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Enzyme vs. Hormone

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick compares and contrasts enzymes and hormones, targets of increased interest in personal care innovating.

Tech Edge--Understanding Extracellular Proteolytic Enzymes

This article describes the mechanisms by which the activity of these proteinases is controlled, and suggests a modest goal for their safe and effective use in therapies for inflammatory injury to the skin.

Caffeine and Excercise May Ward Off Skin Cancer

A coffee habit, coupled with regular exercise, may help prevent skin cancers better than either factor alone, new research suggests.

A Dermatological View—Defining Clinically Relevant Fragrance Allergens: The Challenge

This article originally appeared in Exogenous Dermatology on pages 279–285 of volume 2 in 2003 and appears here in a modified version with permission from S. Karger, Basel.

Tech Edge--Glycation: Its Impact on Premature Skin Aging

This review and discussion will focus on the impact of the glycation process on skin aging only, and it will review the consequences in the healthy, nondiabetic population in order to maintain the relevance to the average user of cosmetic products.

Photo-aging and Skin Repair

This periodical review is an effort to make readers aware of recent trends in skin research as revealed in mid-2006 publications. The subjects have been organized into the impact of light on normal human skin, photo-aging, and skin repair, with special emphasis on the drug-induced repair of photo-aged skin.

Topical Blood Platelet Gel to Speed Skin Healing?

Research from the Univ. of Cincinnati suggests treating wounds with a topical gel of a patient’s own blood platelets may result in faster healing.

Approaches to and Characterization of Hair Growth

There is still more to learn about hair growth control and what influences the follicle. The translation of what is learned into effective treatments is not keeping pace. This review offers some biology of the hair cycle and comments on differences between kinds of hair and hair treatments.

Dermatological View—Defining Clinically Relevant Fragrance Allergens: The Challenge

This article originally appeared in Exogenous Dermatology on pages 279–285 of volume 2 in 2003 and appears here in a modified version with permission from S. Karger, Basel.

TechEdge--Understanding Reactive Oxygen Species

One antioxidant does not address all of the different free radicals that may be formed by an oxidative stress. Thus it is best to use a blend. In selecting antioxidants, a chemist must consider concentration and the effect of synergies or antagonists.

University Releases Discovery on DMAE

In the latest edition of the British Journal of Dermatology, researchers from Université Laval's Faculty of medicine reported their findings that 2-dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) causes a pathological reaction in skin cells.

Skin Cancer Research Leads to Hair Color Discovery

In the midst of its skin cancer research, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute may have stumbled across an interesting discovery related to hair color.

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