Recent in Biology (page 13 of 28)
Mar 1, 2012 | Melanie George, PhD, Avon Products Inc.
This second installment of a two-part article reviews the transient and resident microbial populations of the human ocular area and how they alter with age, environment and exposure to antimicrobial agents. Considerations for the formulator of how cosmetic products may affect and be impacted by the flora also are provided.
Mar 1, 2012 | Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine; and Kristine B. Zitelli, MD, Kettering Medical Center.
It is possible that the transdermal transfer of applied hormones is of clinical relevance to personal care products. An estimated 1–3% of the population is allergic to a cosmetic product or ingredient contained therein.
Feb 29, 2012
A recent study conducted at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute of Biological Inspired Engineering induced magnetism in yeast cells, the implications of which suggest potential application in future delivery systems or potentially for antioxidant benefits.
Feb 2, 2012 | Jack Surrette, SkinHealth Technology LLC
Vitamin D is critical to human health and the best source is from natural UVB light. However, contrary to the benefits gained are the well-documented damaging effects of sun exposure. In response, described here as a complementary approach to sun care is the development of an accurate gauge of UV exposure to produce optimum levels of vitamin D before sunburn results.
Feb 2, 2012 | Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
Consumers are becoming more aware of the evenness of their skin tone, and it has become an important concern. Consequently, the primary focus of anti-aging skin care has shifted from reducing wrinkles to evening out skin pigmentation
Jan 3, 2012
Researchers from the Kunming Institute of Zoology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have identified a number of antimicrobial peptides in odorous frogs.
Dec 21, 2011
Researchers at Kingston University and Neal's Yard Remedies have reported that white tea, witch hazel and rose may hold antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits beneficial for treating skin aging and some inflammatory diseases
Dec 13, 2011 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC; and Kelly Dobos, Kao Corp.
In this "Comparatively Speaking," Tony O'Lenick refers to Kelly Dobos to explain the difference between a microbiome and a metagenome, the understanding of which can lead to better understanding the anti-aging properties of ingredients and cosmetic products.
Dec 2, 2011 | Melanie George, PhD Avon Products Inc.
This first of two articles reviews transient and resident microbial populations of the human skin and how they alter with age, environment and exposure to antimicrobial agents. Considerations for the formulator of how cosmetic products may affect and be impacted by normal human flora also are provided.
Dec 2, 2011 | Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine; and Bahman Sotoodian, University of British Columbia
Following is an overview of research correlating, even at trace amounts, raw materials present in eye area color cosmetics with contact dermatitis.
Oct 31, 2011
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have established a connection between a repairing protein and times of the day with an increased risk of skin cancer.
Oct 28, 2011 | Elsa Jungman, Cécile Laugel and Arlette Baillet-Guffroy Faculty of Pharmacy, University Paris-Sud
In cosmetics, parabens are widely used due to their low cost and efficacy. In recent years, however, some reports have claimed that these materials exhibit estrogenic activity, which has led to attempts to replace them in formulations. This article reviews penetration studies of parabens spanning the past 20 years to determine whether they pose a risk to human health.