Recent in Biology (page 14 of 14)
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.
Oct 28, 2011 | Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine; and Bahman Sotoodian, University of British Columbia
As is described here, moisturizers can influence the properties and structure of corneocytes by influencing the SC and consequently, the skin water barrier function. This hydrative influence of moisturizers could be beneficial as well as destructive toward skin barrier function.