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Jul 05, 2012 | 10:20 AM CDT
Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a way to deliver gene regulation technology through topical moisturizers. Although the technology was initially investigated to treat melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, psoriasis, diabetic wound healing and epidermolytic ichthyosis, it may also be used to treat wrinkles in aged skin.
Jul 03, 2012 | 03:33 PM CDT
By: Elsa Jungman, Université Paris-Sud
The Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration (PPP) conference recently was held at the Palais des Congrès de La Grande Motte. Following are some highlights most relevant to the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Jul 03, 2012 | 02:51 PM CDT
By: Stewart J. Lebrun, Lebrun Labs, CA USA
The testing of personal care products for ocular irritancy ensures their safety, proper labeling and consumer satisfaction. In relation, there is a current demand for animal-alternative tests. Thus, described here is a method using synthetic tissue to test for mild, moderate and severe ocular irritation, including data validating this method as an effective means to screen products.
Jul 03, 2012 | 02:32 PM CDT
By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletr…
Mihaela Leonida, PhD, a professor of chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University, investigated the antibacterial properties of chitosan for cosmetic and pharmaceutical uses. She found that the material exhibited enhanced effects after being nano-sized.
Jul 03, 2012 | 02:23 PM CDT
A Dermatological View—Exploring Potential Differences in Percutaneous Penetration and Barrier Function Between Individuals of Different Ethnicity or Skin Color
By: Elodie Metral and Howard I. Maibach, MD, Unive…
The current understanding of percutaneous penetration and parameters that can influence it remains a sub judice area. Ethnicity or pigmentation, for instance, can be implied in percutaneous absorption for which several studies, described here, have been conducted to clarify their roles.
Jun 29, 2012 | 08:17 AM CDT
A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Children's Center and funded by the National Institutes of Health supports the common "hygiene hypothesis" that some antibacterial chemicals and preservatives in hygiene products may make children more susceptible to food and environmental allergens.
Jun 29, 2012 | 08:13 AM CDT
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein that may aid in the development of psoriasis and wound-healing treatments.
Jun 26, 2012 | 08:50 AM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking" Tony O'Lenick tackles innovation, discussing the difference between a disruptive innovation and a sustaining innovation.
Jun 20, 2012 | 08:14 AM CDT
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, "Patent Picks" are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies related to sunless tanning, skin protection and anti-aging skin care.
Jun 13, 2012 | 10:58 AM CDT
New findings regarding the formation of fullerenes, aka "buckyballs," were recently published in the journal Nature Communications, suggesting that smaller cages grow into larger ones.