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Mar 31, 2006 | 05:21 PM CST
By: Myeong Jun Choi and Howard I. Maibach
Ceramides are the main polar lipids of the SC intercellular lipids; they play an important role in skin barrier function and account for half of the SC lipids by weight. Nine subclasses of ceramides have been described in human SC; these differ from each other by the sphingoid base groups (sphingosine, phytoshpingosine, 6-hydroxysphingosine) and hydrocarbon chain length. Ceramide content and changes of composition are involved in agingand skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD),5–7 psoriasis, contact dermatitis (CD) and irritant dermatitis.
Mar 31, 2006 | 05:18 PM CST
A collection of the latest ingredients and mixtures launched in the industry is presented in this issue. Visit our home page to download the complete PDF!
Mar 30, 2006 | 09:13 AM CST
Researchers have cloned transgenic pigs that produce high levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Mar 29, 2006 | 11:22 AM CST
By: Jelena Djordjevic, Gordana Vuleta, Jela Milic,…
Vitamin E has an important protective function for the entire organism. It is believed that the broad biological activities of vitamin E are due to its ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation and stabilize biological membranes.
Mar 27, 2006 | 02:11 PM CST
As "baby boomers" turn 60 this year, it is apparent that consumers in the United States are not getting younger; however, they are getting smarter.
Mar 24, 2006 | 04:09 PM CST
Researchers have succeeded in growing taste receptor cells outside of the body.
Mar 24, 2006 | 02:45 PM CST
Ken Klein tests your formulating knowledge.
Mar 21, 2006 | 01:00 PM CST
Neuropeptides may be a new source for antiaging applications. According to a recent press release to the personal care industry, some physicians and clinicians say neuropeptides may revitalize skin and hair.
Mar 15, 2006 | 01:51 PM CST
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Department of Health and the Scottish Executive, the study is designed to examine the interaction of genes, environment and disease in half a million people.
Mar 14, 2006 | 04:12 PM CST
Ken Klein challenges readers to find the ingredient functions in this word puzzle.