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Where There's Smoke, There's Skin Care: How Cannabis Affects Skin

With relaxing regulations, cannabis is gaining traction in skin care. Read on for details on how cannabis works with the skin and what is in store for its future.

SCC Annual Meeting: Polymicrobial Interactions and a Paradigm Shift

Differences in microflora exist between men and women, those with healthy or psoriatic skin, etc. Rita Colwell, Ph.D., explained how microbial insights affect the cosmetic industry at the SCC Annual Meeting.

SCC Annual Meeting: Skin Gives Us Access to the Brain

Wellness plays a role in the personal care industry—Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D., spoke at the SCC Annual Meeting on touch, wellness marketing claims and how its concepts are affecting the industry.

SCC Annual Meeting: Is CRISPR 'Bad' for Cosmetics?

CRISPR gene editing breakthroughs could make vast changes in cosmetic formulations—Stanley Qi, Ph.D., took the keynote stage at the SCC Annual Meeting to discuss its implications.

Skin Remembers Injuries to Maintain Integrity

Stem cells in the skin have "memories" of previous injuries to help speed along the healing process. Research in Science suggests that this might help understand psoriasis.

Genome Engineering Boosts Synthetic Biology Market

A recent study from MarketsandMarkets shows the United States is leading the synthetic biology market with various key drivers. The market is expected to reach a new growth worth more than $8 billion in the following five years.

When Pollution and Sensitive Skin Meet

Concerns over air pollution's impact on the skin are on the rise. Research in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that skin care formulated with the goal of fighting pollution can make an impact on skin health.

When Water is Hard on Eczema

Hard water contains minerals that are tough on the skin, especially those predisposed toward atopic dermatitis. Recent research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology looked into how hard water affects the skin barrier.

Fat-Burning Treatments Turn to Microneedles

A novel microneedle skin patch offers a noninvasive alternative to liposuction, according to Columbia University and University of North Carolina researchers. The patch has the potential to treat obesity and diabetes while boosting metabolism.

Partnership Studies Mitochondria to Assess Screen Light Effects on Skin

For those taking in the spirit of Halloween last week, there is an all-too familiar horror to behold … skin damage caused by light from electronic devices. Gattefossé has recognized this skin terror and is teaming up with CYTOO to examine it more closely; via cellular mitochondria.

Comparatively Speaking: Inflammation vs. Allergy

Are you formulating for sensitive skin? Or is it really normal skin undergoing a typical inflammatory response? Where do allergic reactions fit in? In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," Nava Dayan, Ph.D., explains.

Breaking Through, Part II: Chemical Ingredient Delivery*

Chemical delivery systems use additional chemicals to introduce ingredients into the skin. This installment concludes our skin delivery series with a discussion on chemical penetration; part one covered physical delivery.

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