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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.

A Dermatological View--Moisturizer Efficacy: Evidence on Preventing and Treating Irritant Dermatitis

This article appeared on pages 65–72 in volume 55 of Contact Dermatitis in 2006 and appears here in a modified version with permission from Blackwell Publishing.

Objective Emotional Assessment of Perceivable Wellness Effects

Pulse volume amplitude, skin conductivity, facial muscle activity and other psycho-physiological parameters can give an objective emotional assessment of consumer response to personal care products, enabling substantiation of claims for wellness effects, as demonstrated here in the setting of cosmetics and fabric care.

Benzophenone-3 Found to Persist in the Body

A doctoral thesis from Göteborg University, Sweden, suggests that benzophenone-3 is stored in the body.

Treating Spider Veins

Spider veins are popping up, literally, all over the world. This article attempts to establish possible causes for spider veins in addition to exploring their current and future treatment.

Effects of Occlusion: Percutaneous Absorption

This is the first article in a series discussing effects of occlusion on skin.

Advances in Dry Skin Stratum Corneum Biology and Moisurization

Ever since Ervin Blank discovered1 the importance of moisturizing the stratum corneum, companies have focused their attention on developing a better surface barrier or improving skin surface moisturization in the outer layers of the stratum corneum.

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