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[podcast] Pollen: A 'Particulate' Concern for Skin

Tom Mammone, Ph.D., of The Estée Lauder Companies and Clinique Labs, has taken a "particulately" closer look at one major pollutant: pollen. In this podcast, he describes its negative effects in skin and offers approaches to mitigate them. Listen now!

Methylene Blue—The Antioxidant Answer to Aging?

The antioxidant methylene blue may be the answer to slow down aging, according to new research from the University of Maryland. Scientists are already formulating products for consumer use with the chemical.

Study Targets Eczema Susceptibility at Its Source

New research points the finger at the protein filaggrin as the root cause of eczema susceptibility, with the possibility of drugs to treat the condition's causes on the horizon.

Eczema Unrelated to Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D levels and eczema may not be as related as previous research has shown, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine.

How Traumatic Events Affect Skin

Skin care needs could penetrate more deeply than are measurable, as recent findings on stress, trauma and skin conditions reveal.

Don’t Get Burned: Link between Melanin-Rich Skin & Sunburn

A recent study shows a correlation between melanin-rich skin and sunburn, raising concern of skin cancer prevention perceptions.

Grooming Interventions Impact Body Vitality: Feel-good Effects Beyond Clean

Daily grooming rituals are a fact of life, but what is their impact beyond how they make us look and feel? Coupled with other facts, rituals including fragrance, sauna and hormesis have measurable effects on the body.

Telomere Rejuvenation Stops the Clock on Aging

Scientists may have found a way reverse signs of aging through chromosomes. In vivo tissue reprogramming was found to lengthen telomeres, a telltale sign of cell rejuvenation.

Color Me Red: Bacteria to Produce Natural Pigments

Researchers are at it again: outsmarting bacteria to do their "dirty" work. In fact this time, soil-inhabiting Serratia rubidaea were isolated for their naturally produced red pigment.

Moving Toward Microbes: Bio-engineering a New Cosmetic Reality

The cosmetics industry is turning to microorganisms to find stable, sustainable ways to manufacture biologically derived molecules. This article reviews recent microbiological advances and ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products.

Plant Oil Insight From the Skin's Perspective*

There is significant variability in plant oil compositions, and some oils can cause problems for impaired skin barriers. However, the right oils have been shown to benefit the right skin types, some of which are reviewed here.

Study: Olay Examines the Nature vs. Nurture Beauty Debate

“These findings are incredibly exciting because they show that women can actively take beauty into their own hands."

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