of skin care ingredients has seemed daunting; however, new technology provides a ready solution for the problematic arena. Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is a new analytical method that measures a biological response better than the existing technique.
Apr 14, 2006 | 04:39 PM CDT
Next Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPI) highlighted its Seditol product, a new dietary supplement blend of ingredients that claims to help “turn off” stress to achieve a good night's sleep.