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J&J Acquires Beijing Dabao Cosmetics

Company plans to continue development of 20-year old brand.

Therapeutic Activity of Probiotics

Editor’s note: C&T magazine’s regular Bench & Beyond columnist Bud Brewster welcomes guest contributor and consultant Donald S. Orth to this month’s space.

The Probiotic Nature of Normal Microflora

Recent studies are revealing that many of their actions are like those of the normal microflora present in the intestinal tract and on the skin and mucous membranes. This article focuses on some similarities between probiotics and normal skin microflora.

Sensitive Skin Syndrome: Sensory Response and Classification

Although a complete analysis of sensitive skin syndrome was recently published, research on said syndrome faces several difficulties. There is a lack of consensus in the medical and scientific communities for classifying sensory responses to irritants.

Aquaporins: Stimulating AQP3

The current column will look at the separate but parallel paths followed by a major personal care manufacturer and a principal academic researcher in their attempts to understand what it means to stimulate aquaporin-3 (AQP3), the water channel protein in human skin.

Aquaporins: The One-Molecule-at-a-Time Moisturizer

This column describes aquaporins and outlines their 16-year history, with particular interest in an aquaglycero-porin found in human skin. Future columns will highlight the activities of several cosmetic manufacturers and their compositions to “stimulate” that aquaporin as a way to beautify human skin and hair.

Researchers Discover MicroRNA Suppresses p63 Protein

Researchers at Rockefeller University have discovered a tiny RNA molecule that helps create the protective barrier between the inner layer of skin and the surface of skin.

Targeting the Tyrosinase Gene Via the PPARg Complex

Sederma SAS launched a skin brightening ingredient with a new mechanism of action from the heart of the melanocyte.

Columbia Researchers Uncover Hair Density, Texture Gene

A Columbia University research team has discovered a gene involved in determining hair texture that could lead to treatments for unwanted hair, or potentially grow hair.

Exercise May Help Decrease Inflammation in Skin Tissue

University of Illinois researchers have found that exercise can aid in decreasing the inflammation of damaged skin, helping to heal wounds.

Bench & Beyond: Stimulating Sirtuins' Antiaging Appeal

Nicotinamide, the amide of niacin or vitamin B3, is used to treat arthritis. It also has demonstrated anti-inflammatory actions that may be of benefit in patients with inflammatory acne vulgaris. Nicotinamide, therefore, would appear to play a positive role in inhibiting inflammation but a negative role in aging. Are there other ways to stimulate sirtuins?

Sirtuins: A Breakthrough in Antiaging Research

This article reviews the first scientific evidence confirming the presence of sirtuins in the skin, as well as their role in cell survival, senescence and longevity. This vital discovery could lead the way to new and innovative types of antiaging cosmetic ingredients that activate sirtuins.

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