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A Tale of Tattoos (continued): Toxicology

Aug 26, 2015

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.

Shielding and Repairing Tooth Enamel with Carboxymethyl Cellulose

Aug 26, 2015Thomas Welss, Claudia Hundeiker, Nicole Duschek, Wilfried Howorka, Jennifer Evening and Thomas Förster, Henkel Beauty Care, Düsseldorf, Germany

This article evaluates the ability of a toothpaste formulation containing calcium, phosphate and a film-building carboxymethyl cellulose to repair and refill damaged enamel. Micro-hardness and elasticity were quantified by nano-indentation, and surface roughness by profilometry. Scanning electron microscopy was employed for qualitative analysis, and profilometry, again, for the refilling of micro damage.

A Tale of Tattoos, Toxicology and Black Henna

Aug 25, 2015

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.

Validating the Effectiveness of Rubbing on Percutaneous Penetration

Aug 25, 2015Niloufar Mohajerani and Kasra Afzali, University of California, Davis, CA; and Howard I. Maibach, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA

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.

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

Aug 17, 2015

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

Jul 20, 2015Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

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

Jul 9, 2015

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

Study Suggests Link Between Citrus Consumption and Melanoma Risk

Jul 2, 2015

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

Jun 30, 2015

“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.

Sourcing and Using Maca and Suma Roots

Jun 26, 2015Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Ph.D, Dell’Acqua Consulting, Jersey City, NJ USA

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.

Shea Butter Extract for Bioactive Skin Care

Jun 26, 2015Ann-Charlotte Andersson and Jari Alander, AAK Sweden AB, Karlshamn, Sweden

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.

Olay Breakthrough Identifies Traits of ‘Ageless’ Women

Jun 17, 2015

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

Jun 15, 2015

Nano shells enable selective photothermolysis to help treat acne.

Sun Protection and Early Detection

Jun 12, 2015

According to the 2014 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures, ASDS members performed an estimated 3.08 million skin cancer treatments last year.

Wearables: A Beautiful Future

Jun 10, 2015

New technology opens the door to self-diagnosis of skin issues.

Patent Picks—Edelweiss to Stop Graying, Mineral Anti-dandruff, Hold + Conditioning and More in Hair Care

Jun 4, 2015Cosmetics & Toiletries editors

Patent Picks are compiled by the editors from publicly available sources. This edition features inventions related to hair care and styling, including edelweiss to stop hair graying and even restore hair color; minerals to address dandruff; phenolic compound blends for hair shine and protection; block polymers to increase foam in hair products; inventions that combine hair styling and care; and more.

Child Subjects Proposed for AD Treatment Trials

Jun 4, 2015

Treatment options for atopic dermatitis (AD) are expanding and dermatologists anticipate new therapies to help both children and adults.

Reuters: Innovation Lagging, but Patents Are Up

Jun 1, 2015

Thomson Reuters found the global pace of innovation slowed to its lowest level since the global recession in 2009, but despite this slowed pace, the worldwide patent volume reached a record high.

Shaving and its Effects on Percutaneous Absorption in the Skin*

Jun 1, 2015Muhammad Hamza, University of California, San Francisco, and Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan; and Howard I. Maibach, M.D., University of California, San Francisco

Despite its being an area of concern for many years, the percutaneous absorption of cosmetics has not been rigorously studied. Additionally, the effects of shaving on this process are relatively unknown. An overview of recent research reveals that more research in this area is required.

A Review of Novel Cleansing and Conditioning Systems

Jun 1, 2015Melissa Tolla, Ph.D., Tolla Consultants, Naperville, IL, USA

Cleansing and conditioning are basic steps in a typical hair care routine, and efforts are continually under way to develop novel and improved systems for such functions—especially considering various consumer lifestyles and hair types. This brief review highlights a few recent advances in trending hair cleansing and conditioning systems.

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Coloring the Cosmetic World

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Finally! A practical resource on cosmetic pigments in one book. Edwin B. Faulkner offers a comprehensive look at what goes into selecting colors for decorative cosmetic products. Order your copy today.